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Batting size just a tiny bit skimpy :( What would you do?

Batting size just a tiny bit skimpy :( What would you do?

Old 09-08-2018, 06:35 PM
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Default Batting size just a tiny bit skimpy :( What would you do?

Iím about to load a quilt on my Longarm. My quilt top is 89 x 96. I have a queen sized Hobbs batting that measures 91 x 114, a bit bigger than the pkg states, 90 x 108. Iím torn with the decision to try and load it without adding a few inches to the width as it would result in the join being just inside the edge of the quilt edge vs. trying to go with the size and very carefully manage the batting through the quilting process adding batting to the edge only if I run out on one side or the other or both. What to do??

As as I write this, Iím thinking I should just add a piece to the side before loading, so I donít have to worry about it. What say the pros out there? .
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:44 PM
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that is exactly what I would do add what is needed before loading
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:10 PM
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or you could cut the bat further in, insert your additional bat, that way you won't have the seam so near the edge.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by quiltingshorttimer View Post
or you could cut the bat further in, insert your additional bat, that way you won't have the seam so near the edge.
Yes, I thought of that too. That would be the better option. However, I’ll have to see how ambitious I’m feeling when I tackle it again tomorrow. . Thank you for the suggestion! And thank you newbee3 for your comment too!
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:16 AM
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You will have greater success by adding a strip of batting further into the quilt. By adding such a small amount on the outside edge will show in the finished quilt-especially if the amount needed is only an inch or two. The joining, whether you do it with iron on interfacing strip or by zig-zag stitches will be more stable further into the quilt.
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:11 AM
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As long as your quilt is nice and square, I think you can get away with it only being 2" wider than your top. You will have to make sure you load the batting straight as well as the top so it doesn't skew as you advance the quilt. I have done it and didn't run into any issues.
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Every time I try to fudge something it turns into a regret. Please post what you did and how it turned out. Good luck!
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
Every time I try to fudge something it turns into a regret. <snip>
So true! I've spliced batting together near the edge without a problem.
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Old 09-10-2018, 03:23 AM
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Originally Posted by quiltingshorttimer View Post
or you could cut the bat further in, insert your additional bat, that way you won't have the seam so near the edge.
This was my first thought. Using the iron on tape to join the two pieces is so easy and I have found to be very effective. A little extra time now will surely make you final effort easier.
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I just use a large zig zag stitch to add batting to batting. Works for me.
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