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Thread: what to do with all those "left over" pieces of batting???

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    Senior Member 4dogs's Avatar
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    This may has been discussed at some other time, but I havent seen anything about it. What do we do with all that pile of left over batting? I use the small pieces to stuff the toy babies that we knit for PROJECT LINUS, but the larger pieces are too good to use for stuffing toys. How can we use them in a quilt or ????? I hope this gets some good suggestions, as I have a ton of smaller pieces from previous quilts. I once tried sewing the small pieces together, by machine, and that did not work well at all...

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    I use them for hot pads, or baby books. I sometimes (when desperate) but them together them do a zig zag stitch.

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    I sew mine together and use them in quilts too. I can't tell where they have been sewn, once the quilt is finished :wink:

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    You can use them for coasters, place mats, table runners, Hot pads, Trivits for the table. Tie a bunch in a knot and give to the dogs as a toy.
    use with scrap fabric to play with FMQ.

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    On another board the ladies were discussing joining the pieces together with fusible interfacing. It was on of those "why didn't I think of that?" moments. They said the put the interfacing on both sides of the batting.

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    Since I'm trying to learn FMQ, my leftovers get "quilted".

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    I have used interfacing to join two pieces of batting together. I could not tell it when my quilt was done. I have also zig-zagged two pieces together and it worked just as well.

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    I cut them into 4" by 7" for ragged flannel quilts, and 4" by 4" for ornaments. The rest gets tossed.

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    Send them to someone who asks for batting scraps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Since I'm trying to learn FMQ, my leftovers get "quilted".
    I do that do. I don't cut them to size. I just lay them between the layers. When I'm done practicing I cut them into mats for my church. They use them on the tables to protect the table cloths. Oh I bind them or have my students bind them for the extra practice.

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