The Calgary Modern Quilt Guild is having a Mini swap this month. I took it as a good opportunity to do my own design, and also to practice my free motion quilting.
I usually sew down my binding to the front, then hand stitch it to the back. I have tried doing it the other way, and machine stitching to the front, but found the fabric bunched up a bit and the stitching was not as neat as I'd like it. This time -- and I have no idea where I heard of this -- I used a line of white school glue and my iron to baste down the binding on the front. It held really well, and I was able to stitch it down pretty neatly. What do you know?
Here's the finished mini - it's 16 x 16: