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Can I piece batting

New postPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:07 pm
by sewingrandma
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.
Thanks for any and all suggestions, tips, hints. Any secrets to putting all the layers together so that I don't become a raving lunatic. I'm so not a quilter and I really am in awe of the work that you all show here.

Re: Can I piece batting

New postPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:58 pm
by Magot
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.

Re: Can I piece batting

New postPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:58 pm
by trini
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.
Lei.

Re: Can I piece batting

New postPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:25 pm
by pinecone
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.
Lei.


The wavy line is so it blends/interconnects more, not a sharp change if the batting shifts.

piney

Re: Can I piece batting

New postPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:38 pm
by bridesmom
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.

Re: Can I piece batting

New postPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:37 am
by sewingrandma
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!

Re: Can I piece batting

New postPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:33 am
by carman
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


carman

Re: Can I piece batting

New postPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:47 am
by icetbear
Thank you Piney ;) I haven't heard of piecing tape, must look for it next time I am at the QS.

NanaBear

Re: Can I piece batting

New postPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:09 pm
by pinecone
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.

piney

Re: Can I piece batting

New postPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:25 am
by bridesmom
That's it. Most quilt stores seem to carry it, not sure about Joann's.