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Thread: Joining quilt batting

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    How can I join my leftover pieces of quilt batting to use in a quilt?

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    I just butt the edges together and use a zig-zag stitch to secure them. Try not to overlap them or it will make a bump in your quilt.

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    I do it all the time. I make use of most of my batting. You can zigzag them or do a ladder stitch by hand. Just butt them together. If the edges are not straight lines, use your rotary cutter on the edges to make them match.

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    Make your edges straight, and if you have an edge joining/SID foot, now is the perfect time to use it :D Place the batting on either side of the blade and zig zag the pieces together :D:D:D

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    I second MamaBear61, but there is new product (yes ANOTHER new product) out now that is a fabric tape that you can use to hold 2 pieces together.

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    Check out this...I saw it in my new Connecting Threads catalog....for joining batting....sounds wonderful!!!!

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...r__D21128.HTML

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    I butt the edges and sew together with a serpentine stitch on my Bernina rather than a zigzag. Doing it with ease on many, many of these quilts for soldiers in Afghanistan.

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Make your edges straight, and if you have an edge joining/SID foot, now is the perfect time to use it :D Place the batting on either side of the blade and zig zag the pieces together :D:D:D
    Great idea! Now I have a good reason to get a SID foot. I don't do a whole lot of SID, so it didn't seem worth it until now. Thanks for the tip! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockeb
    Check out this...I saw it in my new Connecting Threads catalog....for joining batting....sounds wonderful!!!!

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...r__D21128.HTML
    This is an excellent idea, I usually hand sew the edges together but this beats the hand work.

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    Even easier and cheaper: Get some lightweight iron-on interfacing. Cut it into 2-3" strips. Put the edges of the batting together, and iron it together. Sooo much easier than trying to keep things straight under the sewing machine.

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