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    just curious

    As anyone ever tried using an old mattress bad for batting? I asked this because last week while in Goodwill there was a cotton twin size pad with straps and not the part that makes it fitted. Would this work?

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    I don't see why not.

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    Our church quilting guild uses them in our charity quilts. It would work out just fine.

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    I don't see any reason why you can't use it for batting/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    Our church quilting guild uses them in our charity quilts. It would work out just fine.
    Huh.
    I never heard/thought of donating them for that use.

    Great idea.
    Thanks.

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    I have one I am saving to use as batting. The sides kept ripping but it was still fairly new so I cut the sides off & plan to use it as a quilt batt. It is going to be one warm quilt!

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    Yes, I have used them. I am always a little squeamish about using those owned by others (found at thrift stores or garage sales), but I have occasionally used them if they are in excellent condition. I always wash them first.

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    I've used them plenty of times and the same for blankets. There's no law that states you have to use batting. I have a friend that cut apart sweat shirts and pants and zig zagged them together and used that as batting. Her brother says the quilt is great, and nice and warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathyjg View Post
    As anyone ever tried using an old mattress bad for batting? I asked this because last week while in Goodwill there was a cotton twin size pad with straps and not the part that makes it fitted. Would this work?

    If the pad is good material and construction---------------yes, I've used it. Be cautious, some of the stuff appears to be decent but if you take heat to it, you'll see it melts. Found out the hard way, I washed and dried a couple pads-----------and had a melted mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylesewblessed View Post
    Yes, I have used them. I am always a little squeamish about using those owned by others (found at thrift stores or garage sales), but I have occasionally used them if they are in excellent condition. I always wash them first.
    My washer has a "sanitize" cycle, so I don't much care where stuff has been before------------it's clean when I'm done with it. Same with jeans and pants I use for my shopping bags--------into the sanitize cycle and we're good to go.
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