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Thread: Mattress Pad for batting?

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    Sorting thru the depths of my stuff, found a matress pad, polyester, clean, and yes has the quilting stitches on it. Hate to toss it out so what type of project could I use it as batting?

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    I will follow this thread also

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    I don't see why you can't use it - especially if it a 'utility' type of quilt and no 'quilt police' are going to stop by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie in NM
    Sorting thru the depths of my stuff, found a matress pad, polyester, clean, and yes has the quilting stitches on it. Hate to toss it out so what type of project could I use it as batting?
    it would make a nice single bed quilt or 2 cot quilts. could even do quilt as you go if the material is ok for a backing other wise you would have to cover it with something. I had some mattress pads but they were made of foam so I made cat beds out of them.

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    I would think anything you like. One of the first things that came to mind was the stuffing to a duvet cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie in NM
    Sorting thru the depths of my stuff, found a matress pad, polyester, clean, and yes has the quilting stitches on it. Hate to toss it out so what type of project could I use it as batting?
    Hold it up, how well does it drape? I like my quilts to have some drape to them. Just my thought. :-D

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    I've used them as "batting" in charity quilts, but tied, not quilted them.

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    Personally, I would wash it first and see how it looks after that. If it still looks good, GO FOR IT!

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    After it is washed you could use it for a quilt, place mats, coasters, anything.
    I was given some prequilted material from my mil and I was in a hurry to get a quilt done, so I used the prequilted material. If you like the looks of the material used, that can be the backing, or just cover it up with other backing.

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    I have read in previous topics that people have used it for batting, but on comfort quilts--not on fancy quilt tops.

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    have used our used mattress pads for my quilts, also a friend of mine even used 2 very long Linen tablecloths for her quilt. It was very heavy when she was finished, and has no trouble with it. blankts are ok too but stay away from those velux ones they do break down.

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    My mom has used old matress pads for several quilts, they came out just fine.

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    I don't know how well mattress pads work for quilts. But personally, I love the idea of repurposing old stuff to make new stuff. It's wonderful on so many levels. Slightly off topic - my FIL grew up impoverished in the Caribbean, and he is so resourceful in using things in ways other than they were intended. He hates to throw out things that could be used for something else someday. He really has been a great example to me.

    If/when you use the mattress pad, Julie, let us know how it turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt
    Personally, I would wash it first and see how it looks after that. If it still looks good, GO FOR IT!
    I would run this test too :D:D:D

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