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Thread: How I store my batting

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    How I store my batting

    Ok this will be the 4th time I try to post this message!!!!

    Last week it suddenly struck me to use space bags to store my batting in. Now I get 4-5 times more batting in the same amount of space as without the bags. DUH, why did I not think of this before.

    Don't know if any one else has problems posting. When I try to submit it freezes and says "Quilt Board has stopped responding".... Very frustrating
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    probably your pic is too large to post. resize it then post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    probably your pic is too large to post. resize it then post.
    thanks for the suggestion but I did not post a pic.
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    Ive never had any luck with space bags. The zipper things always break, and even if they don't, the vacuum seal always releases. I gave up on them.
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    I have been using the spacebags for batting for a couple years now. Keeps the bugs out and doesn't take up as much space. You have to be careful when you use the zipper so that the "tab" does not cut the plastic. The colored bags don't seem to be as sturdy as the clear. The cube stores more.

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    What a good idea. Bought a whole roll of fluffy polyester batting......was something for u tube.....pushing, sitting and laying on that roll to get it down flatter so we could tie the huge plastic bag closed. Then after much struggling, trying to get it into the back seat of my truck. Of course, wanted to take it in the house when dh was gone and had to wait til the next morning. Yup, it sprung a leak and filled the back seat and over the seats. Thought I would never get it out and into the guest room. When my dgs entered the room, he squeeled, Grandma, a hay bale! That was over a year ago and many many quilts later, it still takes up a huge portion of the room. :-)

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    Great idea. Thank you for this tip.
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    Wow, great idea since batting always takes so much room.

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    I've been having the same problem with posting. I notified PatriceJ, and others have also reported the problem. If you just wait (a long time, so you might want to start working in another tab or window at that point), the message will eventually go through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebird View Post
    What a good idea. Bought a whole roll of fluffy polyester batting......was something for u tube.....pushing, sitting and laying on that roll to get it down flatter so we could tie the huge plastic bag closed. Then after much struggling, trying to get it into the back seat of my truck. Of course, wanted to take it in the house when dh was gone and had to wait til the next morning. Yup, it sprung a leak and filled the back seat and over the seats. Thought I would never get it out and into the guest room. When my dgs entered the room, he squeeled, Grandma, a hay bale! That was over a year ago and many many quilts later, it still takes up a huge portion of the room. :-)
    I got quite the mental picture from your description! Thanks for the laugh!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebird View Post
    What a good idea. Bought a whole roll of fluffy polyester batting......was something for u tube.....pushing, sitting and laying on that roll to get it down flatter so we could tie the huge plastic bag closed. Then after much struggling, trying to get it into the back seat of my truck. Of course, wanted to take it in the house when dh was gone and had to wait til the next morning. Yup, it sprung a leak and filled the back seat and over the seats. Thought I would never get it out and into the guest room. When my dgs entered the room, he squeeled, Grandma, a hay bale! That was over a year ago and many many quilts later, it still takes up a huge portion of the room. :-)
    This made me laugh! Kind of like the rubber raft that got inflated accidently in the middle of the living room floor!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebird View Post
    What a good idea. Bought a whole roll of fluffy polyester batting......was something for u tube.....pushing, sitting and laying on that roll to get it down flatter so we could tie the huge plastic bag closed. Then after much struggling, trying to get it into the back seat of my truck. Of course, wanted to take it in the house when dh was gone and had to wait til the next morning. Yup, it sprung a leak and filled the back seat and over the seats. Thought I would never get it out and into the guest room. When my dgs entered the room, he squeeled, Grandma, a hay bale! That was over a year ago and many many quilts later, it still takes up a huge portion of the room. :-)


    So funny!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yngldy View Post
    I have been using the spacebags for batting for a couple years now. Keeps the bugs out and doesn't take up as much space. You have to be careful when you use the zipper so that the "tab" does not cut the plastic. The colored bags don't seem to be as sturdy as the clear. The cube stores more.
    When tabs cut the plastic just duck tape, works like a charm

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    Thanks for sharing. I have not used space bags but it sounds like I should.
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    I had to look them up on Amazon. Looks like a great idea.
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    I have that problem posting sometimes too, drives me nuts.
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    I love the story about trying to sneak in the 'hay bale'! I have done that before with large objects which could not be moved into the house under prying eyes of DH - I shudder to think that when he retires he'll have even more time to try to micro-manage me. LOL

    I keep my leftover batting squished in kitchen garbage bags in the closet and stuffed between books and boxes on the closet shelves, and just yesterday I went to grab a remnant for a table runner, and what was tucked inside but a dried-up old acorn! I'd better pull it all out and find the nest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2 View Post
    Ok this will be the 4th time I try to post this message!!!!

    Last week it suddenly struck me to use space bags to store my batting in. Now I get 4-5 times more batting in the same amount of space as without the bags. DUH, why did I not think of this before.

    Don't know if any one else has problems posting. When I try to submit it freezes and says "Quilt Board has stopped responding".... Very frustrating
    Great idea-I use them to store rarely used clothing/extra blankets in summer, etc-but never thought of batting! I also have the same problems posting-freezes the same way about 50% of the time I try to post. Might happen this time too-we'll see!! Many suggestions were offered, (see my thread posted about it in the last week), but haven't sorted it out yet.

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    To ALL of you having the "Quilt Board not responding" message I was having the same thing!! and it was Driving Me Crazy!
    Patrice finaly said for Me to change Browers, I Did To ''Firefox" No More Problems!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I got quite the mental picture from your description! Thanks for the laugh!!!
    Ditto! This had me chuckling also - thanks for the giggle :-)

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    Oops misread your post but haven't had the error problem yet. Good idea on space bags.
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    Great tip, thanks for sharing

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    I LOVE space bags.. I use them for everything imaginable.. I even have travel space bags, that fit into the suit case and u roll the air out instead of using a vac!

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    I tried to do a new post yest. but have no idea what happened to it. I also tried to include a pix but it didn't seem to show up either. Very frustrated with the new board.
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    I have been there! I have used space bags for a while. When I buy a project's worth of fabric, but I'm not ready to work on it and I want to stash it away I use the smaller bags. If I get tired of a project and I want it out of the way until I can get up the patience for it - I put it and it's accompanying not cut fabric etc all in a space bag and store it away - flat, small and contained.

    I highly recommend this method!!!
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