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    Junior Member pbadder's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    pbadder I don't understand your PO charging you $1.10 for a legal size envelope, think I'd have them check that again. Also on the manila ones, just a tip, don't use the medal clasp, leave it flat and put scotch tape over it, cheaper to mail. My PO said that way it will go through the machine but with the clasp used it has to be all hand sorted.
    April, I think you need to sign up for 2 groups, then you can use both your fabrics. Love the paisley but the other is too cute.
    I only had 4 brown envelopes the rest were all white. She asked me where were they going, I told her all would be in the US. At first she said the white ones were 90 then changed it to $1.10 also. I should try taking them to other PO in town to see what they say. Just out of curiosity. I haven't put the stamps on the envelopes yet, but I have them. My future blocks will all be in the white envelopes. Waiting patiently for names to get started.

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    I'd go to another 1 too. Envelopes should only be 65 cents. If I wrap mine in the press and seal so they're real tight it's a regular stamp, but the price of that stuff is crazy. Saran wrap really mash out the air and when I took mine down to PO to check she said 45 but you're really safe at 65 cents. I know last boom I got alot of them on the 1st mailing with just a regular stamp on them. Who knows?? but she did tell me it came down to the clerks disgression. If I sent a manila out with just the basic F8 it's 85 cents I think. $1.10 is what it cost me for Canada

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    The people in my groups are going to get all hand-dyed jewel-tone fabrics. I can't show a picture yet, because I'm still making them. I'll only want black with them. Can you imagine black quilts with only bright patches?

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    This would make a great quilt for my oldest, he's a budding astronomer... Good score!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by frenchfryqueen View Post
    I got almost 3 yards of this fabric from Goodwill for 50 cents. 50 CENTS! I didn't necessarily like it all that well, but I couldn't just leave it at the store for someone else to have. I'm thinking it would make for a series of interesting blocks.. what do you guys think?
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    Has anyone ever just sent a solid color to see what comes back?

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    Post Offices are funny. If I take mine to Fayette, Mo where I work its usually 45 to 65 cents on all the envelopes. BUT if I take them to Boonville, Mo where I live they want to charge 85 cents or more. Fayette is a small town and they take the time to work with people where Boonville thinks they are too busy to help Give me small towns anytime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracibug View Post
    This would make a great quilt for my oldest, he's a budding astronomer... Good score!!!

    Traci- I'd be willing to do another trade with you if you want it! lol!

    Judy- I like the idea of bright colors on black-- just keep in mind that you might not get all the same shade of blacks.. my fabric store has about 20 different shades of "black"!
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    ArizonaKat- I think sending a solid color is a great idea. You would get a HUGE variety with your blocks, and you'd have the solid color to tie them all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    pbadder I don't understand your PO charging you $1.10 for a legal size envelope, think I'd have them check that again. Also on the manila ones, just a tip, don't use the medal clasp, leave it flat and put scotch tape over it, cheaper to mail. My PO said that way it will go through the machine but with the clasp used it has to be all hand sorted.
    April, I think you need to sign up for 2 groups, then you can use both your fabrics. Love the paisley but the other is too cute.
    I did take two different envelopes to the main PO, and they quoted me same price $1.10. I asked how come so much and she said that they were not considered legal size envelopes. Envelopes are 6-1/2 x 9-1/2" on box it says catalog envelopes. I don't know what the difference is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbadder View Post
    I did take two different envelopes to the main PO, and they quoted me same price $1.10. I asked how come so much and she said that they were not considered legal size envelopes. Envelopes are 6-1/2 x 9-1/2" on box it says catalog envelopes. I don't know what the difference is.
    Those are the bigger envelopes. The ones the folks usually use here are the regular white mailing envelopes that are longer than standard.
    I use the ones you have and tape over the metal clasp and generally it costs me about 85 cents or so.
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