Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Leftover batting

  1. #1
    tndrsroni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    27
    I don't throw away anything and I have a lot of leftover batting from my quilt projects. What can I do with them?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    689
    Hmmm... You can cut it up into squares and use it for the centers of rag quilt blocks. Or you can roll it up into a 'log' and make a neck pillow. Or how about pot holders (along with some reflective insulation stuff-thats the technical name :) Or make a few doll quilts ....

  3. #3
    Country Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,018
    When I have ends and pieces from a large batting after making a quilt here is what I do.....I make coasters, potholders and tablerunners out of the larger pieces....when I cut the backing and batting off a quilt after attaching the binding, those stringy pieces (material included) get shoved into a bag and I stuff pillows with that. I have also made two dog beds out of those.....I

  4. #4
    tndrsroni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    27
    Those are great ideas.

  5. #5
    dcurvey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    114
    At my quilt shop they save all those bit and give it to animal shelters to use as binding for wounds.

  6. #6
    Catherine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    469
    I've even slipstitched two pieces of left over batting together to make one piece for a small quilt! :D

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    SE Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,089
    You can also wrap hangers and cover them, to make nice Christmas gifts, and you can also make pillowforms with it! Sew two squares together on three sides, stuff it with polyfill or more pieces of batting, and then sew up the remaining side. WAY cheaper than paying for pillowforms.

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    1,522
    You could use it to make animals with if you crochet or sew them.


  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    NW Ohio
    Posts
    616
    hee hee, i just used some of mine up yesterday on a Christmas gift. it's a small quilted banner 5" by 16". worked perfectly! i was even able to use the backing fabric that was still rolled up with it!

    it was a patchabilities pattern, if you're looking for a project.

    http://patchabilities.com

  10. #10
    Super Member jbsstrawberry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Central Illinois
    Posts
    3,316
    I use it to make beards and hair on my santa mice ornaments. just cut it in the shapes i want and glue it by the edges for the beard and the flat side for the hair, then i use a darning needle to fluff the hair up a bit.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.