I love batting remnants, and I always find myself scooping them up from the remnant bin at Joann Fabric. Why?
1) Remnants are 50% off the regular price.
2) You can use little bits of batting for all sorts of projects.
3) You can experiment with different types of batting to see which ones you like.
I found this kit for a Go-Baby-Go Diaper tote in the clearance rack at Joann’s, marked waaaay down in price. Here’s one like it, which was listed on ebay but no one bid on it, not even for $.99 plus shipping and handling. All you had to do was cut out the pieces, which were pre-printed on fabric, cut out the front, back, strap and gusset in a layer of batting, and sew it all together using the 1-page instruction sheet. I used fusible batting to pad the sides, gusset and strap, and I liked the way the batting fused with the fabric to make compact panels that were strong but still soft.
If one likes the inside better, it’s reversible!
Batting remnants of a yard or less can be used for totes and purses, baby quilts, art quilts, wall hangings, quiet books, toys, pot holders, Christmas stockings, place mats, table runners, slippers, pillows, all sorts of things!
Now (help!) I have some questions for you: What do you do with small pieces of batting? What is the best batting to use for serious quilting? Is polyester batting ok to use in a cotton quilt? Is it ok to wash a quilt that has wool batting inside?