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    Yep, just what I do with my leftovers--I seem to use them up especially on charity quilts. Can aford to make them this way.

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    i also used up a bunch of half used bobbins while doing this!

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    Thanks for sharing ... great idea!

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    Great idea. I keep the remnants when I trim up a quilt that I get back from the long-arm quilter. I use the remnants to practice FMQ.

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    that's what I do with my leftovers...I am a longarmer, so I gets lots of scraps...to expensive to ust toss aside!!

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    You can also cut leftover lightweight fusible into strips and use it instead of the tape.

    I'm very impressed with how organized you are. I save my batting pieces also, larger pieces in one place and smaller bits in another, but I never seem to do anything with the smaller bits. I make mostly large quilts, and buy 90" W&N on the bolt, so almost always have to add something to get to the size I need. I wish JoAnn's sold wider W&N on the bolt!

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    my theory is I pay lots of good $$ for it, I am gonna use it. in quilts, pillows, small things, you name it. but anyway you look at it, it doesn't go to waste.

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    Come on over and we can do mine too. :lol:

    I like the idea of the scarves out of flannel. May do that with some of my scraps and send them to Pine Ridge in the next box I send out. :lol:

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    I did the same thing yesterday...measured, folded and labeled all my odds and ends of batting. The smaller ones I zig-zagged together for potholders and coasters. Sure made a difference in the wire basket I use for that! I was pleasantly surprised at the number that could be used for baby quilts and my doll/mini quilts. I had been using my JoAnn coupons and getting 5 yards of Warm and Natural at a time when I had a little extra money. I had bags scattered here and there!! So I got one of those tubes that decorator fabric is rolled on....rolled on all the batting, covered it with an extra long pillowcase made of muslin and now it stands behind the door, ready when I need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I sure would love to have you for a neighbor! I would bake pies for you while you worked on my stuff :D:D
    ...and I could borrow her when she's finished at your house.

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    It's so nice to be orginised. Wish I was.

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    Very nice and a smart way to get organized Kim!

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    I need to do the same with my scraps. I also just zig zag them together. Good idea for the skinny pieces for scarves for the homeless!! Good way to use left over flannel too!!

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    Wow I'm impressed!

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    I have two patterns that use small pieces of batting. So every once in a while, I cut up my scraps into circles for the reversible apple core quilt. The other one uses 8" squares. You do have to use all the same type, but that's not a problem for me, I mostly use the same brand and thickness of batting.

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    Way to go...

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    zig zag together and make larger pieces and use for give away quilts.

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    I make hot pads, doll blankets, place matts. You might google to see what else you can use these for. I usually just donate to Goodwill, as there are people looking for bargins to do their projects.

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    This is what I've been doing too, I'm using them in some charity quilt tops before I start on my new roll of batting.

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    You are wayyyyyy tooooo organized (LOL). I just sewed a bunch of strips and pieces together so I could cut them into 8 1/2 squares for 7 raggy quilts I am working on. However, I certainly didn't cut into strips and mark them - but like the idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    LOL, It's always nice when the pets help!

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    Great job!! I do the same thing w/scraps that are given to me through my guild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patty Patches
    I have batting scraps too,I bought the iron on tape to join them but haven;t tried it yet.

    I have tried the tape and it works well. It could get a bit pricey though if you used it a great deal. Otherwise it's okay.

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