Here is Haley's quilt laid out as I was trying to figure out how I wanted things to go.
Pressing the seams as you go, I split mine instead of pressing them to one side, I find that it helps reduce bulk.
They are sewed into rows that are diagonal.
All done, I turned the quilt instead of sewing on a satin binding.
The super soft chenille fabric with the little bumps is what the kids really loved. Haley named her quilt Chocolate Monkey.
Reagan's laid out into a pattern I liked.
After sewing them into rows, and sewing on the border, I laid down the batting, then the backing right side facing up, then the quilt top wrong side facing up. Pin all the way around leaving a gap between 8-10 inches depending on big your quilt is. Sew it, trim it, turn it right side out and then hand sew the opening with a blind or slip stitch. Not sure if that is the right name of the stitch. I did find that when I used the chenille fabric as a border, it naturally curved in, so I didn't need to pin it closed in order to sew it closed.
All done, at around 12:30am on December 26th. That's right I didn't get it finished in time for Christmas morning. But I did put in on Miss Reagan's bed and when she woke up she found it and was thrilled.