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Thread: I "Found" some free batting!

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    just make sure they're well washed. no surprises later.


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    What a great idea. I never would have thought of that.

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    I finished up a table runner today and thought of you while I was making the quilt sandwich.

    When I made quilts for two granddaughters in December, I carefully saved the scraps of Warm and Natural and zig-zagged them together with cream colored thread in a 3 step ZZ.

    Yup, I used a section of the pad I had created to make today's table runner. That was very cost effective :-)

    One tip, always use thread the same color of the cotton batting because you don't want darker thread showing through a light-colored fabric.

    Piecefully yours,
    Kay Susan

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    It is Like free fabric!
    Something else that I have learned from one of the charities is to use all
    the little scrap pieces that I used to through out. I was told to sew them no matter what color or size and then use a template of the size block you would like to work with & trim. I was told this was a crumble block. It is very color full and fun to see the outcome.
    I sew a few pieces every time I sew. This way the scraps don't over whelm me.
    This way I always have some scrap blocks to put together. I was amazed at how many lap quilts I could make each year.
    Happy Quilting! You never know where you will find a little free fabric or batting,It is fun when you do!
    Chrissy B

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    Great advice, Christina....

    Quilt On! :)

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    Ok, It is 4:30 am here. What time is it there? I could not believe that a response happened so fast.
    Happy Quilting, I am back to bed for a few more hours. Had quilting on the brain! That is a good thing
    Chrissy B

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    Christina, I am in the Central time zone. I had quilting on the brain during the night. In fact, I planned out a quilt with batiks and had the math down pat. I was so wide awake that I got out of bed and puttered around the living room before turning on the computer.

    Then, once relaxed, I curled up on the couch with my flannel quilt and a quilting book (is there something else???) and gently feel asleep with puppy at my feet. That's how DH found us this a.m. when he brought me a steaming cup of java. It was minus nine degrees F. outside.

    Quilt on!!!

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    That's a great tip. Funny thing is I was just cleaning out some old blankets last evening to take to Goodwill. They would be perfect for batting for a couch throw. That will save me a few bucks.
    Thanks for the idea.

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    Christina: What a great idea sewing all the ity bity pieces to get a crumb quilt going. I just threw about 3 pounds of small pieces of fabric out that I thought were too small for anything but guess what? They are now becoming a crumb quilt block and when they become a blanket I'll post pictures. Thanks again.

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