I am a quilter, which means I have a stash of fabric. It also means that I have a stash of thread. What you might not know is that I have a stash of batting/wadding, too. The batting/wadding stash causes me a bit more grief than the other stashes. I can decoratively display my thread on racks and I can fold fabric neatly and stack it in bins, but batting? It takes up so much space!!
Every time I get scraps of batting I toss them in an Ikea bag, separated by type:
Shown: one bag of wool batting/wadding and one bag of cotton batting/wadding. Sorry for the horrible photo; it is winter here and everything is dark and shadowy. I can't wait for spring for many reasons, but good photographs are on that list!
Once these leftover bits of batting/wadding fill a bag, it is time to join those bits together and make a large enough piece to use in a quilt. Looking at that photo, I'm ready to create a wool Franken-batt so the bag no longer overflows!
I join my wool batting/wadding together with either a needle and thread or iron-on batting tape. I join my cotton batting/wadding together with either a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine or iron-on batting tape.
What do you do with your batting/wadding? Any fun hints to share?