I'm cheap when it comes to quilting -- I think I've probably mentioned that a time or two. Sure, I've got a few expensive toys and a large fabric stash, but I try to get the most mileage I can out of my quilting supplies, whether that means chain piecing to conserve thread, or piecing bits of leftover batting into usable sizes.
If I've got two largish pieces and a big project to quilt, I'll zig zag them together on the sewing machine. But if I'm working on a baby quilt, I usually just lay the pieces out like a jigsaw puzzle and use extra pins when I baste that section. I quilt so densely that the batting's not going anywhere once the quilt's done.
A friend sent me a roll of Heat Press Batting Together, a flexible fusible tape that joins pieces of batting into usable sizes. This stuff is neat!
I had a hunk of batting left over from the big project that was just barely too narrow for baby quilts. With a couple of lengths of this and another narrow strip of batting, I put together two hunks that were exactly the size I needed.
The instructions say that it works on polyester batting. I'll have to try that next, although I'm a little nervous about getting my iron too close to something that might melt.
Purple Sue looks even cuter now that she's quilted, doesn't she?