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    1. what do you do with the thin strips of batting you cut off the quilts once your binding is sewed on?

    2. I just read that you shouldn't stretch your back as you tape it to the table as it distorts it. I pull mine as taut as possible working from the opposite middles to the corners, so that the back will be perfectly smooth. And you also shouldn't pull on your batting and top. I smooth both pieces out to the edges to get out any wrinkles ....apparently this also distorts the whole thing. I am now using spray basting instead of pinning and it is sooo much easier. Am I doing it wrong?

    3. And my last question is ....what can I do with my great little quilts from the doll quilt swaps...I do not have a sewing room...sob!

    Thanks sooo much for any help you can offer....Hugs SG

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    I save my thin strips for a scrappy quilt I will be making someday. :lol: I pull by backing and top just like you described and it works for me.

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    I use strips of batting in quilts when I strip quilt. I also use them in smaller projects like pot holders, wall hangings, etc.

    There's a slight difference between stretching to make sure there's no wrinkles and stretching to the point of distortion. As long as what you're doing is working for you then it's okay.

    Hang them on a wall, use them for gifts, donate them to a children's home, or put a doll or stuffed animal in them and donate them to a hospital.

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    I agree, I think the key is just to stretch the backing, batting and top as much as needed, not exaggerated.

    I keep the little strips of batting to use for stuffing, larger ones for small projects.

    I am going to hang all of my doll quilts on the wall of my sewing room, and a couple in other rooms :D:D:D

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    If you took your quilts to a long arm quilter, the backs are stretched, but not to the point of distortion. Should work for whatever size project that you have in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    If you took your quilts to a long arm quilter, the backs are stretched, but not to the point of distortion. Should work for whatever size project that you have in mind.
    Gee thanks everyone for the prompt answers. It does work for me and since some of you agreed I will keep making them that way....good idea about donating the swap quilts along with a little doll or bear.

    Thank you all again ...hugs swimer girl

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    I can answer one. I put my doll quilt in my front entry. Penny

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    You can hang doll quilts in groups too... like a photograph wall, but with doll quilts. This would work well in a hallway.

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    Thin strips of batting are great for purse/tote straps too!

    I do the same with my backing and it comes out great. Whatever works for you!

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    I have saved my 'tiny' pieces of batting for some very special pieced pin cushions I saw in a quilting mag and thought they would make great little gifts!

    Gal

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