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Thread: Sewing batting

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    How do you sew batting together to make larger pieces? I would like to hear from those who have been successful. Thanks.

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    I always use Warm and Natural.... I lay a piece down & overlap another piece..... then I use my serpentine or another zig zag type of stitching to join up the pieces.... then I trim out the extra lumps....and use as one piece of batting. BUT....I have also used another method where I lay the batting pieces overlapping & then do a gentle swerve cut with my rotary cutter.....I take this to the machine & zig zag it.

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    Sounds exactly like what I do. It works just fine.

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    butt them up together and zigzag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    butt them up together and zigzag
    I do it like this too.

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    I have an edge joining foot for my machine; I butt them up together and zig zag them. You might want to experiment with your stitch length and width to see what works best.

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    I put the pieces together, cut along the join with a rotary cutter, then hand stitch them together using a large hem stitch.

    Next time I'll try the machine, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    butt them up together and zigzag
    me too, and I use the longest widest zig zag my machine will do!

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    I butt them next to eachother---then use the lightweight fusible interfacing. I cut long strips and it is EASY.

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    i dont' overlap the pieces, just put them side by side butted up to each other and use a zigzag stitch

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    I cut the edges straight and then butt them together and use a "three step" zig zag. Sometimes a regular zig zag will make a ridge in the batting. I do it all the time. Whay waste scraps of batting. I wouldn't waste fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    butt them up together and zigzag
    Thats how I do it too - leaves no bulk in the seam and since it is covered up, no one is the wiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    butt them up together and zigzag
    This is also the method I use and it seems to work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carole3450
    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    butt them up together and zigzag
    This is also the method I use and it seems to work fine.
    Me, too. I was sure this would leave a mark or lump or something else ugly and impossible to hide but... it's perfect.
    Butt together and zig zag.

    Jois

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    I also just butt them together and zig zag. I had a piece of batting that was 36x90 and neededone that was 60x42, so I just cut it in half and joined the other way, worked great and I didn't waste batting!!

    Cheers!
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    Great thread, glad this was posted as I have pieces of batting too large to throw away but too small on their own to be that useful. :)

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    I lay them next to each other, with the edges overlapping, then cut a wavy line with my rotary cutter thru both layers, then the two wavey edges will kinda fit together and I zig zag them. For me it works better than having a straight zig zag line that could show up later when the quilt is finished.

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    That's the perfect way to do it. The batting lies flat and it can be pressed smooth. Works every time.

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    butting the edges together with a zig zag stitch works really well. The edges are flat and they can be pressed smooth.

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    I butt the two pieces (be sure that you have straight cuts) and then zip-zag stitch them together. works for me.

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    This works great for the W & N - but what method to use for poly batt? The top piece keeps getting caught in the sewing foot! Suggestions, please!

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    I have used two methods~

    1) Butt together and use wide zig-zag. (just used this method yesterday)

    2) Use very light weight iron on interfacing, butt together and iron a strip of the interfacing.

    Jordon ~ you might be able to us method '2' for your poly batting.

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    I butt them together and zip zag - haven't had a problem

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    What is a three step zig-zag?

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    i just butt them up the best i can and hand stitch a quick zig zag to keep them together long enough to get the batting sprayed down on my backing an i put the sewn pices together where i know i am going to be doing a lot of quilting in that area

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