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Thread: Creative Uses for those trimmings of Batting

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    Senior Member yonnikka's Avatar
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    Let's put our collective knowledge to good use: and share what we have done with those bits of batting, great and small. I've recently had the "Eureka" experience, when I grabbed some batting fragments to wrap my delicate Christmas decorations before putting them in their box. How about you? What do you do to repurpose, reuse, and recycle batting?

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    Stuffing for pincushions, pillows, small stuffed animals. I've also zigzagged the larger pieces together and made larger battings for quilts. But, yes, my Nativity is wrapped in batting. I also use a large piece of it under my Christmas Village and the village is wrapped in it too. Potholders and Fun & Done projects are on my list of uses also.

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    stuffing for doggy beds that I donate to the local shelters.

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    I use them for stuffing quite frequently. I have put them in stuffed animals, pin cushions, and homemade nursing pillows. I also use the larger scraps as soaker pads in homemade diapers.

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    Small pieces I use as thread catchers and to clean my machines. Larger peices I use as quilt as you go projects or I sew them together to make larger battings.

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    Join with zig zag and use for quilt as you go squares.

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    I used some to put in packages being mailed and in some right here to prevent breakage. Works great!!!!

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    They are great for making snowpeople or snowpeople faces

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    I don't have enough scraps to do anything with, but thanks for the ideas! I won't have a problem when I do have enough!

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    I throw my small pieces into a box and when I am doing nothing I just snip them into bits and put into zip loc bags. I then use them for stuffing.

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    I also dust with them and attached them to the dry mop.
    I use a piece of about 12 inch square to lay out the block pieces to sew together. Keeps all the little pieces in place. same as the other posts; smaller projects and piece some together.

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    I cut them into rectangles and use them as dry dusting cloths for my Swiffer to give the floor a quick sweep. They pick up so much thread, dust and pet hair it's almost unbelievable.

    Smaller pieces are great for dusting TV's and electronics. Won't scratch like a paper towel possibly could.

    I also use small pieces of batting to make easy quilted cosmetic bags when getting ready to sell things at craft fairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny
    I cut them into rectangles and use them as dry dusting cloths for my Swiffer to give the floor a quick sweep. They pick up so much thread, dust and pet hair it's almost unbelievable.

    Smaller pieces are great for dusting TV's and electronics. Won't scratch like a paper towel possibly could.

    I also use small pieces of batting to make easy quilted cosmetic bags when getting ready to sell things at craft fairs.
    I too use them on the Swiffer and have just thrown them in the washer and dryer and they do fine.

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    I use mine to stuff yo yos and then make Christmas ornaments out of the yo yos. I like all your ideas.

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    I use the small as stuffing for small projects or children's costumes if needed, restuff dog beds, larger pieces stitch together & use for small quilts or wall hangings.

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