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    For those of you that buy your batting by the roll - what do you suggest for home use? I have a lot of quilts to finish for the family in Virginia ( 7 queen size and 1 king ) and was wondering what I should do that is more economical.
    I have used Quilters Dream, Warm and Natural, bamboo (too stretchy for anything but a baby quilt), and I think it was Soft and Bright a poly one.
    I have never used a poly/cotton blend.

    Thanks for any suggestions!

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    i use 80/20 warm and natural. occasionally i wish for a higher loft, but this works most often.

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    I use W&N or W&W...just love the feel of it!

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    Warm & natural..

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    Warm and Natural and with a 50% off coupon at Joann's I buy the whole roll. It fits right on the bottom pole of my longarm.

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    Do you have a favorite of the ones you've used? I like buying a roll rather than a package - it seems less wrinkled, but I haven't decided on a favorite yet. The cotton poly I used in the last one was nice, but today's all poly is looking good, too. It came off a roll and seems more even and less wrinkled than similar packages. Choices, choices. I am not a fan of the feel of Warm and Natural. I may be the alone on that one.

    The cotton/poly was easier to sandwich and easier to FMQ for me, but I like the slight puff of the all poly. I do not quilt heavily.

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    I used my Joanns scratch off coupon for a whole roll of W & N, 60% off. The total was a little over $$200 for 42 yds. I will never have to buy bating again in my lifetime!! It seems Joanns has better deals than Hancocks these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    Warm and Natural and with a 50% off coupon at Joann's I buy the whole roll. It fits right on the bottom pole of my longarm.
    I don't even have a longarm and that's the how I buy it.
    It's the most economical way to get cotton batting at the lowest price.

    For 7 queen quilts, you'll use half the roll.

    If you don't want to be out even that much cash, then just buy the 21 yards with a coupon.
    That should be enough.

    For the king....depending on the size of the quilt top, the batting on the roll might not be large enough.

    I had to buy a package (with coupon, natch) for a recent king-size quilt.

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    Figure out if you are saving by buying it by the roll as well. I once hit JoAnnes during their 50% off batting sale and believe it or not the pre-packaged batting (warm and natural) in queen size (93" x 108" ) worked out to be cheaper per yard than the 93" on a roll of W&N. The roll stuff worked out to be around $6 p/y and the prepackaged worked out to be under $5! Needless to say I stocked up on about 10 packages of the prepackaged queen size. I will only buy it by the roll if it saves me $$

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    I always buy by the roll. Usually warm and natural. Use coupon from Joann. but last time I went the W & N was on sale. I found some called soft and bright. With coupon it was only a little over 100.00. Cheaper than W & N even with coupon. I did not see much difference after quilting so I will be buying this kind from now one.

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