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Craftnut 05-10-2014 11:32 AM

I zigzag on my DSM too, never had an issue with getting it in the feed dogs.

tessagin 05-10-2014 11:33 AM

I use tissue paper for some paper piecing and that is what I use to make sure the batting doesn't get caught in the foot dogs. I just butt up together as it goes through and a large zig-zag stitch. Tissue paper is easy to tear away. Works for me!

citruscountyquilter 05-10-2014 12:02 PM

I place the two pieces of batting with a slight overlap and then cut it through the overlap using my rotary cutter and ruler. By doing it this way I have two matching edges that lay flat. I usually whip stitch it by hand but have also zig zagged it on the machine too. I enjoy doing hand sewing so prefer to whip stitch it. The price of the iron on joining strips has shied me away from using them. I always use warm and natural so I can't speak for other kinds of batting. No batting goes to waste around my house.

Misty's Mom 05-10-2014 01:05 PM


Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 (Post 6704760)
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.

i just did this this week. Thought I'd come up with something new. I really like using the interfacing and it's a lot cheaper too.

Tink's Mom 05-10-2014 03:26 PM

I am able to zigzag the poly batting with not too much problem. If a small bit gets caught up, I can usually snip a couple of fibers without any issue. I have been known to use a 6" ruler to assist in holding it down. Works pretty good.

Mdaniels 05-10-2014 04:15 PM

I bought a foot, I think it is an edging foot. It looks like a blind hem stitch foot, with a flange in the middle, but no curve. Works really beautifully for joining pieces, very flat, no overlap.

sandyquilts 05-11-2014 07:18 AM

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I use a wide zigzag. This is also a good way to use up partial bobbins.

Deb watkins 05-17-2014 07:57 AM


Originally Posted by Anniedeb (Post 6704257)
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!

Same here! Large zigzag...does the trick!

pumpkinpatchquilter 05-17-2014 07:56 PM

I use light fusible interfacing cut into strips to join. I cut in a curving shape and but the curves up to each other so there isn't any straight visible seam line - use a pressing cloth - adhere fusible interfacing over the seam to join. :)


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