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Thread: Mailing donation quilts question

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    Hi everyone, so I have made several donation quilts over the years for different causes, however this will be the first time I will need to mail them , so my question is do you lace them in large plastic bags prior to shipping? In case of rain, etc...or just box them and hope all is well. Any suggestions??? Thanks for your help

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    I put in a zip lock bag for smaller ones or wrap in a garbage bag if bigger. So if weather or something leaks it should stay dry.

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    Thanks, I will put them in plastic bags just to be safe, I just didn't want someone opening the box and saying nice quilts but she didn't pack them right and now they're ruined. That would be too sad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trif
    Thanks, I will put them in plastic bags just to be safe, I just didn't want someone opening the box and saying nice quilts but she didn't pack them right and now they're ruined. That would be too sad!
    That would be sad! I am almost done with my QFK and was planning on putting it in a bag first, just in case it goes through Tenn or some other flooded state. (ha!).

    Post a picture before you send it out though!

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    I agree, put it in a plastic bag.

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    I always mail my quilts in plastic bags. Better to be safe than sorry.

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    Thanks, I will place them in plastic bags first. I will try to post pics tonight, I'm a little computer challenged, :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnieF
    I put in a zip lock bag for smaller ones or wrap in a garbage bag if bigger. So if weather or something leaks it should stay dry.
    Ditto.

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    Thanks for this thread. I never even thought about putting them in a plastic bag. That would make it even easier to slide them in the box.

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    I always pack in plastic - better safe than sorry, huh?

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    Thanks for all your help, here are pics of the two quilts I donated to ALS patient's
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    I recieve a lot of quilts and most of them come in plastic bags, tied up tight. But another thing to think of is taping the address onto the bag, before putting it in the box. This saved a quilt that was coming to me, and the box broke..

    Good news is that over 900 quilts recieved that has only happened once.

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    Dear trif,

    Your quilts are gorgeous. Some lucky ALS patient will be very happy.

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    Love your quilts. What's the name of the pattern of the second quilt.

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    The second quilt is one o

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    Second quilt is from Eleanor burns day and night book, was fun to make but I felt like I used more fabric than usual

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    I like your Qts, It looks like the second one is a little tricky to make. Theresse

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    I mail a lot of things to friends and have a habit of putting them in zip lock bags with my name and address cards in them in case of damage. Better safe than sorry. I don't think about the weather..I will now. My postman left a package on the ground by my mailbox rather than come to the porch as usual and it was wet and dirty. Luckily it was dry inside. I picked it up before it had time to get worse. Lesson learned. Thanks ladies

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    Great post. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by trif
    Hi everyone, so I have made several donation quilts over the years for different causes, however this will be the first time I will need to mail them , so my question is do you lace them in large plastic bags prior to shipping? In case of rain, etc...or just box them and hope all is well. Any suggestions??? Thanks for your help
    I mailed QFK 12 quilts that our quilt group did and my DH shrink wrapped them with our Food Saver machine. I was very confident they would arrive in Penn. in good shape with no leakage or wet from weather issues.

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    Your quilts are beautiful. There are some lucky people out there getting your wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing.

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    My what absolutely lovely quilts! I especially like the brown one; it looks like a lot of love & work went in to them!

    Definately put them in plastic bags b4 ship'n them off :)

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    Wow..Feathers..Your DH had a great idea. Shrink wrap and they will fit in a priority 10.70 package. not that many but what a wonderful idea. I have a few ready to go back to QFK.

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