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PostSubject: Left-over Batting by Insufferable Brat   Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:58 am

PATCHWORK & QUILTING => Quilters: Hints, Tips & Advice => Topic started by: Pawstoquilt on January 01, 2008, 10:57:57 AM


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Title: Left -over batting
Post by: Pawstoquilt on January 01, 2008, 10:57:57 AM
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I have found it works very well to cut left-over batting to fit the Swifter Dry mop--esp. the
"flat" type batting. Gets rid of the batting scraps and saves me a few bucks. Even works well to dust (what's dusting) with. A little Pledge or something sprayed on them and you're in business.


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: masufa on January 01, 2008, 11:24:04 AM
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great tip Paws, Thanks


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: memaw4 on January 01, 2008, 02:34:04 PM
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Thanks Paws. I have plenty of scraps of batting and my DD has hardwood floors I could use it on. I never even thought of using batting.

Kay


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: quiltermarynel on January 01, 2008, 03:50:12 PM
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This is a great tip!!


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on January 02, 2008, 06:09:11 AM
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They can even be re-used by shaking really well and/or turning them over.

I discovered the dusting part when I needed to do the tops of the baseboards and I grabbed an extra piece of batting I had laid out for the Swiffer.

See, it "pays" not to throw out our scraps! :santa_afro:


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: Pawstoquilt on January 02, 2008, 06:15:25 AM
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Mary--I have even thrown them in the wash with the cleaning rags!!!! and they wash
just fine. Talk about CHEAP!!! Yep--I am the Queen of Cheap!!!


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on January 02, 2008, 06:21:26 AM
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Really! I was wondering but hadn't tried it.

I wasn't sure they would hold up on their own. Well I have enough cut that I can cycle them through the laundry so I will definitely give washing a try.

Thanks


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: maggie on January 02, 2008, 06:29:15 AM
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Great tip! And I love cheap! It's also a great way to reduce waste. Good for the enviroment. I'm always looking for ways to reuse, reduce or recycle. Thanks for the tip.


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: Merry Bee on January 02, 2008, 08:42:03 AM
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Well, what a good idea! I always use up all my batting scraps, one way or another. I make pillows, sachets, using my homegrown herbs, essential oil and batting, and I make puppets for the grandsons; batting scraps are good for stuffing small projects. I made a lot of raggedy quilts for a while, too.

This is much better, though, because you can use them up without making another project. You are not the only one who is too cheap to toss good materials.


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: tlcquiltnut on January 02, 2008, 04:46:23 PM
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You need your own show on HGTV Paws. What a good idea will use it soon as my floors always need and dusting..... :santa_shocked: Tammy


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: Merry Bee on January 02, 2008, 05:41:17 PM
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Uh, well, in my case, that would be soon. I always need to dust my floor here in the sunroom where I sew. I am like that little Peanut character, Pigpen. I walk in here, and sew a few stitches, and there is lint and thread all over the place.


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: stitchinjj on January 04, 2008, 05:48:40 AM
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I save my batting to cut into strips to use when I try the Betty Cotton Theory. On the same line of thinking though, my DD and I got a large bundle of those poly dusting cloths at a big box store over a year ago. We cut them in half and they fit on our swiffer heads perfectly. We just throw them in with a load of towels. I have 4 cats and mostly tile in my house, so it was way too expensive to keep buying those replacement cloths for the Swiffer!


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: Pawstoquilt on January 04, 2008, 05:58:00 AM
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Stitchinjj--you are right, those replacement cloths are way over-priced. I would really hate to go back to using the "old dust mop" though and shaking it out the door--ISH! I am not sure what you are using--I am always ready for a new idea.


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: stitchinjj on January 04, 2008, 12:36:07 PM
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The dustcloths I am using are also called micro fiber I think? They are very static and hold onto everything, wash out great, and of course I have saved hundreds over buying the replacement throw aways.


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: tlcquiltnut on January 24, 2008, 11:39:49 AM
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I use them in table runners or lap quilts. That is the big peaces. If I have to peice them together that is fine as long as they get used up. tlcquiltnut


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: dollmaker on January 24, 2008, 04:01:23 PM
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I take all my scrap batting and put it aside until I get a big bag then I trim the edges and zig zag they together and use them in my own quilts. It works so well you can't see or feel where they have been sewn and they quilt up nice.........not to mention I feel like I'm stretching my batting. Waste Not Want Not. and I'm in darn good Cheap company. LOL LindaB-1 ;D



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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: Insufferablebratt on January 24, 2008, 05:13:31 PM
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I think I'm going to use some of mine to practice my free motion.


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Title: Re: Left -over batting
Post by: quilton on February 13, 2008, 05:27:58 PM
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I keep left-over batting and scraps of fabric near the sewing machine. Before I start to machine quilt, I do a bit of practice on my scraps. It gets me in the rhythm and I find I quilt better.
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