Sunday, April 17, 2011

my new favourite sewing tool ...

My new favourite sewing tool is batting seam tape that I found at the Australasian Quilt Convention yesterday. It's the answer to perfectly joining up bits of batting, instead of buying new whole pieces (or trying to sew them together like I have done in the past - it doesn't work).


Just cut straight edges on two pieces of batting and place them side by side as close as possible. Cut a piece of batting seam tape to length and then iron it across the join. A perfectly stable, flat join. Love!


Being a relative newbie to quilting, I'm sure most of you knew about this product, but for me it was a super find - no more piles of odd ends of batting - they can all be used. This business was where I bought it at the convention yesterday, but it may be available at other places.

Have a lovely Sunday.

9 comments:

Liam's Mummy said...

I've sewed batting together before. Fiddly job. This looks much easier.

If it helps, before butting the edges together, overlap the two edges slightly and cut with a rotary blade through both layers, peel away the excess, and you have perfectly matched edges. I've seen them do almost the same thing with wall paper on home makeover shows.

bec said...

Yey, i've never seen this, but so need it! I always use my little scraps up, but end up with lumps.....thanks for the hot tip!

june at noon said...

I sure could have used this the other day! Thanks for the tip!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

As a very very very new quilter this was one of the ( many) questions I had. Thanks Nic!!!

Miss Milla's said...

Wow. This looks fantastic. A group of friends and I were talking about how to join batting just last week, so great timing with this great little product.

CurlyPops said...

I've never seen that before either.... I think these quilters have been keeping secrets from us!

Brenda said...

I have bits of batting everywhere....I could use some of that tape!

How's the car going? Can you fit the groceries in it?

Amanda said...

i've been quilting for years and haven't seen it before. when I have joined batting I overlap the two layers slightly and use a 3 step zig zag to join, mind you I haven't done it for years usually just buy a whole piece.

One Flew Over said...

Never seen this before! WOW!

I always just zig-zag pieces together but this looks much speedier x