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Thread: Baby quilt batting

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    Baby quilt batting

    I've been doing a series of baby quilts for Project Linus for the last 5 weeks or so and have finally run out of the Warm and White I purchased on closeout at JoAnn's. Even with a coupon, batting can be so very expensive. Searched online at Wal-mart and they have various types of batting that can be ordered and then picked up. Has anyone used Pellon batting before? I've seen Warn and Natural and Hobbs on the site before, but I know nothing about the Pellon brand. What do you use for baby quilts?

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    I've used Pellon Nature's Best and prefer it to Warm & Natural.

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    I like Pellon Nature's Best, too. I know it's in several of the quilts I made for my children.

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    I've been using the Pellon 80/20 for about 5 years now. Can't tell the difference between it and Hobbs 80/20 in the quilt.

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    I would use Joanns coupons that came today and see if you can buy the bolt with the coupons. It says 60% off "by-the-yard Batting and Foam" and then use the 20% off your total purchase for May 24-2. Hope this helps. You could call and ask them, or go.

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    Red face

    I use the Pellon brand before and liked it. Since most of my quilts are given away I don't know how well it holds up - but no one is telling me there is a problem either.

    I was buying a bolt of fabric once at Joann's and I asked at the cutting counter if I needed their ticket in order to do a check out and one of the ladies said she had to measure it first, luckily there was another person at the table helping someone else stopped her, told me to just go to the counter and show them the label. I couldn't use the coupon because I bought the full bolt which is already discounted (I think 40%) and then there was additional 20% off the total purchase - so I was thrilled. But I did not relish the other lady unrolling the bolt only to roll it back up.... she would never get it that tight again. Now I just order it on-line and let them deliver it. :-)
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    Look atthose Joann's coupons carefully. If the sale item is a Doorbuster (and I think the 60% off batting is), then you can't use the 20% coupon if I am reading it all correctly.

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    You got my curiosity up... so I did some research.
    The Pellon (Nature's Touch) was on sale at Joann for 40% off.
    Walmart's regular price is a bit less than half of Joann's sale price for the same thing!!!
    Joann's Crib size on sale: 8.99 Walmart regular price: 4.33 This makes JA 50% off coupons not so great, after all!
    Thanks for the heads up.

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    I have ordered 30 yard rolls of Pellon Quilters Touch 100% polyester batting a couple of times and have never had a complaint. I LA quilt with it and find it easy to work with.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

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    pellon's poly batting at Walmart (6 yards of 90 inch width for about $10) is really nice in kids' quilts as is the Pellon 80/20. I really like them both.

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    Have you considered using fleece instead of a back and the batting? Since this is donation, you might be looking for the least expensive way to finish the top and this will accomplish the task and help with price, especially since fleece is on sale at a good price now that it's out of season.

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    Thanks everyone...looks like I'll be ordering the Pellon from Walmart and giving it a try.
    Illinois....I've read of people using fleece for a backing, but I guess I'm old school and think that a batting and backing makes a nicer quilt. IMHO.

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    For baby quilts I often use flannel for my batting. It gives enough body to be used more as a blanket. I often use flannel on the outside of the quilt as well. I watch for it to go on sale at JoAnn's. I don't care for much of JoAnn's fabrics quality wise but their snuggle flannel holds up really well. I've made burp cloths from it and they get a lot of washings so after that I trusted it enough for a quilt.

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    Hobby Lobby... buy in bulk & use an on line 40% off coupon
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    Hobby Lobby has Warm & Natural in bulk

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    My favorite baby quilts were from my Aunt. She made a top and backed it with flannel. No batting at all. The quilt draped softly around the baby.

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