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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Joining Batting

Joining Batting

While trimming my batting I accidently managed to cut a big sheet in half. Apparently measuring and double checking twice was still one time too few. Here is one very good reason why I should not try to sew while I'm sick! After a moment of dispair I decided that this must be fixable so I took the two pieces to my machine and used a broken zig zag stitch to join the pieces back together.

I fed the pieces through so that they butted together rather than overlap because I don't want to end up with a lump in the quilt. Once the pieces were joined the batting was relatively strong and this may even be a way to join together all the off cuts to save money in the future.


Kathleen said...

oh i giggled at this cause its just the sort of thing i would do!!

i have read that people actually do abutt their batting and join them....its a standard thing so you are really thinking outside of the box in your quilt journey!

Metanoia said...

Thanks Kathleen. It really did work too. You can't tell there is a join in the finished quilt. I'm really happy with how it turned out and have learnt so much already. I enjoy the challenge of learning things for myself so my methods to get to a finished product are sometimes a little bit unconventional... lol