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Thread: I "Found" some free batting!

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    As I'm going through all my closets, cleaning out what I can, I was getting ready to toss two "blankets" that we got as free Dodgers promotions at a baseball game. They're dyed blue and have Dodgers insignia on them, but they're made out of the same material I use for batting! All I have to do to use them is trim off the binding. Both are about twin size. What a cool find!

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    Sometimes my thinking cap isn't on when I start a cleaning spree. Then later on I realize hey I should have kept that! I don't always use normal batting for my quilts either, I use flannel and fleece too.

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    YAY! You can't beat that!

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    A friend of mine took a class on how to sew more "green". :D And exactly that was one of the suggestions. Take old blankets and things you think are ugly and cover over them.

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    Way to quilt green! Repurposing is helpful in every way!

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    I sometime use old blankets for batting, since I donate a lot of my quilts. I get them at the thrift stores, yard sales, etc. They work fine.

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    Aha! Thrift shops! I know of 2 I can go to! thanks for the idea!

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    I have used an old mattress pad as batting for a set of place mats I made. Worked great

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    Missi:
    I, too, use old mattress pads for quilts, tablerunners and placemats. I've also used them in potholders along with the heat resistant material. They do work great. I make lots of quilts to give to the foster care program so the old mattress pads work great and help with the cost of making the quilt. I always use new fabric for the outside and if the mattress pad has a stain I don't use the stained part in the quilts. They do work great.

    My mom made quilts when I was a kid and always put old blankets between the top and the back fabic. I have a 60 year old quilt that I use everynight to snuggle in that my made that has a wool blanket sandwiched in between. I love it.

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    WOW! that is great. I thought I was alone. I started quilting by using all my old dresses and my husbands blue jeans to make a very warm quilt. The church thrift has a free closet and some times I find the best clothes in prints I have not seen in years.I wash them and cut them and put them in to my scrap quilts.
    Recycle re use. In these hard times we could all benifit from those old finds in the closet.
    Have a Great Time sewing,
    Chrissy B

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