My design wall looks exactly the same this week as last week. So instead I will show a photo of the quilting I finished yesterday.
I know, quilting this quilt is out of order for Judy’s UFO challenge, but as I understand it, there are no quilt police. So I’m shifting things around. Having this one quilted will assure me a finish for June.
And, rather than putting the rows together on the 1930’s quilt on my design wall, this week I started yet another new set of blocks. All from scraps though, so I’m sticking to my “use what I have” plan.
So, here’s what has been puzzling me the past few days. I usually buy Warm and Natural batting by the yard when it’s on sale or with a coupon at JoAnn’s. Saturday I took my 50% off coupon in to stock up on batting. They had packaged Warm and Natural on sale 40%. So I decided to do some calculating on the full retail price to see which was cheaper, by the yard or packaged.
Well by my calculations, it is actually cheaper to buy packaged batting. Without considering coupons or sales, here are my calculations:
Packaged queen 90 x 108 = $34.99
3 yards of by the yard (108 x 90) at $13.99 a yard = $41.97
This was mind boggling to me since usually you get things for less when you buy in bulk or in this case by the yard. Has anyone else discovered this? Which do you buy?
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