Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Batting Storage

I make a lot of quilts. Enough that I decided I'd like to purchase batting by the roll rather than as I go. This has also come in handy since my LQS closed and I can't just run downtown to get some when I need it. However, storing a large roll of batting has been a challenge in a small house. Cutting off what I need is also a challenge, especially with a full roll. The rolls aren't heavy, but they are big and unwieldy.

My husband came up with a simple solution recently.

He purchased a long handle and a couple of U clips then installed this underneath one of the basting tables he made for me several years ago. The link will take you to the post where I showed the details about the basting tables he made.

Now when I need batting I pull up however much I need, cut it, and then roll the excess back up. It's kind of like a big paper towel dispenser. I love it! It's so easy to cut batting now and it's stored underneath the table and out of the way.


West Michigan Quilter said...

He sure is a handy guy! Great idea.

Newbie Jen said...

I need this! Do you rent out your husband for furniture making? I could really use one of those tables too!

Mama Pea said...

That is really fantastic. Clever!!!