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    Where do you store your batting ? I have big rolls and lots lots of cut off pieces ,that I put together for other quilts. I am over run w/pieces need some storage tips . Help!!!!

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    I stand the big rolls up on end in my sewing area and the pieces are in a tote.

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    will follow this. I've never bought a roll. Whole pieces are in their original bags with some shoved behind cutting table, and more in our guest bath "pantry." Cut pieces are scattered in the linen cupboard, under my cutting table, in the storage room... Rolls would be the best, but even if I hung them on a dowel, I have no space for such a thing. Shoving them into nooks and crannies seems to be working for me. lol...

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    I fold mine up and keep it in one of my sewing cupboards, usually in a bag so it doesn't attract lint or threads. I usually only buy what I need for a project though, so I don't have tons laying around. I do have lots of scraps however, which I keep in old batting bags or grocery bags in my sewing cupboard. Not the most organized system, but it works for me!

    Just a suggestion - I thought many times about tossing some of my batting scraps because I wouldn't make enough items that small to use them, but then I discovered a trapunto technique that really helps use them up while adding dimension to my quilts. It's all done on your sewing machine before you even layer your quilt, no stuffing required. I learned from visiting Patsy Thompsons blog, and she even has a few instructional videos on YouTube if you're interested. :)

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    I pin a tag with the dimensions to the leftover piece of batting so that I can quickly see if I can use it with another project. I hang the decent sized pieces over hangers in my sewing room closet so that I remember to look there before opening a new package.

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    I have an old baby play pen. It holds quite a few rolls and the rest is being used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter
    Just a suggestion - I thought many times about tossing some of my batting scraps because I wouldn't make enough items that small to use them, but then I discovered a trapunto technique that really helps use them up while adding dimension to my quilts. It's all done on your sewing machine before you even layer your quilt, no stuffing required. I learned from visiting Patsy Thompsons blog, and she even has a few instructional videos on YouTube if you're interested. :)
    That sounds interesting. Could you put up a link?

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    Please don't laugh, but this works for me. I had DH put 2 heavy duty cuphooks in the ceiling, got chain, small & strong, a piece of plastic pipe. Run the chain thru the plastic pipe, slide on the tube of batting, Hubby on one side, me on other, up to the ceiling it goes and hook chain into cuphooks. I have 4 rolls on my ceiling, clean and out of the way.

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    I roll up my yardage then I run it through 5 hanger centers and hang up in the top of the closet in my sewing room. Smaller pieces I roll together and keep inside vinyl zipper bags that bedding comes in. I have a nice size round tube shaped vinyl bag that a mattress topper came in that works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    Please don't laugh, but this works for me. I had DH put 2 heavy duty cuphooks in the ceiling, got chain, small & strong, a piece of plastic pipe. Run the chain thru the plastic pipe, slide on the tube of batting, Hubby on one side, me on other, up to the ceiling it goes and hook chain into cuphooks. I have 4 rolls on my ceiling, clean and out of the way.
    Never thought of that for the rolls. Have to go to town today will get some pulleys. Thanks

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