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Thread: What to do with leftover batting?

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    Senior Member Gilla's Avatar
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    Everytime I make a quilt, I usually buy more batting 90" wide from Hobby Lobby for my quilt. I like that size as it is more adaptable to larger quilts. Depending on the size, I wind up with leftovers. Now I have a huge stash of various small to medium size pieces. What can I do with them? They are not enough to do more than possibly potholders. I don't want to start new projects to take care of batting. Suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilla
    Everytime I make a quilt, I wind up buying more batting to go along with the size of the quilt. Usually I have to trim the edges and stash the remainder. Now I have a huge stash of various small to medium size pieces. What can I do with them? They are not enough to do more than possibly put in potholders. I don't want to start projects to take care of batting. Suggestions?
    I just saw a suggestion the other day somewhere that said to snip the batting in tiny pieces and use it to stuff pillows, etc.

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    Potholders, mug rugs....people will pay the postage for them if you list them on here. You could zig-zag them together, if your that patient.

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    Make minatures. I buy larges batting, and use the scraps for practicing stitches on, and also making sizes down to a 4" cup mat for my desk . I'm learning never to throw anything away. I just put all my scraps in a large zippered bag because I was being eaten alive with batting pieces. It worked well, and doesn't look so bad in the room.

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    they also have a tape that you can use to put your pieces together with.

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    I use them for lining bags, potholders, and piece some together for potholders. Mostly I stuff them in a large plastic bin and forget they're there. I do plan on making a dogbed (#267 on my to-do list) and will prob use them to stuff thatt.
    How do you sew them together without a ridge or lump in them?

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    You can piece the pieces together and make one of the photo board collage frames :-) I am working on my tutorial for that tomorrow :-)

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    I recently cut a bunch of mine into 6 inch squares to use in a flannel raggedy quilt...some day!

    Laurie

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    Does the tape really work!? How does it hold up in the wash? I'm sure it depends on the stitching when quilted but is it that good? I do like the idea though.

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    I piece them back together for use in donation quilts. just use zigzag stiching and they quilt up just like it was never cut.no lumps or bumps.

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