It happens……batting is fragile until quilted. Last week it happened to us. A chunk of batting had to be cut away on the bottom edge, and then was one inch too short…..
1. Place a piece of batting under the original batting.
4. Line up the new batting with the original batting. I roll the take up bar till the section I am repairing is sitting right on the bar. Now I can pin right to the bar to keep batting in place if I need to. This was a small price of batting so it stayed put without pinning.
5. Now I cut strips of lightweight fusible interfacing in 2″ strips. These is pre-cut interfacing for joining batting, but I prefer to cut my own. Why? It is cheaper, takes only minutes and I find the pre-cut stuff wants to curl up. I cut up a meter at a time so it is ready when I need it. I usually do not use the stuff with the grid printed on it but last time I cut some up we were out of the plain stuff….
6. Place a strip of interfacing over the edge of batting you are joining. Make sure you have the glue side next to the batting!
And now I will continue quilting! I have an hour tops and the quilt I am working on will be finished! So excitting! Love what I do….