Finally! I had hoped to have this in the mail this week, but with overnight guests, working, getting ready for vacation, and a bit of laziness on my part, I didn't get the binding on my I Spy. Didn't even work on any other quilting projects. This morning I read the Calico Cat's blog and she was discussing whether or not to trim the batting and backing before stitching on the binding. I was taught not to trim, did that once (my first quilt) and then never again. But I got thinking about it after I read her post and decided to try one more time to attach the binding before trimming. It was great! No worries about whether I was catching the backing, whether there would be enough fabric at the corners, etc. I think I'll do it this way from now on!
I also do mitered corners it what I have discovered is an uncommon way -- I stitch them in as I go.I learned this method from Sharon Pederson shortly after I started quilting. It's easy and since you begin and end at a corner, you don't have to do that tricky bit to get the binding ends to meet in the middle. It looks good when it's done, too. Directions are in both of her reversible quilts books, although she says it's not her discovery, just a method she was taught years ago.