You can click here to see a tutorial on how to use it . . . it is the blog post where Kooshie the Wonder Pup made her first appearance here at the Lilypad. (Grin)
I love to root for the little guys . . . the underdogs . . . so when Jeanne told me that they had received their patent on the Heat Press Batting Together product, I was happy dancing for them!
Check out their press release:
Los Angeles, California, Jan. 9, 2014- HPBT, Inc. is happy to announce the issue of its United States Patent for the Heat Press Batting Together TM Fabric Batting Tape, Patent No. 8,435,634
Jeanne and Linda Harwood are the inventors of the batting tape and own a USA manufactured family- run business that specializes in quilting, crafting and sewing products.
Jeanne Harwood was a hobby quilter, who specialized in Long Arm quilting. Jeanne and her daughter Linda invented the batting tape when Jeanne continued having a problem with the quilt batting size changing, while loading the quilt on the long arm machine.
“...Since the launch of the business, the company has expanded with distributors throughout the U.S. and around the world. It’s the American dream of innovation. We created a unique product that makes quilting and crafting so much easier! We are very grateful to the quilting, crafting and sewing industries for their continued enthusiasm for our patented products.”, says Linda Harwood.
HPBT, Inc. plans to bring many new Heat Press Batting Together TM quilting, crafting and sewing products to the market in 2014.
HPBT is still working through some issues with larger companies who want to make similar products, but HPBT was the first, and now they have their patent, so I hope they will prevail!
I can personally vouch for the fact that this is an awesome product! I bet many of you are like me, and you save scraps of batting that you cut away from your projects. Yes, you can join the pieces with stitches, and overlap them, and all of that -- but Heat Press Batting Together is SEW much easier!
Just lay the pieces down (I've even had some small gaps between them) and iron the HPBT tape over the join.
You have one piece of batting! It's strong and flexible; you don't even know where it is, after you sandwich your project. And it needles like a dream -- no stickiness or anything to bother you as you quilt!
(Can you tell I love this stuff?)
I hope that you will hop over to their site and check out the tape. It comes in different sizes and colors, and you can order from them and get your product quick as a wink. AND, they ship retail orders for free! You can't beat that!
Congratulations, Jeanne and Linda, and Heat Press Batting Together! It's fun to see the underdogs win!