How to piece batting scraps together – Part 2

Last week I demonstrated how to piece batting scraps together with your sewing machine.  At the time, I still had not tried this more modern method using HEAT Press Batting Together.  And after trying it, I can say that my life has been made easier (hallelujah)!

I am so happy with this product and I’d like to share with you how easy it is.

You begin the same as the first method from Part 1 of How to piece your batting scraps, by overlapping the edges of your batting scraps about 1/2″ or more and cutting through both layers.  This creates an even and complimentary edge to join.

Next, you lay both edges together and cut the HEAT Press Batting Together the correct length needed.

Place the batting edges together nice and snug on an ironing board and place the Heat Press strip centered on top of the “seam”.

Now you press the strip with your iron.  The instructions tell you the heat setting you should use for your iron – it depends on the type of iron and the type of batting material. I pressed for about 5 seconds per section.

That’s it – you’re done.  BUT….  I held it up and saw this ridge peeking up at me from the underside:

I’m not so happy with the ridge; so to fix this, I just repeated the process on the back side of the batting “seam”.

No more ridge!  Nice and soft and drapey.

And since I see a peek of a Christmas quilt hanging in the background of the above picture, I’ll give you the full monty!

This pattern, Winter Skies, originally came from an American Patchwork & Quilting magazine from quite a few years back.  If you’re interested, you can purchase the pattern as a pdf download here.

It’s a great way to use up scraps!

And white buttons too!

Maybe you can get a head start on next year’s winter wall hanging!

Have a great day!

~Julie

 

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

5 thoughts on “How to piece batting scraps together – Part 2

  1. I just found your blog and have already found several tips and products. I am going on a quilt shop hop this weekend and will look for the Heat Press. I am looking forward to trying it. I’ve spent the last 2 hours reading and am anxious to read more as soon as I have time. It’s been very informative and helpful.
    Thanks.

  2. I love this stuff, too. Bought several rolls on-line and then gave one to my quilting friend. I buy a roll of batting at a time and always have odd sized pieces as my quilts are always different sizes (baby, twin, full, etc.) Thanks for sharing – hopefully lots of others will learn about it.

  3. Hi Julie,

    I recently discovered your blog and have enjoyed browsing around. Isn’t that Heat Press terrific. This afternoon I used it on wool batting (the pricey stuff!). The wallhanging is now basted and looks as smooth as can be, ready for quilting.

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