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Thread: I need oppinions on using vac bags for storate

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    I am so pressed for room because living in senior housing. I had ordered extra batting because of terrific sale and now my problem is how to store it. Has anyone used the vac bags on batting and how did it work? I use it on my extra quilts, (those I have saved for myself) and it works fine. How about batting? Any ideas will be welcome and thank all of you.

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    Don't know why it wouldn't work, would just have to re-air/fluff before using. Good Luck

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    I don't see a problem with it either, lay it out to relax, or in a dryer on no heat/fluff for a bit :D:D:D

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    Dang Great idea I may do this with some of the stash....

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    Great idea I may do this with some of the stash....

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    It sure sounds like a great idea to me.

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    I've used the vac bags for bedspreads. Also tried to store my daughters stuffed animals that she refuses to get rid of. They don't hold their seal. If they could improve on that I'd buy a ton of them!

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    I thoughts storing fabric in plastic was not a good idea? Just something I'd heard. Might want to google it.

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    storing for long periods of time is not a good idea, but if you remember to take the stuff out occasionally and let it air...like when cutting batting for the next project, it should be OK. For thos storing in plastic bins, you can punch holes to let the contents get air, but holes won't work on the vac bags.
    Quote Originally Posted by katied772
    I thoughts storing fabric in plastic was not a good idea? Just something I'd heard. Might want to google it.

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    I wouldn't want to store it that way for a long time.

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    I don't think this is a good idea for fabric, 100% cotton fabrics need to breath.

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    I have 6 yards of batting stored between my pillowtop and the box springs. Its folded to fit the length of the bed and covered with a sheet. been there for about a year now. I will soon be using it all up though!

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    I have blankets, bedspreads and pillows in those air bags and I love to use them. I have some stuffing I use when making puff quilts. I bought a few bags while on sale. That may be a good idea for storage

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