Frankenbatting simply refers to piecing together batting scraps in order to make batting big enough for your quilt top. Once used in a quilt and quilted, you can't tell at all that your batting was pieced from scraps.
Over the years of making quilts for others, I ended up with a LOT of batting scraps. What do you do with all of those scraps, that are perfectly usable, just not as large as you would like them to be to quilt another quilt. I first heard the term Frankenbatt on my Stashbuster list online. I laughed so hard, I spit my coffee, but the name is fitting.
After sewing batting scraps together you have - Frankenbatt!!
Keep adding pieces until you have a batting that is large enough for your quilt.
I havn't had any issues with any quilts using the frankenbatt method. You cannot tell once it's quilted, and even before, that there are any seams in the batting. It's a great way to use up pieces that would otherwise be considered trash.
The other option for longarm-quilters is to slightly overlap the scraps, lay the quilt top over it, and quilt away. We have used this method for many years quilting charity quilts. There might be a bit of excess batting, but for the most part, you can't tell once the quilt is quilted.
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