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Thread: joining 2 pieces of batting

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    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
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    My batting for the quilt is not wide enough. I have strips of batting that I could add to it to make it big enough but I don't know how to do that. Anyone ever done this?

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    Well I don't know if its right or not but the king I did a few months ago I butted the 2 together and did kind of a whip stitch by hand to put them together that way there was no seam. Hopefully you'll get more ideas here. :thumbup:
    Thanks for posting that.

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    I just put them right next to each other on the sewing machine and run a zig zag stitch and it has held up fine. The trick is making sure they do not overlap, but just stay next to each other.

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    I agree, just butt them against each other and zig zag, they will do nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by blzzrdqueen
    My batting for the quilt is not wide enough. I have strips of batting that I could add to it to make it big enough but I don't know how to do that. Anyone ever done this?
    I just put them right next to each other on the sewing machine and run a zig zag stitch and it has held up fine.

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    Put the two edges together on something flat, like the ironing board, use 2" (or so) strips of lightweight fuseable interfacing (like we used for clothing) and iron them together. Be very careful if this is a poly batting, but works great with cotton, wool, and bamboo. Once your quilt is quilted, you'll never know, and neither will anyone else. Best of all, you don't have to wrestle with this under your sewing machine!

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    I just whipped mine together by hand , but sounds like it is something you can do on the machine.

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    I lay the two pieces on top of each other and make a clean cut with my rotary cutter before trying to butt them up against each other. That way it's straight before zig-zagging on the machine.

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    Easiest way I found was to lay batting on top of each other, with rotary cutter make a straight cut down the batting. As long as your batting is cotton, Line your batting side by side and take strips of fusible interfacing and iron them on to the pieces of batting to attach.

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    I have done the zig-zag stitch several times. And I have also used a light weight interfacing to kind of fuse the two pieces together.

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