I'm working on a small wall hanging that I can actually quilt myself, and guess what? No batting. I was sure I had another package, but no. Since I live far from any quilt shop, I had to improvise. Here's what I did (sorry for the photography, I'm asking for a new camera for Christmas!):
|I sorted through all my batting scraps and found two |
that pieced together would be the right size.
I laid them out flat, overlapping them slightly.
|Then I sewed the two pieces together using the widest zigzag|
and stitch I have on my machine. The length was the longest my
machine has as well. You have to sew it gently and kind of coax
the two pieces to stay together, but don't pull on the batting.
|After sewing, it's kind of puckery. Just press gently |
on the seam with a hot dry iron. Don't push the iron, tap.
Batting is super-stretchy and you want it to hold its shape.
Don't press anything other than the seam.
|Here's the finished piece, ready to quilt!|