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Thread: Batting/backing for Linus Quilts

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    Batting/backing for Linus Quilts

    Last couple of months I have been using up my scrap stash making quilts for Linus. A couple of weeks ago was able to get a large roll of batting with a 1/2 off coupon at JoAnns. Then this past week-end went to Salvation Army and Goodwill stores and found a bunch of sheets. So for about $50.00 I have enough batting and backing for 13 quilts for Linus (and a lot less scraps)

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    We are on the save wave link. I just went to a thrift store also and got very soft sheets and have already made 3 charity quilts, the sheets are great. Good job, I also love making the charity quilts.

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    Very cool! Nice idea.

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    For our community TV program we interviewed one of the "Linus" ladies here in Oregon who has made about 4000 Project Linus quilts.
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    wow..that is THE way to do it....good for you!

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    Thats ace in my books as I also buy nice sheets for backings even in my quilts for home here, they work out just fine.
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    Has anyone ever seen this batting before:

    http://www.checkerdist.com/products/6720WNCH

    It's called Batting by the Bolt, and it comes 62 inches wide, which would be perfect for Project Linus quilts. The distributer told me to ask my local quilt shop to order it for me, but despite several emails, she's dragging her feet and says she's still looking into it (I've emailed her the link).

    I'm wondering if anyone has ever used or purchased this particular batting. And to the original poster, SCORE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    Has anyone ever seen this batting before:

    http://www.checkerdist.com/products/6720WNCH

    It's called Batting by the Bolt, and it comes 62 inches wide, which would be perfect for Project Linus quilts. The distributer told me to ask my local quilt shop to order it for me, but despite several emails, she's dragging her feet and says she's still looking into it (I've emailed her the link).

    I'm wondering if anyone has ever used or purchased this particular batting. And to the original poster, SCORE!
    Are you asking her to buy this and keep it in her inventory or did you offer to buy the whole bolt?
    She may not want to add another item to her inventory that may take some time for her to sell.
    The whole bolt could be split with another quilter which would cut your dollar outlay. Retail on this item would be around $8.30/yard. If she would give you a discount for buying the whole bolt, possibly around $6.00/yd, this comes 15yd./bolt. That would be around $90.00. Just a thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyElisabeth View Post
    For our community TV program we interviewed one of the "Linus" ladies here in Oregon who has made about 4000 Project Linus quilts.
    Wow! And I thought I was so cool because I was doing one a month... LOL! They're so much fun to do... you can try new patterns & fabrics & then sweet little ones get to be all cuddled in them.
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    I make at least 20 Linus quilts a month. I make very simple ones. I pick out a kid friendly print and back it with flannel in a coordinating color. I then machine quilt it with a decorative stitch and thread about every 4 inches. I use the flip and sew method as if I were making a pillowcase but including the batting in the sandwhich. I buy rolls of batting at Joanns, usually on sale that come 48" by ten yards. I usually make the quilts 1 1/2 yard wide by the width of the fabric. I try and pick boy friendly or gender neutral prints. Our local county Linus Chapter produces an average of 600 Linus blankets a month. I also purchase fleece when it is on the remnet counter and big enough pieces for Linus blankets. I purchased a special rotary blade that punches a whole every half inch or so. If run that along the edge of the fleece and can then chrochet a decorative edge around the whole piece. Ironically my county only has one hospital. We supply Linus blankets for at least half of the hospitals in the Baltimore area.
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    Mpspeedy- All I can say is WOW!!! Is this where your monicker comes from?

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    Project Linus fabric

    Just mentioning - in case you didn't know - Quilting Treasures is coming out with an official "Project Linus" fabric collection next month. They're very cute! http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co...treasures.html

    Here's a picture of one of them.
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