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Hot Tip Tuesday #23, Piecing Cotton Batting

I use Warm & Natural cotton batting exclusively.  As discussed here previously I have my own technique for making my quilt-as-you-go lap quilts.  By using Warm & Natural cotton batting I have no puckers because the cotton batting sticks to the fabrics like Velcro!  I love this “Velcro” property and therefore have been using their batting for as long as I can remember.  I have a big roll that I cut off of and since I use it for all sizes of projects I have scraps too. 


They go into table runners, and pillows and I also use them in stitchery projects as previously discussed too.

Today as I was working on yet another new project for Spring Quilt Market, I needed to piece a smidge onto my batting because my project grew a bit after I started.  Not to worry though, my backing was big enough.  My batting was just a bit short.  So, I searched out a strip of batting and squared it up along with the end of the batting inside my quilt-to-be. 

Here’s a tutorial to show you how:

Square up both pieces that you want to join.

 and just zigzag stitched them together. I use the widest and longest stitch settings.


One piece of cotton batting! (I use cream color thread normally, but I wanted you to be able to see it here.)  

I just finished my quilt by the way…  Can’t wait to get it into pattern form so I can show all of you!

Until next time,


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