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Old 01-13-2011, 03:45 PM
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Woo Hoo -
Just got my FRE-Legal Size Envelopes!

I'm gonna send out some fabric in them tomorrow and see how much more I can cram into one of those babies!

I can't get as much as everyone else, but maybe with the extra width, I'll be able to help others save on postage. The link indicates they are only going to be $4.95 like the other FRE.

I'm still waiting for the padded FRE's to arrive.

http://www.usps.com/mailpro/2010/novdec/page3.htm
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:46 PM
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If you place your fabric in a zip lock bag and squeeze all the air our before you zip it all the way, you can keep it flatter and get more in the envelope. I sit on mine!!!
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Yup, I seal mine in plastic bags, and cut a few tiny blow holes, so that when I smash it down, the air sucks out of the bag.

I never thought of sitting on it...might have to try that...lol.
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lol

I definitely sit on mine, too!

Thanks for letting us know about the legal size. I never knew it existed.
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They just came out this month and so did the padded ones.
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Originally Posted by np3
If you place your fabric in a zip lock bag and squeeze all the air our before you zip it all the way, you can keep it flatter and get more in the envelope. I sit on mine!!!
I put in zip lock and seal up except for the last tiny space and I use a drinking straw to suck the air out and then finish sealing as I pull the straw out.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
Woo Hoo -
Just got my FRE-Legal Size Envelopes!

I'm gonna send out some fabric in them tomorrow and see how much more I can cram into one of those babies!

I can't get as much as everyone else, but maybe with the extra width, I'll be able to help others save on postage. The link indicates they are only going to be $4.95 like the other FRE.

I'm still waiting for the padded FRE's to arrive.

http://www.usps.com/mailpro/2010/novdec/page3.htm
Thanks for sharing this. I always try to get as much fabric in a flat rate as possible. I have fit 9 yards, but it was tricky. It takes some careful folding and I usually have to lay it on the ground and hold it down with my knees on it while I close it....lol....gotta do what you gotta do!!!!
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How about rolling the air out. Like rolling dough or squeezing the last bit of toothpaste. Just a thought.
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by np3
If you place your fabric in a zip lock bag and squeeze all the air our before you zip it all the way, you can keep it flatter and get more in the envelope. I sit on mine!!!
ROFLMBO !!
I sit on mine also...what ever works :)
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