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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Another "Green" Idea for Quilters
In yesterday's post, I showed how I piece scrap batting together using a flat joining seam on my sewing machine. One of my regular readers, Diane, commented that one of her customers had pieced a batting using the fusible tape that is now sold for this purpose. I had read about that idea several months ago, but figured out another way to do this with using some scraps of another project.
A number of years ago, I made a quilt using a Quiltsmart pattern (fusible interfacing). After cutting up the interfacing for the quilt, I had scraps left, so I saved them without any idea of how I'd use them in the future. A few months ago, I needed to piece two fairly-large-size pieces of batting together and didn't want to deal with the bulk on my machine while sewing the seam. So I just used some of the longer strips of the leftover fusible interfacing from the Quiltsmart project and fused the two batting pieces together...
It worked just fine and I could barely tell the strip was there.
If I need to do this again and don't have enough scraps of the fusible left, I'll just buy yardage of regular fusible interfacing and cut it into strips. No need to buy the roll.