Thursday, July 03, 2014

Heat Press Batting Together

I am getting ready to finish up some smaller quilts and want to use up odds and ends of batting scraps. I am using some fusible tape to join some small batting scraps together. 


Here is an example of what I'm doing. Here I am filling in this little corner which is about 6" x 20".  Fixing the corner will make this chunk of batting more usable. Then I will fuse this chunk to another chunk, and so on, until I get a piece large enough to use for a baby quilt.


This is the product I am using called  Heat Press Batting TogetherIf you asked me about it, I would probably have described this product as "okay". But I have to admit that I must like this more than I had thought because my package is empty... I used the whole thing! 
I guess I could cut my own strips from fusible web sheets and maybe I'll try that next time since I'm out of the prepackaged tape. It's just so convenient and easy to use.
What method do you use to join batting scraps together?

21 comments:

ozone3 said...

I use the Heat Press Batting Together also. Very easy & convenient. It comes in a large roll which makes it much cheaper.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

It is great stuff for this!

scraphappy said...

I usually sew mine, but it is a bit of a pain in the neck. It does seem like ironing would be easier.

Barb said...

Those fusible strips...can't remember the name.

Rosa said...

I sew mine!

Judy said...

The tape is the same material as light fusible knit interfacing used for making garments. I simply cut it into strips about 2" wide and fuse it to the 2 pieces of batting. I wouldn't advise using fusible web as it will fuse to you quilt top as well and will become stiff in that spot.

Deanna W said...

I usually sew mine with a zigzag stitch. Have wanted to try this iron on stuff but for hand quilting I think it wouldn't work so well.

Dolores said...

Since I hand quilt and use polyester batts, I hand sew the batting together in big herringbone stitches. My friend was going to buy a roll of fusible that was at a quilt show but I stopped her. You can buy the same stuff in yardage at Fabricland. She did, later.

Judy said...

I have used it on a hand quilted quilt and you don't even know it is there. There was no glue residue on my needles either.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I use the heat press like you do and for those of you who hand quilt - this can be used for those of us that hand quilt! I use it and it works just fine

RoseMary Baty-Willcox said...

I have seen this tape before. but I just zig zag my batting together. But I want to try this for much larger pieces. Thanks for sharing.

The Slow Quilter said...

As we all have in the past I zig-zaged my batting strips to geather, and at times I still do, put like all of use I need a easy way to anything dealing with quilting, so I also use this type of batting tape.

beaquilter said...

I use THIS! I like it... I've gone thru several packs of it, especially for donation quilts.... often if I make a quilt that's 60" or so and I cut batting from a roll, I'm left with 30"-ish of batting so it's great to iron two of those together and get another 60" piece.... when my PILE of scrap batting gets big, I'll go thru and iron them together and label the sizes so I can grab some for a quilt later :)

Janet O. said...

I have hand stitched large pieces, and I save my small pieces for mini quilts or practice sandwiches for FMQ. But you have me intrigued. I'll have to look for this stuff.

margaret said...

sounds like good stuff, so far have not joined but thought I would just use a large zig zag stitch on the machine

Carol said...

I'll have to try this because I have so many small pieces of batting that I just can't seem to throw away. Thanks!

Carol said...

I'll have to try this because I have so many small pieces of batting that I just can't seem to throw away. Thanks!

Cathy said...

I buy lightweight fusible interfacing, cut it into strips, and use it the same way as the packaged pre-cut strips.

Dasha said...

I have tried hand sewing and machine sewing, and I have a roll of the tape in my cupboard waiting to trial Kathy. Not having used the tape yet, I would say that hand sewing it together gives a better finish. You can control the stretchiness of the batting better, and it comes out smoother. But its a pain! Hoping the tape will make life easy.

Gina said...

I've never thought of fusing batting together. I normally line up two pieces and use a large zig zag to join them xx

AnnieO said...

I thought the tape was a bit pricey for what it is, so didn't buy any. Looks like it works well, tho, and that's always a good recomendation!