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Thread: Purchasing Batting

  1. #21
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
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    I have seen both kinds in a number of places. I don't think she knows what she is talking about.

  2. #22
    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
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    Yep, I don't think I'd be going back to that LQS either. My LQS only sells batting by the bag. They carry Warm & Natural as well as Quilters Dream. After several disastrous results at machine quilting (user error), I'm only using Warm & Natural. I usually buy it by the bag. It's very easy to piece together and doesn't show after quilting...

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    Super Member Eddie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mochasue
    I went to Betty's Fabric (my local store) and wanted to purchase a "bag" of batting. They told me that they don't sell it by the bag only on rolls (by the yard). I needed to know how much I wanted and they would cut it for me. They also made sure that I knew that only places like Wal-Mart and lower end stores sell it by the bags any longer. They made me feel really uncomfortable. I had no idea that "real" fabric stores only sold it off of rolls now. They really were not very friendly to me either. I guess I won't be going back there.

    My question is...Do you purchase your batting by the bag or by the yard?
    Well, all my LQSs only sell it by the bag, and my Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby sell it by the yard. Hmmm...

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    Agreed, I wouldn't go back! I just stocked up on batting at a local fabric store, bought it by the bag 50% off. I am still pretty new to all this, so I have a lot to learn yet, but I do know who is the customer and who should be getting excellent service with their money! I am getting kinda cranky these days with poor service. Not putting up with it anymore either!!! With need to get back in control of our money and spend it where we are appreciated!
    I am not too shy to tell them that also! My husband used to cringed, but he is seeing things my way most of the time on this.

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    Wool and silk batting is really expensive and I have only seen it in bags.

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    Senior Member QuiltMania's Avatar
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    I really can't stand quilting snobs! Where do they get off saying this or that fabric and/or batting isn't good enough? I've been to both Joann's and the LQS and have seen batting both ways. I agree with the other posters that we, as consumers, have to speak up when we get less than acceptable service. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

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    Hi Mochasue, I think you need a new fabric store (one without an attitude).

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    I agree with the others...both ways...and I'm really sorry that has happened to you. There are fewer and fewer LQS's anymore. I like to try to support the few that are left...but with that kind of attitude..they need to be one of the ones gone. Sad, but it just makes it more inconveient on the customer.

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