Quilting, Farming, Variety

Monday, September 5, 2011

Making Something Useful



If you quilt, what do you do with all those little scraps of batting that are left? Of course if the pieces are large enough they can be whipped together and used for the purpose intended. But I'm talking about strips about six to seven inches wide, and maybe the full length of the quilt. Since I have wood floors, I've found a very good use for them: dust bunny catchers!! Dust bunnies underneath the bed just jump on these scraps of batting and then you can simply toss the whole fuzzy mess into the trash. Of course I don't recommend going out and buying a package of batting to cut up into dust catchers, but if you have scraps, try it. Oh, they are also good for taking down cobwebs from around the ceiling; just be sure to do that first.















11 comments:

  1. That is a great idea! I've had a bunch of those and when I helped Livia make a dolly quilt a couple of years ago, I whip stitched them all together to make the batting for it.

    Have a great day!

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  2. What a great idea! I usually just use it for packing or my granddaughter makes things with it, but I'm definity going to try this.

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  3. This is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. They're great for recycling as Swiffer sheets! (I don't quilt, but what a neat idea you happened upon!)

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  5. Wow, some great tips there. I'm always in need of a dust bunny catcher. I usually throw mine away.Thanks for the idea..Susie

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  6. what a great idea! why can I never think of stuff like that.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  7. When you said the dust bunnies "jump" to your batting, it made me think of the ad campaign for Swiffers right now, in which mud and dust personified do just that!

    I bet your batting idea works better, though.

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  8. Well how neat is that! It makes perfect sense after you pointed it out-they would be good for just dusting with too.

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  9. I am trying to read through your posts since I just recently found you. What a fantastic idea. How creative.

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