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Double Batting to Emphasize a Pattern

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Sandy46 posted on Thu, May 29 2014 6:47 PM

Hello, Everyone:  I'm new to quilting...less than a year.  I'm making a quilt for my four year old niece that has a heart in the middle of the quilt.  I want to emphasize the heart by double batting just the piecing in the heart.  I've thought of ways to do it, but because I'm such a novice, i thought I'd ask some experts.   This is why I joined your group today.  How would you double the batting just for the heart portion of this quilt?

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Sandy on Quilting Arts today I say Pokey's guest used Lofty Batty for the raised section.

 

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Lofty Batting.  Not Batty.  Sorry,

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gini replied on Thu, May 29 2014 9:50 PM

hi sandy, welcome to the group. I put an extra piece or two of batting under the spot I want t raise.

gini in north idaho

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MizPat replied on Sat, May 31 2014 5:13 PM

Hi Sandy46, I have done this by using water-soluble(?) thread to baste the second llayer of batting in place. after the second batting is trimmed around the stitching, finish the quilt as usual. After you've finished all the quilting, which shoulld be in  position to hold the second batting in place, spray the quilt with a mist of water in the area of the w/s thread. If you don't want to spray it, you can take a Q-tip or a small paint brush and wet the w/s that way.

Hope this helps

  in Albuquerque

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Lofty batting...I don't think I've ever seen this in the stores.  I'll have to look for it.  Thanks.

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This is what I was thinking, but I didn't know if I should stitch it in place before adding the second layer or use spray adhesive to keep it in place.  If I stitched it, I was afraid of the bulk around the edges when I cut the batting.  I guess spray adhesive would do a better job.

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OK, I think I've finally figured out how to reply to people's posts...LOL!  MizPat, I have also never heard of water soluble thread.  I have so much to learn from you ladies.  Thanks for all your help.

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A technique called Trapunto is how I would and have done this, It's very simple technique. Google Trapunto, there are several videos showing and explaining this, utube too.  I have also doubled lofty batting, but Trapunto seems easier for the look you want.  Good luck, hope you show us when your done!

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Yes, Trapunto is the look I'm after.  I didn't know the name of what I'm looking for.  I will search YouTube for it.  Thank you all for your help!

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Thea replied on Mon, Jun 2 2014 9:21 AM

Sandy - not reading yet what everyone else has written... and some will probaby say the same thing I am going to - this is called Trapunto!  To do it you do put a piece of extra batting under your design.  sew it with water soluble thread and then but it to size... this will keep it in place when you put the quilt together if sewn with the water soluble thread.  It will also make your heart pop if when you are quilting it - you echo quilt around it.  Good luck!

 

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Thea replied on Mon, Jun 2 2014 9:22 AM

was a duplicate post - see Candis and I think alike!

 

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