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Does spotlight sell PUL?
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Posted 21 March 2010 - 02:37 PM
The title really says it all, is it possible to buy PUL from spotlight?
Posted 21 March 2010 - 02:43 PM
not from any i know - i'm yet to find it in any spotlight/lincraft store
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.
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...
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.
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 Spotlight is stocking dot minky this year though
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.
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.
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 Great for making bags etc, which is what I was thinking of it for and still might get some for
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
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