Friday, July 17, 2015

Goody Goody Binding Kit

Hi lovely friends! Learned of a darling tutorial to make this "Goody Goody Binding Kit". What caught my eye on this project was several helpful features it contains - a zipper pocket to hold Wonder Clips or binding clips, a cute holder for one or two spools of thread, and a pocket for goodies! And that cute strawberry scissor pouch. I just had to try and make one.
I know for just about all my cross stitch projects especially making ornaments I use sewing thread. And  I am so tired of poking myself with pins while sewing closed seams. I decided that for my treat to myself, once I made this, I would get some of those binding clips and goodies:))) I went to Joann's today and they had the binding clips on sale 40% off and there's a coupon for additional 25% off entire purchase (sale & regular priced items) for the next few days. I think I will get lots of use with this kit for the finishing of my cross stitch projects.
The tutorial is HERE by Vanessa of Lella Boutique blog.



 Zipper pouch on the left side.

 There are quilted lines all along the cover but I think I might of have used too thin of batting because the lines don't show up well. But they are there.

 I started on stitching the strawberry band on Sojourner. The strawberries are all done in Queenstitches.
It's super slow progress for me stitching these 2 over 4 on 40ct. I did try stitching with one thread but didn't like the look. So I am sticking with 2 threads over 4 as called for. I think I will change the thread color on the leaves because its so dark green that its too dark.  I haven't made up my mind yet. Will test a few other colors.

Hope you are enjoying the week. Out temps are in the 90's again...sigh.....
With my love and appreciation - Annette

18 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh Annette, that turned out so cute.
That Strawberry band on Sojourner will be so pretty.
Marilyn

Annie said...

Wow, what a lovely kit!!! Well done!

Pamela said...

I love this sampler! The little kit is very cute, but I really love the sampler.

Justine said...

Your binding kit turned out beautifully but..is that chocolate I spot in there?! You'd better eat it quickly before it melts ;-)

Vickie said...

The goody goody binding kit is fantastic! Well done.
Those strawberries are looking beautiful.
We are headed to the 90's today too. And humid. :(

Dani - tkdchick said...

Love your little binding kit that would be a great gift to make for quilting friends! Your project is coming along beautifully!!!!

Mmmm now I want chocolate!

~Narita said...

Oh I love the kit. I have this little weakness of buying fabric because it's pretty and then not knowing what to do with it. Great idea! And good call on the 2 threads, so much brighter and prettier. I haven't been overly inspired on that part yet. I think I'll work on the easy fill in part for awhile. Have a great weekend

Barb said...

What a great little kit! That is such a lovely sampler! I really can't seem to get that queen stitch.

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finish and lovely stitching Annette.

Linda

gracie said...

Thank you for sharing the link for this great project. Your kit looks great. Nice sampler project...

Margaret said...

Both projects are lovely! I personally prefer a thin batting and the way it looks. I think the quilting will show up better than you think as time goes on. Love your Sojourner. So so beautiful!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Very very beautiful projects.

Chris said...

That kit is just wonderful Annette! Love the strawberry. You did a beautiful job.
Gorgeous sampler progress too!
Hugs

Sally said...

Oh I love your little kit! It looks just perfect.

Your WIP is beautiful.

Weronika said...

Your kit is just fantastic! Great job! Your sampler looks very pretty too. Good luck!

Brigitte said...

A lovely kit with many cool features indeed. I can see that it was a fun project and it turned out so great.

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