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What I am doing w/leftover scraps of batting

Old 02-22-2014, 11:01 AM
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I recently had saved some of the narrow, "useless" long pieces of batting that had been trimmed from a project when squaring up. And I recently was making a small pillow and did not have a filler.

I tossed and scattered the scraps onto my cutting mat, laid a ruler atop, and cut those scraps into bits which I then used to fill the pillow. Worked great!
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Old 02-22-2014, 02:55 PM
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Rotary cutting is a good idea, Suz--easier than pulling into small pieces, which is what I've done.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:45 AM
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Another great use of batting scraps, especially strips, is the Auntie's Two patterns for handbags, etc. Amazing what you can make with scraps! http://auntiestwo.com/
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:01 AM
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My recent scraps are in a pile on the floor and the cats seem to love sleeping on them. I now know what I'm doing with my scraps. Thanks for that tip on cutting them with the rotary.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:13 AM
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This is a very timely post. I'm cleaning out/up my sewing room, and I have lots of odds and ends of batting that I just don't know what to do with, and they take up so much room. Chopping some up for pillow stuffing is a great idea!
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I've been wanting to make some pillows just for this reason! To use up the my small pieces of batting. But mine is poly and so quite fluffy already.
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Butt them together and zigzag edges to create
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:09 AM
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Yup, I have done what Sandy does........
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:12 AM
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I bought a pair of batting scissors from Quilt in a Day. http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponline/notion/31732 They are fantastic for cutting batting, especially long runs. No more fuzzy in my cutting mat which takes forever to clean. They are angled perfectly for cutting straight. I would buy a another pair in a second if I lost these. Guild members liked them so much we bought several pair to keep at guild.
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I use mine up as shown. Above but always keep some long lengths as they are ideal it put in bag handles.
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