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Thread: Batting that doesn't break the bank

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    Marshall Dry Goods has a 30 yard roll for $110.00 plus tax, is this a good price?

    http://www.marshalldrygoods.com/inde...iewCat&added=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    connecting threads often have good sales on their battings & if you add a bit of other essentials to your order it's free shipping at $50. or you could take advantage of the sale & pick up 2 or 3 batts...i much prefer the 80/20 batts...been quilting since 1976...& very/very/very seldom use an all cotton batt....there are so many wonderful batts on the market-it's kind of a shame to restrict yourself to one particular one.
    I always watch for Connecting Threads Warm and Natural batting to go on sale and get my king size batting for $25.....best price I've found unless you buy a roll of batting when JoAnnes has their 1/2 off 1 cut...then I buy $100 worth...lasts a long time!

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    I try to buy 2 or 3 bats at a time when JoAnn's has Warm & Natural batting on sale, I think it's about $24 or so for a king-size batting. Otherwise, I'd check Connecting Threads or Hancock's of Paducah. When I was doing a whole lot of quilting, I would buy a box of batting, either 4 king-size, or 6 queen size Warm & Natural batting - I was good to go for a long time. It averaged out to be a lot cheaper that way. Maybe you have a friend that you could split the order with, just a thought.

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    I do mostly hand quilting and I find I work best with polyester.

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    I buy warm & natural but ONLY when it is 50% off.
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    I shop for mine at Bat.com and they usually have good sales going on. You can buy single battings or by the roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQUILTIN View Post
    I shop for mine at Bat.com and they usually have good sales going on. You can buy single battings or by the roll.
    bat.com took me to Brittish American Tobacco!

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    I always use Hobbs 80/20 but Warm and Natural from JoAnn is good in a pinch and coupons are always available

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    I know this is unpopular, but I get mine from Wal-Mart. It works great. I get the 80/20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margie77072 View Post
    I know this is unpopular, but I get mine from Wal-Mart. It works great. I get the 80/20.
    I bought some fat quarters from Wal-Mart so I could make practice blocks for a sampler class I was taking. I was making expensive mistakes on the expensive fabric. Made a quilt for the kids playroom with those Wal-Mart blocks and it has been abused and still looks great 10 years later.

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    This is not the least expensive site but she has a wide selection of different battings is you are looking for something specific, she has great customer service.

    http://www.battylady.com/
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    Bought packaged batting at Joanns this week for 50% off. No coupon needed.

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    Question What is 80/20?

    Everyone is talking about an 80/20 batting, praytell what is it. I assume it is a blend but of what? Guess I am out in left field on this one.

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    When you say 100% cotton, do you really mean 100% cotton because it that has to be quiltet quite closely together or it will come apart.

    Even Warm and Natural which is advertised as all cotton has a polyester scrim to hold it together. Warm and Natural and the other Warm Company products can be quilted with quite a distance between quilting lines. I always quilt closer than the maximum distance because I don't like the look of minimal quilting but sometimes it does come in handy.

    The 80/20 (like Hobbs) is 80% cotton and 20% polyester fiber. It has the stability of cotton and the airyness of the polyester.

    Warm Blend is a 50/50 cotton/poly blend and it feels great and needles quite well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah in Brooklyn View Post
    This place sells it on rolls - enough for a lot of quilts!

    http://www.marshalldrygoods.com/quil...ls/cat_46.html
    This place is the best!! Check out their pricing on fabric also.
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    I've found that the least expensive batting is the poly batting. I like the higher loft of the poly batting. I don't like quilts being quilted so close that they're like cardboard. Like most people here, I don't buy unless it's on sale, or using a coupon at Hancocks or JoAnns. I may have purchased some at Walmart if I needed it right away. I've also used cotton batting, but I thought it was fairly expensive.

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