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Thread: pieceing batting

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    :?: Can anyone tell me if it's workable to piece an extra piece of batting onto a full piece..when thee piece of batting isn't quite long enough. I have done this using a butt-seam but I'm worried it will work loose or make lumps later on. Thanks for helping

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    butt the edges of the two pieces of batting together. Position a narrow strip of fabric under the edges and zigzag over them, catching the edges of the batting and the fabric underneath.

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    i would think it would work since after it is quilted that will help to stabilize it. just piece it as cathe suggested and i think you should be good to go.

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    I've heard it suggested to cut the two pieces that you want to join...

    1.at the same time, by overlapping one on top of the other just a little ways in, like maybe an inch?
    2.with a rotary cutter
    3.in a long curvy line.

    Then butt those two curvy lines up against each other instead of just butting two straight lines up against each other. And zigzag just as was suggested above. I've heard the curvy line helps to eliminate bunching at the point where it's zigzagged together.

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    I've done it many times as lin suggested, with the batting overlapping then cutting through both layers. It's worked fine so far.

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    I've whipped stitch the two edges together with good results. But that cutting on a wavy line is a grand idea to try. Thanx! Sara

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    I have joined them with the wavy line it works great. The first time I joined them it was not my intention to make it wavy I just don't cut to straight sometimes. It worked so good that now I cut that way on purpose

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    :wink: I use the pieces by overlapping them just a bit and pin them just like you normally do to quilt works great!!!!! :wink:

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