Monday, August 29, 2011

Buying in Bulk


I've now cut all the batting for the three quilts in my previous post, so all I have to do is quilt them...that may take a while because I have other things I want to work on, including another DJ triangle. My favorite batting is usually Thermore, but several months ago I bought a 20-yard bolt of white flannel using my 50% off coupon from Joann's online. Even with shipping added, it was a deal. Price per yard (90" wide) was $8. I've used it as batting in a number of quilts this year, and so far I've liked the results. I still use Thermore for my "special" quilts, but this is great to have around when I need batting.

5 comments:

Diane said...

I bought a bolt of batting last year and I think it is the way to go if you can afford the up front cost. I didn't think to look online at Joanne's (thanks for the idea) but I did buy online and even with shipping the cost was way less than buying packaged batting.

two hippos said...

I love using flannel as batting -- it crinkles up so nicely and is pretty cost efficient.

Suzan said...

I want to know where I was hiding when the suggestion for using flannel as batting was passed around?! You are the second quilter that has mentioned it. I am going to get on the bandwagon at Joann's Labor Day sale!

Rene' said...

I haven't tried Thermore...will have to look into that. I usually buy a bolt of Warm and Natural from Joann's when they have their 40% off coupon. I'm sure you'll have those three quilts done in no time at all!

Mary-Frances said...

What a great price on the batting. I'm just going to have to take another trip to the States and check out Joann's, sounds like a great place to shop. You've been super busy the past few weeks!