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Thread: Recycling

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    Super Member pattypurple's Avatar
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    Recycling

    Today I decided to do something with all my batting scraps. I spent the afternoon stitching together all the scraps into bigger pieces. These pieces will work good for bags and wall hangings. I can't believe how many scraps I had and how big a pieces I was able to make. Used all my half filled bobbins to sew with. Now I can feel noble, until I stop in the LQS again.
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    feels good, doesn't it ;-)
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    Good for you! When I cleaned and reorganized my sewing room back in July I gathered up all my bigger pieces of batting and measured them. I then rolled each piece up and tied them with a strip of bias tape with a tag indicating the size of the piece. I couldn't believe how many small quilt size pieces I had . I would just open a new batting each time and cut the size I needed. Now I go to my pieces first!
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    I recently sewed a bunch of batting pieces together and made a batting that I used for a lap size charity quilt. When the quilt was finished there was no way to tell that it wasn't a whole piece of batting inside. It will wear as well, feels as soft, and my batting scrap pile was visibly diminished. Win-win.

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    I need to do this too. Great ideas!

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    I use mine when I'm making potholders. Sometimes when I want to sew and not think, I get my scrap batting out and start sewing. haha It helps take care of the clutter and becomes something useful again.

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    Great productive day for you!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    After sorting batting pieces and sewing together, had enough for 2 twin and 1 crib quilt (and extra room on a shelf)

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    It's great when you get to use what might have been discarded, and convert it into a real useable item. I have a big container for my batting trimmings .. it always amazes me how it can add up into a quilt size batting . I find sewing the scraps of batting to be very relaxing... after all no one will see the "innereds" of my quilts.

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    Congratulations! Nice start to new year.
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