Monday, February 27, 2017

10 Minute Tip


10 Minute Tip: After trimming the backing to size for your quilt, cut the leftovers into usable size pieces and store them accordingly. I put the large yardage in the bin with large pieces for future borders or smaller backings. I store the trimmed strips with my strips. I color code my strip in boxes according to strip width. This way the scraps are ready to use and I won't have to go searching for them!


I do this with my batting leftovers as well. The larger pieces I will piece together to use for future quilts and the smaller pieces will be used for small projects such as mug rugs or journal covers.

This way I won't have to trim them up later, they will be ready to go!

I would love to hear any suggestions you might have on how you handle leftover backing and batting pieces.

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane

3 comments:

  1. Leftover chunks of batting make great dust cloths! At least for a couple of dustings.

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  2. A friend of mine says she saves even the smallest batting scraps in a bag to use for future pillow stuffing. Using those and muslin, she makes her own pillow forms.

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  3. I can't say exactly how many quilts have been quilted with leftover batting pieces, other than a lot! It's a good thing!

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