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Thread: Batting pieces

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    Super Member grann of 6's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janette View Post
    I just handed in a quilt to my LAQ and asked her about the iron-on tape. She said she would not accept batting that had been taped because she has tried it and found that she had problems with skipped stitches, broken threads, etc. when her needle passed over the taped areas. She went back to the old method of joining pieces together by hand or machine. She also said that she will no longer accept Mountain Mist batting. Said she used to have no problems with it but lately she has had problems with the batting separating into balls after multiple washings of the quilts. She believes the scrim is somehow dissolving after repeated washing in water. Some quilts are fine but others aren't. Of the last 4 quilts she used this on, she found 2 of them with this problem.

    This is very interesting to hear from someone who should know what she is talking about. I used the lightweight interfacing and a wide zig zag on a couple charity quilts, because I wanted to see if I had any issues with the long arm going over the interfacing part. I had no problem at all. I don't use Mountain Mist any more either, because I had used it on some of the GKs baby quilts and noticed them getting all lumpy over time. I now only use Warm & Natural or Warm & White.

  2. #72
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    I'm sure somewhere in these 8 pages someone else has come up with the name Heat Press, the product made for putting batting pieces together. I've used it and IMO it's excellent.

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    I've used the zig zag stitch to put the pieces together and it has worked fine for me. The idea of the tape to put the 2 pieces together sounds like it would be good too. I may look for some of it next time I am at a quilt or fabric store.

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    Junior Member qltgrose's Avatar
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    I use my smaller pieces of W&N cut to fit my Swifter wet /dry mop... but for the larger pieces I usually just set machine to large zig zag and baste them together. I like the idea of using the less $ iron on interfacing though!

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    Senior Member aeble's Avatar
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    I just zig-zag the pieces together. Seems so much simpler than trying to store an additional item in my small sewing space.
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    Junior Member Busy Quilter's Avatar
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    zig zag works for me. My quilts are mostly for grandkids, their interested in the colors not in the smoothness.
    Have a Blessed Day

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    I do the zig zag together method, setting the stitches as wide as possible. I have also cut the squares for rag quilts and then taken them to guild meetings. Another thing I use strips of batting to make padded hangers. Wrap the batting around the hanger and then wrap again with fabric strips, folding an edge of the fabric to give an finished edges. A few stitches at the end keeps it all together.

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    I just do a quick whip stitch.............works fine

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