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#1 of 12 Old 09-26-2007, 04:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have been wanting some for a long time. I would buy two, possibly three pads. But regular prices are a killer.

Anyone else interested in this? Anyone interested in running a co-op or know of a company that would do this?
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I'm interested, depending on price.

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Dag! I just spent a fortune on a king size wool mattress pad. I would probably be interested in a twin if this does go through. DS will need his own bed sometime before college!

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This has been on my wish list for the last two years. We don't have a crib so for us, a twin size mattress pad for the kids (hopefully the oldest will outgrow it to pass on to the youngest) and a king size pad our family bed would be sweet.
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I wanted one for my kids new mattresses and found the Shepards Dream website. They offer unfinished fabrics and one of them is the same material they use to make wool mattress pads. I just cut them to size and slapped them on the beds. No need to hem because they are already felted! It's $35 a yard. http://www.shepherdsdream.com/raw_materials.htm scroll down to Blanket Wool Textile:

A much less expensive alternative and the sheep are all from north america where they do not practice mulesing and don't cram elderly sheep onto barges to be shipped to the middle east where there are no humane laws about how to do a way with the animals that so kindly provide us with their fleeces.
Please give them reference number C260 and let them know I referred you if you end up ordering!!! Thanks!

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That seems like a good deal.

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Dag! I just spent a fortune on a king size wool mattress pad. I would probably be interested in a twin if this does go through. DS will need his own bed sometime before college!
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I wanted one for my kids new mattresses and found the Shepards Dream website. They offer unfinished fabrics and one of them is the same material they use to make wool mattress pads. I just cut them to size and slapped them on the beds. No need to hem because they are already felted! It's $35 a yard. http://www.shepherdsdream.com/raw_materials.htm scroll down to Blanket Wool Textile:
For $140 plus shipping I can cover two twin beds AND our king bed! Thank you for sharing this, I think I'm going to try this next month. Do you put the wool on top of the cover sheet or under it? How thick is it approximately?
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I put it under the sheet and I double layered it just to be safe. It's about 1/8- 1/4 inch thick.

It was tested once and worked well!

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Hmmm... Thanks for the site. I've been think of making a mattress pad their price for wool batting is pretty good. Now I have to figure out the details.

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Thank you for sharing that website!
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I wanted one for my kids new mattresses and found the Shepards Dream website. They offer unfinished fabrics and one of them is the same material they use to make wool mattress pads. I just cut them to size and slapped them on the beds. No need to hem because they are already felted! It's $35 a yard. http://www.shepherdsdream.com/raw_materials.htm scroll down to Blanket Wool Textile:

A much less expensive alternative and the sheep are all from north america where they do not practice mulesing and don't cram elderly sheep onto barges to be shipped to the middle east where there are no humane laws about how to do a way with the animals that so kindly provide us with their fleeces.
If you do end up buying their products, would you give them my number C260 as your reference? I'll get a percent of every referred purchase toward their products! Thank you!
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