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Old 10-20-2010, 02:24 PM
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How can I join my leftover pieces of quilt batting to use in a quilt?
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:25 PM
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I just butt the edges together and use a zig-zag stitch to secure them. Try not to overlap them or it will make a bump in your quilt.
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:43 PM
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I do it all the time. I make use of most of my batting. You can zigzag them or do a ladder stitch by hand. Just butt them together. If the edges are not straight lines, use your rotary cutter on the edges to make them match.
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Make your edges straight, and if you have an edge joining/SID foot, now is the perfect time to use it :D Place the batting on either side of the blade and zig zag the pieces together :D:D:D
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I second MamaBear61, but there is new product (yes ANOTHER new product) out now that is a fabric tape that you can use to hold 2 pieces together.
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Check out this...I saw it in my new Connecting Threads catalog....for joining batting....sounds wonderful!!!!

http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...r__D21128.HTML
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:13 PM
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I butt the edges and sew together with a serpentine stitch on my Bernina rather than a zigzag. Doing it with ease on many, many of these quilts for soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Old 10-20-2010, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by amma
Make your edges straight, and if you have an edge joining/SID foot, now is the perfect time to use it :D Place the batting on either side of the blade and zig zag the pieces together :D:D:D
Great idea! Now I have a good reason to get a SID foot. I don't do a whole lot of SID, so it didn't seem worth it until now. Thanks for the tip! :)
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Lockeb
Check out this...I saw it in my new Connecting Threads catalog....for joining batting....sounds wonderful!!!!

http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...r__D21128.HTML
This is an excellent idea, I usually hand sew the edges together but this beats the hand work.
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:38 PM
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Even easier and cheaper: Get some lightweight iron-on interfacing. Cut it into 2-3" strips. Put the edges of the batting together, and iron it together. Sooo much easier than trying to keep things straight under the sewing machine.
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