Batting Tape – Have You Tried It?

On Saturday I started to put my quilt top, back and batting together for quilting when oops! The last piece of batting on the bolt wasn’t large enough. Drat! I had the whole day to quilt, was in my scrubby clothes, hair in a mess and I DID NOT want to make a trip to the quilt shop.

I remembered that I had bought a roll of batting tape months ago because my sister told me I needed it. When sister talks, I listen. So I pulled out my biggest pieces of batting and the roll of tape to piece together a batting large enough to use.

Have you guys used this stuff?

Batting Tape

It works like a dream! All you do is lay two pieces of batting side by side with straight edges together, place a piece of the batting tape on top of the seam and press it in place. Seriously, I think it took longer for my iron to get hot than it did for me to make a piece of batting large enough for a lap size quilt.

Let me show you:

Supplies for Taping Batting

Batting - Edges Together

Batting Tape before Pressing

 

Batting Fused TogetherIn just minutes, I had a large usable piece of batting and my project was back on track.

Now, you can stitch batting together with a zigzag stitch and you don’t need the batting tape. But for me, it was so much faster and easier to just press the tape to the batting and move on.

I’ve had the tape for a while and only used it once on a small project. I was so happy to see how well it worked for a large piece of batting. It’s easy to quilt on – you don’t even know when you are stitching on it.

(Let me say this post is all my own opinion and I’m not receiving anything from anyone to tell you about the tape. There may be other brands out there but I’m only familiar with this one.) I’m glad I had it in my supply cabinet. If you ever get a chance to try batting tape, my sister and I hope you like it as much as we do!

 

 

 

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6 Responses to Batting Tape – Have You Tried It?

  1. I have not heard of batting tape before. That is so much faster than stitching the batting pieces together. I would love to know how it quilts.

    -Soma

  2. Susan says:

    I’ve seen it, thought about it, not really needed it, but wondered. So thanks for the report! Richard’s tips sound good, too, and I like other Marti Michell products, so I might buy each and see which one I like best. Though, as I said, I haven’t needed it, possibly because I don’t buy on rolls, didn’t even when I had the business. But things could change, we never know. 😉

  3. First, for full disclosure, I need to say that our company sells fusible tape that was selected by the author of the book “Machine Quilting In Sections.” It was that book that started the current interest in using fusible tape to join pieces of batting.

    Tip:
    Do not join two pieces of batting in a straight line. Over lap the batting and cut a gentle curve. Now the two pieces can be joined with the batting cut lining up nicely. Use tape to join the curved seam. 2″ tape is best. Cutting in a straight line leaves a weak line in the batt while the curved approach makes it very hard to detect the seam.

    Product Plug:
    All of the fusible product we have seen for quilters is made from knits while “Marti’s Fusible Tape” is made from a non-woven textile. The advantages are:
    • Thinner, harder to detect.
    • Knits are very stretchy while non-wovens are very stable. Stable is what you are looking for.
    • Knit textiles are much more expensive than non-wovens.
    • Our 2″ wide product is much more suitable for curved seams than the common 1.5″ wide. Our 1″ wide is much more suitable for straight seams than the common .75″ width.

    If you want more information or want to find our web site call Richard at 770-458-6500.

  4. Colleen says:

    Ugh. I hate my roll of batting tape. I’m glad it worked for you, but it always tends to pull up with my iron when I try to adhere it. What setting did you use on your iron? Maybe I’m doing it wrong.

  5. Allison CB says:

    I have a roll hidden away – think it is time I give it a try! Thanks for the push!

  6. Gina says:

    I’ve never heard of batting tape. I normally zig zag mine together. I’d be interested to hear how it quilts

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