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Thread: Joann's Fleece

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    Senior Member sarahrachel's Avatar
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    I'm going to use fleece as the back of a quilt that I'm going to tie, it's going to have a thick batting as I only want 2 or 3 blankets on my bed this winter instead of 10, but anyway, I was looking at the fleece at Joann's, and I don't know which to get, the blizzard or the anti pill. As I'm trying to keep the cost to a minimum, I'm leaning toward their blizzard lilac tye dye, as I want a solid color (no print) backing and it's on sale. However, if the anti pill is better, I'll save up for that. Anybody use either of these or any suggestions where I could get fleece cheaper?

    The solid color blizzard is $7.99/yd, the anti pill $8.99/yd, and the tie dye is on sale for $4.99/yd. I need 4 1/2 yards (that's figuring in extra) so the price is getting higher and higher. If I only needed a yard or 2, I'd go with the anti pill as it's the exact color I want. But I like the look of the tie die and the blizzard solid purple is almost the right color.

    Sorry for the rambling!!

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    You are only talking about $1.00 per yard more, or $4.50 so I would have hot dogs or mac and cheese one night and get the one that matches perfectly and what you want.

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    lisa, I still live in my parents house and will be going to college next year. I'm allowed $20 every 2 weeks spending from what I earn and the rest goes to college (which I understand, but don't always like) but I get paid tomorrow and I still have the money from 2 weeks ago. And I still need to buy batting which is about another $25. And I had to tell myself I wouldn't start another project until this one is done

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    Do you get the coupons? That way you could get both.... on 2 different transactions.

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    If I understand you correctly, you're asking what the difference is between the various types of fleece and also how well each will wear, right?

    I've always wondered that myself. I only buy fleece on Black Friday when it's ~2.00 a yard at JoAnns...ok, so it's been a few years since I bought fleece. :)

    Now I have several types in my stash and I'm not even sure if I should mix them because some feel lighter then others.

    So, I'll be watching this topic to see what others say.

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    a clerk at jo-anns told me there isnt much difference betwen them as far as anti-pill goes, and to go whith the lesser expensive.
    i dont have first hand experience though.

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    I like them both. I go with the color I want, but I actually like the Blizzard a little better. I used the lilac tiedye on the back of a fleece blanket at Christmas time. It's been washed multiple times as it's the carry around blankie and the mother is a clean freak as I was when I had babies. It is holding up well. Blizzard is fine and the tiedye is a great blender. Use your coupon on the batting if it's not on sale. JoAnn's has some decent packaged batting.

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    well, I won't be getting the tie dye, it's out of stock don't you know! anybody ever buy from fabric diva? they have lots of colors of fleece and it's currently on sale (and they have some!) for $5.55/yd.

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    I could be totally off of the mark, but I thought anti-pill was not supposed to get those little balls on the fleece that sometimes happen when fleece is washed and dried several times.

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