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Thread: Those handy scraps of batting!

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    Those handy scraps of batting!

    This evening I was out of the Swiffer dusters that I usually use and I really needed to get the house ready for company tomorrow. I tried dusting with a batting scrap sprayed with a little Pledge furniture polish. I am impressed, I think batting works better than Swiffers. And the scraps are free! Do you have any other ideas for batting scraps
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    I have used them in the past as face scrubbers.....lol

    In an emergency, it works.
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    I keep them in my quilt room for picking up lint and dust and threads, they work really good, when they get real dirty, i pitch them.

    I use the really small stuff and kinda chunk them together in a handful.
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    I join my smaller pices with a zig zag stitch to use on smaller projects like placemats or hot pads. The very little strips I snip up to use for stuffing small projects like pin cushions.

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    I love the idea of using the scraps for dusting..
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    thanks for posting this. brings out some nice ideas
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    Yes, thanks for the post. Wonderful idea. Must try this.
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    I used batting scraps to make a pillow for my dog's bed.

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    I use the 100 percent cotton batting scraps to clean my dogs ears. Floppy ear dogs are prone to ear infections, so keeping them clean and dry is a ritual .

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    My puppy's favorite toy. LOL I keep them and all the little scraps/trimmings/snippets in a basket by the machine and use them to stuff dog/cat beds. I am amazed at how much of this stuff I manufacture!!! Anything a couple inches square and bigger is put in another basket for when I feel like making a small project like a small purse, wallet, or something like that. I don't through anything away that started out as fabric, thread, or batting!!
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    Well, I'll be trashcan diving this afternoon in the can where I tossed all my trimmings from DGS's quilt last night!!

    COOL!

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    I share my sewing room with my 4 cats and use batting scraps to pick up the fine hairs they shed almost daily. Strictly inside cats. I also sweep their floor with it, batting scraps work much better than swifer pads.
    I sew the large scraps together, by hand with a big zigzag stitch to use for quilt batting, use other sizes to make a batting big enough for the quilt.
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    I fill a pillow case with batting and fabric scraps, quilt it by hand (large stiches) and I send it to the animal shelter.
    Last edited by glowworm; 03-08-2012 at 04:57 AM.

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    The extremely small pieces of batting can be used to stuff pillows. I also use batting scraps for mug rugs and small things like that.

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    I have used smaller pieces of batting to wrap and protect small Christmas ornament...or anything that is fragile.

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    Dampen a scrap of batting with rubbing alcohol and use it to clean the wheels and tracks of my longarm quilt machine. It cleans off the gunk and alcohol dries really fast with no residu. The people at HQ condoned alcohol to clean the wheels.
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    I place them in a box and save them for the inside of: Hot pads, mug rugs, placemats and pin cushions. I also zig zag them for any number of projets. Nothing gets wasted. GiGi
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    I had no idea the scraps had so many possible uses. I'd was saving them out of habit. You got me thinking!!

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    I use them to clean my FW. I have also heard of using them as a thread catcher.

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    The poly bat can be used to clean the window blinds also.

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    I keep all my batting scraps. The long skinny strips are great for purse straps!!

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    When my iron is dirty from too much starch and such, I spray the bottom with water and then iron some 100% cotton batting. I find it cleans the iron real nice!
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