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Thread: Method to piecing batting together

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    Does anyone know if there is a good method to piecing batting together?. Is it possible to purchace batting larger than 45" wide?.

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    Gaylynn







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    Gaylynn.

    I just take a needle and thread and whip them together. I wouldn't use a very tight stitch on the batting but just make it where it pulls it together. You can also purchase batting in bags that are different sizes up to a king size. I like the Fairfield Traditional that you can purchase at Walmart.

    Debbie

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    I once purchased a queen size quilt batting from Walmart, in a bag. I unfolded it onto my backing and the center of it was so thin and had some holes in it. I had wanted to work on my quilt , and was going to just use it . But decided I hadn't worked so long on the top to put that crappy batting inside. so I took it back . I used my roll of batting that I get from Oklee and just pieced it together to make it wide enough.
    Elaine

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    Overlap your two pieces of batting by an inch or two and then using your rotary cutter, cut a long, shallow curvy line in both of them at the same time. Butt these two curvy lines back up together and use a long, wide zigzag stitch to put them back together. Using a curvy line instead of a straight one can prevent the two pieces from "bunching" at the seam.

    You should be able to find batting wider than 45" in many different places. Fabric stores, quilt shops, and craft stores like Hobby Lobby should carry batting in different sizes from crib all the way up to king, and at my local Hobby Lobby you can buy it 92" wide (or thereabouts) and you buy it by the yard off the bolt. Look around a little and I'll bet you can find what you need. I'm not even sure I've ever seen batting that was 45" wide. Hmmm. I'll have to look next time I'm out to see what size the crib width is.

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    Thank you for this tip. I am making a quilt out of some embroidery panels my mother made years ago andI didn't know if this was ok to do. It's nice to find answers so quickly here!

    --Amanda

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    Warm & Natural has batting that is 108 in wide I think.

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    Not sure about the 108" width for Warm and Natural. I buy it in 20 yard chunks off the bolt and it is 90" wide. It's the only thing I buy at Joanne's anymore and only with a coupon. They also make a 124" width, but I've never run across it anywhere that I am aware of (never really needed it that wide). To use up small pieces of batting, I've used the curvy cut technique that lin mentioned. It works really well and does not interfere with any of the quilt seams either.

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    I only use Warm and White or Warm and Natural batting and I often piece it to use up pieces that might otherwise go to waste. I make sure both pieces have a straight edge, I butt the edges together and use a wide zigzag stitch to attach them to each other. I've never had a problem doing this and it's not noticeable in the quilt.

    I buy it off the bolt as well, and it's 90" wide.

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    I do the exact same thing as twistedstitcher does, with excellent results. It washes and drys well too.

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    I know some of the Joann's I have been to have the 90 and a couple had 108 of warm and natural. I think Hobby Lobby did also. thanks for the curvy line tip. I think I saw it on a show once but had forgotten it.

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