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Can I piece batting

New postby sewingrandma on Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:07 pm

I'm not a quilter but have made some quilt tops for babies and thought I had enough batting for them. The piece I have is long enough but not wide enough. Can I piece it together to fit? If so how would I so it doesn't get too bulky in that area.
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Re: Can I piece batting

New postby Magot on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:58 pm

I have pieced batting - it is quite simple. I but it up to each other, not overlapping, and use huge oversewing stitches. Generally it is to hold it in place until you quilt it and then it says fine.
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Re: Can I piece batting

New postby trini on Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:58 pm

I am not really a quilter but have made small quilts for my grandsons.
I think I read somewhere that you pieced batting in a wavy line so that there would be no weak spot.
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Re: Can I piece batting

New postby pinecone on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:25 pm

I have some iron on seam tape made for that purpose but for smaller pieces it can be done like magot/trini have said.


trini wrote:I think I read somewhere that you pieced batting in a wavy line so that there would be no weak spot.
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The wavy line is so it blends/interconnects more, not a sharp change if the batting shifts.

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Re: Can I piece batting

New postby bridesmom on Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:38 pm

OH!! I LOVE the piecing tape!!!! It makes it so simple and easy and quick!!! Totally one of the best notions I have found!! I've done the basting and also done giant zigzag on the machine, but the piecing tape is so much easier.
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Re: Can I piece batting

New postby sewingrandma on Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:37 am

Thanks everyone. I'm into easy, where can I find the piecing tape?
DH starts work today (early tax returns) so I have all day to sew. Yippee!
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Re: Can I piece batting

New postby carman on Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:33 am

Laura i agree with the tape, it is the best thing going, i have used it many times already and LOVE it :) i picked mine up from our local QS, not sure if the sewing/fabric stores have it


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Re: Can I piece batting

New postby icetbear on Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:47 am

Thank you Piney ;) I haven't heard of piecing tape, must look for it next time I am at the QS.

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Re: Can I piece batting

New postby pinecone on Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:09 pm

sewingrandma wrote:Thanks everyone. I'm into easy, where can I find the piecing tape?


Keepsake Quilting has it http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/8122/----BATTING-SEAM-TAPE-.htm
I haven't checked Joann's.

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Re: Can I piece batting

New postby bridesmom on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:25 am

That's it. Most quilt stores seem to carry it, not sure about Joann's.
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