I don't have any good project photos for today. Yesterday was spent doing a lot of chores (laundry, washing out fabrics) and making soup. I did get 2 quilting repairs done on the postage stamp and I removed it from the zippers last night. I'll get it trimmed and start the binding process soon.
So for today I have a little tip to share about batting scraps.
When I quilt the veterans quilts there's always about a 10 - 15" piece left over at the end of the batting. I save those. If I put 8 or so of them together I get 2 more veterans quilts quilted for "free". But sewing the scraps together takes a lot of time. I like the idea of the fusible batting tape but I'd need 2 packages for one pieced batting. Even at the Joann sale price that would be over $10 for each large batting piece that I make. I saw that tape and realized that it was just fusible knit interfacing cut into strips.
Recently Joann had interfacing on sale and I was able to get a bolt (10 yards) of Easy Knit for less than $30, including shipping. That seemed like a good option.
I took the interfacing off the bolt and folded it up so that I could cut it in 10 yard strips. I got 12 strips out of that $30 bolt! That would be the equivalent of 12 packages at $5.59 (if I could get it that cheap) for a total of 67.08, before tax and shipping. Cutting the bolt saves over $37!
This would be a great thing for a group of friends to do together. Buy the bolt and share the cost. Because of the veterans quilts I'll go through this pretty quickly, otherwise I'd share with my friends. This is going to save me tons of time.
Given how much I spend on my hobbies it's nice to legitimately save money from time to time. I don't consider buying stash fabric and yarn on sale as actually "saving money".
It's sewing weekend with my quilt club so I'll be sewing veterans quilt tops this weekend. I'm not sure I'll get much else done.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.