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Thread: Where does everyone buy their batting by the roll?

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    Where does everyone buy their batting by the roll?

    I am on my second roll. The first was Warm & Natural, and the current one is Quilter's Dream. I didn't like the little imperfection things on the Warm & Natural, and the Quilter's Dream is just way too stretchy. I'm about 3/4 of the way through the QD, so need to start thinking about getting another roll. I'm thinking about going with Warm & White because the W&N didn't stretch and it kinda clung to the quilt top when i put it on the longarm, which I liked.

    Anyway, I want to know where everyone has found the cheapest prices for their batting.

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    Have you tried the Hobbs warm blend? I find it JoAnns when they do their 40 or 50 percent off. it is a thin batting... but not as stiff as the warm and natural.
    For baby quilts, I like the Soft and Bright... it has a bit more loft, and is also much softer than than the warm and natural. I have a roll of all three right now....
    Too many patterns, not enough time....
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    I bought Warm & White, at Hobby Lobby, with a 40% off coupon.

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    Warm and white for me too. No imperfections found and I am about 3/4 of the way through a 45 x 40 yd roll bought at Joann's. Like you stated, it does cling to the fabric, which gives it wonderful layering qualities when combined with spray basting.

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    Oh, I was hoping some of you were buying LARGE rolls of batting and could give me advice. I get mine directly from Hobbs, but have to order 4 rolls or boxes to get a good price and affordable shipping. I only use Hobbs 80/20 and their polydown. Learned my lesson trying to use cheaper battings.

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    I buy the warm and natural on line from Joann's when they have it 50% off and free shipping. It is the 90" wide by 40 yds so it lasts me a while. It comes UPS so I don't have to haul it home in my car--just drag it to my sewing studio. I don't find the dark flecks any bother unless it is a white quilt then I will get the white warm and natural.

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    it is a little more expensive. i buy my roll from our lqs.

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    I do the same

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    I bought the warm and natural from Joanns with the 50% off - had it sent to my home - it is 90" wide by 40 yds - I love it - also I live 1 1/2 hrs away from anything that sells batting so this works for me.

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    joann's

    Quote Originally Posted by 0tis View Post
    I bought the warm and natural from Joanns with the 50% off - had it sent to my home - it is 90" wide by 40 yds - I love it - also I live 1 1/2 hrs away from anything that sells batting so this works for me.
    I certainly know where NOT to buy it now. I can't find it at Joann's any more by the roll. They had some on the roll and you picked how many yards you wanted. It seems to have gone up though. I'm sure I didn't pay that much for it last time I bought it, even at 40% off.

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    www.longarmsupplies.net (connected with Linda's Electric Quilters) carries Hobbs batting in large rolls, small packages and by the case. A roll of Hobbs 80/20 (30 yards x 120" wide) is $137 plus shipping. A 96" wide x 30 yards is $110. Last time I ordered, shipping was around $25.

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    Marshall's Dry Goods sells batting by the roll. Our guild buys it for our donation quilts. All kinds are available. http://www.marshalldrygoods.com/quil...ls/cat_46.html They sell wholesale too. Call and ask for Sharon. She will give you the best price available and keep you updated on all good buys.
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    I buy the Fairfield cotton batting from JoAnn's with a coupon. Much more economical than warm and natural and works well for me.

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    I bought a roll of Warm & White when I had a coupon for JoAnn's~
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    I am very interested in this thread. I will check out all of the sites that have been suggested. I am hoping to purchase batting by the roll as inexpensively as possible. I would be using it for Project Linus Quilts. Thanks for the suggestions and keep them coming.

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    I don't know which weight of Quilters Dream someone found too stretchy but I use their batting on the roll in our LA business. In cotton - Select weight for traditional look, deluxe for wall hangings or show quilts you want to hang straight. Dream Puff for clients who want hi-loft poly. Their 70/30 blend. And my 2 all time favorites Dream Orient & Dream Wool. I am going to order some of their packaged batting for baby quilts. They are the only company with flame retardant batting. I thought that might be good in donated throws for nursing homes or at-home invalids also.
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    W&N on the roll - i get it from Joannes with a 50% off coupon... it gets shipped to my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DianneK View Post
    Oh, I was hoping some of you were buying LARGE rolls of batting and could give me advice. I get mine directly from Hobbs, but have to order 4 rolls or boxes to get a good price and affordable shipping. I only use Hobbs 80/20 and their polydown. Learned my lesson trying to use cheaper battings.
    Hobby Lobby will sell you as much as you want, even the entire roll, and let you use the 40% off coupon. From what I've heard, you can even order an entire roll, if they don't have one in stock, and use the coupon.

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    Our Walmart carries Warm & Natural for $6.97/yd. every day. I've never bought a whole roll, but I've bought at least 10 yards at a time. JoAnn's with the 50% coupon might be even cheaper, I guess..
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    i don't know what you mean by the roll, but my favorite batting by a million miles is the hobbs heirloom washable wool. it's warm (really warm , but cool int he summer) and is a dream to hand and machine quilt.

    batting is expensive. everything lately seems to be so expensive. crop failures world wide and all the rest....welp. expensive.

    i am using that white warm and natural right now and it is painfully thin. if i were to use it again i might actually be tempted to double it up.

    am i helping? no, i don't think so.

    i sure do like that wool. and someday ima win the lottery and try that silk. gorsh it feels lovely on the roll....

    aileen

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    I get mine at JoAnn's. This past weekend I had a 60% off coupon and a 50% in store weekend coupon and walked off with two large roles that should keep me going for a month or so while I attach my unfinished pile of of quilts. I have been purchasing Cream and something or something and Cream. Can't remember the name. I like the Warm and Natural but the store that carries it is farther away than JoAnn's and seldom has a 50% off coupon. I keep finding tops that are finished but not layered and quilted. Now, how does that happen? I have vowed to get some of these finished and out of the way this summer before starting new projects. Hang on new projects..... I am coming!

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    I diddo the Marshall's Dry Goods for bulk rolls of Hobbs 80/20. They have some other battings, but I'm not sure of the manufacture. Quilter's Dream is one of the better bats out there for drapability. But Hobbs is one of the widest used. Warm & Natural is also up there in popularity too. I keep an eye on prices & try to get it on sale whenever I can.

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    Go to wholesalequiltbatting.com and see what you think of their prices. They have several brands with lots of kinds.

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    Just watching this thread as well I need the helpful hints too : )
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    Warm and Natural........at JoAnn's when I have a 50% coupon.

    What imperfection are you talking about on the Warm and Natural?

    Love it and have never gotten a roll with imperfections in it.
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