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Batting lint bug you while quilting?

Old 04-30-2012, 07:19 PM
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So glad I thought of this now while the lint is driving my nuts on the big Black & White I'm doing. Like always I can't wait to get the batting trimmed down but with quilting and hand-quilting just beginning, and a fear of "losing" some around the edges I thought to:

Find a few inch wide strip of junk fabric and make a long strip out of it (like a wide roughly sewn binding)

Stitch with a large machine basting stitch all around the outer edge of the quilt enclosing all the layers! It can be removed later and re-used on another project.

Boy, I hope this works!! But I'm too tired to try tonight. Don't you love it when you figure out solutions?

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Old 04-30-2012, 07:25 PM
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Sometimes when you speak it aloud, the answer is right there. Glad you figured it out. I wouldn't have the foggiest answer.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:19 AM
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Yep, your idea is a keeper! My quilts get so linty from the batting and I just hate it. I hope your idea works cuz if it did I'm going to do the same thing! Let us know, OK?
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Usually the backing is as big as the batting (or close). I turn/roll the backing with batting back onto the front and pin so that the batting is enclosed. You don't have to pin onto the front piece, just close to the front's edge so that the batting is enclosed.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:04 AM
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You are absolutely right - and a lot less work!
Thank you! I just figured that out and by doing that I realized that the backing fabric will make a much nicer binding than what I was going to use!!

Sorry, can't get rid of duplicate picture!!


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Usually the backing is as big as the batting (or close). I turn/roll the backing with batting back onto the front and pin so that the batting is enclosed. You don't have to pin onto the front piece, just close to the front's edge so that the batting is enclosed.
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