Monday, February 14, 2011
How to Use Heat Press Batting Tape
Well, I've been throwing all my pieces in the corner trying to figure out what to do with them. I'm not really a fan of piecing the scraps together but who wants to throw out all that usable batting? And it never fails, just when I think I'll be able to use a piece from my scrap stack, it's just not quite big enough.
Well, I think I have found a great solution....Heat Press Batting Tape! This tape comes on a roll that is 1.5" by 10 yards. I just tried it out this afternoon and it was super simple to use.
First, you will want to make sure you have a nice straight edge on both pieces of batting that you want to fuse together.
Then you want to cover the seam with the Heat Press Batting Tape.
Now you will iron the tape to the batting. Make sure you check your iron settings. You do not want to use high heat. Also, I did not drag my iron over the tape. After I pressed a section I lifted my iron and moved to the next section.
And, that's it...you're done! Talk about easy! The tape does a great job securing the pieces together. You don't need to worry about it pulling apart under normal circumstances. In the below picture, I have the batting hanging off the side of my ironing board so you can see it won't easily fall apart.
I wasn't sure if I would like this product, but I do. It is very easy to use and durable. Now I can save a little money by using all my extra batting!
Oh, you can use this on all types of batting...I used Warm and Natural in my demo. That's my personal favorite!
Questions? Just leave a comment and I'll do my best to answer.