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Old 09-28-2019, 06:36 AM
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I make a pillowcase type cover from unwanted fabrics, stuff with batting & fabric scraps, sew shut & donate to animal shelter for pet beds, when they get dirty the shelter can throw away but at least those scraps gave an animal some comfort.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:48 AM
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My quilt guild makes pet beds with leftover batting and fabric scaps and donates them to animal shelters as Maire suggested.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:55 AM
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We have a group that makes animal beds from fabric and batting left over from the free table each month. A local feed store donates used burlap and loose weave muslin bags to fill. Sew across the top and it's done. The shelter does not wash them but they last a long time.
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Old 09-28-2019, 05:42 PM
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I've started cutting 2 1/4 inch strips and saving for making a rug that I have been seeing where you use jelly roll fabric strips to fold over then sew together. But if the strip would be shorter than 18" I put it in the dog beds (along with other small scraps of fabric that I can't use) I make for the animal shelter. They like them to be made with channels for the stuffing so that when they wash them the stuffing doesn't all settle together. I hope that makes sense.
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:16 AM
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Thanks everyone for your ideas, my batting is soon leaving.
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Old 10-01-2019, 05:01 AM
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I used the bulk of my batting scraps to make baby quilts using quilt-as-you-go methods with a small block size. I think the last one I made had a four inch block. I will also use them with fabric from sale fat quarters to practice my FMQ on. I use 100% cotton batting, so anything smaller than that goes in my compost heap. I will stuff them into a lingerie bag and wash them first, but at least I'm not throwing it away.
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