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Thread: Batting Scraps

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    So I have some batting scraps I've been given - they're pretty decent sized. Three pieces about the size of a potholder and then a couple long strips about five inches across.

    I was just wondering if I could use them all together in a wallhanging or if that wouldn't be a good idea? If I did do that, would I have to sew them together somehow or would the pinning be enough?

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    If you want to use them together, I would sew them together.

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    definitely sew the together. use a zig zag stitch.

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    I sew them together too :D:D:D

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    Oh yes!! :thumbup: I always sew mine together, with a zigzag stitch & have never had any problems with it!! It's a great way to use up your scraps!! Glad you have asked!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Okay, zigzag, I can do that. Now do you sew them together like you would for fabric? (I.e., put 'right sides' together, sew, press and open?) Or do you just put them next to each other under the needle?

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    just butt the edges together, put your zigzag on as wide a stitch as it will go and 'zip' the peices together. easy easy...no overlapping, no extra bulk, just side by side. you could use the peices alone in quilt as you go blocks too instead of sewing it all together, which ever works for you is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    just butt the edges together, put your zigzag on as wide a stitch as it will go and 'zip' the peices together. easy easy...no overlapping, no extra bulk, just side by side. you could use the peices alone in quilt as you go blocks too instead of sewing it all together, which ever works for you is fine.
    Thanks!

    Thanks for the help to all who responded! I very much appreciate it. Gosh, I love having such a helpful group of people. :) Off to try to sandwhich this wallhanging together. :)

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    ckcowl said what I had to say

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    i use a lot of pieced batting. I find it goes together easier to recut the edges. If they are not straight then I will overlap a bit and cut so the edges will butt together.
    Use a long zig zag stitch. You will never know it was pieced.

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