When you mail a quilt

Old 01-14-2016, 02:50 PM
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Just want to share what came in my mail and I don't know how it got to me at all. If you are mailing any packages please be careful how you address them. Both addresses are illegible this came from a far away location to my house and I am amazed it arrived. Be sure to use either an address envelope or put clear packing tape over the addresses to insure the weather doesn't get in the way of reading them. You don't want your quilts to get lost in transit.

I also include both addresses inside a waterproof baggie in any package I mail in case of damage. It gives the USPS one more chance to insure delivery.

Isn't the USPS awesome!!!


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Old 01-14-2016, 03:45 PM
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I have always been proud of my local post office and the transfer facility at the airport (open 24 hrs - 365 days/yr). My stuff always gets where it's going and usually quite quickly. That being said, I am amazed at what your piece of mail looked like! Great work, USPS!
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:18 PM
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That's wild smearing, almost like it was done intentionally by someone. Glad your package arrived. I always cover the address label with packing tape, put the address on at least two sides and place an address inside the box. If they want a description, I say it's just a blanket. I think a little precaution goes a long way.
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:41 PM
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When you take a package to the post office the clerk puts the address into the computer and the label is printed with the info in code, so they can tell where to send it.
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Old 01-14-2016, 06:59 PM
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Tesspug, Thanks for that information. Learn something new everyday. I am very old and not up to date with new (old) computer systems and all they do for our modern age. Rather silly not to know this by my age, but now I do!
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:52 PM
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Wow that's amazing that it arrived! When I mail a package, I put strips of the clear mailing tape over the address so it doesn't smear.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:01 PM
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it's amazing it got delivered at all!
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:46 AM
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You are lucky you got it. I mailed a baby quilt from our office to another post office, they picked up their mail at the post office, they never got it. We were in the process of moving and I lost the receipt. Filled out a form for lost items, never heard a thing.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:50 AM
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WOW, that is amazing. Some postal worker took the time to decipher the washed out printing. I always do my shipping online so that the label is printed. I make sure it is secured with packing tape. It is also advisable to have the "to and from" addresses enclosed in with the quilt.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:58 AM
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Address does look like it was intentionally tampered. I also put tape across the addresses but also put include an addressed envelope. When I sent 2 repair quilts to my sister up north, I put them into the xxlg Ziploc bags with the envelope inside. I had my little niece sit on it to squeeze the air out. I buy mailing tape in multipacks for that very reason. I use a lot. I always send priority mail. Worth every penny.
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