I have found that the only cost effective way to buy good quality cotton batting is to order it online from the United States. Hancock’s of Paducah recently had a free shipping offer (free international shipping if you buy more than $100 worth of merchandise, a minimum that has, on some occasions, been raised to $125.) They have a limit of 2 batts per order or you can pay an additional handling fee and get more. I decided to just spend up on fabric.The picture shows the Michael Miller Gypsy Bandana Pink Fat Quarters that I bought. It’s eye-wateringly bright and I’m glad I had some pale green in my stash to offer momentary relief from the visual distress. Having said that, my little niece will love these colours. She’s a pink girl. I’m thinking of making her a random starts quilt, perhaps with a combination of 6 inch Friendship Stars and 12 inch Ohio Stars, inspired by the talented Bonnie Hunter.
Since taking the photo I took another look at the colours in these fat quarters and identified an unpattered bright red in my stash that will also work. I had had the idea to buy some plain bright pink cotton homespun, but Spotlight only had muddy pinks. I think the red will look terrific and I’m looking forward to seeing where these fabrics take me.