When I first read about this "Heat Press Batting Together" I thought what a great idea. I hurried up and bought a few rolls since I have so many batting pieces that I said "someday" I would make potholders since they were not big enough to complete another quilt with. I have some rather large pieces that would be perfect for my lap quilts if I could piece them together.
Once I got the protective cover off of the roll, it was as simple as prepping the batting but cutting straight edges and ironing. First, I found two large pieces of batting. I'm using Hobbs Heirloom cotton batting. I placed the two large pieces together and cut a straight line (OK it wasn't perfectly straight) so that the ends will butt up together. I then placed them end to end on the ironing board and then placed the Heat Press Batting Together tape down on top of the batting in a small section at a time and then pressed the tape with the iron.
Seemed to be holding so I continued down the full size of the batting. Looks pretty good. However, i decided I wanted the tape on both sides for "extra" insurance since it was for a quilt.
I flipped over the batting and added a second strip of the tape and ironed every couple of inches as I laid the tape down. Once I was done, I was very impressed. It seemed to hold tightly (I was so tempted to pull on both sides but I thought that would be pushing my luck. I gave it a light tug and was holding well. It seemed to be even with the rest of the batting so same height.
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