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josieh 05-04-2014 02:27 PM

joining batting pieces
I have been reading about how some of you zigzag batting pieces together on your sewing machine. Doesn't the batting get stuck in the feed dogs? I would be afraid to do it for that reason. Thanks.

Tartan 05-04-2014 02:34 PM

I butt the two pieces together and use a fairly large zig zag to join them. It works best on cotton and cotton blend batts and I match the thread colour to the batt. I have no trouble with the batt going into the feed dogs.

ajpadilla 05-04-2014 02:45 PM

I recently discovered I could do this really easily on a serger, using a flatlock. If you have a serger, you might want to give it a try.

Lori S 05-04-2014 03:08 PM

If its a poly with loose fibers I have had the fibers catch on my foot. I use my walking foot on that type... if its really high loft I use my walking foot use a wide zig zag and put a strip of tissue paper over the strip ( I cut about 1 inch wide) then tear of once joined.
On cotton battings I have never had a problem using a wde zig zag and butt the two pieces together.

Jeanne S 05-04-2014 04:21 PM

I just stitch the pieces together by hand with a simple whip stitch--doesn't take long to do.

beaglelady 05-04-2014 05:29 PM

I usually whip stitch them together by hand too.

julybaby8 05-04-2014 05:47 PM

There is an iron on tape for joining pieces of quilt batting. I've used it and I like it better than sewing the two pieces together. It doesn't stretch.

luckydiver17 05-04-2014 07:02 PM

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.

Anniedeb 05-04-2014 07:26 PM

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!

SHELTIE'SMAMA 05-04-2014 07:49 PM

When doing poly I make sure that I have ski-tip like toe on. I use up even my small scraps into 8 inch squares for potholders.

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