Hi there! Today we have a fabulous guest post from the talented Carrie from Chopping Block Quilts! Be sure to check out her blog, she has a lot of great projects and even some recipes! :)
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Today she is going to share with us how to join batting. I don't know about you, but I have quite the pile of batting scraps that are just sitting in a bin. I will use some here and there for small projects, but I've never joined my batting to make a bigger piece before! I knew it was possible, I just never knew exactly how to do it. So I am so glad I came across Carrie's excellent tutorial, I will definitely use this the next time I may need a bigger piece of batting than what I already have!
When making larger quilts, I typically use a whole, new piece of batting but am often left with sizeable scraps that (when joined together) are perfect for smaller projects such as baby quilts.
|Batting piece too small for pillow sham.|
1: Make sure that the pieces of scrap batting you are joining are of the same material and loft. When storing my scraps, I fold the pieces into each other to keep like batting together.
2: Lay the batting pieces you are thinking of using so that there is overlap between the pieces of 3-4 inches.
|Overlap Scraps by 3 or 4 inches|
3: (Secret step) Cut through both layers of overlapped batting in a gentle wave pattern. I typically eyeball it but you can mark if so desired.
|Cut through both layers in a wave|
|Remove excess side pieces|
Loose whipstitch to hold the two adjoining pieces at the seam
|Joined pieces ready for basting|
6: Baste and quilt as normal
|Basted and ready for quilting|
Thanks for stopping by!