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Down on the Farm: Theme Swap - OMG! SEE PG. 74

Down on the Farm: Theme Swap - OMG! SEE PG. 74

Old 03-31-2010, 01:22 PM
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Had to mail some letters today so I took my blocks to PO to have them weighted just to make sure the guy in Dodgeville wasn't trying to screw BRT around. Well sure enough the extra postage was right. I weighted each of my blocks when I got home just to see how much they weighted. Most weighted from1/2 ozs to 3/4 oz. The cute little mouse weighted a full 1 oz. So I figured out that the more pieces a block has , the more the block will weight. It was surprising that some I thought would weight more didn't. So valuable lesson learned. If we are doing a multi piece block we sure do need to weight one to make sure how much it is so we can better calculate the right amount of postage for return so somebody doesn't get stuck with a big postage bill again. Also the same package I got mailed back to me would have cost $8.10 shipped from California. Wisconsin to Texas $7.50. Something to think about.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:40 PM
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When I took package to post office last week, the postman said that the further west it traveled the more expensive it would be. The same package to Dallas was 14.50 that to Oregon was $21.50. That's a lot of difference!
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by purplemem
When I took package to post office last week, the postman said that the further west it traveled the more expensive it would be. The same package to Dallas was 14.50 that to Oregon was $21.50. That's a lot of difference!
They wonder why folks use UPS & FedEx. It is closer to California from Texas than Texas to Wisconsin. Go figure. :roll:
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by purplemem
When I took package to post office last week, the postman said that the further west it traveled the more expensive it would be. The same package to Dallas was 14.50 that to Oregon was $21.50. That's a lot of difference!
Maybe if you'd sent it east to me then they would have paid you instead?

How come to Oregon its $21.50 but flat rate international is about $14? I just checked and my 2 sets got back across the pond for $12.48. That really is silly!
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:40 AM
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I agree...and it is very confusing!!! Personally, I think that the flat rate envelopes are the way to go. Thats always what I use for the IRR and I think I'll just start doing that for swaps too. I had not even thought about the difference based on the shipping "from" zip. Geesh! :roll:
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:17 AM
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The blocks on here are TOO CUTE! Great Job Everyone!
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:14 AM
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I keep checking up on you ladies, hoping to see an update of someone's quilt they're making with your fun blocks.....
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
I keep checking up on you ladies, hoping to see an update of someone's quilt they're making with your fun blocks.....
I'm actually thinking of joining the Funky Houses and the Hot Air Balloon Swap so I can make a funky farm quilt.

Here's a picture of my happy farm life
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
I keep checking up on you ladies, hoping to see an update of someone's quilt they're making with your fun blocks.....
Well...ummmm...my DH would tell you that I "collect blocks"...I don't actually create any quilts... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Originally Posted by sandpat
Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
I keep checking up on you ladies, hoping to see an update of someone's quilt they're making with your fun blocks.....
Well...ummmm...my DH would tell you that I "collect blocks"...I don't actually create any quilts... :lol: :lol: :lol:
I know what you mean.
I have about 10 collections I need to make into tops!
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