I’ve never had to piece batting so I wasn’t sure how to do it. I didn’t want it to overlap or be bunched, so I laid the pieces side by side and taped them along the seam. I used a herringbone stitch to join them and removed the tape as I stitched along.
I pieced the backing with this blue fabric, along with a small amount of blue cat print.
I pressed the fabric the best I could with the steam iron. (In the US, I liked Magic Sizing for ironing, but that product isn’t available in Japan.) I carefully laid out the fabric, the batting, and the quilt top, and taped the layers to the floor.
After basting in all directions, I folded up the edges and pinned them. Yes, this took all day. Let the quilting begin!
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