Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Piecing Together Batting

Yahhhhhhhhhh! I have a new computer. Life is good.

Today, I needed to piece some batting together,
as I didn't have a big enough piece for a baby quilt.I decided to give the Heat Press a try.
So far, it seems like it worked quite well. Remember I used this to patch up a doggy chewed quilt. But this is what it is meant for.

First thing I did was lay the two pieces on the table, overlapping just a little.

Then, I cut down the middle of both layers.

I removed the top piece from one side and the bottom piece from the other side.

I kept the edges butted up to each other.

I laid down about a 12" strip of Heat Press, right on top of the cut edges. I placed a couple of teflon sheets right up alongside the Heat Press. (I am sure you could cut one long piece)

I pressed the Heat Press in place with my iron.
I kept adding more strips until I worked my way across the whole length.
Then I flipped the batting over and did the same thing to the other side.
This seemed to be faster than whip stitching the two pieces together.

Now I need to quilt the quilt.


Hollie said...

Thanks for the tips! I never even knew that stuff existed. I can't wait to hear how it works out after you finish quilting.

Candace said...

I must give this product a try, Mary! Thanks for the teflon sheet tip as well - I would not have thought of that!

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