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Thread: is this batting a good kind to use?

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    Super Member LAQUITA's Avatar
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    is this batting a good kind to use?

    http://www.joann.com/holidaydoorbust...Home&ici=Slot6

    Tomorrow, Joanns is having a doorbuster sale tomorrow
    29.99 each
    20-yard Pellon Siliconized
    Polyester Batting Roll
    MSRP 99.99 ea

    Is this a good brand/kind of batting to use?
    Has anyone here used this?
    Thanks head of time for your help.
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    The first question is probably, do you like polyester batting? Some people love it, some people prefer primarily cotton or wool.

    I have not used this particular batting because I haven't used a polyester batting for many years. I like the softness and "crinkle" of cotton (caused by the batting shrinking a little). Polyester batting does not shrink at all and is usually a little puffier than cotton; some people prefer that look. A downside of polyester is that it is more slippery, which can cause it to shift more easily when quilting. Not all basting sprays work well with poly either.

    Pellon is a pretty good brand so, if I wanted to use a polyester batting, I would probably take advantage of this deal.

    Incidentally, this batting will go on sale online at 12:01 Eastern standard time, if you want to order it online. You should be able to get free shipping for it with coupon code TER359 (coupon good Nov 1 - Dec 24 for one time use only). Someone who works at a JoAnn's said her store is getting in only two or three rolls of batting so, if you are not at the store as soon as the doors open, you risk someone else walking off with the entire store's supply. (Stores do not give rainchecks for doorbusters.)

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    I do think it's what you prefer. I'm a cotton gal and don't like poly battings. Good suggestions on the buying online...
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    I hand quilt and did one with poly but didn't care for the puffiness. I use only cotton batting--with QD Request or Select and Hobbs 80/20. Just what I prefer for hand quilting.

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    I went to JoAnn's last week and checked it out. I did not like the feel of it. It felt like it was coated with something and it was very thin. I guess it would depend on if you like poly or cotton batting and if you hand or machine quilt. My store only got in two rolls of it, the manager told me she wasn't receiving anymore of it.

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    this is all discussed in another thread

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    The website does not say how wide it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suze9395 View Post
    The website does not say how wide it is.
    The ad says it is 60" wide. 25-yd roll.

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    I only use high loft polyester batting. I have not used this brand. So I can't advise you.
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    My store had 2 rolls today. I got one. Think I will like it. Since this is a small JoAnn's they don't usually get much for door busters. The salesperson was apologetic - even if he doesn't have any control.
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    our local store only had 2 rolls. my friend got one. It is thin, but it is smooth, not fluffy like most poly batting. I would use it since I do a lot of charity quilts and buy my own batting and fabric.
    Jean in MI

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    It was so thin I thought I would be tempted to use two layers - which makes the price not so attractive. I would say it's even thinner than just putting a flannel sheet inside a quilt.
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    It looks like it is still available online.

    http://www.joann.com/promotional-nat...busters&ici=41

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    I personally only use cotton batting....prefer Warm and Natural

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    I normally don't like the poly but did buy one roll of the door buster one yesterday. I actually liked the fact that it felt firmer and was thinner than normal poly batting. I make a ton of QFKs quilts and I'm hoping that I like this batting for that. I also went today and bought a roll of the cotton on door buster today. It doesn't seem as nice as Warm and Natural which is my normal batting, but I'm hoping that it works for my charity quilts. The price was nice!! My Joann's only got 2 of each - I think that was the normal amount any store got from what I've heard. I was there yesterday afternoon and they had 1 poly left (must have been meant to be). I was the first one in the door this morning. First they told me that had received none of the cotton batting. When I told them that I was there yesterday and was told that they had 2, they found 1 - never could "find" the other one and there was no one in the store except me. Hummmmmmmm
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    I never use poly on anything but a wall hanging I had it wick through on a king sized paper pieced quilt that had taken a year to complete , it was expensive batting as soft as can be and it came through on the black sashing .Never again now it is cotton only.
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    I went and checked it out also but I didn't like how thin it was or the feel of it. I'll stick with my tried and true 80/20 Hobbs.
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    I bought a roll of the door buster batting at Joanne's. I make a lot of charity quilts, usually 45 to 50 inches wide so I thought this would make the sandwiching a bit easier. it did. the batting does seem a bit thin. Haven't actually quilted any yet. Most times I use a coupon at Michaels for a queen or king sized batt. Can't figure out which way is cheaper.

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    I don't use poly at all. I guess its a matter of preference.

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