I'm in the pinning stages on my eagle quilt. I've probably got a lot more pins to go before I'm ready to quilt, but believe it or not, I've run out of pins. On Thursday, in our classroom environment, Jane, Linda, Susan and I are going to begin the quilting process. We were going to take Grace's finishing class, but decided we'll try it on our own first. Wish us luck, since this is raw-edge...nothing is fused...and you can see just how many little loose edges there are.
Did you know that you can sew your batting pieces together to create the size that you need? You just butt the straight edges (trim them to be straight if you have to) of your pieces up against each other, and zig-zag them together. You can see how nice and flat the seam lies. I wouldn't use too many small pieces in one quilt, but this time I've used one large and two smaller pieces and it will work just fine. I've done this many times and have never had a problem. If you're concerned, then just do it on a quilt or wall-hanging that will get very little use.
Have fun with whatever you're working on!