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Thread: Space Saver bags for storing batting

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    Super Member Val in IN's Avatar
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    I like the idea of using Space Bags but when I bought them, I had a lot of trouble with them. The zippers pop open and break easily. Then when I did get one with a working zipper, the suction wouldn't hold for more than a few minutes. It's a great idea, just not a great product I'm afraid.

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    This may sound like "misery liking company" but my batting is also standing in the corner and with 6 projects going at for Christmas, my quilt room is beyond out of control.....I think it's reached the hysterical stage. I did put batting in a Space Bag a while ago but the vacuum didn't hold. I think the newer ones are better. My SIL stores all her off season bedding in them including pillows and they fluff right back up. Hey...maybe I could put the whole sewing room in one....

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    I think that's a great idea! I've got lots of those bags and I've been trying to figure how to store my batting in something besides a free-standing garment bag. If your concerned about it bouncing back you could put it in the dryer to "fluff" it up.
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    I have used these bags (and similar ones) to store batting and fabric. Works great if I didn't have to move them around to search for a particular fabric. Then sometimes the bag rips or come open. I can't repack them several times also. My clear totes work better when I have to open them frequently for finding fabric, but the storage bags condense more.

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    I have tried to use Space bags multiple times and have never had any luck. They never stay flat like the commercials, and they also tend to get brittle. I do like using those heavy plastic bags with the real zippers that you get with comforters or blankets sometimes. They seem to hold up well.

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    Yes... I use the space bags for my batting. I went to their official website and they were (may still be) running a special with x large bags. Works great and it gives me more room for my stash!!
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    Now this is a great idea! So much space is needed to store stuff when you're quilting. This gets the batting out of the way and stored under your bed or something. Thanks for the idea. If the batting didn't come back it would if you toss it in the dryer for a few minutes!

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    Thank you everyone, for so many ideas and responses. I currently have two bags full of quilts.
    They seem to be holding up. Best of all the quilts are stored away from wood and dust. I think
    I will try a bag for batting. If that doesn't work, I will try some of the ideas you all have shared.
    I'll let you know what happens.
    Thanks again,

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    Janjer, let us know how it works for you. I, like several others, have not had really good luck with the bags. They seem to "go bad" quickly and open up or they lose their ability to keep the stuff flat.
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    I have used the space bags for batting -- what I have noticed is that my whole house vaccuum is too strong for them, but I find that I can roll them up and get most of the air out. They hold well and the batting pops back. I use them for storing non-down comforters as well.
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