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Diane Morgan Posted: Mon, Mar 22 2010 11:49 AM

Do you purchase batting by the roll or find it more convenient to buy a package for the size of the quilt you are making? And what brands are your favorites?

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Thea replied on Mon, Mar 22 2010 11:52 AM

I purchase by the package and I usually buy 10 at a time when they are on sale.  I do not have room to store the big rolls anywhere in my house.

I use Quilters Dream... absolutely love it!

 

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Thea replied on Mon, Mar 22 2010 11:53 AM

I love the flat antique look that it gives my quilts... comforters in my mind should be fluffy not quilts.

 

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gini replied on Mon, Mar 22 2010 12:04 PM

i purchase by the bags on sale,  i stock up when there's a bargain   gini

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I am kind of hung up on White & Wonderful at the moment. I buy yardage when it is on sale or I have a coupon for JoAnns.

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Nana replied on Mon, Mar 22 2010 12:11 PM

Diane

I buy my by the package because it is easier for me to store.  I also stock up on several at a time when it is on sale.  I like Quilters Dream and Warm and Natural.  Both are 100% cotton and I buy which ever one is on sale when I need to stock up.  My preference is Quilter's Dream has an awesome feel to the batting.

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I buy 10 yards at a time. It's last forever because I keep sending my quilts out to be LAQ. I could send the batting with the top, but it's easier to just have Becky use her batting. (See? I keep telling you people that I'm basically lazy!) My favorite by far is Warm and Natural. Some day I'm going to try the bamboo.

 


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Kris replied on Mon, Mar 22 2010 5:05 PM

Diane,

I buy by the bolt. I store it on the bottom pole of my quilting frame. It's very convenient. I buy from Jo-ann's. I use my 50% off coupons for large items like this.

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Gale replied on Tue, Mar 23 2010 3:03 AM

I usually buy it by the  yard when it's on sale, but last year I found a bunch of queen size packaged batting at Joann's for really cheap. All of my batting is warm & natural.

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Thea replied on Tue, Mar 23 2010 11:21 AM

I was in Hobby Lobby last Friday and came real close to trying warm and natural - if I had had my coupon I would have... maybe one of these days... looking for a sale on quiters dream right now as I am starting to run low.

 

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Nana replied on Tue, Mar 23 2010 11:49 AM

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I like Quilter's Dream better but Warm and Natural is a good second choice.  Especially if it is on sale.

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I usually use warm and natural but I bought a bolt on sale last year and I'll never do that again. It's bigger than I am. I can't wait to finish it. The quilter's dream is that the "green" kind or the "orient" that you like?

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gini replied on Tue, Mar 23 2010 12:18 PM

so diane, do you have pictures of you wrestling your   bolt of batting?   i'ld love to see that..    : )   gini

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Nana replied on Tue, Mar 23 2010 12:24 PM

Diane

I use the Quilter's Dream select.  It is 100% cotton and feels so soft.  Gives the quilt a really soft feel.

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Jeanine replied on Tue, Mar 23 2010 12:30 PM

I use Dream Poly by the bolt and usually order 5 bolts at a time.  And anything cheap I'll buy for the quilt ministry.  I like Dream Cotton and Warm N Natural when it is on sale. 

The bolts are big but I take them to church and lay out across two tables and then cut batting for a stack of quilts in one sitting.  I can go through a bolt pretty quickly!  I can't imagine doing anything small-scale.  LOL 

Batting is the most challenging thing about the quilt ministry.  It costs a lot and you need a lot and storing it is horrible.  I'm trying to get a closet at church for storage.  We are beginning to build a new wing onto the current building so I am hoping the quilt ministry rates a closet out of the deal.

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