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Thread: Accuquilt came with a bonus

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    Accuquilt came with a bonus

    Today I received my Accuquilt along with the surprising bonus of nearly 13 yards of bubble wrap. And a large garbage bag full of packing peanuts. Wow. Just wow.

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    Congats on the new arrival. You will have fun! You can recycle those items at a local shipping store.

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    I too just purchased an Accuquilt GO and I am having a great time experimenting... so exciting.

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    I buy bubble wrap in the big rolls at Walmart. My young grands love to play and stomp on it. I don't like the new kind that shares air channels, it's not fun at all! LOL
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    Funny! Like the time I ordered one pack of needles from Amazon and it arrived in a bubble lined envelope the size of a file folder.....seemed like such a waste!

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    I bet your cutter arrived flawlessly. Recycle the packaging materials and enjoy your your cutter.
    "The great doing of little things makes the great life." Eugena Price

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    What is your first project? Don't forget to make an account and list the dies. There are also free patterns on the AC site. The free ones keep changing so if you are interested-get them.

    Have fun!

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    I always keep the bubble wrap, but the peanuts can't be recycled where I live, and I hate throwing them away in a land fill. What am I to do with peanuts??

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    So happy for you on your new Accuquilt! I love mine. It's fun to use.
    I use a lot of bubble wrap because I sell on Ebay and it can be pricey. I recycle and rarely have to buy it.

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    a lot of the peanuts are made from biodegradable materials like corn. You can probably feel the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
    I always keep the bubble wrap, but the peanuts can't be recycled where I live, and I hate throwing them away in a land fill. What am I to do with peanuts??
    Is there a business in your area that mails packages? Before moving out here to the deer, coyotes, and feral cats, I lived on the edge of a very large city. I saved packaging materials and recycled with the mailing business. Seems it was called something like Mailboxes, etc. Check your phone directory. I have always been fanatical about reusing. Having read about putting a particular packing peanut in water to make starch, I scattered a lot of peanuts in the back yard. Apparently the packing peanuts had been mixed before I got them, and I ground my teeth every time I looked out the window onto the back yard to see the peanuts blowing around.

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    All of the mailing businesses in my area (UPS, Fed Ex) are no longer accepting bubble wrap and peanuts. Said they could not because they can't guarantee that someone has not sprayed or put something on them. So sad.

    I did find a thrift store that was glad to get my bubble wrap but would not take the peanuts because they were "too messy" which I perfectly understood. I couldn't even put them in my recycle can because Houston does not recycle styrofoam. Such a waste - had to put them in with the garbage.

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    you will just love your accuquilt cutter!

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    There's a msilboxes etc here that takes my peanuts. Someone's gping to get a nice surprise!

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