How to Piece Leftover Batting

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Two Quick Methods for Making the Size You Need from Scraps!

If you’ve been quilting for long you probably have batting scraps on hand. Sometimes those leftover pieces are sized right for smaller projects. But often any one piece isn’t quite large enough. Fortunately, you can piece them together into the size you need.

In the following tutorial Julie Celafu from The Crafty Quilter shows us how to piece batting on the sewing machine. She uses an ingenious trimming method so that two pieces of batting fit together just right (just make sure that the pieces are of the same batting brand and type).

How to Piece Leftover Batting

She likes using a multi-stitch zig zag stitch that’s not too small to keep the batting from compacting.

Click here for “How to piece batting scraps together – Part 1”.

In part two Julie shows us how to fuse batting pieces together using fusible batting tape. She used 1 1/2″ wide Heat Press (find it here) but many quilters prefer the wider (2″) Marti Michell product (found here).

How to Piece Leftover Batting

The batting is soft and drapeable and no one will ever know it was pieced. Just be sure to follow the heat settings carefully so that poly batting does not melt.

Click here for “How to piece batting scraps together – Part 2”.


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