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Thread: Batting pieces

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    Batting pieces

    I am off to Joann's this week end for their big Columbus Day sale. I thought it would be a good idea to clean my sewing room before bringing in another piece of fabric. I found I have a lot of pieces of Warm and Natural batting that could be pieced together. What product should I buy and what works the best for this or should I just zig zag stitch it together?? What have you done?

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    I will be keeping in touch with this thread. I have tons of batting scraps, especially strips cut when trimming around a quilt before binding.
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    There is a tape at Joann's that is for piecing batting. I have never used it. I keep my pieces of batting for rag quilts. Also there is bag patter by Aunties Two that calls for strips of batting. I made a small bag and I will be making the big beach tote when I collect more long pieces. From all the bags I made that one gets the most compliments. It is called Baly Island Hobo http://www.auntiestwo.com/pattern.html

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    I use batting remnants for my QAYG projects. Those long strips are perfect for the borders.

    In the past when I have had smaller pieces (such as 6 or 7" squares), I have donated them to my LQS. They like to get them to use in classes for practice of machine quilting.

    As far as piecing larger pieces together, I have simply zigzagged them together, but I have friends who use a seam tape.

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    I've used larger scraps of batting in several quilts. All I do is loosely hand baste them together. Figure the actual quilting will keep everything where it needs to be.

    The smaller pieces I save for pillows and stuffed animals.

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    I have used double sided sticky tape, iron it on and it works great. I then hand quilt and so far after many washings it has not "shifted". I have also used the zig-zag basting of the two parts. Like some others here on the board, I have used the smaller pieces for the craft projects.

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    I use a lightweight tricot interfacing. I have a large amount of this left over from garment sewing days. I just cut it into strips and fuse the 2 pieces of batting together. It is really cheap at Joann's - probably around $3 or $4 yard. So much cheaper than the batting tape! Or you can just zig zig the pieces together.
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    There is an iron-on "tape" that is sold in quilt shops for putting pieces of batting together. It is basically tricot interfacing that is already cut to about 2". I've bought the roll since I was in the shop, but interfacing would work.
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    Like auntpiggylpm I use fusible interfacing, and have for years. It works great and is inexpensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattypurple View Post
    There is an iron-on "tape" that is sold in quilt shops for putting pieces of batting together. It is basically tricot interfacing that is already cut to about 2". I've bought the roll since I was in the shop, but interfacing would work.
    I have used this stuff and it works great. The width of the strip is just right for joining. there is a lot on the roll and the price is pretty cheap.

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