I use iron-on fusible webbing strips under the triangle corners of the border fabric on the back so it stays nice and flat and easy to take care of. Cept I messed up the original one in sewing and tried to take it apart - being sick and trying to sew is not a good combination. Finally felt like tackling it again and went shopping today and couldn't find the original border fabric I chose (small floral print that looked like tiny cat paw prints from a distance) - so I found this instead:
It's darker in person and blends really well with the cat fabric. Supposed to be "claret". Anywho, this thing has been driving me buggo - why? Well, I am an o.k. sewer - seams weren't as straight as they should be - my cousin is a perfectionist - self-induced pressure to do it properly - wanted it to be a nice yet simple gesture to her - she's in a new apartment since going through a really rough divorce - need to get it done and out in the post tomorrow afternoon - and I feel like blech right now.
Just rambling here. Maybe I'll go fix me some ice cream. Yeah, that sounds good.