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. :)