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Thread: Piecing Batting

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    I have a quilt that is much larger then the batting I purchased.
    I was wondering how you piece the batting together to make it fit. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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    Janet H

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

    I absolutely hate piecing batting and will try my hardest to not have to do that.

    That said, there are a couple of ways to do it. One way I learned was to overlap the edges of your batting about 3 inches and then using your rotary cutter cut a wavy cut. Then you can either hand sew back and forth to sew them together or use your machine and a large zig zag stitch. Now this is for cotton batting. I am not sure how to do a polyester batting beause I never use it.

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    Besides sewing the pieces together, there is this fusible 'tape' that you can use:
    http://battylady.com/heat-press-batt...her-p-240.html

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    Has anyone used this tape? Just wondering for your input.
    Janet H

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    Be careful if you try to do it by machine..I did that, and the "automatic threader" thingy got hung up in it and pulled out.....the little piece looked kinda like a staple..only smaller......to replace it (Bernina) cost about $40.00, so I would have been better off just tossing the pieces. Now I do it by hand, with large and loose stitches..just to hold it together until it gets stitched down with the quilting.

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    i trim edged and zig zag. the tape seems expensive to me although I do't know the cost. zig Zag works well.

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    I have never had a problem with butting the two pieces together and using a faggoting stitch to sew them together. It's stitch number 11 on a Pfaff machine. If you seam them or overlap them it is another lumpy bit that you have to quilt over. The quilting holds it in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyxquilts
    Besides sewing the pieces together, there is this fusible 'tape' that you can use:
    http://battylady.com/heat-press-batt...her-p-240.html
    You could probably use regular fusible interfacing off the bolt from Joann's without buying the special tape, especially if you're using cotton or 80/20 batting. I think it's the same stuff.

    I do think it's a nice option that the interfacing is already cut to size on the roll, and you just have to overlay it on your two batting pieces and press (that is, if you're willing to pay for that).

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    i have pieced many many batts for quilting, i just butt the two pieces together (side by side) and zigzag down the center. works great and uses up all the scrap long strips of batt left after previous projects! it is always good to (re-use) get as much out of your products as possible.

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    i trim the 2 pieces and then zig zag them together. I did it slowly, so that i could keep the edges smooth & from overlapping. It worked fine.

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