Hey Jolly Jabbers, I am here today to tell you about one of my favorite new notions!
HeatnBond has released a Batting Tape.
With Quilt Market just around the corner I decided to make a new Jawbreaker Pillow for my booth.
When it came time to find batting I realized I had a lot of scraps 12" – 15" wide that were very long, but no scraps over 20" that were wide enough for the pillow panel.
Instead of cutting into a new piece of batting I decided to put 2 pieces together. I used to do this by sewing a zig zag across the two pieces, but it is so much easier with the batting tape! For my 20" pillow panel, I cut two pieces of batting 20" wide by about 13" tall.
Then I set my pillow panel aside so I didn’t accidently cut it! The next step is to trim the two ends of the batting that I needed to attach together. I trimmed off about 1/4" just to make sure each edge was perfectly straight.
Take them over to a pressing board and place them so they are just touching, but not overlapping. Then take the batting tape, rough side down, and roll it out to cover the seam.
The directions say to use a pressing cloth, but I didn't have one handy and it worked just fine for me without one.
Next, trim off the excess batting tape.
The directions explain that you can add batting tape to one or both sides. I'd probably do it to both unless I was making something very small like a placemat etc. So now, flip over the pieced batting and repeat on the other side.
I now have a piece of batting large enough for my pillow panel!
If you will be at Quilt Market come visit me in booth #730 to see this pillow and all my new patterns!