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Thread: Scrap batting out of control!!

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    Junior Member ree-nee's Avatar
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    tame thing :-P

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    WHen I finish a project, I cut my leftover batting into as wide a strips and I can. I wind them around cardboard, and keep adding to it secure with a pin until I get more. I have cardboard that measures 18 inches, and keep a cardboard for each size. I save nothing smaller than one inch wide. I will zigzag them together when I make smaller projects or wallhangings that do not get wash very frequently.

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    WHen I finish a project, I cut my leftover batting into as wide a strips and I can. I wind them around cardboard, and keep adding to it secure with a pin until I get more. I have cardboard that measures 18 inches, and keep a cardboard for each size. I save nothing smaller than one inch wide. I will zigzag them together when I make smaller projects or wallhangings that do not get wash very frequently.

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    mine go for donation filling for dog beds at the local animal shelter

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    Quote Originally Posted by slstitcher
    How do you piece the batting?
    I have seen the way I do it on some of the quilting TV shows. You overlap the batting and cut with a rotary cutter so that the edge is straight on both pieces. That way your batting should lay perfectly cut edge to cut edge. Then I use the light weight fusible interfacing (Cut into 2 to 3 inch strips) and then fuse with an iron. You can fuse both sides. I use it when I have accidentally cut the batting too short. Of course, you can ONLY use this method with cotton batting !!! :mrgreen:
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    I piece what I can for baby quilts. I stuff toys for the hospital. I make pillows for a church group and use the little pieces for stuffing.

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    I piece it for smaller projects. Works great, hate to waste batting. :-D

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    Always piece so simple and really can't tell in the middle

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    kindle covers, placemats and pot holders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikki
    mine go for donation filling for dog beds at the local animal shelter
    thats where mine go.......have a doggie bed all made up except for an 8 inch opening and when it is full i sew it closed

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    I cut my scrap batting into circles which I use to make reversible apple core quilts. Those take a lot of batting circles.

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    I pieced my bits of batting together and used it in the owl lap quilt for my MIL. It came out great! I've still got more for another project.

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    makes great packing material for glass jars, or any type glass you want to ship, I ship a lot of blackberry jam to the east coast to my daughter. never have lost a jar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    I also use pieces for dusting and putting on the dry mop to do the floors. they work great!
    I like this idea - gotta try!

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    The larger pieces I sew together for quilts and the smaller ones I sew together and use for placemats, pot holders, mug mats, etc... Waste no, want not. No actually its just the quilter in me :)

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    me too . it`s amazing how much you can use if you have the time to piece it together. When you are on limited income it all helps .

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    Crumb quilts, selvedges, now batting - we seem to be getting back to the true, frugal spirit of quilting! Thankyou for all the tips on here. I keep tiny pieces of batting to use for stuffing toys or cushions, but the slightly bigger pieces were piling up. Never thought of using the machine to sew them together, or interfacing. Great ideas.

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