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Old 08-22-2010, 11:50 AM
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As a machine quilter I have alot of strips of batting app. 4-5"X90"some cotton some poly any ideas on what I can do with it?
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:58 AM
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Some of us use the small pieces for coaster, quilt as you go blocks, etc.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:13 PM
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When I am making donation quilts for dogs or cats for the no kill shelter, I will zigzag the 5" pieces together to make a big enough piece for the quilt.
I then make a row of squares and quilt as I sew...the dogs and cats are not very picky. When I was donating a stack of them last December, a woman that was getting one of the cats had to have one...I said that if she made a $20 donation to the shelter she could have her pick...and she did :-D
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:24 PM
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When these are stitched together properly, they can be used in any quilted project :D
Coasters, table runners, purses and totes, potholders, table toppers, etc...
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We have several long armers that give our guild all their left over batting pieces. We have a mountain of batting. No one wants more then several pieces of it at a time. We end up stuffing it in used bed sheet fabric for dog beds and giving those to the Humane Society
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I paperpiece holiday ornaments and us it in them
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:38 PM
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I pull it apart and use it for stuffing. :-)
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:45 PM
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I cut them into squares for rag quilts.
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:00 PM
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I would cut calico prints of same length/width, then make scrappy
quilts. Just sew (sew and flip) all those narrow strips, small blocks on the narrow
strip until you have 90" (or less length covered). If you use Walking Foot
you will have a nice stitching on the calico print backing.... then just
finish off with sashing strips (as explained in Lap Quilting). You would be
able to make something as small as a potholder, a table runner, a baby
quilt or if you are ambitious, a BIG project.
You are doing "stash reduction" and "quilt completion" in one step.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:13 PM
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I use my larger scraps for bags and purses.
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