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    Default A 'chunk' missing from my batting . . . is making me 'batty'!

    So . . I've posted about helping my DGD make a tee-shirt quilt . . . . and had help from some of you 'seasoned quilters' along the way - - thank you once again . . . .

    BUT I have an unusual problem today. Upon opening my bag of batting (Hobbs Heirloom Premium Cotton Batting - Twin Size 72" X 90") to spread it out to let the fold wrinkles rest, I find that I apparently at some prior time 'stole' a chunk about 13" X 15" (I have a vague memory of this theft) which leaves me in a quandary!

    The tee-shirt quilt top measures 72" X 90"!?!?!? We planned it that way by using sashing and a border . . . . * * since that roll of batting was sitting on the shelf in the closet that was clearly marked 72" X 90"! Upon measuring the batting, I find that it actually measures 76" X 97" - I conclude that's because your batting and backing are supposed to be slightly larger than the quilt top.

    So therein lies my dilemma . . . that's making me 'batty' > > > > > do I 'steal' some of the extra inches to make a patch? > > or will that leave me a problem not having the extra inches . . to be bigger than the quilt top?

    Anybody ever dealt with such 'thievery'????

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    Default Re: A 'chunk' missing from my batting . . . is making me 'batty'!

    Do you not have any pieces leftover from other quilts?

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    Default Re: A 'chunk' missing from my batting . . . is making me 'batty'!

    Quote Originally Posted by shirleyknot View Post
    Do you not have any pieces leftover from other quilts?
    Sadly, I don't think so . . . I have yet to dig into some random scraps I have in my stash. Previously I have only done QSYG squares, so this is the only bed size batting I have - seems I needed an extra block at some time. I was hoping to start quilting tomorrow with no time to order - but may have to reconsider that. Not even sure if and how a patch can be accomplished.
    NC sayin's from my mama n' daddy, a reminder, lest I forget:

    ~I’m gonna tan your hide. (You’re about to get a whoopin’.)
    ~set yourself down a spell ~~every day of the week n' twice on Sundays
    ~knock you clean into next week n' then some ~~deader than a door nail
    ~can't get blood from a turnip ~~your neck o'the woods
    ~You're just playing possum (pretendin' to be asleep when you didn't want to get up n' go to school)
    "B"

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    Default Re: A 'chunk' missing from my batting . . . is making me 'batty'!

    I have "patched" using strips of lightweight fusible interfacing to join the pieces. It is along the lines of the batting tape they sell, but a homemade version. The interfacing doesn't add any bulk and keeps things from shifting. I have had more trouble trying to stitch pieces together than ironing them.

    You could try trimming the batting closer and making a patch. I would still leave some batting hanging out to keep it from sucking up inside the quilt.
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    Default Re: A 'chunk' missing from my batting . . . is making me 'batty'!

    I prefer my batting to be a bit bigger to allow for pulling in(?) from the quilting. I would piece scraps to fill in the hole but that only solves part of your problem. You will probably be happier if you replace the batting you have with a larger piece. You really don't want to come up short when your quilting is done. Now maybe, if you are tying you could squeak by but it will be close
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    Default Re: A 'chunk' missing from my batting . . . is making me 'batty'!

    You can piece a scrap of batting in, abut the two pieces and use a zig zag stitch to secure it. It will hold and behave itself just fine, I just did this myself and I thought I'd be able to tell where I pieced the batting and I can't tell at all. There are videos out there that show how, google will surely come up with a few.
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    Default Re: A 'chunk' missing from my batting . . . is making me 'batty'!

    I have pieced batting together and it holds just fine once all the quilting is done.
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    Default Re: A 'chunk' missing from my batting . . . is making me 'batty'!

    Thanks loads ladies - - so, after the batting relaxed a bit, I put the pieces together . . folded in quarters. Fortunately for me, there seems to be more length than width > > > so if i fold the batting at the top lined up so that I have about 1-1/2" overhang (which would be at top and bottom - about what I have on each side), it would allow me to slice off 3" across the length > > > > then if I piece 4 - 3" pieces I need, giving me 12" to make my patch - - it may just work. The width of the patch isn't a problem since I'll have the full 3" strip, allowing me what I need there. As toggpine suggests, I could attach the pieces using light fusible (I have plenty left over from fusing the tee-shirts) - - - hmmm, could this be possible?

    We plan to do simple straight, box type quilting . . . maybe it won't pull in as much as fancier quilting?

    I'm attaching a pic that maybe will clarify the issue - - on the 2nd pic I stuck in a piece of material so you could see the cut out.Click image for larger version. 

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    NC sayin's from my mama n' daddy, a reminder, lest I forget:

    ~I’m gonna tan your hide. (You’re about to get a whoopin’.)
    ~set yourself down a spell ~~every day of the week n' twice on Sundays
    ~knock you clean into next week n' then some ~~deader than a door nail
    ~can't get blood from a turnip ~~your neck o'the woods
    ~You're just playing possum (pretendin' to be asleep when you didn't want to get up n' go to school)
    "B"

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    Default Re: A 'chunk' missing from my batting . . . is making me 'batty'!

    Wow! What a frustration! I hope you were able to find something to patch the missing corner.

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    Default Re: A 'chunk' missing from my batting . . . is making me 'batty'!

    I think you can do it. I have pieced batting several times. I just butt the pieces together and use a big zigzag stitch. No problems with it.

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