Sunday, June 6, 2010

Batting Pieces

Any suggestions on what to do with all of this? I suppose I could use it in tote bags... honestly I'm too lazy to piece it (especially with all of the stuff I have to get done this summer.)

9 comments:

Janet said...

You could send it to me and I'll piece it. Or take it to a thrift shop and it can be a wonderful find for some other quilter!!

Nancy said...

i use small pieces to dust with...HA HA...like i dust!! lol

Anonymous said...

Hook one of the twins up with a sewing machine and have them piece it for you. It looks like you have a couple queen size quilts in that pile!!

fraz

Pat said...

Another option is to cut them into squares to use for making rag quilts. Or save any that might be big enough/long enough for smaller projects, like table runners or table toppers. Use for pads between your good dishes or your scratchable pots/pans? Use to pack away breakables, or just shred to use as packing materrial when shipping something.

Julz said...

Perhaps your quilt club make charity quilts or neo-natal quilts - these odd sized bits of batting would be perfect for this. Hugs Jx

Becky said...

I cut my batting pieces into 10 inch or 6 inch squares. I use them in flannel rag quilts. It's nice to cute them and have them ready for future projects. good luck!

scraphappy said...

Cut to size they would be perfect for quilt as you go string quilts. Cutting them into squares in mindless tv work, unlike sewing them together.

Tracy said...

Linda from the guild may take it for the doll quilts...

Natalie said...

I have used my scraps to make...

*quilted book covers for a paper back book
*coffee cozies to go around a disposable coffee cup (so your fingers don't get too hot)
*small quilt sandwiches to test a thread, free motion quilt pattern, make sure your tension is correct
*make drink coasters

And plan to use them for....

*make a quilted strap for a wrist pin cushion
*use as filling for handmade gifts to give to friends/neighbors
*make a quilted wine bottle tote
*make a mini quilt for your work area
*make a potholder

Maybe using batting scraps should be our first NOVA Modern Quilt Guild challenge project!