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A great way to attach batting

Old 11-26-2014, 04:57 AM
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Default A great way to attach batting

Hey, I have come up with a great way to attach batting when joining two pieces. I don't think I'm so great as to be the very first person to do this, but it works great for me.

I used to zig zag the batting pieces to each other, but that just doesn't always work, especially if the batting isn't cut straight.

So I cut about a 2.5" inch strip of scrap fabric or muslin, and sew one piece of batting with the edge to the center of the fabric, then butt the other batting edge against the first edge and sew a straight seam down the second piece of batting. I use a basting stitch, it doesn't matter if it's perfect since it won't show, just try to get the two batting pieces as close as each other as possible. It's a lot easier, and if you want, you can do a wide zigzag stitch down the two edges if it makes you more comfortable as a third seam.

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Old 11-26-2014, 05:03 AM
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thanks for sharing your tip
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Old 11-26-2014, 05:17 AM
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Good idea!
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Old 11-26-2014, 05:36 AM
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That is a great idea. I have used the iron-on tape which is pretty good but your idea beats it.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:51 AM
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I am going to try your method. I have not had luck zig-zagging pieces together so I hand baste my pieces. This sounds like it will be much faster :-)
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:18 AM
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Oh, I like your idea too! I have been hand basting these, but I think I can certainly do this easier!

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Old 11-26-2014, 09:32 AM
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To get absolutely matching edges on joining batting...I overlap and cut through both layers with my rotary cutter, ruler and mat and then remove the trimmed pieces and place on the backing. And, since discovering basting adhesive spray I no longer have to baste with thread. But I see value in your tip which I definitely would use when I am out of spray and miles from my source which is my situation today., . lol
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:34 AM
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Great idea! I just use a thin strip of fusable interfacing to press the two edges together, and Iron.
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:55 AM
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Great idea. I was joining two pieces of batting the other day and cursing as it was not as straight as it could be.
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:07 PM
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I just might try your method the next time I need to piece batting. I normally but a straight edge, butt the two sections together, then use a large zig-zag stitch to connect the two pieces, but your method is definitely worth a try.
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