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    Prices of batting (groan)

    After spending the winter in AZ I was able to go to our local fabric store. I had read about the cost of Warm & Natural batting increasing in price. I wanted to check our prices against US prices. W & N is $38.00 a meter (39 inches) & the pre-packaged queen size was 98.00. Needless to say I didn't buy any, hope it goes on sale.
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    wow- why not find an on-line shop that sells international- i bet even with shopping it's going to be lots less expensive- since we pay about $27 for a queen batt!
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    Yikes! It's on sale at Joann's right now (doesn't help Canadians I know) for 19.99 for a queen size package. Plus they have an extra 15% off coupon so I picked one up today for $17. Regular price is $45 I think.

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    Ah'm so proud of paying 19.99 at Joann's. Its gone up to $27 and $33 everywhere else. Gonna grow my own at this rate. Now where did I put those carders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    wow- why not find an on-line shop that sells international- i bet even with shopping it's going to be lots less expensive- since we pay about $27 for a queen batt!
    I agree its a lot cheaper, maybe a different brand, hobbs isn't badly priced

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    I doubt I would be able to quilt much at those prices.. and doubt I would ever really put my quilts to the use they get now. Such a huge investment !

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    All of my quilts have high loft polyester batting, washes wonderfully, warm without the weight. Works great for me.
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    are you close enough to come over the line and get some???? I would by a whole roll at Joann's and take it home if you could. Might be worth checking into. I have friends that live in Ontario and take stuff home with them every summer. good luck.
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    Batting is pretty hard to smuggle across the border. I think your best bet is to order some from a company on line that offers a good deal on shipping.

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    Wow --- those prices will certainly raise the cost of making quilts!
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    How about ordering from Joannes on line, since you can use the 40% off coupons?

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    Joanne's won't ship to Canada. When I was in AZ they wouldn't accept my Canadian CC. So couldn't order on-line, but they accepted my CC in their store. I'm not sure who shippes to Canada. I'll look into that more for sure as I won't pay those prices. I wanted to use W& W since I only have a 9 inch throat machine.
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    I just yesterday got a whole 40yd roll at Joann's.com of 45" wide batting. I used my 50% off coupon. I think I paid $2 a yard and shipping was about $13. If I need wider, I just piece it together. Most of my quilts are lap size, not bed size.

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    Kingsmen quilting supply carries Hobbs batting AND they ship to Canada. A queen size 100% cotton batting is US $15 and the 80/20 Hobbs Heirloom is only $12.50.

    I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would order from JoAnnes, their prices are unreasonably high even when at 50% off! Believe me Hobbs is a wonderful product, I prefer it over W&N. The 80/20 handles and feels just like W&N. I also love their Poly.

    http://www.kmquiltingsupply.net/index.php

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    I bring stuff across the border to Canada alot. It is not expensive to declare (i.e. not smuggle it in), especially if the product is made in the US, as then there is no duty. You may have to pay HST, but that is not nearly as expensive as shipping usually is. Also, if you are away at least 48 hours (soon to be 24 hours as of June 1) you can bring more in duty free. Even on a day trip, it's worth it.
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    You can't compare W&N to Hobbs, because the Hobbs has to be quilted 3.5 to 4" apart and the W&N 8" to 10" apart.

    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Kingsmen quilting supply carries Hobbs batting AND they ship to Canada. A queen size 100% cotton batting is US $15 and the 80/20 Hobbs Heirloom is only $12.50.

    I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would order from JoAnnes, their prices are unreasonably high even when at 50% off! Believe me Hobbs is a wonderful product, I prefer it over W&N. The 80/20 handles and feels just like W&N. I also love their Poly.

    http://www.kmquiltingsupply.net/index.php

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    Wow thanks for the link , those are great prices on Hobbs battings.
    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Kingsmen quilting supply carries Hobbs batting AND they ship to Canada. A queen size 100% cotton batting is US $15 and the 80/20 Hobbs Heirloom is only $12.50.

    I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would order from JoAnnes, their prices are unreasonably high even when at 50% off! Believe me Hobbs is a wonderful product, I prefer it over W&N. The 80/20 handles and feels just like W&N. I also love their Poly.

    http://www.kmquiltingsupply.net/index.php

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    wow you have to smuggle batting across the border ???? omg that is crazy what do they think your going to use it for besides a quilt ?? that is outragous. i cant believe theres such a stupid law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wintersewer View Post
    You can't compare W&N to Hobbs, because the Hobbs has to be quilted 3.5 to 4" apart and the W&N 8" to 10" apart.
    The scrim in W&N (made out of polyester BTW) is the ONLY thing that allows quilting that far apart. If you want to quilt that far apart Hobbs cotton batting with the scrim you can quilt up to 8" apart (although connecting threads claims up to 10" on this product I would trust the manufacturere first). so yes you CAN compare hobbs to W&N.
    http://www.hobbsbatting.com/our-prod...om-collection/
    http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...CtnwScrim.html

    However when I made my comparison above, I was referring to how the batting needled (for hand quilting) the feel of the batting to the touch, and it's drape so I can see where you would be confused. I never quilt that far apart anyway, Either by hand or machine. I just don't think it looks very nice but that is my opinion. If you like quilting far apart there are loads of choices out there that are much less expensive than W&N which was the OP topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEMRM View Post
    I bring stuff across the border to Canada alot. It is not expensive to declare (i.e. not smuggle it in), especially if the product is made in the US, as then there is no duty. You may have to pay HST, but that is not nearly as expensive as shipping usually is. Also, if you are away at least 48 hours (soon to be 24 hours as of June 1) you can bring more in duty free. Even on a day trip, it's worth it.
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    How much are you allowed to bring in each per day? I know that coming into the EU, you can each have $45 value before there is any tax on it (in a shipped box). We can bring in via the airport whatever we want in our bags as long as it is "ours".

    I mean, of course, as long as it is legal product. Plus we aren't allowed to carry more than 10,000 $ in person. I can't imagine why Canada wouldn't let you bring in pretty much whatever you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Batting is pretty hard to smuggle across the border. I think your best bet is to order some from a company on line that offers a good deal on shipping.
    I recently bought a bunch of batting from Connecting Threads, they were all on sale and since my total bill was more than $50 the shipping was free. Not sure that they carry Warm & Natural but they do have several brands. I like Hobbs 80/20 but also ordered some different type battings to try out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEMRM View Post
    I bring stuff across the border to Canada alot. It is not expensive to declare (i.e. not smuggle it in), especially if the product is made in the US, as then there is no duty. You may have to pay HST, but that is not nearly as expensive as shipping usually is. Also, if you are away at least 48 hours (soon to be 24 hours as of June 1) you can bring more in duty free. Even on a day trip, it's worth it.
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    thanks for clearifing that.... I didnt mean for anyone to smuggle it in. I know you have to declair it. Still sounds better. and someone said JoAnns is high even with the discount. they are correct. I by W&N wholesale from the factory and I know JoAnns markes up at least 3 times, then puts on sale, so they are still making a profit. Kingsmen is good to deal with also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Kingsmen quilting supply carries Hobbs batting AND they ship to Canada. A queen size 100% cotton batting is US $15 and the 80/20 Hobbs Heirloom is only $12.50.

    I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would order from JoAnnes, their prices are unreasonably high even when at 50% off! Believe me Hobbs is a wonderful product, I prefer it over W&N. The 80/20 handles and feels just like W&N. I also love their Poly.

    http://www.kmquiltingsupply.net/index.php
    Yes, but Kingsmen charges $10 shipping (unless I am missing a *free* shipping link somewhere on the site) which brings the queen batt to $25, more than the $17 deal she got at JoAnn's.
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    I bought a 40 yard roll of 45" W&N batting for $80, which was 50% off Joann's regular price. Shipping was $12. EVERY other site I checked charged upwards of $140 PLUS shipping.

    I can't for the life of me see why anyone would buy from anyone BUT Joann Fabric...for bolts of W&N anyway. I don't know about other brands, so I can't speak to that.

    "I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would order from JoAnnes, their prices are unreasonably high even when at 50% off! Believe me Hobbs is a wonderful product, I prefer it over W&N. The 80/20 handles and feels just like W&N. I also love their Poly."

    http://www.kmquiltingsupply.net/index.php[/QUOTE]

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