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Thread: Batting is too short

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    Batting is too short

    Hi! I have a quick question about twin size batting. My twin size quilt that I am just starting on says the finished size is 69x95. I was looking online for batting and I noticed that the twin size batting is 72x90. What's a person to do?
    Thanks for your help!

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    You can order a bigger batting and have some left over. Another suggestion is to buy the batting by the yard like at Joann's and another idea is to stitch on a piece of batting to make the piece you have long enough.

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    Is there any special trick to sewing batting together? I might have enough to piece it. Thanks for the quick reply.

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    I just loosly baste the section on with needle and thread. Be sure and pull the edges together

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    I overlap the ends of each piece and then cut a straight line thru both and then sew together with a large zig zag stitch. Do not overlap when sewing but butt the ends together being careful not to stretch either piece.
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    You can buy a tape to iron on the batting and piece it together. Overlap the pieces and rotary cut across the overlapped edges. Then use the tape to join the straight edges.

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    all good advice. I have done all the ways.

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    I zig zag pieces together all the time.
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    I do like Holice and just add a piece at the bottom. I have lots of batting that I have saved from smaller than full size. I have pieced pieces of batting together to make it big enough for a full size quilt. Made several of them like that.
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    I zig zag them also-just to hold them together
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