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!!”
Oouuchh that finger doesn’t look good. I hope you heal up quickly. Thanks for the great advice on organizing batting..
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.
That is a good idea too!!! Thanks for sharing it.
I found an old polyester batting stashed in a bag. It’s yellowed. I wonder if it is still good to use. It’s not brittle or anything. Any thoughts?
If it is still soft and fluffy, I would think that it is okay.
Good ideas, thanks!
Thanks Jean…..I think that it is going to work well!!!
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.
I don’t know why it didn’t twig to do this before now but I am really happy with how it is working!!!