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Old 05-04-2014, 02:27 PM
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Default joining batting pieces

I have been reading about how some of you zigzag batting pieces together on your sewing machine. Doesn't the batting get stuck in the feed dogs? I would be afraid to do it for that reason. Thanks.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:34 PM
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I butt the two pieces together and use a fairly large zig zag to join them. It works best on cotton and cotton blend batts and I match the thread colour to the batt. I have no trouble with the batt going into the feed dogs.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:45 PM
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I recently discovered I could do this really easily on a serger, using a flatlock. If you have a serger, you might want to give it a try.

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Old 05-04-2014, 03:08 PM
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If its a poly with loose fibers I have had the fibers catch on my foot. I use my walking foot on that type... if its really high loft I use my walking foot use a wide zig zag and put a strip of tissue paper over the strip ( I cut about 1 inch wide) then tear of once joined.
On cotton battings I have never had a problem using a wde zig zag and butt the two pieces together.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:21 PM
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I just stitch the pieces together by hand with a simple whip stitch--doesn't take long to do.
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:29 PM
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I usually whip stitch them together by hand too.
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:47 PM
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There is an iron on tape for joining pieces of quilt batting. I've used it and I like it better than sewing the two pieces together. It doesn't stretch.
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The tape is called Heat Press Batting Together. I'm buying some soon for a quilt I am working on. Ann Petersen used it in a Craftsy class and it looked pretty easy to use.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:26 PM
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I just butt the pieces and zig-zag together. I've never had a problem doing so. I only use Warm and Natural cotton batting, so can't vouch for any other type!
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:49 PM
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When doing poly I make sure that I have ski-tip like toe on. I use up even my small scraps into 8 inch squares for potholders.
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