Heat Press Batting Together is a roll of cloth tape that will fuse two edges of batting together. It's soft, it's thin, it stretches, it's needle easy for hand or machine quilting. This can be used on any batting fabric content. Use the wider Heat Press for more porous battings like wool or polyester and use the narrower Heat Press for denser battings like cottons or cotton/poly blends.
HEAT Press Batting Together™ was invented to fuse batting/wadding and fabric together to fit a specific size, to enlarge or reinforce. The HEAT Press Batting Together™ is cloth tape on a roll, and will allow batting edges to be fused together with a soft fuse that stretches, eliminating the old pinning and stitching of extra batting/wadding pieces needed to fit a specific project. The product can be used on any batting/wadding fabric content.
- Reinforcement for stretch fabric
- Backing for stretch fabric
- Patch for stretch fabric
- 100% Made in the USA
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.
The video below demonstrates the easy way of using HEAT Press Batting Together™.
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.