I actually started preparing a few days prior to today by putting together the binding for two quilts. One was this one for my Mariners Compass which I am teaming up with a dark blue peeper. Its actual name is a 'flange' but I hate that word so I call it a peeper
The other prepared binding is for the Teddy Bear Tea Party quilt that I finished quilting last month. I was wanting to sew some ric rac trim peeping out under the binding but after visiting all the shops on the Quilters Trail and not finding any ric rac that fit the bill, I have decided to just bind it in the pink that I used within the quilt.
Today, I put aside the Mariners Compass binding for the time being and instead put the pink binding on the Teddy Bear quilt.
Have I told you how much I love my binding tool? It takes the guess work out of joining the end of the binding just right. No measuring or pinning the end.....the tool gives me an exact cut and join.
I have spent this evening stitching the binding down. There was nothing much I wanted to watch on the telly this evening so I watched a DVD while I stitched.
Three out of four sides have been completed but I need to attach a hanging sleeve so will do that before completely finishing the quilt.
Why not pop over to Sugarlane Designs and and see how everyone else spent their FNSI
ps......yes, I know it is SATURDAY now and this post was written last night when it was still FRIDAY......well I hope so anyway :)