Wednesday, September 25, 2013

15 tips for Batting Leftovers and an appearance at the Moda Bake Shop!

Is it really the end of September?  Where is this year going?  Seems like I just asked you all if it was really the end of August!  Wasn't that just yesterday? 

So today I'm making an appearance over at the Moda Bake Shop!  {It's been a while hasn't it}...  In celebration of National Sewing Month, I'm giving my tips for Piecing Batting... 

I have my preferred way of piecing batting, but I thought I'd do a little research anyway, just to see what else was out there... Along the way I had some fun reading about all the different uses for using up your Batting Leftovers... so I thought I'd share my favorites! 

So before you head over to the Moda Bake Shop to check out my post.... Here are 15 different ways to use up your Batting Leftovers... 

1. Mug Rugs

2. Coasters

3. Hot Pads / Trivets

4. Placemats

5.  Package Filler

6.  Stuffing

7.  Between dinner plates in storage

8.  White Board Eraser

9.  Rag Quilt

10. Quilt As You Go projects 

11.  Cut them smaller and place under items to protect table tops

12.  Great for cleaning Cutting Mats 

13.  Thread Catcher

14.  Duster

15.  Swiffer Refills :) 

What do you do with your Batting Leftovers? 


Margaret said...

I make small art pieces matted for framing, which use up most of my small pieces of batting, but have long wondered what to do with really small pieces -- too narrow for post-cards etc. Using them for dusting and polishing is a great idea! Thanks for the tip!

Kelly O. said...

I make book marks with my skinnier strips of batting and some scraps... my kids like to make them too... they're fun and make a great add on teacher gift as the kids make them themselves!

Joan and Kevin said...

I make burp cloths and bibs out of my batting. I put it in the center of them. Every mom I give them to loves them!

annieb said...

We reupholstered our dining room chairs with some. And we made new window treatments and used alot in the cornices. Too bad I can't upload a photo. They came out beautifully. I'm glad you wrote a post about this. Thanks.

Ali Honey said...

I cut them into long thin strips and wind into balls for the inners of the felt embroidered balls I make.

Julie Crooks said...

The proper link to the Moda blog entry is:

Jenny said...

Since, your an expert at it..I can send you all my left over batting! ;o)

grammajudyb said...

odd bits and pieces, along with fabric scraps are put into an old t-shirt that has the sleeves sewed shut and the hem sewed up. When full, the neck is sewed shut and they are donated to our local animal shelter for dog and cat beds.

Happy Valley Primitives said...

I piece them together with a zigzag stitch and use them behind my primitive stitchery projects as well as pretty much all of the ways you mentioned! Ilene

Abby said...

great tips - love your method I'm going to try it today!

MomandDad said...

I use my left over batting to practice my free motion quilting. I use it up fast that way.

Beth said...

I piece the bigger pieces to make a lap or baby quilt batt, I cut 2 1/2 strips to replace clothesline in the clothes line bags and if they are small or odd shaped, I used them to stuff dog beds bound for a nearby pet shelter.


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