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Thread: Feeling Quite Thrifty Today!

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    Super Member jljack's Avatar
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    I hate to throw away odd pieces of batting. With all the projects we quilters come up with, there is always the need for smaller pieces of batting....bags, runners, pot holders, pincushions, etc. I have one drawer where all the small pieces go, and a large bag where all the bigger pieces go. It has saved me from cutting up large pieces.

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    I always save everything! I usually find an eventual use for everything.

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    I used to use batting scraps for rag quilts, too! It's so nice to have a pile ready to go and not have to spend time cutting when the creative urge is burning brightly:-)

    Now, I zigzag the medium size pieces together when I have finished trimming a project.

    You are "resourceful" and that's a great feeling!!!!

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    Thanks, I LOVE good money saving ideas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabodina
    I have never heard of that before, so what do you do after you cut them. Do you sew them together or what?
    Thanks,
    i just trim them to be straight edged. then when i need a small batting piece, like for a baby quilt or whatever, i sew them together.
    i use a SITD (stitch in the ditch,has the bar in the middle) foot, and use a zig zag stitch. i only do this with warm and natural batting. i do not overlap them. just butt them up against each other..works for me.

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    What a great idea! Gold star for the day!!!

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    Great use of scrap batting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I do the same thing. I save my batting leftovers especially for rag quilts.
    Ditto on that too!! I've done it for years!

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    The planet thanks you! Always good to save your bits and pieces...surprising what you can do with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenS
    I just started cutting fabric squares for a rag quilt, and found in a box some smaller pieces of batting left over from several quilts. I don't know why I saved these odd-shaped pieces of batting, but must have thought I would find a use for them someday. I was able to cut the 90 squares of batting that I needed for this quilt from basically leftover batting! Thought I would pass on the idea to my fellow quilters.
    That's more than thrifty...that's frugal and smart!!

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