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Old 08-06-2022, 07:35 PM
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I have been evaluating my love of new quilt patterns and asking myself are they batt worthy. I try to watch for batt sales but the price keeps going up. I will still buy batts when needed but I am going to be a lot more choosy with new projects.
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Old 08-07-2022, 05:42 AM
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it is getting difficult out there to afford quilting. or most anything. choose wisely! but enjoy.
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Old 08-07-2022, 05:45 AM
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You are so right. I frequently look at patterns and think, no, I don't want to make a big quilt out of that. Prices are on the rise all around, Lately I have been watching a Youtuber called Patchwork Facil and working on her blocks. Just one block to see if I can do it. In the end, I might make an odd block quilt. Totally scrappy.
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Old 08-07-2022, 06:16 AM
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Even on sale the prices are more then what I would consider regular price! If I see a good buy on batting I buy it. I have a bolt of Pellon natural cotton 96 x 9 yards I bought for $14.97 on sale at Walmart last November. It is now $53.12 on sale. It changed that much in less then a year.
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Old 08-07-2022, 07:18 AM
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Good idea to check WalMart for pricing --I saved 1/2 price a month ago.
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Old 08-07-2022, 07:53 AM
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You do have to check around to get a good price on batting. I only buy it online, usually Amazon and sometimes Walmart, but I check other sources too. Prices per yard for batting are still so much lower than quilting fabric. I have a good supply of several types, but I check periodically for good buys, and if I find a really good buy I jump on it.
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:38 AM
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I either (sometimes) buy my batting by the size at Wal-mart when I find it cheaper there. But, I also buy large rolls of batting from Joann's when I can use the 50% off coupon for it. I only buy Warm and Natural (which by the way the 90" x 40 yards roll is on sale right now) or Warm and White by the Warm Company. It costs out of pocket for a large roll all at once, but saves me a lot on the other end (instead of buying the batting packets by quilt size)
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Old 08-08-2022, 07:11 AM
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I usually pick up a pre cut batting of Warm and Natural at Walmart every few shopping trips. I have a nice supply of those. I dread having to cut wide batting folded on a bolt. I always make a mess of it. LOL I do 95% my own quilting so I save enough to buy the batting but it's still expensive.
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I use the JA "40% any one item" to buy a roll online.
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Old 08-08-2022, 08:57 AM
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When my local quilt shop shut it's doors about three years ago, they had a huge sale. I bought about 20 packages of batting in different sizes. I haven't bought any since, but I looked while I was at Joann's last week and was shocked. Unless I need a wool or bamboo batting, I'm all set for a while. I also save the scraps and now I'm using them by making coasters and placemats.
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