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sewingsuz 05-04-2014 08:19 PM

I have use the tape, don't have the iron to hot, just medium. it is very nice but a little priecy.

Peckish 05-04-2014 09:02 PM

I don't bother sewing the batting together. I just butt them together on my longarm and quilt away. A friend who longarms 30 quilts a month for charity taught me this. Never had a problem with any of the quilts and you can't tell once they're done.

DOTTYMO 05-04-2014 09:59 PM

I find when I have zig zagged it is far too tight. I prefer to just whip stitch.

If I am spray glueing never join them but put fabric strip on.

NJ Quilter 05-05-2014 03:17 AM

I, too, am a W&N user so can't speak for any other kinds of batting. But, I've joined pieces using the zigzag on the machine with no issues with the feed dogs. Have also whipstitched by hand. My only recommendation when doing it by machine, with W&N in particular, is to watch which way you lay the pieces together. Otherwise you do get stretching as Julybaby8 mentions. And if you're planning to hand quilt, I don't know how advisable the heat tape would be for that purpose.

ManiacQuilter2 05-05-2014 05:51 AM

I overlay the two pieces of batting to be joined and make a straight cut so they will butt nicely together. Then I line them up on the iron board and use 1.5" strips of lightweight fusible interfacing. I do both sides. You can NOT feel any stitching and it will stay in place while you do the quilting.

Donnamarie 05-08-2014 06:41 AM

I just did it for the first time, just butt up the ends and zig zagged them together. Worked like a charm, no problems. Good luck!

Ranchwife 05-08-2014 06:48 AM


Originally Posted by luckydiver17 (Post 6704236)
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.

I've done two quilt as you go quilts and used this product to join the batting together. After many washes, the batting is still together and holding up well. Just a word of caution though - make sure your iron isn't too hot when you press it. I learned from experience!

SusanSusan33 05-08-2014 07:55 AM

I've done it with a wide zig zag stitch.. Happy quilting!

Marsha333 05-10-2014 06:32 AM

Same here. I just did it yesterday for a small wall hanging I was making. No problems getting stuck but it was cotton batting.

jokir44 05-10-2014 11:19 AM

I hand sew it usually but have tried the iron on tape on cotton batting. Worked like a charm but I don't think I'd try it on poly.


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