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Thread: First time I joined batting

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    I butted the seams together and zig zagged with a large stitch. I am very pleased with the results, am quilting at the moment so after I am done will see if I can tell where this is in the quilt. I wanted to use up what I had, so gave it a try. This is good. No this is great, using what I have is a good thing. Thanks for all of the advice you's all share.

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    I have been joining batting for a few years, especially in small projects...works great and saves money!

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    You can also get some stuff that irons on to hold the two pieces together. That also works great!

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    One of the best purchases I ever made was an edge stitching foot for my bernina. You can zigzag over the "edging" bit while butting the two pieces of batting up against it, and you get a *perfect* join every single time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy S.
    You can also get some stuff that irons on to hold the two pieces together. That also works great!
    I just used some of that last night. I've had it for awhile and was hesitant to try it - but it does work very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecmoore
    One of the best purchases I ever made was an edge stitching foot for my bernina. You can zigzag over the "edging" bit while butting the two pieces of batting up against it, and you get a *perfect* join every single time.
    oh, i think i have one of these. i'll have to give it a try. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    Quote Originally Posted by ecmoore
    One of the best purchases I ever made was an edge stitching foot for my bernina. You can zigzag over the "edging" bit while butting the two pieces of batting up against it, and you get a *perfect* join every single time.
    oh, i think i have one of these. i'll have to give it a try. thanks
    Isn't it great when out of the blue we realize to ourselves, hey I have one of them, somewhere......I do that a lot, not this time, but enough times!!

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    This may work great, BUT zigzaging togather is much cheaper, and only takes very little time

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    I have recently been doing this myself. It does work great and saves some money to use for other items. Thanks for sharing.

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    You can also get binding tape which irons on. Good size roll for about $5.99

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    I butt it hand sew with a large ladder stitch, can never tell when quilted. I have pieced batting for a large quilt before and will be doing it more.

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    I just did the same thing! I did buy the iron on stuff and just got it will try it soon. Isn't great to be able to not Waste?!

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    I either butt the ends and zigzag together or whipstitch them. I don't notice where the edges are after I get the quilting done.

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    I have quilted the quilt with the joined batting and I really can not tell where it is. I am pleased I tried this, this means I can actually buy less, since it is so wide and cut and sew to make the size. This quilt is more a lap size, but none the less I only used a metre of purchased batting. Thanks to all you fellow quilters who have written about this in the past.

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