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21 Jul 2009 14:19 #36779

That sure sounds like a great idea. Will have to keep it in mind to try. Bobbi
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17 Jul 2009 21:00 #36713

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I recently heard of something I will try next time. Instead of sewing the pieces together use a lightweight fusible interfacing! Overlap the two pieces and cut the joining line; remove the scrap pieces and fuse the interfacing over the join! I wouldn't try it on a polyester batting, but I'm definitely going to try it on cotton!


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05 Jul 2009 06:26 #36429

I butt my pieces together, but I use what is called a multiple zigzag stitch or tricot stitch (I have a Janome 6500, this is mode 1, stitch 9). It looks like a regular zigzag, but each zig is made of 2 or 3 short stitches. This keeps the batting from puckering.
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04 Jul 2009 20:45 #36427

I do the same thing Bobbi does. No problems.
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04 Jul 2009 10:29 #36412

I've always butted the two pieces and used a zig zag stitch and so far no problems. Bobbi
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03 Jul 2009 17:21 #36397

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Karen and gang,
I sometimes sew the gentle curve of batting with a large zig-zag stitch especially for placemats that get washed a lot. athis guarantees that the batting will not shift a bit...

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Jeanine in rainny Nova Scotia
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02 Jul 2009 14:18 #36361

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You're welcome! Glad I could help. Karen
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02 Jul 2009 13:43 #36360

Wow! Thanks for that. I've tried a few ways to join the batting but it always seems to be distorted. This is a great tip. Thanks for sharing!
Sharon
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01 Jul 2009 18:49 #36340

Thanks for the quick reply Karen! That is exactly what I was looking for!

Jean

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01 Jul 2009 18:47 #36339

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Lay the two pieces down with the edges overlapping a couple inches . Cut through both edges at once in a gentle curve and get rid of the little edge pieces that are created. Then either loosely hand sew the curved edges that are butted up to each other or iron a strip of fusible interfacing over the seam to connect the two big pieces. I hope this is clear enough without any pictures. Karen
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Piecing together batting 01 Jul 2009 18:28 #36338

Help, I have two table mats to quilt and I would like to use batting that I have on hand, but it needs to be joined together. :shock:

How do you do this without making the batting lumpy?

Jean in Windsor, ON

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