I am a huge fan of free motion quilting which means I usually do not mark my quilts. This quilt is an exception. I've noticed my 3 boys fight over my 1 lightly quilted quilt and when I layered our bed with a FMQ quilt my husband complained that it was "too rumply." I'm free motion quilted a quilt with a sheet backing before and it was not that pleasant (very slick, hard to manouever) so I decided to straight line quilt this. FIrst echoed the top and bottom of the zigzag inside the zigzag with black thread. I had no idea how to mark the black without a chalk pencil on hand, then I just flipped over to the back and marked between the 2 black zigzags with my disappearing ink pen.
After quilting, you will need to trim up your quilt and bind it. Here are a list of different binding tutorials you can use to finish off your quilt. I highly recommend hand binding- just nothing like it!
Binding Flange Tutorial, Mitered binding tutorial, Making Bias binding: Jaybird Quilts
Rounded Quilt Corners: That Girl That Quilt
Tying a Quilter's Knot: Turning Turning
My favorite hand binding stitch: Ladder Stitch Tutorial
The binding tutorial that got me started: Crazy Mom Quilts
Pocket bindings (Amie converted me to this...begin at 3:36 mark for pocket binding info):
I use Coats and Clark hand quilting thread to hand sew my bindings to the back side. I never have issues with tangling thread. I've had issues with the hand quilting thread they have at Hobby Lobby, so I don't use that stuff.
Any questions? Links to other tutorials? Let us know in the comments!