Monday, November 7, 2011

Shrinking batting (and it's not from water) ___$$$___

Has anyone else noticed that the batting is shrinking, or more specifically, getting thinner?  I recently bought some "Warm and White" from the store to finish one of my Project Linus Quilts.  I've worked with a lot of batting, both making quilts, and with my Kindle covers, and this new roll seemed very thin at the store.  The owner wasn't aware of any change.  Today, I was cutting more batting for my Kindle covers and got out some of the old stuff to compare.  The lower or left batting is the new Warm and White, the top, or right batting is the old stuff.  See the difference?

I finally got out some old scraps and compared the 2, and sure enough, the new batting is MUCH thinner than the old stuff.  I know cotton prices are up, but I'd rather pay more than get less.  Ugh! 

I noticed the same thing with our toilet paper too.  Same price, just less.  I don't know about you, but I really don't like this deception.  I'm not sure I even want to sew with this thinner stuff.  Anyone know of any other options?


Melissa said...

I noticed that too! I haven't had a chance to look into other options yet, I'm curious to see if anyone else knows where to get some thicker batting.

My Sweet Prairie said...

Have you also noticed that the 750ml tubs of yogurt are now 650mls? 24 pack tampons are now 18. etc etc etc. Not cool at all. gag. I wonder if they are watering down the gasoline too.

Susan said...

Very interesting Becky. I have noticed this mostly with food for example smaller muffins at a local bakery. I have no suggestions in regards to the batting - maybe switching brands?