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Thread: posting multiple yardage

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    Super Member Vanuatu Jill's Avatar
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    I was wondering HOW some of you say you can fit 6-8 yards of material in a flat rate envelope!! I can't even get close to that stuffing and taping the envelope shut!! Are these the same $4.95 flat rate 9 1/2 x 12/1/2 envelopes???? I would really like to know if I am missing something here?

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    I am like you. I do good to get 3 yards in a flat rate envelope. But you can get more in the padded and legal size flat rate envelope. The padded is the same cost, but not sure if the legal size costs more.

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    I have mastered the art of stuffing the flat rate envelope. I've gotten 8.5 yards in one. It was bulging at the seams but I wrapped that baby in tape. I've heard that's against USPS rules but they let me send it. I've also stuffed 29 yards in the flat rate medium box. My biggest achievement was 9 yards of minky in a large flat rate box. Big thanks to the hubby for helping with the origami folding to get it in there. I have to say...it's all about the folding. Just practice folding...you'll get it!

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    I order the padded flat rate envelopes from USPS site. You would be surprised how much you can stuff in them!

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    I mail a legal size enevlope today with only 5 sheet of copy paper in it. and it cost $1.08. was told that just becaue of the size of the enevlope it will begin at $1.08.

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    This reminds me of when I had to send bandages to our nurses at a medical mission in Africa. All I was allowed to ship was ONE shoe box, but it had a hundred bandages (2" & 3" strips of sheeting, rolled tight, and I mean tight), plus a roll of aluminum foil, the cardboard tube stuffed with ziplock bags, a container of Pringles, bags of M&Ms and I forget what else. That poor box weighed 24 pounds, and cost over $40 to ship, back in the early 80's. No way a little flat rate envie is going to stump me. If there's a will, it can be done!

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    the tyvek envelopes will hold quite a bit- are you trying a different type of flat rate envelope? there are ones that are for documents- and will not hold much fabric- but the tyvek ones are pretty (stuffable)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    the tyvek envelopes will hold quite a bit- are you trying a different type of flat rate envelope? there are ones that are for documents- and will not hold much fabric- but the tyvek ones are pretty (stuffable)
    Are the tyvek ones the larger, but thinner 11/2 x 15 ones that are just priority mail? I thought they go be weight-I know I could stuff more in those, but the weight would cost more than a medium flat rate box. I got a few of those from the post office, but haven't used them yet because I thought they would cost more to ship several yards of fabric. They don't say "flat rate" on those.

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    If it doesn't say flat rate, then you pay by the weight.

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    I have been selling/shipping fabric for 10 years online and I have NEVER gotten more than 3-4 yards in an envelope! Even in the new bubble envelopes!

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