I finally managed to convince Sammy that I didn't need help holding down my quilt while I attached the binding. This is not a spot he normally chooses. Usually he lies on the ironing board you can see in the background.
Now I'm working on the hand stitching while watching the Masters golf tourny on TV. And can you guess where this cat is now? Yup - laying on the quilt so that I can only work so far before having to move him. We know who the boss is in this house.