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Thread: Splicing pieces -and- Set in seams????

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    Is there a trick to splicing like the backing on quilts? Like if you need to add on fabric. Or having to add on batting. Is there a way to sew it together, so it does not leave a ridge? I have a long-arm Tin Lizzie for my quilting, it works good on the ridges, but I think I would rather have it more smooth. Also, what is an easy way to do Set in seams? I got two quilting kits that you have to do set in seams. I find it so not fun to sew. Is there a trick to that?

    I am new at this message board, but would be so grateful, if any of you could help me out. Helen from ND

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    For batting, you would cut both edges straight, then just butt them together, don't overlap. Use a wide zig zag or similar stitch to sew them together. As far as piecing the backing, just try and avoid having a backing seam and a seam on the top right on top of each other. The backing seam will cross some of the seams on the top, but just try and minimize this. If you do a search on set in seams on this board, lots of tips will come up.

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    There was an article on today's QB Newsletter. I deleted it after reading & don't know how to get back to newsletters already sent. Have you signed up for the Quilting Newsletter?

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    Thanks for the fast reply. What I have been doing with thesplicing of the backing, is doing it on my surger, therefore, I suppose I get too much fabric with the thread and all. I never thought of that. Yes, I stitch the batting pretty much the way you suggested.

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    Splicing pieces

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    No, I have not signed up for the News Letters. Do, I even know how to do that.

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    Thank you, thank you!! I am going to study this info. I am excited to learn this. I think I can figure this out! I have just been putting this job aside for some time now. Thanks so much You ladies are all so great. I will have to be on this board more often.

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    Here's my solution to piecing batting and it has worked great for years. I save all my scraps of fusible make them into strips and use that to piece my cotton and 80/20 batting together. There is a product on the market to use now, but this is leftovers and so no added cost. Just butt the edges of the batting together and apply the fusible.

    For polyester batting I just use a very big and loose stitch by hand to hold the edges together.

    Longarm

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