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    What can I do with small pieces of batting? Someone posted a great idea the other day .Thought I bookmarked it .Not

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    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.

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    If the pieces are big enough to fuse together, I do that and use it for a quilt. Small pieces are perfect for hot pads and pot holders. Or I use them for practicing FMQ.

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    QAYG projects, quilted luggage handles, coasters, pot holders, sew them together to make a big enough piece to do something else with. Use them for stuffing pet beds...

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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.
    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.

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    i save all my pieces and the smaller ones are used to stuff toys.

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    I save all my batting pieces....only throw away something smaller than 4". I have sewn together several pieces to make a large enough piece for a lap quilt. I just but the edges (not overlapped) and then use a multi-stitch-zig-zag to connect the pieces.... If the pieces are too small to effectively piece I save for potholders, place mates, christmas crafts (snow ?) and use up in a baby flannel rag quilt.....

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    Cut into 4" squares and use for the middle of rag quilts.

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    I've never used the fusing tape before, but I have used fusible interfacing. I've also simply whip stitched pieces together and that works great. I made Christmas ornaments one year and used pieces to stuff them with. Small mice shaped toys and odd shapes to torment BU BU (my cat)with.

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    The tape works really well. I piece my ends and I have been to clear up a lot of my batting remmants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Thanks for the link. I didn't even know they made this product. :D

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    I cut them to size, use them with the 'swiffer'

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    I have started making pin cushions out of canning jar rings, and scraps of fabric, plus batting pieces that I ball up for the cushion. I then use them as little blessing balls with a small note of encouragement that I hand write and attach to a safety bin to the rounded part. Just a neat way to give encouragement, and use up lids that seem to come out of nowhere..

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    I have started making pin cushions out of canning jar rings, and scraps of fabric, plus batting pieces that I ball up for the cushion. I then use them as little blessing balls with a small note of encouragement that I hand write and attach to a safety bin to the rounded part. Just a neat way to give encouragement, and use up lids that seem to come out of nowhere..

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    Quote Originally Posted by whinnytoo
    I cut them to size, use them with the 'swiffer'
    EXCELLENT IDEA :thumbup:

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    What a lot of great info. Thanks

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    Lots of ideas! Have to try some of them!!

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    now that's an idea...think i will use that one! :-D

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    I cut left over fusable interfacing into strips and fuse them together to add to a larger piece to get to the right size. Also use them for smaller projects if I am going to machine quilt them, as of course the quilting holds them into place as well as the interfacing.

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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.
    They have batting tape???? I've been stitching mine together!!!! Man, I've got to get out more often.

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    Me too! Works great!

    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.

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    I usually butt the pieces together and then sew them with a faggoting stitch to make a large piece. After quilting, no one notices the difference. if they are very small I save them for trapunto work or to stuff appliques.

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    My niece is making a quilt from her boyfriend's old jeans. She is cutting all the squares 8", and will back each square with flannel square, sandwiched with a 7" square of batting, sew an X across them, then put them all together, rag style, with the seams up.

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    I use them for Quilt as you go. Small pieces work perfectly.

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