I think I've found my new BFF! Binding Clips. Snap! Unsnap! No more "ouchies" from the pin sticks. These binding clips make holding down the binding fast and painless. And you can clip your hair back out of your face with them as well. How cool is that!! The clips can be found at your local quilt shops, fabric stores, craft stores, or on the hair accessories aisle at the supermarket.
You only need a few, maybe 10 or 12, for any size quilt because they have to be removed as you get close with your stitches anyway, and at that point you can just move them to the next available spot. Unsnap! Snap!