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Thread: Sewing Together Some Batting Scraps

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    Sewing Together Some Batting Scraps

    I feel good about saving a little money. I have many pieces that, if put together, would be suitable for little wall hangings or lap quilts. I started sewing this morning. I know this is only putting off the inevitable, (having to buy more), but I figure these bits will make a difference as to how soon I will need the yardage for larger quilts.

    There was a thread a while back that was explaining how to do it nicely. I thank whomever it was who gave the instructions.
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    most of my baby quilts are made from leftover pieces. they don't mind ;-)
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    I cut the edges so they butt easily and Use a wide zig zag to sew together.

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    I have done this many times when my scraps of batting get out of hand. Have never had a problem with it, on full size quilts I do quilt a little closer than usual.

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    Holice, it must have been you. I remember the words. I feel so organized. I remember someone saying when you get the bits together, to measure them and pin a piece of paper with the size also. Sure will make things easier when I go looking for a moderate sized piece for a project.
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    I do this all the time and haven't had a problem yet. I usually try and cut the two edges so they are straight at possible and use a large zig-zag stitch to sew them together. I have also used very light weight interfacing and then used the zig-zag stitch.
    Sherri

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    i sew pieces together... no sense to wasting batting.
    once, i was in a hurry to put together a small wall-hanging. i actually used scotch tape to put them together [only 2 pieces]. since the wall hanging probably will never be washed, i wasn't worried about the technique LOL
    Nancy in western NY

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    I only use cotton batting and still forget that I should try to keep buying the same kind so the scraps can be zigzagged together. I have pieced several times and it works well.

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    I have made several quilts by sewing batting together. I do it by hand using a ladder stitch.
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    I do this all the time I sew the scraps together, when I have a number of them put together I square the block to 15 inches square,
    I can make a number of theses in a day, they can bet put away to be rejoined at a later date or I go on to make myself a queen size piece of batting
    I do make sure the joins are of centre. I do not like waste,

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