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Thread: Can I splice it?

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    Junior Member dsch's Avatar
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    Question Can I splice it?

    I have used batting tape or zigzags to splice pieces of batting, but I am wondering if/how to combine smaller pieces and strips of Insul-Brite into a larger one. Or, should I just pin the pieces really close together. The resulting larger piece would mainly be used for table runners and potholders.
    Thanks so much for your help!

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    i never thought of using insulbright in table runners... good idea. if i were to choose, i'd zig zag the pieces together
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    Great idea to use insulbrite for table runners. Yes, I think I'd zigzag the pieces together.

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    I normally fuse my batting pieces together but with the Insulbright, I would zig zag the pieces together.
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    How do you fuse batting?
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    Like the idea of insulbright for the table runners also. I whip, baste or ladder stitch batting when splicing.

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    I use strips of light weight fusible interfacing..cheaper than the tape.

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    being frugal I have zigzagged pieces together for holders or what ever with insulbrite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsch View Post
    I have used batting tape or zigzags to splice pieces of batting, but I am wondering if/how to combine smaller pieces and strips of Insul-Brite into a larger one. Or, should I just pin the pieces really close together. The resulting larger piece would mainly be used for table runners and potholders.
    Thanks so much for your help!
    I cut the edges with a rotary cutter and then butt the edges and zigzag them together. No one will ever know the difference, including you after the item is finished and on the table. froggyintexas

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    I would zig-zag the pieces. I also have used light weight interfacing to put batting together.

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    I always use Insul-brite in my table runners and placemats. I don't have to worry about hot dishes being put on the runner or mats.
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    I think zig-zag is probably the best solution and would use the longest stitch possible. This is timely as I need to make several table runners for a craft event for a charity and saving money (to increase profit for the event) is very important.

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    Insul-brite...I wouldn't have thought of it but for table runners is a brilliant idea! Thanks for the idea!

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