Monday, June 20, 2011

Using Batting Scraps

Do you have leftover batting scraps from all of your quilting projects?

Here's how I use up mine. This probably isn't the 'right' way to do things, but it works for me and I haven't had anyone return a quilt and say they had problems with it.

I take the strips of batting and overlap them by about 2 inches and then quilt a little closer than usual. If I need to add another piece, I just lay it in and keep on quilting. I've never had a problem with the batting shifting or getting a space in the quilt. I use poly batting most of the time so I don't know if this would work with cotton batting or not.

I have lots of leftover scraps and hope to use them up quickly!


jill said...

Good thrify woman you are!!! I have too many large hunks like that... I'm sure the quilt police would be rippin out their hair... but once its all stitched down it's not going anywhere. Thanks for the tip!!

True Blue Nana said...

I try to use my batting scraps. My aunt has encouraged me to use cotton batting particularly in baby quilts. Have you heard anything about the fire hazard with polyester?