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    Lightbulb Brainstorm

    The other day when I was in the sewing room, I decided to dust the surfaces of my furniture in the room. My swifter cloths were downstairs and I didn't want to run down the stairs again. I looked around and grabbed a small piece of leftover batting. It dawned on me that I have quite a collection of batting scraps that could be cut to swifter size and used for dusting or use in the swifter for the hardwood floors. I wonder how many others have overlooked this great source. Reusable, too!

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    I have been using batting as a dust cloth and it does work great. I don't need it on the swiffer because I bought some washable covers.
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    Flannel is a good item too--love it as a Swiffer

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    Some years ago there was a post about using scraps of batting like the above.
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    I like using batting to dust too. And flannel...and socks.

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    I use batting scraps on that floor Swiffer thing whatever it's called. It sticks to the bottom of it and away I go. Works great!

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    I hear of people using polar fleece, but the batting scrap pile is growing by leaps and bounds. Good use!

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    I have been using fleece but I will be trying out your batting suggestion. Thank you for this idea.

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    I've never thought of cutting to the Swiffer size, but I have used little pieces for dusting from time to time. They are really handy. I also use tiny bits to make my thimble stay on better.
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    What a great idea! I've been using old washcloths, so now I have another option - thanks!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    been doing it for a couple of years now...works great and just toss when your done....

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    What an awesome idea!!

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