Thursday, July 19, 2012


Do you use pieced batting? I often use it. I keep leftover pieces of the same brand and loft together. When I have several chunks, I trim to make straight edges, use a long, wide zigzag stitch, simply butt the edges together and sew.

Be careful to make sure both sides are feeding under the needle at the same pace. You don't want to stretch one, it causes puckering. Generally, I only piece for a quilt less than 50". Anything bigger, I use packaged batts or "off the roll".

Frankenbatting is great for baby quilts and small charity quilts.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Yes, I do this all the time. When I go to my service project workshop, we trim the tied quilts. I take the trimmings, cut to the nearest inch, roll them, and sew them together for new bats. I also take the leftover fabric, cut them to the nearest inch, sort by color, and roll them for creating quilt backs for my charity quilts. Is it worth it? Hmmm, it's late July and I've already put together over 100 charity quilts with the batting and leftover fabric.