We all know that when someone has a brilliant idea, there are copy cat products that immediately jump on the band wagon. That is why I was thrilled to receive a press release from Jeanne and Linda Harwood of Heat Press Batting Together. They just received a patent that protects their idea.
Item #HP1574 Retail $7.99
Heat Press Batting Together is a 1-1/2in x 15yd roll of cloth tape that will fuse two edges of batting together. It’s soft, it’s thin, it stretches, it needles easily for hand or machine quilting. This can be used on any batting fabric content. (This replaces Item #HPBT).
It is available in two different widths and two different colors – black and white:
Item #HP10074 – 1 1/2″ x 100 Yards of White – Retail $50.00
Item #HP34 – 3/4″ x 10 Yards of White – Retail $3.99
Item #HP34BL – 3/4″ x 10 Yards of Black – Retail $3.99
Item HP74BL – 1 1/2″ x 10 Yards of Black – Retail $7.99
There are also counter displays available. Check our website for details…
Here is the official 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 merely 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.
“The U.S. patent issued in 2013 and it was very exciting for us. 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.
So, buy the original and see what all of the fuss is about!