Batting Fix

The chisel star tops are pieced and on the frame! I loaded one large backing to quilt both one right after the other.

I was trying to use up odd bits of batting. I ran short on the second one. So I thought I’d show you how I deal with this. First, I lay a second piece of batting to overlap the short piece.

You never want to have to add to your batting while the quilt is already on the frame, but it happens!

Next, cut a line through both layers from one side to the other.

And remove the thin strips from each piece. Now he two parts should line up perfectly.

Now you se a needle and thread to carefully whip stitch the two together. Don’t pull tightly or you will end up with a ridge.

That’s it! It’s easier than it sounds. These are the pantograph I used. They are available from Urban Elementz .

Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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2 Responses to Batting Fix

  1. Jannette B. says:

    I’ve had to add to batting pieces and do it slightly differently (mind you, I know ahead of time that I need the piece to be bigger). I layer and cut it as you do, then butt the edges and run the pieces through the sewing machine, stitching with a WIDE zigzag stitch – and then it’s ready to use!

  2. Sue Baker says:

    Boy did this come in handy, my math sucks and the piece I added before I started is too short. Tomorrow morning I’ll be using your tip to add more, ugg. Thanks!

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