I didn't hold out very long before I made my first purchase! I have been trying to ignore all the sales everyone has been having, but for 50% off ... well, that is a hard sale to ignore! Here is what I bought
I have this pile of batting scraps
I had a nice big piece that I needed to add a strip to the side and the bottom.
To do this I overlapped the pieces by a couple of inches and made sure they were the same length at the end where I would start sewing.
With the rotary cutter, I cut a gentle curvy wave thru both pieces then removed the trimmings.
I took the pieces to the sewing machine and set my stitch for a triple stitch zig zag 13a i.e. each zig has three little stitches in it. Using this stitch keeps the batting from forming a ridge. I also used the widest setting and set the length to a 2. The standard length on my machine is a 1.
Place both pieces under the foot with the edges butted up against each other. I started sewing keeping the butted edge in the middle of the foot so the zig zag would go back and forth catching both pieces.
I guess I should have used a different colored thread to show the seam so you could see it better, but it is what it is - a nice flat seam that will not be noticeable!
I managed to get the batting pieced for two quilts along with the backing pieced and binding cut. I will continue to make batting for the rest of my small UFO quilts and stack them up until I am ready to start the next step of pin basting them.
Before I went to work I made a lime coconut quick bread to take to the fellows at work. I didn't want to make it last night because I would have smelled it all night and that would drive me crazy! They fellows said it tasted good. I had to change the recipe since I didn't have any coconut oil or coconut milk. I used butter and skim milk instead. I did a calculation of the calories and if I cut it into 8 slices each slice would have 337 calories! Holy cow! It sure does smell good! Very limey!