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Thread: Batting scraps, keep or throw out?

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    I am just finishing my 3rd pieced quilt so I am definitely a newbie. I have learned so much from this site and am addicted to checking the boards once or twice a day. I love the creative and beautiful ways people have used fabric scraps but what about the batting. I have quite a bag full of strips approx 2" wide plus odds and ends from other projects. What do you do with them? They definitely take up space. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    save for stuffing pillows or other little projects you may have...or give them to others if you don't do that type of stuff.

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    I say keep them! You might want to do a small project like key chains or pot holders! They also make good dust buddies! lol

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    I keep them for small projects, ornaments and I keep a small square next to my machine and cutting board to put loose threads on until project is done and I can throw them in the bin.

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    keep for small projects

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    Thanks for the suggestions and now I have another question. Can you zigzag pieces together for a small quilt or doll quilt? Would they still wash O.K.

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    That is what I do. I use them for wall hangings or candle mats or pot holders (with insulbrite, mug rugs.
    The little little pieces I use for stuffing.

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    They work just fine zigzagged together. They wash up fine.

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    I put the small scraps in a bag I have sewn (using fabric I don't need for anything else - or something I don't like anymore) and when it is full I sew up the end and give it to the Humane Society for them to use as animal beds.

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    Yes I keep also, for small projects.

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