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Thread: Scrap Swap! Sign-up ends February 7, 2012

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    Ooooh, I love gifts! I'll be waiting at the mailbox.
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    I dropped off my squishie at the PO. You should be getting it soon. I included a baggie of 1.5" postage squares, not sure how many there were. They are from the last 1.5" swap a participated in. I am collecting brights. The baggie has mostly neutrals. I hope someone can use them!

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    hope you got my pm, I want in also

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    So, how many do you have signed up for the scrap swap??


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    We have 15 adventurous participants! Today is the last day to sign-up, but if anyone wants to join after today and can get their package to me by the 14th, send me a PM.

    Hey NCQuilter, I'll take the 1.5" squares if that's okay with you.

    All PM's answered.
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    Hello, I mailed my package of scraps to you today with tracking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patricia Faye View Post
    Hello, I mailed my package of scraps to you today with tracking.
    I'll let you know when I receive it.
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    The woman at the post office called me yesterday to let me know about the flat rate envelopes. The one woman thought flat in flat rate meant the envelope had to be flat. The other woman said no that is the rate that is charged. lol So she called yesterday to let me know they have had many conflicting emails about how thick an envelope can be. That's why different POs do it differently. So after much investigation they told me it's suggested it be no more than 3/4" thick and evenly packaged so it doesn't look like a football. It can be as thick as you can get it but they know the envelopes have a tendancy to break open if they are stuffed any fuller. She said since mine isn't going that far, it was ok to use the flat rate envelope but if it were going across country,and that thick, I should use the next envelope that feels like fabric. She said the envelope can get ripped open, especially on the corners and the contents may be lost. Just wanted to let everyone know this is supposed to be the official answer. But all PO are run differently. Hopefully, mailing mine today.
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    Normally my post office doesn't care about the fullness of the envelope, but I noticed new people working yesterday. I hope they're temporary workers.

    Mail is in...received packages from NCQuilter & Sewbeadit. Great job filling those envelopes ladies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    The woman at the post office called me yesterday to let me know about the flat rate envelopes. The one woman thought flat in flat rate meant the envelope had to be flat. The other woman said no that is the rate that is charged. lol So she called yesterday to let me know they have had many conflicting emails about how thick an envelope can be. That's why different POs do it differently. So after much investigation they told me it's suggested it be no more than 3/4" thick and evenly packaged so it doesn't look like a football. It can be as thick as you can get it but they know the envelopes have a tendancy to break open if they are stuffed any fuller. She said since mine isn't going that far, it was ok to use the flat rate envelope but if it were going across country,and that thick, I should use the next envelope that feels like fabric. She said the envelope can get ripped open, especially on the corners and the contents may be lost. Just wanted to let everyone know this is supposed to be the official answer. But all PO are run differently. Hopefully, mailing mine today.
    I mailed today with confirmation. I used the softer feeling envelope and stuffed that thing like crazy, it must of been like 2-3 pounds and the lady behind the counter didn't blink an eye! This is gonna be a fun and exciting swap!
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    when should we expect the swap to be returned?
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    If I receive all packages prior to the 14th, I'll begin swapping. I gave some thought to swapping out and mailing as I received them, but I'm afraid I'll end up with a few short envelopes in the end.

    HANG IN THERE!

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    I was looking on the list on the net for priority envelopes and there is a small and a large one for the same price of 5.15, I had only known of the smaller one until then. It also said it was made for flat items like paperwork, can't remember the exact words. I know each PO is different, we have one you can't put tape on it or it be very bulgy, the other one doesn't care and if it looks bulgy they put tape on it when they take it. So I am thinking you just have to find the right PO and that they don't know what is right or wrong either!

    Glad you got my package in one piece.lol sewbeadit





    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    The woman at the post office called me yesterday to let me know about the flat rate envelopes. The one woman thought flat in flat rate meant the envelope had to be flat. The other woman said no that is the rate that is charged. lol So she called yesterday to let me know they have had many conflicting emails about how thick an envelope can be. That's why different POs do it differently. So after much investigation they told me it's suggested it be no more than 3/4" thick and evenly packaged so it doesn't look like a football. It can be as thick as you can get it but they know the envelopes have a tendancy to break open if they are stuffed any fuller. She said since mine isn't going that far, it was ok to use the flat rate envelope but if it were going across country,and that thick, I should use the next envelope that feels like fabric. She said the envelope can get ripped open, especially on the corners and the contents may be lost. Just wanted to let everyone know this is supposed to be the official answer. But all PO are run differently. Hopefully, mailing mine today.
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    I didn't know there were 2 sizes either. She took mine and taped everything up, the top and the sides. Mailed it yesterday. She said it should be delivered on the 10th. This is almost like Christmas, can't wait to see what I get.
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    Received package from Patricia today. Thank you for the wonderful surprise!

    Wow, you ladies really know how to stuff an envelope!
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    I didn't know about the 2 sizes either! I don't believe I've ever seen a large. It's strange how each post office is different. My post office will not put tape on packages, but they're more than happy to sell you some tape.

    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    I didn't know there were 2 sizes either. She took mine and taped everything up, the top and the sides. Mailed it yesterday. She said it should be delivered on the 10th. This is almost like Christmas, can't wait to see what I get.
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    Mailed mine today. They made me take scraps out of envelope. Too full. They then retaped.
    Hope it gets there ok.
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    Whoa...I wonder what's going to happen when I take in 16 envelopes!
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    Mailed mine today!!!
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    When you take in 16 envelopes, they will be soooo happy to see you! lol
    You shouldn't have to buy tape. I was given a whole roll when my SIL was in Iraq. Still have it. They are so disorganized. No wonder they aren't making any money.
    Hopefully they don't give you any trouble with all the pkgs.
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    I was doing multiple swaps a few years ago and had multiple envies to send and they all needed envelopes with return postage...the guy was SOOOO rude to me at the PO. He just looked at me and said you know...you are really holding my line up and I was so surprised I didn't say anything. But what I was thinking was..."WTF???"
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    Mailed my package off today! Can hardly wait for the shipping back day! :-) After reading some of your horror stories about PO's, I am glad I live in a small town with friendly staff. I kid with them each time I take a package in and tell them I am creating their job security!
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    3 more packages came in today from dd, walk-n-roll, and ntaylor. Thanks ladies, we're getting close!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntaylor View Post
    I mailed today with confirmation. I used the softer feeling envelope and stuffed that thing like crazy, it must of been like 2-3 pounds and the lady behind the counter didn't blink an eye! This is gonna be a fun and exciting swap!
    Boy ntaylor, you were'nt kidding! I thought DH was bringing in a baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter View Post
    We have 15 adventurous participants! Today is the last day to sign-up, but if anyone wants to join after today and can get their package to me by the 14th, send me a PM.

    Hey NCQuilter, I'll take the 1.5" squares if that's okay with you.

    All PM's answered.

    That's fine with me! As long as they go to a good home

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