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Thread: Batting tape

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    Batting tape

    The new batting tape that you can use to piece smaller pieces of batting together so they can be used is great. But I have discovered that it is much cheaper to make your own, I purchased lightweight fusible interfacing and cut it into strips and it does the same thing. the packaged kind is like tricot, and you can purchase the very same thing off the bolt at Hancocks or JoAnn's and make your own. It comes in both black and white.

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    Thanks for the tip!

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    What a wonderful idea! I tried out the batting tape and really like it, but a cheaper option is great! I'll be picking some up this week! Thanks!
    Wendy

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    I'm going to try this, thanks!

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    I still just butt up the pieces and zig-zag them together.

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    great money-saving tip. thanks for sharing
    Nancy in western NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilrain View Post
    The new batting tape that you can use to piece smaller pieces of batting together so they can be used is great. But I have discovered that it is much cheaper to make your own, I purchased lightweight fusible interfacing and cut it into strips and it does the same thing. the packaged kind is like tricot, and you can purchase the very same thing off the bolt at Hancocks or JoAnn's and make your own. It comes in both black and white.
    Thanks for the tip! The last roll of batting tape I bought cost $8.50 ! Convenience costs!!!

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    I really like the new batting tape. I normally zig zag on Warm and Natural, but zig zagging didn't work as well for Quilter's Dream. I could feel the zig zags in the quilt when using it. However, the batting tape eliminated that problem. I was limiting it to large pieces due to the cost. Good to know I can use the cheaper stuff on the bolt. Remember though - you want it fusible only on ONE side, not both!
    Current piecing: Zig Zag quilt & LOTL (HSTs done, assembling units)
    Hand piecing project: Apple core (TOP IS DONE!!!! Yay!)

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    I still prefer to Zig Zag as I do not trust the tape to hold when put in the dryer. My thinking is that the same heat that causes it to fuse , can cause it to come apart. Even the "permanent" fusibles will have the bond fail at some point in the dryer.

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    Just a quick question regarding the batting tape do you use it on the top and bottom of the batting pieces

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