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Thread: How to splice quilt batting?

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    Senior Member ncredbird's Avatar
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    I have a baby quilt to finish and wouldn't you know that the batting I have is about 2 inches too narrow to back the top as is. I will have to splice the batting, which I have never done before, and want to know how you go about doing this. Don't know if I should butt the edges together or overlap. Thanks, Ann in Tn

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    Butt the edges together and do a zigzag stitch. Turns out great!

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    Yup, done it a number of times
    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    Butt the edges together and do a zigzag stitch. Turns out great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    Butt the edges together and do a zigzag stitch. Turns out great!
    ditto :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivelyLady
    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    Butt the edges together and do a zigzag stitch. Turns out great!
    ditto :-D
    This is how I do it ...alot!

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    Overlap the edges of two pieces of batting by a few inches, cut a gentle curvy line top to bottom, remove the little parts, butt the wavy edges together and then zigzag stitch it. It will give you a more invisible join than a straight butt will.

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    I agree with ghostrider --- this works well but I usually do a hand whip stitch. There is also a product out that works well. Called "Heat Press Batting Together"... It does just what it says and works very well. No visible seam either.

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    This method also allows for easier quilting without a seam to bump over - the joint becomes totally impossible to feel after the quilt is competed :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    Butt the edges together and do a zigzag stitch. Turns out great!
    I did it three times on the last little quilt I made. You can't tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltcamp
    There is also a product out that works well. Called "Heat Press Batting Together"... It does just what it says and works very well. No visible seam either.
    I just ordered some of this -- free shipping! Can't wait to try it!

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