Quilting: How To Piece Together Scraps of Low Loft Batting

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Tutorial: Piecing together low loft quilt batting scraps
I hold onto batting scraps from quilts I make. It turns out to be useful when putting together these smaller Christmas tree skirt quilts and throw quilts. In this case, I found a package of baby-blanket batting, but it wasn't large enough. So I cut and rearranged it to fit.

Using pieced batting doesn't seem to have any ill effects on the quilt, so long as you're careful to not split the pieces during quilt sandwich, basting, and quilting phase. If your quilting lines are close enough, they should hold the scraps in place.

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  1. Put together ironed scraps of batting so that they're bigger than your quilt top.
    Put together ironed scraps of batting so that they're bigger than your quilt top
  2. I started with a new package of baby-blanket-sized batting, & cut a corner or two off. Then rearranged and added scraps from prior quilts to get the correct size.
    I started with a new package of baby-blanket-sized batting, & cut and added scraps from prior quilts to get the correct size.
  3. Sew batting scraps together so they lay flat. I like to cut them into rectangles, or occasionally triangles, before working with them. The ordering of what is sewn first is up to you, although I like to sew together the weird bits and corners until they form a longer edge, and then sew the edges.
    Sew batting scraps together so they lay flat.
  4. I use an overhand stitch, and then pull on the batting a bit when I'm done to get them to lie flat.
    I use an overhand stitch, and then pull on the batting a bit when I'm done to get them to lie flat.
  5. Be sure to finish off the seams with a knot.
    Be sure to finish off the seams with a knot.
  6. Completed quilt batting from scraps!
    Completed scrap batting.
8. Cut batting to cover top (and then some)
2. Cut 24x 10"X18" batting panels.


Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt Quilt Tutorial Posts:
  1. Equilateral Triangle Quilted Xmas Tree Skirt: Cutting Equilateral Triangles
  2. Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial: Sewing the Triangles
  3. How To Add Flange to a Quilt Block
  4. How To Piece Together Low Loft Quilt Batting
  5. Quilting the Triangle Xmas Tree Skirt Quilt
  6. How To Make Continuous Bias Binding
  7. How To Connect Binding with a Mitered Seam
  8. How To: Alternative Mitered Binding Join
  9. How To Attach Bias Binding to a Quilt
  10. Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt Overview

1 comments:

Krystal E said...

i am always in awe of people who can quilt, it must take so much time - but also worth the special outcome!

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