Monday, May 20, 2013


Not pounds.


I seriously wish I had heard of this years ago.  Thanks to my shout out for Batting Scrap Organization  tips a few weeks ago, I learned that shredding batting makes great stuffing.

I have used batting scraps for stuffing before and have been disappointed with the strange lumpiness I tend to get.  

Shredding it?  Amazing.

I'm not sure if this is the "correct" way, but this is how I did it.

I, out some of my aggression and *cough* frustration on it?
Just make sure that you are safe. I only layered 1-3 pieces on top of each other. I also never had my hand on the mat while slicing back and forth.  I cherish my hands too much.  I would also recommend shredding in the middle of your mat. Do as I say, not as I do.

I kept all my larger pieces of batting that are definitely usable.  I took some of the suggestions from last week and I put the smaller sizes that were similar to each other in ziplock bags.  I pressed all the air out so they could lay flat with the larger folded pieces in my batting drawer.

 I had no qualms of cutting up all the small, awkward pieces.  Triangles.  Goofy trapeziod pieces.
 Not to mention the long 1 inch strips?  What was I thinking saving those?

Why to stuff this bag full, right!  
At least, that is my story and I'm sticking too it.

P.S. I actually AM trying to shred some pounds on this body, so if you follow my Instagram?
You might see occasional photos with #sweatnsew. 
You can find out more about it at Sarcastic Quilter!


  1. Shredding is a great idea. Can't wait for my husband to go to work so I can try the office shredder. I don't know if it will work, but it is a crosscut machine. With my luck it will jam and he will catch me trying to take over another thing for quilting.

  2. Shredding :) I am glad you found use for your small scraps!

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  4. I found your post while looking for a better way to shred. I do it just like you. I tried it once in the paper shredder (let's just say this did not please my husband). I found instead of saving them in plastic bags, I make a pillow form and fill it as I shred the scraps.


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