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    I cut them up for rag quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saf
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I use the batting tape and fuse them together to get the size I need for a small project. I don't save much of the small pieces, too much hassle to store and use.
    Sorry but what is batting tape? Not something I have seen for sale here in the UK but have several pieces of batting about 2 oe 3 foot wide and would like to use them.
    Batting tape is a lightweight fusible strip that is fairly new. You can use lightweight pieces of interfacing for the same purpose. But if your batting is polyester it is not good to iron it with heat.

    You can also zig zag your pieces together with a large machine stitch or whip stitch them by hand.

    It all works.

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    small batting pieces can be put into a pillowcase or some other product then stitched shut for pet beds. Check with your local vet clinics, animal shelters, etc. They would love to have

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    You can make pet beds and stuff them with small batting pieces.

    A hint from my LQS -- use a small dry erase white board to practice free motion quilting (stippling, feathers, etc) before going to fabric. Use small batting pieces as white board erasers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purrfectquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by saf
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I use the batting tape and fuse them together to get the size I need for a small project. I don't save much of the small pieces, too much hassle to store and use.
    Sorry but what is batting tape? Not something I have seen for sale here in the UK but have several pieces of batting about 2 oe 3 foot wide and would like to use them.
    Batting tape is a lightweight fusible strip that is fairly new. You can use lightweight pieces of interfacing for the same purpose. But if your batting is polyester it is not good to iron it with heat.

    You can also zig zag your pieces together with a large machine stitch or whip stitch them by hand.

    It all works.
    thanks purrfect quilts. I have been butting and whip stitching but being self-taught and new to quilting I wondered if I was doing the right thing. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by whinnytoo
    I cut them to size, use them with the 'swiffer'
    Excellent Idea... those swiffers clothes can get pricey

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    When all else fails.........great for using to pack contents for mailing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by familyfun
    Quote Originally Posted by whinnytoo
    I cut them to size, use them with the 'swiffer'
    Excellent Idea... those swiffers clothes can get pricey
    Gotta try this!!!

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    I butt them up and zig-zag stitch them together. I use warm and natural and even if they overlap a little, it doesn't show at all in the project.

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    I cut small pieces into the shape of hearts or other objects and give to friends. Tell them to place this on their shirt or chest to put strings on. It holds the strings you cut from sewing very well and then they can pull the strings off and throw them away or you can make them several and they can throw the whole thing away when they are finished sewing. Also works well for crocheters with little pieces of yarn that is cut or trimmed. Keeps all those little strings in one place. Doesn't need a pin to put in on, it just sticks to your shirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Thanks for the link. I didn't even know they made this product. :D
    Me either, but am going to order some!

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    Never, never toss out batting. All the suggestions on this topic are good. Even the smallest pieces are great combined with your selvege and bits of scraps for stuffing doll pillows, toys, etc. You'd be surprised how many ideas you can come up with. I am a true scraper. Eileen

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    can zigzag together or mail them to me to use in AAQI mini art quilts

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    I use my small pieces of betting for making my chair pincushions. they are really cute but a lot of handsewing to put together. my mom also uses it for in dolls.

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    I have a friend who takes all my scraps of batting and fabric and makes doggie beds for the local rescue places.

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    The batting tape works well.

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    I try to sew big pieces together to make smaller quilts. Then the smaller pieces I save for teaching people stippling, or to make journal covers. I give those as gifts. THen I know someone who sews dog and cat beds for the animal shleters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I use the batting tape and fuse them together to get the size I need for a small project. I don't save much of the small pieces, too much hassle to store and use.
    I have never heard of batting tape. Tell me more!!! :?: :?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I use the batting tape and fuse them together to get the size I need for a small project. I don't save much of the small pieces, too much hassle to store and use.
    I have never heard of batting tape. Tell me more!!! :?: :?:

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    Connecting Threads has it advertised. Check their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyKat
    I butt them up and zig-zag stitch them together. I use warm and natural and even if they overlap a little, it doesn't show at all in the project.
    Me too!! Never had a joining place show when it is quilted and washed.

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    I use 5" squares to make coasters.

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    kindle covers, ipod covers. checkbook covers.

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    Small pieces are great lint picker uper's. Don't you like my English!

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    Thanks for this info. I had never heard of this product before either. I thought I would have to sew batts together and was concerned about a lump at the seam. THANKS!!!!

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