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Old 07-01-2016, 11:01 AM
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How Large of a batting piece do you save?
I seem to be getting a large reserve and want to cull the bucket.
I use them for coasters, bibs, placemats, etc...
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:18 AM
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I save any size that I can use. My friend does the Quilt as you Go so I save her anything 6.5".
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:41 AM
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scraps can always be pieced together. there is also a tape to use to connect pieces with an iron. Can also save scraps to use for filler for a pillow or stuffed animal.
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:06 PM
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I don't save anything less than 12" square. I only piece scraps that are at least 12"-18" wide and a yard long for quilts however. The smaller pieces I save for smaller non-quilt projects like you. My preference is not to have more than 4 pieces of batting sewn together for a quilt. Sewing batting together is a chore that I dread!
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I don't save any strips smaller then 2 inches to zig zag together but I do cut my little pieces up into smaller pieces to use for stuffing for pin cushions and such. My zig zagged strips are then cut into squares for pot holders.
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I save probably strips that are 5-6" wide x maybe 18" long at least? I zigzag them together to put into doll quilts or to make practice sandwiches for FMQ.
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:20 PM
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I give the pieces a zz stitch on my machine and use one ply toilet paper for foundation then tear it off.
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I don't save anything less than 12" square. I only piece scraps that are at least 12"-18" wide and a yard long for quilts however. The smaller pieces I save for smaller non-quilt projects like you. My preference is not to have more than 4 pieces of batting sewn together for a quilt. Sewing batting together is a chore that I dread!
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Old 07-01-2016, 01:14 PM
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I save some 3 or 4" strips, incase I need to add a small strip down a side or across a batting I need to use.
I have sewn strips of poly batting together, to use in a quilt sandwich. I have made three or quilts like that, it has been a while. Not my favorite activity but, those scraps cost as much as the bigger piece did. I used up a lot and cleared the storage area for more batting.
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I cut the cotton scraps to fit on my swiffer. Works well on my wood laminate & tile floors.
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Old 07-01-2016, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by lfletcher View Post
I cut the cotton scraps to fit on my swiffer. Works well on my wood laminate & tile floors.
Well, isn't this a good idea!!! Thanks.

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