Saturday, January 24, 2009

"It's kinda big."

I got my batting yesterday! I was happy, but half way apprehensive because Suzanne warned me it'd take more room that I'd expect. Boy... she wasn't kidding!!

Here's what it looked like when it arrived. Clearly, it was folded in half. I couldn't quite reach my arm span around it... but had no problems lugging it around the room.

But I did feel like I owed my husband a warning. So I sent him an email saying that "it's kinda big", with the picture of me next to it. Just trying to break the news gently!

Then I started unwrapping it. Oh boy...

It's exploding a lot more than my strings ever did. So I send off another email to my husband. "It's really kinda big!"

Then I laid it full out and it had a chance to properly fluff... yikes!

Emailed my husband again, "it's REALLY big! So... would you rather be able to open the door or sit at your computer?" And sent him the last picture and hoped he was in a forgiving mood! :P

Currently it's smooshed into the window nook of our bedroom. I think I can get it in my sewing room as soon as I properly pick up all the fabrics off the floor. I was looking for a specific fabric a few weeks ago and started to dig... kinda like a dog does with a bone.

Here's my advice: if you don't have room for a long arm machine, you don't have room for 96"x55 yards of batting. :)



homeschoolmom4 said...

ROFL How funny! Good thing you are a quiltin' kinda gal. My hubby would end up sending it to the goodwill. ;)

Beth said...

That is a monster! The roll of batting that I got was rolled in 1/2 on the roll so it wasn't such a monster. What kind of batting did you buy and where did you get it?

Vicki W said...


Suzanne Earley said...


told ya!


Mary-Kay said...

My son has bunk beds in his room and only sleeps on the bottom bunk so the top bunk is batting storage. That is until he has a sleepover. Also 2 of my friends and I used to by batting in bulk and I used to have to divide it. Nobody has that much room in their house to unroll 40 or 50 yards of that stuff and cut it into 3 equal pieces.

Gill - That British Woman said...

wow that is big, I think I'll stick with my smaller bundles!!

Gill in Canada

holly said...

That is too funny. I hope hubby wasn't to put out. LOL.

Kim said...

Holy Cow! Can't you just imagine the Keebler elves trying to stuff that thing into it's bag? :-)

Quayquilter said...

This post really made me laugh!!
Mary aka Quayquilter.