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Thread: piecing polyester batting

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    jenna p  in ga's Avatar
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    I have read through some of the threads about pcing batting, but none really mentioned poly batting. So, my question...is it hard to zig-zag the poly pcs together? Or, if I use the fusible interfacing will the synthetic setting be hot enough to attach the interfacing? I sure don't want to melt the poly!!! I have some strips that are only about 24" wide and thought I could pc them for a picnic quilt.

    Thanks for the help and sorry if this has come up dozens of times before, but I really did read a lot of the other threads :D !

    Jenna P in GA

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    I just butt them up together!! I dont sew them together b/c it makes them bulky!! Good luck!!

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    I think the new iron on stuff would work better for poly batting.

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    I haven't ever zig-zagged poly batting together, but that doesn't mean it can't be done.

    I have used a technique from "Quilting in Sections" by Marti Mitchell that used up odd batting pieces, but if your top is already complete it's too late for that.

    The technique called for basically making a 6 layer seam (maybe it was five layers? I had to refer to the book often, and now I can't remember exactly how it went together)- center section quilt top, batting, and backing, and border top, batting and backing. I thought it would be terribly bulky, but it wasn't (would have been, though, in cotton).

    So I think you could seam together two pieces of poly batting just like you seam together fabrics, and open it out flat. Using a quarter inch seam allowance would probably hold it and be minimally bulky, especially if it were quilted with meander stitching or other pretty dense quilting.

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    I pieced one using dots of elmers school glue, once quilted it held up fine. Or you can whip stitch by hand.

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    I have tried both, whip-stitched and butted the pieces together. With quilting fairly close it didn't make any difference, the joint didn't show or seperate.

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    I have done it both ways. They both work well.

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    i piece batting together all the time. i don't worry about what the fiber content is...as long as all of the peices i am putting together are the same. i just butt them together and zigzag with a large stitch. poly, cotton, wool...if it's batting and i need it i put it together and use it. i think there is some new product on the market that is like a batting tape you can use to attach peices but i do not know what it is like or it's properties. since i just sew my batting pieces together i see no reason to waste money on a product like that but that's just me...

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    Thanks for all the great replies. I will get that bag of poly out and pc w/confidence now, LOL!!!

    Thank you again everyone,
    Jenna

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    i piece batting together all the time. i don't worry about what the fiber content is...as long as all of the peices i am putting together are the same. i just butt them together and zigzag with a large stitch. poly, cotton, wool...if it's batting and i need it i put it together and use it. i think there is some new product on the market that is like a batting tape you can use to attach peices but i do not know what it is like or it's properties. since i just sew my batting pieces together i see no reason to waste money on a product like that but that's just me...
    Do you have any trouble w/the poly not wanting to feed while you are sewing it together? I have not tried it but I thought in my reading of other posts that someone said they were having that problem.

    Thanks...I look forward to being able to use this stuff up. It was given to me and I don't like to waste.

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