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I am quilting a quilt for a customer and as I am getting down to the bottom of the quilt I am running out of batting. I do have a twin piece of batting (of the same product) that I can use, but how do I piece it together. Do I have to sew it together of can I just put it in the right spot and quilt it. Help?

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Either way you mentioned have worked for me very successfully, but have found a rather new product. It's iron on batting tape. Pretty much it's just iron interfacing but it is precut and easy to use. So which ever works for yoh go for it.


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If it's close to the edge, I would use a big stitch to keep it together--just so it doesn't pull apart before stitching. Another thing you can do to keep it in place it to use spray baste under both edges. Spray the backer, don't breathe it in, and keep it away from leaders, rollers, etc. Butt the two pieces carefully together and quilt away. It will wash out.

The tape Bonnie mentioned is a great product as well.


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Most LQS carry it. If your quilting is close enough then I would do what Bonnie suggested and butt the new batting up against the old batting and quilt away. I've done it both ways and it doesn't seem make much difference.


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I have been successful in using a very lightweight fusible webbing but be careful in getting your iron close to the batting. I usually covered everything & then applied the iron to it.

Other ways work well too. But in a pinch, fusible webbing works.

Good luck.

Lynn

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I've had the same thing happen to me and I just sliced off strips of fusible interfacing I use on t-shirt quilts. I made a video a while back showing how I do it. (Yes, it has happened a couple of times since I made the video)

Oh, and I use lightweight fusible interfacing so it won't effect the drape of the quilt. In fact, the quilt I'm working on in the video won a blue ribbon in the KY state fair last year. You couldn't tell the battting had been seamed at all!

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yep, I also just cut strips of fusible lightweight interfacing, when the end of the batting is sitting on the bellybar, I use the belly bar like an ironing board and fuse it on.....


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