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Thread: joining 2 pieces of batting

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    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
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    My batting for the quilt is not wide enough. I have strips of batting that I could add to it to make it big enough but I don't know how to do that. Anyone ever done this?

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    Well I don't know if its right or not but the king I did a few months ago I butted the 2 together and did kind of a whip stitch by hand to put them together that way there was no seam. Hopefully you'll get more ideas here. :thumbup:
    Thanks for posting that.

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    I just put them right next to each other on the sewing machine and run a zig zag stitch and it has held up fine. The trick is making sure they do not overlap, but just stay next to each other.

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    I agree, just butt them against each other and zig zag, they will do nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by blzzrdqueen
    My batting for the quilt is not wide enough. I have strips of batting that I could add to it to make it big enough but I don't know how to do that. Anyone ever done this?
    I just put them right next to each other on the sewing machine and run a zig zag stitch and it has held up fine.

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    Put the two edges together on something flat, like the ironing board, use 2" (or so) strips of lightweight fuseable interfacing (like we used for clothing) and iron them together. Be very careful if this is a poly batting, but works great with cotton, wool, and bamboo. Once your quilt is quilted, you'll never know, and neither will anyone else. Best of all, you don't have to wrestle with this under your sewing machine!

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    I just whipped mine together by hand , but sounds like it is something you can do on the machine.

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    I lay the two pieces on top of each other and make a clean cut with my rotary cutter before trying to butt them up against each other. That way it's straight before zig-zagging on the machine.

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    Easiest way I found was to lay batting on top of each other, with rotary cutter make a straight cut down the batting. As long as your batting is cotton, Line your batting side by side and take strips of fusible interfacing and iron them on to the pieces of batting to attach.

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    I have done the zig-zag stitch several times. And I have also used a light weight interfacing to kind of fuse the two pieces together.

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    I just zig zag them together and that worked just fine for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dglvr
    Well I don't know if its right or not but the king I did a few months ago I butted the 2 together and did kind of a whip stitch by hand to put them together that way there was no seam. Hopefully you'll get more ideas here. :thumbup:
    Thanks for posting that.
    this is what I do too.

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    I am a zigzagger too :D:D:D

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    I use the three step zig-zag stitch. There in no "bump" in the joined peices.

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    What I did, is I used a straight stitch on my machine, and then ironed the seam flat. I don't have a zig zag machine(all of my machines are straigth stitch)

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    Thank you all so much for your tips! I just butted the edges together and did the zigzag stitch and it worked like a charm!!

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    if you are using cotton batting, place one piece on top of the other so the edges overlap slightly. have your cutting mat underneath the pieces. Using your rotary cutter, cut a *wavy* line. This creates an edge which is very easy to keep together. Take the very edge pieces off and you will have 2 main pieces that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. Take them to your machine and use a 3 stitch zig zag. you can set your machine so that it is very loose, rather than a tight stitch. It will go together without lumps and will be fine to use.
    Hope this helps.
    Lisa

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    I butt the two pieces together and use the zigzag stick on my machine.

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    I'm a zigzagger as well...I pieced enough batting remnants a friend gave me to do a full-size bed quilt. It'a a good thing the remnants were all good lengths and at least 12 inches (or more) wide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrummy
    I agree, just butt them against each other and zig zag, they will do nicely
    Totally agree with this. It works great.

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    I do it with a zig-zag stitch and it works just fine.....

    I make sure that the edges are even and straight and then butt then together and zip right along with that zig-zag stitch.

    I now save a lot of batting that I wouldn't have before starting to do this. I don't have to go into a large piece for some of my wall hangings now.



    Hope that helps...MaryJane

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