Now that you have ideas for storing those bulky bags/rolls of batting, what is a quilter to do with all those smaller oddly shaped scraps? Are you looking to better utilize large pieces? Are you looking for fast and fun projects using small bits of batting? Or, are you just wanting to use the scraps without adding to your current WIP/UFO collection? We have found wonderful and creative ideas to help you keep that batting scrap pile down to a minimum. It's never to early to get started on holiday gift making.
Want to get that scrap batting pile down?
- Betty at T-Shirt Quilts of Texas offers 60 Uses for Batting Scraps.
Want to utilize the larger pieces of scrap batting? Two easy and fast ways to 'build' a new larger piece of batting.
- Julie Cefalu pieces sections together by machine for small projects including a Christmas wallhanging.
- The Moda Bakeshop offers another method for Piecing Larger Batting leftovers.
Want some ideas for using bits of scrap batting?
- Check out the 10 creative options we found. Many of these would make great gifts.
1. Jen's Must have fabric trays. She has lots of great ideas - even a wine bottle tote! ShabbyFabrics
2. Make a fabric cord keeper. Leafytreetops
3. Fabric phone charging station. Positivelysplendid (This site has been experiencing difficulties.)
4. Make a hot pad for your casserole dish. Auntieemscrafts
5. Door Stop. Somuchbetterwithage
6. Pocket Pot holder. Quiltexpressions
7. Make a tea cozy. Sewwestitch
8. Quilted Mug Rug with pocket. Sew4home
9. Scrappy Lily Bowl and Plate. Michelemademe
10. Patchwork Slippers. SweetCarolain
Make your own patchwork slippers. Please note that the original tutorial was in Spanish. This English version has no sound.