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Thread: Scrap batting out of control!!

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    I spent 4 hours messing in my sewing room today! I had 2 full totes of scrap batting that was getting out of control! I tamed one tote. Pieced my scrap batting together and got enough batting for 8 charity baby quilts.

    So how many tame their batting scraps or what do you do with them?

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    Yup, I do the same thing. And the little pieces I use for smaller projects.

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    If I don't have any small things planned, like pot holders, etc, I will piece them together too. If they are really small I save them for pillow stuffing.

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    I use it for baby quilt as well, but I also make placemate with the samll pieces. also good fillters for the fish tank to.

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    You can cut it up into much smaller pieces (with your rotary cutter) and use it for stuffing pillows, toys, etc.

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    Deedum, I also piece the smaller sections together for charity quilts or tablerunners. It's just another way for quilters to be resourceful!!! :)

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    I keep the quilts for The American Veterans Project churning with pieced, scrap batting!!!!

    LOL>>> I"m not sure I'd know how to use a FULL piece of batting any more!!! LOL

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    I gathered all mine into one tote and will use the pieces to do all the placemats I am making for Christmas.

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    I used mine to make pincushions. I don't like to piece batting for quilts.

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    How do you piece the batting?

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    I give my small scraps to moma she makes biscuits quilts.
    the larger pieces are for several projects, like potholders, mirowave mits, place mats, doll and doggie quilts. You name and I can find a use for it, LOL

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    I just saw a page where someone had 8 inch blocks of batting set aside for rag quilts... I wondered if you could put batting in a rag quilt. I will probably do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I used mine to make pincushions. I don't like to piece batting for quilts.
    Any particular reason? I take my time and quite happy with the finish look when I am done. Works well for a scrappy quilt I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
    I just saw a page where someone had 8 inch blocks of batting set aside for rag quilts... I wondered if you could put batting in a rag quilt. I will probably do this.
    I cut them down to 8" squares for rag quilts. Have a rather large stash of them ready for the next rag quilt.

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    I piece them together by butting the edges up against each other and zig-zagging them. Then I used them for wall-hangings that I know won't be laundered very often.

    JoAnne's has queen sized Nature's Touch 100% cotton batting on sale today and tomorrow for half price :D So I came home with two of them. I do have some large pieces of other batting that I will use in the quilt I'm currently working on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I used mine to make pincushions. I don't like to piece batting for quilts.
    Any particular reason? I take my time and quite happy with the finish look when I am done. Works well for a scrappy quilt I think.
    No particular reason other than I don't have time to do all that piecing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    Yup, I do the same thing. And the little pieces I use for smaller projects.
    I do the same! It can get out of hand pretty quick though!

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    I havn't done it but it seems like you could do your QAYG squares which it how I wish I would have done my quilts.Then I wouldn't have a pile of tops lol.

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    I also use pieces for dusting and putting on the dry mop to do the floors. they work great!

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    I stack mine in a corner and glare at it every once in a while.

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    They make great squares for rag quilts. I have a few stacks ready to go!

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    wall hangings if small. Pieces. Larger i piece Rhein for quilts

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    I use them up in floor quilts for infants. Maybe a layer or two pieced together. Babies love them.

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    I am just now getting to the smaller pieces. They use great for smaller projects. I have always used the left overs

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    Uh oh. Let me get my trash bag on before you throw the tomatoes.

    If it's less than 15" wide, I pitch it. I just don't have room to keep everything... No dedicated sewing room, I sew in the family room. If it's not big enough to make a placemat or runner, I don't keep it.

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