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    Piecing Batting

    How many of us cobble together batting to fit irregular or outsized quilts?
    My latest is 94 square. I didn't want to waste a king size batting and the queens are 90 x 100+. I turned the batting and trimmed it and basted the cut off to the short size. I only needed to insert a piece about 10 square at one corner. I wouldn't do this on a customer quilt but for mine I economize where I can.
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    i've done that many times. sure is a money saver
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    Once it's quilted, there's no way anyone can tell you pieced the batting. I do it all the time, even on small projects.

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    Nearly every quilt I make - I have to piece the batting. I bought a roll of batting once and that worked the best minimal piecing but it was a lot of money to shell out at once
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    I also do it all the time. I can't afford to waste my resources, I'm on a budget. No one has ever complained! ;-)
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    I use the batting tape. It's faster and easier for me then sewing batting together. It's almost impossible to tell it's been pieced together when quilted. My guild has six or seven longarmers and they bring in big bags of batting scraps to anyone that wants them. They have more scraps then they have time to mess with piecing together. No one in our guild has to buy batting at all if they want to piece the scraps. Many times we have too many batting scraps and have to donate them.
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    I do for mine and for Charity quilts that I quilt for our group. I have tried and use both (depends on the mood) batting tape and sewing it together. Haven't had any issues so far

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    I buy batting by the roll and piece it when necessary. When I've accumulated a lot of batting scraps, I sometimes piece them all together for a quilt. Batting is too expensive to waste. I have tried whip-stitching (too much work) and using tape, but I've found that zigzagging the pieces together works best for me.

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    To me, it is not even that batting is too expensive to waste. I feel wasting anything is wrong and I try not to take anything for granted. We live in a beautiful world with limited resources. Besides, who is going to see if I make a mistake sewing batting?
    "Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I buy batting by the roll and piece it when necessary. When I've accumulated a lot of batting scraps, I sometimes piece them all together for a quilt. Batting is too expensive to waste. I have tried whip-stitching (too much work) and using tape, but I've found that zigzagging the pieces together works best for me.
    This is what/how I do it as well. See nothing wrong with piecing batting for any quilt.

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