Monday, 18 February 2013

Bulking up

 What is it?

Roll of batting parcel

A roll of batting, of course.

Bolt of cotton batting

15 metres (16.5 yards) of 100" wide cotton batting.  I found this on TradeMe (New Zealand's answer to eBay) and it worked out cheaper even than buying it on sale at Spotlight.  I wonder how long it will last...

Have you ever taken the plunge and bought a whole roll of batting (or even a whole bolt of your favourite fabric)?

12 comments:

Salsy said...

What treasure!
I have indeed bought 4 bolts of fabric.:)
Good for you.

Patchwork and Play said...

There's probably at least 5 quilts in this roll! Maybe I need to explore the roll idea further?

Fran said...

That's a great idea! I've never even considered it... Food for thought!

craftykat said...

I got a 30 m roll of bamboo wadding about 2 years ago - so cheap from a longarm quilter who imports it into Australia. Storing it was a pain but I am slowly making my way through it. Well done - love an ebay bargain!

Nat at Made in Home said...

That is a lot of batting!

Megan said...

Great idea - I would never have thought to look on trade me for batting! Love those curious cats :-)

Jess said...

Yep, I buy rolls of bamboo batting - I'm on my second :o) I love having it on hand - it saves so much pre-planning too :o)

Kristy said...

I haven't committed to a whole bolt of batting although I probably should consider it. I have bought a whole bolt of fabric before; but only when it's been on sale before, wouldn't dream of it otherwise. Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

I have given.it a lot of thought lately. I find buying batting a pain and it usually stops a quilt progress in its tracks. Joanns, here in the US often send out 50% off coupons and I have considered using it on a roll of batting, but then I must figure out where to store it. Some day perhaps... but in the mean time I shall just remain envious you have a roll of batting. :)

Angela Bullard said...

I've bought bolts of fusible fleece and fusible woven interfacing before but the most batting I've bought at once was 10 yards. That's not to say that it won't happen in the future though :)

LC said...

Good for you! I keep meaning to buy a bolt of Kona Snow, and just haven't gotten around to it yet. I use it so often I just about can't keep it in my stash.

applepiepatchwork said...

I bought a 40 yard roll of batting a little over a year ago, and I absolutely love it. I just cut off the size of piece I need and I'm off the the races. Batting is expensive in Canada, so I got it on a visit to the States when it happened to be on sale at Joann's. 40 yards cost me the same as what 14.5 metres would. Unbelievable!

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