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Thread: Problems with Batting

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    Problems with Batting

    I recently purchased Soft n Crafty batting from Joann's. It felt soft and wonderful in the package in the store. It is quite a different story when you unroll it and find that it is thick and thin all over and does provide even batting for the quilt. Buyer beware. I will never buy this product again.

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    Thanks for the heads up! Sorry that happened to you -- hopefully Joann will take it back.

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    soft & crafty is much better suited to (craft) projects...home dec...isn't really marketed as a quilt batt. sorry you were unaware of what you were getting & wound up being disappointed. it will work fine for jackets, totes, pillow tops, lots of (crafty) projects.
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    Go to Hobby Lobby or Walmart for good poly batting. They both carry same brand, Walmart is a bit cheaper. Warm & natural or some like it are on bolts. I only buy the high loft poly batting.
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    What a dissapointment! I have never used it .. but might have been tempted. Thanks for the heads up.

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    I have used that product for Linus quilts. It is only 48" wide. The thick and thin variation doesn't bother me, but the crinkles from being on the roll are a real pain. If I remember correctly, the cost when 50% off is only $10, and there are 10 yards on the roll. It works ok for me for Linus quilts that are WOF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylesewblessed View Post
    I have used that product for Linus quilts. ....the crinkles from being on the roll are a real pain...... Dayle
    Try getting this thoroughly wet in your machine; let it soak -- DO NOT AGITATE! -- for a few minutes; gently spin the water out. Gently drape over a drying rack until; dry. This takes the crinkles out and makes the batting easier to use. I do it all the time for any batting I use.

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    I would take it back-today.

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    Thank you so much. You are the only one on the net that had tried that batting. Joann's had some on a mark down on the online store for 99 dollars with free shipping. Looks like they are dumping their stock. My joann's has a lot in the store. None of the rolls are open so you can feel it. Thank you again for letting us know.

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    I purchased the roll of soft and crafty cotton. Just machine quilted a baby quilt, and I am happy with it. The notes on -line indicate it can be quilted between 2-4 inches apart. I found another place that said 8 inches. i went with 2-4 inches to be safe.

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