Sunday, July 26, 2009

I'm no Heloise but...

I’m no Heloise but I do have a humdinger of a household hint…and its frugal too.

What do you do with the cut off batting after quilting or the extra bits after trimming a batt to fit your quilt top…you know those long, narrow pieces? How many potholders can you make, use or give away?
Do you have one of these that were made by Pledge to hold their purchased sheets for dust mopping floors as well as furniture?
Well, here’s the hint…I use the cut off pieces of batting instead of the purchased sheets!
(The batting has to be 100% cotton but can be with or without scrim.)

It works great and costs nothing! Truth to tell, I hardly ever take out my vacuum cleaner any more... I just batt-mop!

8 comments:

karenfae said...

that's a good one. you know what I use the small pieces for too is to wrap up Christmas decorations and pack them away for the next year. It really helps to cushion them in the boxes.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Cathy said...

That's brilliant, what a great idea, how clever are you. Thanks for passing that tip on to the rest of us xo

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I sew the batting together with a faggoting stitch and use it in smaller projects like doll quilts or wall hangings.

Ulla said...

I like this idea, but I have used my edge strips for a rag quilt, and for Quilt-as-you-go - quilts.

Susan said...

I like it! I am always looking for a good dusting rag and since I have pieces like this anyway might as well use them (it's a freebie).

Carrie P. said...

I have done the same thing. Great minds thing alike. LOL

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Great hint! (hmm...does that mean they are washable, thus re-usable? or is that being too frugal?)

And love karenfae's idea of wrapping Chrsitmas decorations!

Blessings & Aloha!

Neabear said...

Thanks for the ideas!