Scrap Batting Organization

Scrap Batting Organization

When I was preparing to travel for 5-6 months in 2019, and condensing my stash down to fit in 75 square feet, I started a new habit for organizing my scrap batting. Every time I trim my quilts when I’m basting, I make note of the larger scrap sizes and write their size down on a sticky note that gets stored with that particular piece of scrap batting.

Scrap Batting Organization

Scrap Batting Organization

I’m getting close to finishing up my sample quilt for my upcoming Diatom Quilt Along, and so I added a few large pieces of scrap batting to my storage over the weekend.

Scrap Batting Organization

Scrap Batting Organization

I like using larger post it note sizes to note the batting sizes, because if I ever cut out a piece of that batting, I can easily mark out the old size and write down the new size of the trimmed down batting for easy future reference.

Be sure to read the comments; the community is generous with other ideas for how to take this organizational method further!

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13 thoughts on “Scrap Batting Organization

  1. allisonwp says:

    I’ve been doing the same with my batting off-cuts. It makes finding pieces the right size to stitch together for future projects so much easier 🙂

  2. Cindy Pieters says:

    Great idea! I’m going to start doing this, I just have to remember to do it.

  3. I do this too, and it really helps when you are pulling for a smaller project or just need a long piece to add. I find it a huge help.

  4. Julie Vogel says:

    Great idea! I need to get my scrap batting in order! THanks for the tips!

  5. aquilterstable says:

    Good tip! I need to remember that.

  6. Suzanne says:

    Just brilliant! I’m going to start doing it.

  7. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    I have done this in the past and it helped a lot. I’m not in the habit of doing it now, so I appreciate the reminder. I like the idea of adjusting the sizes if you use some of it too.

  8. patty says:

    I do the same thing! I tape a ‘inventory’ to the outside of the bag/box that I store them in for an easy check on what is inside.

  9. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    You’re back in my Bloglovin’ feed!!!! I attempted this with my batting, but then I fell off the wagon…ha ha ha ha As I slowly put my house back to normal, I need to do this again.

  10. Elizabeth E. says:

    Gosh–of course you would give me just the tip to make sense of the stack of batting scraps in my closet. Thanks for this tip!

  11. I do this same thing and wow has it ever saved time! And yes, if I used a chunk, I write down the new leftover measurements!

  12. scottishmichelle says:

    Hmm, what a great idea. I will have to try this. I’m frequently getting out all sorts of left over bits to try to find the right piece (or pieces) for a quilt. Thank you.

  13. Pam Hansen says:

    This habit has helped me many times when I need a small piece to fit a wall hanging or tablerunner, plus I make a note of the type of batting because I don’t always use the same. I like to know what weight or fiber the remnant is.

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