This product was invented by designer / longarm-quilter Jeanne Harwood after 40 years of business ownership experience in the development of the Sears Sewing Schools Knit Program, Apparel Manufacturing, Apparel Design, Textile Development, Quilting and Long Arm Quilting Industries and is 100% Made in the USA.
The video below demonstrates the easy way of using HEAT Press Batting Tape™.
Hint: Use the wider batting tape on looser battings, like polyester.
- Iron Settings are Most Important when applying tape. Irons with Teflon plates can use low cotton to fuse tape. Irons without a teflon plate use the new instructions below.
- Remove the Plastic Wrapping.
- Test your iron with Tape and batting.
- Lay your batting edges together. Press the tape over the two edges and iron.
- 100% polyester batting...low setting.. (high synthetic) and slide the heat of the iron across the batting quickly. If needed use an applique sheet over the tape on the high loft 100% polyester.
- Test all synthetic mixed battings, usually a wool setting works well.
- You may find that the batting looks flat after application with the heat but when it cools the batting is fluffy again.
- With a large quilt batting 93 and adding more width, I use weights on either side of the batting to hold it in place.
- Simply lay tape over cut edges and slide the iron over the tape without any pressure, smooth out the tape with the heat of the iron.
- The batting tape needs only be applied to one side of the batting. It holds through washings and dry cleanings. It doesn't gum up the needles and can be stitched by hand or by any machine.