I have the last picture of me sewing the books together. It was really thick so I chose a heavy duty needle, a long stitch, and lowered the tension- this helped it a lot. I opted for my clear open toe b/c it was about the same width as between the 2 sides, I could easily line it up, put my needle in the center position. Additionally I had to help guide the book through! Hmm maybe I chose the wrong loft for batting. Food for thought!
The end product! Now I have another christmas gift ready, just don't know who I am going to give it to but it is ready! :) It is a cute little story though!
Finally got this in, no on to the next iron craft challenge! :)