Joining Leftover Quilt Batting: Why You Should Do It!

Who else has a container full of quilt batting scraps tucked away in your sewing room but you have no idea how to use them?

I don’t think there’s a quilter that can escape this. However, the good thing is you don’t have to toss the leftover pieces of batting.

Materials Needed:

– Batting scraps – Sewing machine and presser foot – Thread – Long Quilting ruler – Rotary cutter – Cutting mat

Step 1: Pull out your leftover batting pieces.

Figure out which pieces you need to join together to be large enough for your quilt top.

To start – spread out two pieces of quilt batting on your cutting mat and slightly overlap the batting edges.

Step 2: Place your batting so it overlaps.

Step 3: Get straight edges to join by cutting both pieces at once.

Using your quilting ruler and rotary cutter (or other cutting tool), place the ruler on the edges of the batting.

Step 4: Time to sew!

Set your sewing machine to a wide zig-zag stitch (I used a stitch length of 2).

Take your two pieces of batting and hold them against each other as you sew. Guide the strips through your machine slowly with the edges butted up.

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