Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Cleaning out the batting!!

In all the 35 years that I have been quilting, I have NEVER worried much about how my batting was stored. Any leftover cuts just got tossed into the corner of the closet and, when I needed some for a new quilt, I would rifle thru them until I found one that would fit.

But, in the last few years, I started measuring the leftovers and marking how big each piece was…..

It was a good idea…..or rather PART of a good idea!!

There were two problems….. first of all, when you use safety pins to attach the size paper, bad things can happen…..

After this mishap, I got smart and just used the post-it note wrapped around the tie…..

The next step was to make a listing of the battings that I have on hand. Instead of writing it down on a piece of paper that I would lose, I went to my task board and dedicated a corner to battings…..

Now I just have to remember to mark them off when I use them!!

The final step was to bag up the smaller rolls and clean up my storage…..

I didn’t have a photo of “before” but I can GUARANTEE you that it looks SO much better!!

Now to get back to making quilts that can use up those bats!!!

9 thoughts on “Cleaning out the batting!!

  1. I have a friend that uses blue painters tape and writes on it with a sharpie and puts it on the corner of the scrap.

  2. Ouch and oh dear!!!!
    Hope all is okay now.
    Yes, measuring the leftovers is a great idea and I wonder why it took me so long to wake up to that. I have only done it for the last couple of years and can’t believe what a difference it makes.

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