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Thread: (new topic) Batting pieces

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    Junior Member Nancylou's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Thanks for the tip.....never heard of batting tape. I just zig zag my pieces together for small projects and practice pieces. I save all my batting scraps....hate to through anything out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saf
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I use the batting tape and fuse them together to get the size I need for a small project. I don't save much of the small pieces, too much hassle to store and use.
    Sorry but what is batting tape? Not something I have seen for sale here in the UK but have several pieces of batting about 2 oe 3 foot wide and would like to use them.
    I don't know either and I'm in Texas, USA. What I do with pieces of batting is lay them one on top of the other, use my rotary cutter to be sure I've got a good uniform edge and then zigzag them together. There is no evidence of the piecing after you get it quilted. What's more, it's kind of fun to do.

    I've never done this for a big quilt, but wall hangings, purses, etc., haven't been any trouble. What's more, I know long armers who do this when they have an extra large quilt to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by granma1
    What can I do with small pieces of batting? Someone posted a great idea the other day .Thought I bookmarked it .Not
    senior center by me collects all the little stuff and uses it to stuff pillows for the hospital pts.

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    They make the best dust rags, especially for electronics. And tonight I was putting my grandma's china in those quilted storage keepers & I used batting pieces between the plates instead of the silly plastic pieces they included.

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    I usually just zigzag them togather. Works well

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    Keepsake Quilting has the same thing, but cheaper

    http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/8122.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by granma1
    What can I do with small pieces of batting? Someone posted a great idea the other day .Thought I bookmarked it .Not
    I stitch the smaller pieces together and use them for wall or lap quilts.

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    You can use light weight fussible interfacing to fuss them together.

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    When you zig zag the pieces together do you overlap at all or only butt together?

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    I use the small pieces to dust, and they work great!

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    Great. My kind of gal. In addition, I use flannel sheets for my doll quilts, table runners, place mats, etc. in place of batting...I have been recently using flannel for my foundations of strip piecing. I already had the sheets for winter use on for our bed, but my husband did not like the feel of them. So, don't toss out, try and find another use for them. This also saves using other batting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beksclen
    When you zig zag the pieces together do you overlap at all or only butt together?
    You can do either. I butt them up but since I don't take the time to even out the edges of the pieces, I over-lap parts of the strip that are a little wider than the rest. You really can't see the seam
    of the batting once it's sandwiched.

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    Thanks. I was wondering about trying to get both edges to come out even. Overlap sounds good to me.

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