I have been wanting to make a Goody Goody Binding Kit (free pattern from LellaBoutique) for such a long time. I added it to my 2016 Finish-A-Long list and have been obsessed with the Gooseberry fabric line for a while now. I made my daughter a quilt from it and always wanted to making a binding kit as well, but alas I am out of Gooseberry. What I did have, however, was a lot of Bonnie and Camille fat eighths, scraps, and a Little Ruby mini charm pack.
I also don't consider hand stitching to be a great skill of mine, I'm pretty new to it to be honest. I prefer to machine stitch or bind at all times. But, I decided when making this binding kit that I would hand stitch all of the binding to finish it off, and I think it turned out great!
I used Bonnie & Camille prints from Little Ruby, Hello Darling and Vintage Picnic. The binding and ties are made from a cloud9 solid - the SOFTEST best quality solids I have ever used, hands down. They make perfect binding even when not cut from the bias. Love cloud9 solids!
The 1" hexie is actually a magnetic needle minder. I purchased sew-in magnets from JoAnn's and inserted one inside of a glue basted hexie, then stitched it down to the inside of the kit by machine to secure. I found this to be immediately useful, especially when I was hand stitching binding down on this kit. The strawberry was probably my favorite part side from the hexie. I enjoyed making it and its so cute :)
My only regret is that I didn't measure the width of the thread holder strap first to ensure it would fit through the middle of my Gutermann hand quilting thread spools. They are much more narrow in the center than the Aurifil spools, so I cant use them on the thread holder. Thats kind of a bummer, but ill just stick them in the zipper pocket along with my binding clips, paper hexie templates, etc.
That's all I have for now :) Thanks for reading and please checkout the free tutorial on LellaBoutique's website.