Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tip of the Day


Do you have a bunch of left over, unused, pieces of batting stashed somewhere in your home? Get your tape measure, pen, a few pins, some scrap paper and take 5 minutes to label them all as to size -- It DOES save time and you begin to believe you are actually organized! (This is fairly elementary but you never know what tip the next person hasn't thought of! -- It took me a few years to buy into this suggestion.)

9 comments:

sMC said...

umm sounds good but can I get that organised.

Anonymous said...

Great idea..at a glance you will know if you have a quilt batt the right size or need to go buy more.
We can all use more organization. thank you for the tip.
Deb};o

Joyce said...

What do you do with all the little bits and pieces that are really too small for much of anything? I need to make a thousand chickens and stuff them all I guess.

paula, the quilter said...

O yes. I do this. I have actually found a couple of pieces that were large enough for a baby quilt.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I started doing this a while ago and it has made all the difference!

meggie said...

I had been thinking to use my bits to make a quilt as you go, which I have not done yet!

Annie said...

Such an easy solution - I just grab and start measuring every time I need an odd piece!! It would make more sense to measure it once when I put it away and then I will know what I have.......
thanks!!!

Helen in the UK said...

Having taken down and measured some 'oddments' of batting several times recently, I'm going to follow your suggestion. Why didn't I think of this myself - d'oh!!!

Rose Marie said...

Thanks for the reminder .... I used to do this, but stopped some time ago. It really does make your life easier to do this. Love your shirt quilt. I have to do something with all the shirts that I've collected.