Piecing Quilt Batting

I will sometimes piece leftover sections of quilt batting to make a larger batting. Some quilters piece batting by butting straight edges of the batting together then whip stitching. However I worry that the batting 'splice' might fall on a logical fold line for the quilt and folding over, and over might cause weakness in the splice. Therefore I splice my batting sections on a wavy line. This also makes the splicing line less visible.

Overlap the sections of batting by about three inches. Using scissors or a rotary cutter, cut a wavy line across the overlapped area. Remove excess cut-away batting from both top and bottom batting pieces.

Then use a whipstitch to hold the two sections together. I like to stitch double lines of crossing stitches to make sure the batting pieces stay in place (see below).

 

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