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    I had a friend ask me about this product and I know nothing about it.

    I read about it online, and found there are two companies that have the exact same thing out right now, of course one is a bit more than the other, but function/size wise they are the same.

    has anyone used this yet?
    does it work?
    Is it worth $3-$4 for 10yds?

    I can not imagine wrestling with 2 pieces of batting trying to iron them together, seems sewing them would be quicker and easier...but told her I would ask.

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    it seems a bit pricey to me...
    I just zigzag mine...by butting the 2 pieces together.

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    I think it's silly ... I butt my pieces together and zigzag.


    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I had a friend ask me about this product and I know nothing about it.

    I read about it online, and found there are two companies that have the exact same thing out right now, of course one is a bit more than the other, but function/size wise they are the same.

    has anyone used this yet?
    does it work?
    Is it worth $3-$4 for 10yds?

    I can not imagine wrestling with 2 pieces of batting trying to iron them together, seems sewing them would be quicker and easier...but told her I would ask.
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    I've used it and liked it a lot. Since some of my older machines only straight stitch this has been a help.

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    see, I think since the lady who is asking is on a fixed income she just needs to sew them together on her machine...she uses a mid arm to quilt, so it gets well blended.

    I just cant see the cost myself.

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    I agree, also failed to mention mine was given to me by a LQS owner so I could try it out.

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    I just bought some last week at the LQS, and will not go back to sewing batting together. It takes just seconds to iron on, and is so much more reliable. I highly recommend it. And I could not feel where the seam was after getting the quilt together.

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    pellon fusible for light to medweight fabrics works great, it only takes a few seconds to cut into strips. tried the one on a roll, its fine but pricey. use a jo ans coupon and try the pellon its fairly cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by connie_1936
    pellon fusible for light to medweight fabrics works great, it only takes a few seconds to cut into strips. tried the one on a roll, its fine but pricey. use a jo ans coupon and try the pellon its fairly cheap.
    see, I thought about this too! and interfacing is cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    it seems a bit pricey to me...
    I just zigzag mine...by butting the 2 pieces together.
    That's how I do mine too...very easy...and inexpensive :D

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    I'm a zig zag girl !! Its really quite easy and holds up really well. Never had it come appart. On fat bats sometimes the poly will get caught in the foot so I just put a piece of tissue over the top when I zig zag.. and rip it off once joined.

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    I got a couple of rolls that were very inexpensive from a LQS that was closing and I really like it. It's much faster than zigzagging it together. I've got a lot of pellon left over from my dressmaking days and I'll use that til I run across another bargain or I've got some extra coupons.

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    I just bought some today because I had read it is quick and easy. I shall find out, lol.

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    I liked it, but I'm just going to buy the light weight mesh iron on stabelizer you use for embroidering on t shirts and cut it in strips. Looked like the same thing to me.

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    I never thought of just using pellon, have lots in a drawer, someplace?? Thanks for the tip

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    I won a roll of it so used it. thought it great until i realized it is only temporary. it works but you must be sure to really quilt the area where you had to join the batting with the fusible tape. it doesn't last.

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    Very lightweight fusible cut in strips works great - $6 a bolt at JoAnn. No problems at all. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter
    I just bought some last week at the LQS, and will not go back to sewing batting together. It takes just seconds to iron on, and is so much more reliable. I highly recommend it. And I could not feel where the seam was after getting the quilt together.
    Good to know - I was curious how the seam would work out. I have some and I'm going to try it next. Thank you.

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    All I've used is lightweight fusible pellon interfacing - cut in strips; works well.

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    great tips and ideas ladies, thanks sew much.

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    I suggested the interfacing to my friend and she just died laughing,, she has a bolt of it that someone gave her and she is not going to use on anything, so...she is keeping 3 yards just in case of course and my DH is going to take the bolt, put it between two pieces of cardboard, put it on the saw table and cut it into 1 1/2" sections for her! VIOLA, batting tape!

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    Im'm with connie_1936, I use the Pellon and it works great.Depends on my mood, or if I have to run to the store and get it I can just zig zag.

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    It's a no question to think now would I rather move this little iron or move a big piece of batting through my machine. I use the batting tape sold at Connecting Threads. I like the ease of using it so I'll buy it again. The batting is still fused in the quilt I used it on and it's been laundered several times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I can not imagine wrestling with 2 pieces of batting trying to iron them together, seems sewing them would be quicker and easier...but told her I would ask.

    When the first bit of tape is fused to the batting is easy to move, it's connected. It's much easier and faster for me then trying to wrestle the batting under my machine. I like the ease of it, the time it saves me and I don't think it's expensive, but what is great for me may be useless to another.

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    I'm kind of a chicken... I got one package of it at Connecting Threads and was afraid to try it on a quilt that would be used a lot and washed a lot. So, I just used it for wall hangings that mostly, well, just hang there. It worked great! I think it's kind of expensive for a big quilt, and am still wary of it coming apart over time. I like the pellon idea though!

    Lucky for me, I decided last year I was going to make a few wall hangings to go in the same spot on my family room all year long. I have made good use of the binding connector stuff! So far I have made, or am working on, these wall hangings with pieced batting: an autumn wreath, a Christmas wreath, (different styles) a snowman, a bunch of wacky bright flowers, a bunch of watermelons, and a halloween thingy.

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