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Thread: Batting on sell at Joann's

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    Batting on sell at Joann's

    Has anyone used the batting that is on sale Saturday only at Joann's? It's the 25 yard roll Fairfield natural cotton batting, Soft and Toasty. If so, what is your thoughts? I quilt on my DSM, doing FMQ. Would welcome any comments.

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    I have use Fairfield 80/20 which is ok, have never used this one sorry.

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    I googled it and read about it. It sounds a lot like Warm and Natural. Not sure it is, but it sounds like it is.

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    I bought a roll when they had it on sale after Thanksgiving. It does shrink more than Warm and White, so I put it in the washer to soak, then dry it in the dryer. I haven't had a problem with it. Mary

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    IMHO the quality of fairfield batting has degraded over the years. I have had several clients give me Fairfield 80/20 to use. While it is funcitonal, I find it has places where the batting loft is inconsistant (spots where it is very thin) and it is very fragile. Maybe the cotton would be better. I would try to inspect it carefully before purchasing, especially giving a tug on the corner to see if it tears easily. If it doesn't and what you can see looks consistant in the loft, I'd say go for it.

    Connecting threads is having their batting sale going on right now at 30% off. Free shipping if your order is $50 or more. The deal isn't quite as good as JoAnne's though. The 90 x 25 yards works out to be quantity as 8 queen size battings plus one yard left over. The Hobbs at 100% cotton at connecting threads would be $130 so more expensive.
    I have never tried Hobbs 100% cotton as I prefer the 80/20 myself. The Hobbs 80/20 would be comprable at $112 for 8 queen size batts.

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/bat...BattingSaleOC3

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    IMHO the quality of fairfield batting has degraded over the years. I have had several clients give me Fairfield 80/20 to use. While it is funcitonal, I find it has places where the batting loft is inconsistant (spots where it is very thin) and it is very fragile. Maybe the cotton would be better. I would try to inspect it carefully before purchasing, especially giving a tug on the corner to see if it tears easily. If it doesn't and what you can see looks consistant in the loft, I'd say go for it.

    Connecting threads is having their batting sale going on right now at 30% off. Free shipping if your order is $50 or more. The deal isn't quite as good as JoAnne's though. The 90 x 25 yards works out to be quantity as 8 queen size battings plus one yard left over. The Hobbs at 100% cotton at connecting threads would be $130 so more expensive.
    I have never tried Hobbs 100% cotton as I prefer the 80/20 myself. The Hobbs 80/20 would be comprable at $112 for 8 queen size batts.

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/bat...BattingSaleOC3
    The Hobbs 100% cotton shrank about 10% for me --even though they say a 3-5% shrinkage. I do like that it is lighter weight than the Warm and natural but I will definitiely preshrink it in the future so I don't have so much shrinkage on my quilt. I ahve not tried the batting from JoAnns that is mentioned here.

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