My Batting Won’t Stop Slipping!

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My batting is always slipping and stretching when I use my regular sewing machine. I’ve tried a walking foot and even lowered my dogs, and still the batting squishes out. I’m only using 2 – 3 layers of fabric. HELP PLEASE! What am I doing wrong?

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NQC Answer

Hi there! Another thing that can help keep all of your layers even is if you can lessen the presser foot pressure on your machine. If your machine does not have this capability, I would recommend basting the layers together with pins every couple inches or so to make sure the batting doesn’t slip.

Hope that helps!


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3 Responses to “My Batting Won’t Stop Slipping!”
  1. Mary Miller
    Mary Miller

    I came across 20 12×12 quilt blocks that were hand sewn by my husband’s grandmother. I am unsure what to do with them next. Is there a specific video or other instructions that would help me with the next steps in making a quilt?

  2. Lisa

    Has anyone tried a light spray of spray starch?
    Just enough to have it ‘tacky’ enough to keep
    the batting in place? It’s just a thought. 🙂

  3. ann fox
    ann fox

    maybe the person whose batting is slipping could also try “505 spray glue” lightly between the layers ? ? should help a bit. AF