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Old May 23rd 11, 04:19 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Karen Tucker
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Today's challenge is piecing batting. I've never done very much of it
before, but - here goes.


Karen, Queen of Squishies
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Old May 24th 11, 12:29 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Marilyn Goodwin
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There is a heat tape out there that you can use. Cut the length you
need, put the two pieces next to each other lying flat and then iron
it on. Need to be careful on the type of batting you are using...it
might melt.

Marilyn

On May 23, 11:19*am, Karen Tucker wrote:
Today's challenge is piecing batting. *I've never done very much of it
before, but - here goes.

Karen, Queen of Squishies


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Old May 24th 11, 03:41 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Trixie[_2_]
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I butt the two pieces of batting and zig zag stitch them together by
machine. It only takes a few minutes and the results are excellent! This tip
really improved my experience, as I used to hand whip-stitch the pieces
together, which took a long time and the results were not nearly so nice.

Trixie

"Karen Tucker" wrote in message
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Today's challenge is piecing batting. I've never done very much of it
before, but - here goes.


Karen, Queen of Squishies

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Old May 24th 11, 04:23 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Polly Esther[_5_]
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If you happen to have one, I found that the gathering foot (no kidding)
works well for this. The silly-looking thing has an absolutely flat foot
and won't get involved in the fluff of batting. Polly


"Trixie" wrote I butt the two pieces of batting and zig zag stitch them
together by
machine. It only takes a few minutes and the results are excellent! This
tip really improved my experience, as I used to hand whip-stitch the
pieces together, which took a long time and the results were not nearly so
nice.


"Karen Tucker" Today's challenge is piecing batting. I've never done
very much of it
before, but - here goes.


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Old May 24th 11, 03:10 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Roberta[_3_]
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I do the same, but with a 3-stitch zigzag. and if you want a really
smooth join, sometimes it's worth laying the 2 pieces next to each
other on your cutting table, edges overlapping just a bit. then cut
through the overlap. Makes the "bumps" match up.
Roberta in D

On Mon, 23 May 2011 19:41:49 -0700, "Trixie" wrote:

I butt the two pieces of batting and zig zag stitch them together by
machine. It only takes a few minutes and the results are excellent! This tip
really improved my experience, as I used to hand whip-stitch the pieces
together, which took a long time and the results were not nearly so nice.

Trixie

"Karen Tucker" wrote in message
...
Today's challenge is piecing batting. I've never done very much of it
before, but - here goes.


Karen, Queen of Squishies

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Old May 24th 11, 03:27 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Taria
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I use the multi step zz too. I also cut them together but you have to watch
for stretching or you lose that line easily. I saw the fusible stuff and I
wondered
too if the knit interfacing is the same and would do the job as well? I
think
poly would just melt but cotton would be good.
Taria
"Roberta" [email protected] wrote in message
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I do the same, but with a 3-stitch zigzag. and if you want a really
smooth join, sometimes it's worth laying the 2 pieces next to each
other on your cutting table, edges overlapping just a bit. then cut
through the overlap. Makes the "bumps" match up.
Roberta in D


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Old May 24th 11, 03:42 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
AllisonH
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Me three! I was surprised at how much better the multistep zigzag
worked than a regular zigzag. I haven't done big pieces but smaller
pieces went together easily.
Allison


On 24/05/2011 10:27 AM, Taria wrote:
I use the multi step zz too. I also cut them together but you have to watch
for stretching or you lose that line easily. I saw the fusible stuff and I
wondered
too if the knit interfacing is the same and would do the job as well? I
think
poly would just melt but cotton would be good.
Taria
"Roberta"[email protected] wrote in message
...
I do the same, but with a 3-stitch zigzag. and if you want a really
smooth join, sometimes it's worth laying the 2 pieces next to each
other on your cutting table, edges overlapping just a bit. then cut
through the overlap. Makes the "bumps" match up.
Roberta in D



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Old May 24th 11, 05:37 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Karen Tucker
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I squared up the pcs. and fit them all into the backing stuck up on the
design wall. Then I zig-zagged them together side by side like a jigsaw
puzzle. It worked a treat! The baby quilt is almost basted now. : )


Karen, Queen of Squishies
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Old May 24th 11, 07:23 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
ME-Judy[_2_]
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Me four!
ME-Judy


On May 24, 10:42*am, AllisonH wrote:
Me three! *I was surprised at how much better the multistep zigzag
worked than a regular zigzag. I haven't done big pieces but smaller
pieces went together easily.
Allison

On 24/05/2011 10:27 AM, Taria wrote:



I use the multi step zz too. *I also cut them together but you have to watch
for stretching or you lose that line easily.

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Old May 24th 11, 08:29 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Pati, in Phx
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Actually the fusible batting joining tape is a low temp fusible (much
like very lightweight knit interfacing). So it can be used on
polyester and blended batting.
Works really well too.

Pati, in Phx


On May 23, 4:29*pm, Marilyn Goodwin wrote:
There is a heat tape out there that you can use. *Cut the length you
need, put the two pieces next to each other lying flat and then iron
it on. *Need to be careful on the type of batting you are using...it
might melt.

Marilyn



 




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