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#1 Mumsy4

Posted 21 March 2010 - 02:37 PM

The title really says it all, is it possible to buy PUL from spotlight?

#2 atua

Posted 21 March 2010 - 02:43 PM

not from any i know - i'm yet to find it in any spotlight/lincraft store

#3 Guest_missmeow_*

Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:59 AM

I too have heard that Spotlight stock cheap PUL that isn't that good. I have tried to find it with no luck to see what I think. The staff have never heard of PUL and have limited knowledge about nappies and how they work.

I would suggest buying online where you will get better quality. I wish you could buy in a store though as I like to see what I am getting before putrchasing. Hopefully as MCN becomes more mainstream it will get better.  original.gif

#4 robhat

Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:22 AM

I doubt it.

I haven't tried to buy PUL there, but I know they often don't have microfleece, they don't have cotton velour and definitely don't have bamboo or hemp... I think PUL would be unlikely...

At any rate, don't ask the staff, they generally don't have a clue in my experience...

#5 laridae

Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:11 PM

I actually found something vaguely resembling PUL in Spotlight today.
It looks similar - but its not PUL.
It had on the tag that it was PVC backed cotton (or somthing along those lines).
What it looked like is a layer of really thin layer PVC stuck onto cotton fabric - the PVC looks like the PUL layer you find on PUL fabric. The odd thing though was that the PVC layer was on the print side - not on the non-printed side.  Mine had it in yellow polka-dots, blue-polka dots and plain navy.
It was right next to the swimwear fabric.

I wouldn't get it though - felt kinda nasty.

Edited by laridae, 22 March 2010 - 06:24 PM.

#6 3_for_me

Posted 22 March 2010 - 06:19 PM

I know the stuff you mean Laridae and it's not particularly tough, wouldn't last the washing that nappies get I don't think.

Even with the added cost of post I think the cheapest place to buy is Snaps Australia, I bought 4 metres of high quality polyester PUL(often better as it doesn't wick onto clothes) for $46 INCLUDING postage.  It arrived today and I'm very happy original.gif  Spotlight is stocking dot minky this year though tthumbs.gif

#7 pinksjt79

Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:54 AM

I'll second the snaps australia PUL - I ordered some that was on special when I bought my snap press, just since I was paying postage anyway and it's nice and soft, not plasticy and crackly like some of the other PUL I have.

#8 my little pony

Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:38 AM

Even if SL did stock PUL, I wouldn't use it - the quality of their fabrics has taken such a nose-dive over the last couple of years.

Is that stuff with the plastic coating on the outside of the fabric called oilcloth? I've seen that online in a few places for making bags and the like.

#9 ~Elliesmum~

Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:55 AM

Yep I'm sure its oilcloth, I'd always wondered what it was and saw it somewhere a few weeks ago, and it was PVC laminated onto cotton, with the clear PVC on the outer original.gif Great for making bags etc, which is what I was thinking of it for and still might get some for wink.gif

Spotlight will never have proper PUL suitable for nappies IMO as its too specialist- not many people are making nappies (and if they are they'd probably buy online) and there aren't that many other mainstream applications for it. Much better getting it online anyway original.gif

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