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Thread: Space Saver bags for storing batting

  1. #26
    Super Member needles3thread's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Wonder if there is a 'good-better-best' quality/brand of the space saver bags?

  2. #27
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    Jan 2012
    Central Virginia
    I have purchased the space bags as well. I did not have success. I put my MILs crocheted afghans into them; but within minutes the air is back. So did not save me space. Would love to know if I am doing something wrong. Thanks, T

  3. #28
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    I don't know about quality of any particular brand. I like the bags with the softer 'zipper'. I also like the looks of the bags with the fabric covering. I liked the size and look of the 'under bed bags' since they would be visible under my quilting table.
    I have also found I can suck out air and store small projects and fabric in Hefty's Jumbo Zip Top bags. I fill it up, zip it almost shut (leave about 2-3 inches open) then I lay it on a table top and lean as much air out as I can. If leaning on it doesn't work, I roll it up to get air out. They stay pretty flat, too, so I guess the most important thing is to get the air out and shut quick.

  4. #29
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    Apr 2010
    Southern , Virginia
    I have tried the "space" bags a few times for storage of clothes, blankets, etc. Every time I go to get them out they are full size again and my sweaters all smelled and had to be cleaned. As far as I'm concerned, they are a waste of money and don't work! Just my experience hope someone else has better luck.

  5. #30
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    My vacuum hose does not fit the opening on the space bags but I have heard most of the same comments as on here, they fill back up with air and don't stay flat. For bags that won't stay flat, I would use the Target under bed plastic zipper bags. They are huge and really sturdy, and much cheaper than space bags.

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    Senior Member pinkberrykay's Avatar
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    I buy ziplock with handle type bags at the $ Store. I can get 3 L or 2 XL or 1 XXL for a $1 a box. They work great to hold my batting!!!

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    Senior Member IAmCatOwned's Avatar
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    Sure. Works great. Not a problem with the loft either. The batting is often stored pretty tight in those bags in the first place which is why you have to let it breathe before using it. The space bags only work for about 5-6 months. Then you have to suck all the air out again.

    The only difficulty that I have with storing leftovers is that you keep having to open it to see what is inside or you go out and buy more. For this reason, my scraps are now being kept in several boxes on the top shelf of my closet - available for use right away so that I can get them used down.

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