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Thread: Best way to mail a fat quarter

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    What is the best way to mail a fat quarter? Can it just go in an envelope or do I need some other type of package? Thanks for your help.

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    Just pop it in whatever envelope it will fit.

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    I put mine in a baggie and then let all the air out and stick it in a business size envelope. Just make sure you don't use a baggie with a thick zipper, they break thru the envelope.

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    You would need to take a look at http://www.USPS.com website & check the requirements & weight limits for 1st Class Mail. I know they would call it "non-machinable" & there is an extra charge for that.

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    It needs to be less than 1/4" thick to go through their machines :wink: or you pay the additonal to have it hand stamped :D:D:D

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    Thank you for your quick replies. My brain is just not working at its normal level tonight so I just wanted to make sure I do it right. Should of mailed this about a week ago.

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    I place mine in a ziploc bag, then a small manila envelope.

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    I use those 5x7 envelops, and in a baggie first!

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    press if flat and put in saran wrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    press if flat and put in saran wrap.
    yup, that solves the thickness/zipper problem!

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    i take out cardboard and put in zip lock baggie

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    First Class is anything 13 oz or less.

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    Make sure you enclose it in one or two plastic bags that seal. I've received fabrics that have been saved from shipping damage by the plastic baggie.

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    i put them into a small ziplock, just in case and fold it up & put it into a business size envelope...all the time, have never had a problem at the post office mailing fat quarters or blocks in a regular envelope (the ziplock is just protection from wet...)
    sometimes it has cost me 60some cents to mail. but they have always gone through no problem

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    I had to mail some blocks and FQ's this week, and they have increased the size for a "letter" to mail. YIPPEE. I usually wrap in cling wrap or Press-and-seal before mailing.

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    Maybe that's why my angel hasn't received her little present.

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    I just sent out a fat quarter bundle.. I placed all my fabric in the store bag as I don't have any sandwich bags or saran wrap in my house (long story, let's just say I'm trying to sell) anyhow.. I wrapped mine inside of the plastic bag and then I placed it in a bubble envelope.. I am excited for her to get it..

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    I've refolded fat quarters to where they fit nicely inside a card. Card protects the fabric and you can pick them up real cheap at dollar stores or discount card outlets. A fat quarter is an inexpensive gift you can give for a quilter's birthday.

    Press the flat quarter flat and wrap it in press n seal works too.

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    Thank you for all of the suggestions. I have it pressed flat and wrapped in plastic and in the envelope. Just need to go to PO today and mail it. This is such a great group to belong to, hope you all have a great day.

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    I don't know what i was thinking lol. I just folded mine up and stuffed in an enevelope with a small note. I hope she gets it, it was really cute fabric. :)

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    I mailed 3 fat quarters in a long business envelope. Took it to the PO had them weigh it & put the postage on it

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