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    Shiny Thimble

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    Does anyone know what organizations will donate batting to a non-profit church group for making donated quilts?

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    Look on Hobbs site. I believe I've seen something about it on the bags their batting comes in too. I don't know the details.

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    Hobbs will donate, but you have to pay shipping and that seems to be higher than the batting. I would contact a local Walmart and see if they have donated their yearly allotment. You might have better luck and lower costs that way
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    I checked everywhere without success. Hobbs shipping will eat you up unless you live close and perhaps could go pick it up. Connecting threads is having their 30% off sale which is always my go to to stock up. Walmart has some good deals on rolls of batting and for donation quilts it doesn't have to be your favorite.

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    You might want to check Amazon. I got a 10 yard roll of 45” wide for about $45 plus free shipping for Prime members. I also bought a roll of 90” wide by 10 yards for $130. That one was extra cheap because it had damaged packaging. When I got it was fine, a little dusty on one corner but otherwise ok
    I get that you’d like a donation & I don’t blame you. Batting can get expensive when you’re making charity quilts. A local group that makes nothing but donation quilts has an annual fund raiser to help pay for the batting they need.
    Maybe your church could help with that?
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    Our church is a Lutheran church with Thrivent members.
    We apply for a grant and get $250 from them.
    We use it to purchase batting. If you have anyone that has Thrivent insurance, they can apply for it.

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    Thanks for all of your help! I'll try each idea.

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    I don't know if they can/will donate to church groups, but banks get federal money that they are required to invest back into their local community. Our guild rec'd an unexpected donation from a local bank after we displayed some of our quilts there with info about our charity work. That helped us to be able to buy batting for our donation quilts.
    For my personal use, I bought a roll of 90" x 20 yard Pellon 80/20 batting on sale from Overstock.com that was cheaper than any I'd found elsewhere...including Amazon. I've used it and I like it.
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    You might find an angel in your community willing to donate some batting. Post a request in your church bullitin and perhaps your community facebook page.

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