Piecing Batting

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jurene posted on Sun, Sep 30 2012 8:57 PM

I am making a table runner and don't have a piece of batting wide enough - how can I piece two pieces of batting to make a big enough piece.  Since it is just for a table runner I don't think it would pull apart once the quilting is done.


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Yes I pice batting all the time .I refuse to waste any of it. I have never had any problems



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There is a product just for joining batting. It comes in a roll of narrow strips. You butt the pieces of binding against each other, lay a strip of the stuff along the seam and iron it in place. Quilt shops carry it. Maybe even Joann's. I cannot remember the name of this fusible stuff. 

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Carey replied on Sun, Sep 30 2012 10:42 PM

I read in quilt as you go for this method you do a large or small enough zigzag stitch to piece them together should work as well.

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Jeanine replied on Sun, Sep 30 2012 10:51 PM

I piece batting all the time. Mi used to zig zag it but now I use the batting tape.  Connecting threads carries it.


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Annie replied on Sun, Sep 30 2012 10:59 PM

I have zig zagged and just ordered batting tape with the $10 gift certificate I won from fab shop hop. I use all my scraps. 

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Diana replied on Mon, Oct 1 2012 6:24 AM

I zig-zag my batting pieces together.  I have the tape but just can't seem to make it work.  When I try to get the pieces to butt together and put the tape on to press it, the 2 pieces won't stay together.  Maybe I'm just a klutz......The tape holds very well but when the two sides aren't together and leaves a bit of a gap, I get frustrated.   Maybe it's an OCD problem with me...hehehe

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I love the tape.  I did learn that I need to overlap the batting so as not to get a gap



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Here is what I do to get the fuzing tape to work when joining batting so I don't get gaps.  Lay the two pieces of batting to be joined together with an overlap. Then  cut through both layers of the overlap simultaneously with a long straight edge and a rotary cutter. Carefully remove the top layer of overlap so you can see both edges of batting along the edge to be joined. Draw registration marks that cross both pieces of batting across the edge where they join. Now you can remove the peice of overlap that was on the bottom. Apply the fuzing tape, lining up the registration marks. There should be no gaps, and no lumps.

This method also works to zigzag together smaller pieces of batting with no fuzing tape. I zigzag together small pieces of batting for my practice free motion quilting sandwiches. All those practice FMQ sandwiches gets expensive.

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I use "Heat Press Batting Together" tape and love it.  I agree batting is too expensive to waste and all the scraps come in handy for practice pieces and small quilted projects.  I sell lots of the HPBT tape.  It works wonderful!

I would love to learn how to use a zigzag stitch but everytime I tried it, my feed dogs ate my batting.  :~(


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