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Piecing Quilt Batting With a Wide Zig-Zag

Old 08-20-2015, 07:50 AM
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Default Piecing Quilt Batting With a Wide Zig-Zag

Often I have good pieces of quilt batting left and I like to piece them together to use in another project. This is a quick and simple method that produces a good, strong join.



Start with numerous pieces of the same type of batting.
For this tutorial I had 4 pieces of various widths that were at least 70" long.


My first step was to cut all of my batting pieces 70" long.

This length for your batting will depend on the pieces that you have.
They need to be cut to the same length, or added onto
(using the method described here) to make the same length.





Trim the edges of your batting pieces so they have a clean edge.

The widths may vary from piece to piece, just be sure that they are squared up.






Now, butt your pieces of batting edge to edge.

Do not overlap.
The batting is thick enough that it will sit nicely with the edges together.
Pin at the beginning, middle, and end of the seam line to keep it even.









Keeping the edges pushed together, sew along the join line with a very wide zig-zag.

The stitch here is 7mm wide.


Here is a completed join.


When I go to pin my quilt I am able to use this as I would any brand new piece of batting.




This piece is large enough for a lap quilt.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:01 AM
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Good tutorial.
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It looks like you used the stitch that makes stitches along the zig not a simple zig zag. The many stitch zig zag is a good choice for a more secure join. Well done!
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It looks like you used the stitch that makes stitches along the zig not a simple zig zag. The many stitch zig zag is a good choice for a more secure join. Well done!
Yes, I have this option on my new machine which I like a lot. I have also done it with a regular wide zig-zag on my older machines and it works well also.
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thanks for taking the time to demonstrate this
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Your tutorial was very informative. I like piecing batting with the zig-zag stitch, as it saves money and is perfect for smaller quilt projects.
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Thanks for the tute. I've been whipstitching by hand. Will try this method the next time I have pieces to join.
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I purposely purchase the biggest size I can get at the time, many times I have enough for two!
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Great tutorial and love the information. Thank you
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Has anyone tried joining wool battings using the iron on strip made for joining battings?
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