I have a flannel square throw that I pieced together and i am going to border it and then put a flannel back on it.... I have batting for it.. Question now is should I attempt to machine quilt it with a stitch in the ditch? or just go corner to corner or should i just knot it with buttons that match it and finish it up with binding ??? I have never machine quilted... will this be too heavy for a first?? my binding is flannel as well.............or should i leave out the batting?