Thanks for the idea. I used a separate batting piece and had to sandwich them together before "X"ing and that should have been my first clue that keeping all those little tabs straight was not going to be easy! I also think that my flannel is a little heavy for the size of my squares which are only 5 1/4" before assembly. I also prewashed it and that made it very soft and those little tabs are all totally out of control! I will definitely cut the pieces together next time! Thanks!