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
North of Boston MA
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!
I love the flat antique look that it gives my quilts... comforters in my mind should be fluffy not quilts.
i purchase by the bags on sale, i stock up when there's a bargain gini
gini in north idaho
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I like Quilter's Dream better but Warm and Natural is a good second choice. Especially if it is on sale.
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?
so diane, do you have pictures of you wrestling your bolt of batting? i'ld love to see that.. : ) gini
I use the Quilter's Dream select. It is 100% cotton and feels so soft. Gives the quilt a really soft feel.
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.