Want to use up small leftover pieces of batting?
Submitted by Marje Rhine, technical pattern editor for American Quilter magazine.
I like to join them for use in doll quilts and wallhangings, but needed a quick method for joining the pieces so they would lie flat without a bump, instantly giving away the secret that they had been pieced.
I’ve come up with what I think is a better method.
- Layer the batting, right-sides together (or same-sides together) along the straight edge.
- Using a short and narrow blind hemstitch, sew the pieces together. The straight lines of the blind hemstitch should run just along the raw edges of the batting with the occasionally right-left stitches catching both pieces.
- Open up the batting and pull slightly. The stitching should hold the length of the seam and almost disappear both visually and to the touch.