Hi Folks! I'm a fairly new quilter who's interested in getting better at free-motion quilting. I have a very basic (i.e. inexpensive) sewing machine, and I've found that I really like quilt-as-you go techniques. I'm currently working on my second quilt-as-you-go project, and I'm using a low loft 80/20 cotton batting. I think I've got it figured out how to do it without sashing between the blocks, but it leaves little room to dovetail the batting. I've read some quilt-as-you-go tutorials that don't dovetail the batting at all, but just butt the two pieces together. Has anybody done this??? I'm concerned it might leave weakness between the blocks, especially after I wash it, and the batting shrinks. On the other hand, the batting is already very thin, and it might not make much difference. Any thoughts? Suggestions??? Thanks!!!