I was recently asked to try out and review Heat Press Batting Together a fusible cloth tape for fusing your batting pieces together. I have to admit at first I was quite skeptical since I can easily sew together batting pieces using a multi-stitch zig-zag on my sewing machine. However, looking at my sewing job using my sewing machine I always seem to stretch out the batting a bit while I sew it and I have to fan-dangle the batting, after it is sewn, to get it to lay flat again. So since I had a baby quilt I want to load onto my frame I decided to give the Heat Press Batting Together a try.
I first trimmed up my batting pieces so that they were even instead of jagged edges and laid it on my ironing board.
Lay the tape down across the cut rough side down and quickly press it into place. This was honestly very fast and very easy. I used a cotton batting here.
Once you have pressed it down you are ready to go! So fast - so easy!!
The little blip in the seam was my fault since I didn't push the edges up against each other well enough at first - I thought that I would still show this picture though to show that this can happen if you're not careful ;-) The seam is smooth and flat and is NOT stretched out at all - like when I stitch mine together using a sewing machine.
So final verdict - this is a great product! I am definately going to use this product instead of sewing my batting together from now on. It is much easier, does a better job, is faster and does not put excess lint into my bobbin area of my sewing machine. Win - win - win!
The only negative I see is that it comes on a small roll with 10 yards of tape on a roll - I would love to see a larger roll of the tape so that I won't have to buy as many ;-)
Have any of you tried Heat Press Batting Together before?