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    I'm a newbie to quilting and I was wondering...I have left over batting and want to make a table runner, can I piece the batting...do I need to some how fuse it together or just leave it in pieces...thank you....

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    Re: batting question

    Welcome to the board!

    Yes, you want to piece it together. I just butt one piece up against the other and do a zigzag stitch between the two and I figure you could do it by machine, but I do mine by hand. On one large quilt that I had to get finished and couldn't get out for a all in one piece from the store, I used up lots of smaller pieces and just zigzagged them together. It worked. Just don't pull it too tight as the batting will seem stretchy.

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      #3
      Re: batting question

      thanks....I will do that....

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        #4
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        great question. I was wondering that myself and I guess I know the answer now. Thanks.

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          #5
          Re: batting question

          When you butt them up to each other, make sure that they do not overlap! Overlapping them would cause them to be noticed on your finished product as well as making a thicker place to sew over when you quilt it.

          Here is a great tutorial for piecing batting together with some tips to help you. As a self-taught quilter, I have learned soooo much from AmandaJean's blog.

          http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2009 ... piece.html
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            #6
            Re: batting question

            Just remember to use thread that blends in with your batting. When I was very new to quilting, I pieced some batting together and used a darker thread. And, yes, it did show thru in places. Haven't made that mistake again! Oh, well!!

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              #7
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              Some days I think I should change my name to "Lazy Quilter". I had a piece that was almost big enough for a tv/sofa quilt, but as it was left over piece form another quilt it had a corner missing. I fit in a piece, but was in a hurry, so I used some lightweight fusible interfacing cut in a 1.5" strip to join the pieces together. It seems to have worked.
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              and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

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                #8
                Re: batting question

                Man, I love this forum! Had this question...searched the forum threads...got my answer! Thanks, ladies!

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                  #9
                  Re: batting question

                  I just butt the sides up and hand stitch so that its loose and doesn't squeeze the batting, I was worried the first time I did this but I couldn't tell where the join was once quilted

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