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    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
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    In packing things up for our move I was cleaning out a cubby hole under the eaves and I came upon 2 brand new bags of batting. Probably been there 10 years. It is poly-fil, ultra loft batting by fairfield, 100% polyester. I no longer use polyester batting for big quilts, so my question is, "What can I use this batting for"?

    On the package it said you could use for wrapping water heaters and pipes!!! LOL! Don't need that either! It does say it is good for tied quilts, but any I finish will be quilted by a long armer. Suggestions please.

    THANKS!

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    It works well for wall hangings! I only use warm and natural for my quilts, but my MIL always used that.

    I think they also use it for pot holders or table runners!

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    It wouldn't be too fluffly for a tablerunners? I have used flannel for tablerunners and placemats, so they will lay flat.

    I too use the warm and natural now that I know better - think I bought this stuff when I first started 10 years ago and then realized the error of my way. Actually don't even remember buying it.

    I will try it for a wall hanging though. Thanks, Ninnie.

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    Beachlady...I've used it to stuff pincushions and dolls for some of the swaps on the board..and If you do any trapunto work...you have to use the poly in that...maybe even 2 layers to get the right thickness.

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    Power Poster Ninnie's Avatar
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    Beachlady, you could always donate it to a charity group! Mountainquilter here on the board makes quilts for foster kids and there are others her also! Just a thought, don't know what it would cost to mail it over here.

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    I've used it to put more padding on my dining room chairs and like Patti...have used it to stuff dolls for the doll swap

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    Yep, I'd use it for stuffing. I even used some of this once for a pillow when I ran out of forms...

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    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
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    Thanks for all the ideas. I have a desk chair I want to make a seat cover for - that batting will work great.

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    I use it for a little extra poof on some of my embroidery and you can place pieces of it in areas of a quilt where you want something to stand out more, it is like a "mock" trapunto :wink:

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    A friend just gave me two huge bags of the same stuff. She also gave me decor fabric so I am using that to make some pillows to use with the "stuffing." We'll see how long it takes to get rid of these bags. I may call the Guild!

    judee

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