Monday, December 9, 2013

Nifty Notion and a Give Away

Wait until you see this nifty notion!! You’re going to want to give it as a stocking stuffer to all your sewing friends.

I was cleaning up and realized that I had a ton of random batting pieces piling up. Batting is so expensive I just can’t part with the leftover pieces but I hate to go through the hassle of sewing them back together. Sooo, I decided to give Heat N Bond’s Batting Tape a try.

Are you skeptical…..I was!

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As you can see it’s very sheer but strong.

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All you have to do is stack your batting pieces and cut a nice straight edge.

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Place the batting on the ironing surface and butt the trimmed edges up nice and tight. No overlapping needed.

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Place the Batting Tape over the seam. One side of the tape feels a little rough. That’s the side with the glue.

The directions said to use a pressing cloth but I just ironed it. It didn’t take much to make it stick.

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The hold was surprisingly strong. The seam was very soft and flexible. I tried a few pieces applying it to both sides of the seam and it still remained quite soft and flexible. The seam wasn’t even noticeable.

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I tested it on Warm and Natural cotton, Quilter’s Dream poly, and Hobbs Heirloom 80/20. The bond was excellent on all of them.

How fun is that!!!! Want to give some a try?

Let’s make Friday the 13th a lucky day. Leave a comment and I’ll pick one lucky winner by random and send you a package to try for yourself.

19 comments:

Rebecca said...

ohhh
that sure beats a whip stitch!

felice said...

That stuff looks pretty cool!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Interesting - looks like a winner to me :) I have so many scraps of wadding this would be perfect for them!

JoyceLM said...

Looks a lot easier than sewing them together with a zigzag stitch. Thanks.

mary.mimi said...

Whew, I'm so glad to hear there are others out there who can't let go of small pieces..yeah.. splice on :)

Karen said...

I make lots of 'quilts for others' so this would really help my budget. Looks great would love the opportunity to try

sharon said...

I am always on the lookout for ways to save. I have a bin half full of pieces that I can now do something with.

Sharon said...

I am always looking for ways to save. This looks like an ideal way.

Debra Kay Neiman said...

This is so neat...thanks. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Jan Milton said...

This product is wonderful. I've used it several times.

Karrie S said...

Awesome, I need some of that! Thanks for the chance to win some!

-karrie
ksmith8@emich.edu

vljens said...

Now I see there is an easier way to join those scraps of batting I have saved other than whip stitching them together! Would love the opportunity to try this product out. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

Lynne said...

That does sound like a great product. I still sew my pieces together!

shawn said...

Sounds like great stuff, thanks.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Shelor Robin said...

I luv this stuff!!!

KatieQ said...

I save lots of batting scraps, but can never seem to sew them together so that they lay flat. The batting tape sounds like it may be the answer to my problem.

debbie said...

I would love to try this stuff. I can never seem to get a flat seam when I sew the edges together

l said...

how cool! what a great idea!

Carrie P. said...

I know the giveaway is over but I just wanted to say thanks for sharing this info. I just saw this product in a store and was wondering about it. I am going to have to get me some.