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Old 09-21-2012, 12:46 PM
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What kind of tape is used to join batting pieces? Will the tape hold or do I need to also sew the pieces together?
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:58 PM
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don't know about others - but i always overlap about 3/8" and run a zig-zag stitch over it.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:08 PM
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I don't overlap because i don't want a bump - I will butt the edges together and zig zag. I generally don't use heat adhesives....just personal preference and often times i can sew them faster than using the iron.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:19 PM
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I use a tricot fusible interfacing that I have left over from garment making. Cut a 1" or 1 1/2" strip, butt the edges together and iron it on. Much cheaper than the "Batting Tape". About $3-$4 yard at Joanns.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:23 PM
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The batting tape is fusible nylon tricot. The batting tape is enough assuming you will be quilting over the area. If you are tying a quilt, you may want to reinforce the join with a machine zigzag.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:26 PM
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You can buy batting tape.

http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...r__D21128.html

It works great. No sewing required. However, it felt to me like it is just lightweight nonwoven fusible interfacing in a strip, so I've started just buying cheap interfacing and cutting my own strips. Very easy. Fairly cheap. I've done several quilts that have been washed many times. So far, all is well.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:42 PM
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I am on the side of just but the two pieces together and zig zag. I have more notions than I can usually find when needed... so one more and my sewing room might just burst.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:54 PM
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I use fusible interfacing on my Warm & Natural cotton batting, which is just butted together.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:56 PM
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I've tried a few ways and what I find easiest is to put the 2 pieces on top of each other, trim a straight edge, pin and sew thru both with a blind hem stitch. Then I open it up and rub my finger along the seam to smooth it out. I found it easier than the zig zag way. Try different methods on some scraps and see which you like best.
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When I bought my Bernina I took a class to learn all the things my machine would do. One of the things they had us do was butt pieces of batting together and zig zag sew them together, no tape or anything else. No fat seams either!!
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