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Tips on Mailing Fabric Postcards

January 19, 2010

I have mailable quilts in both my shops. Yes, you read me right. Mailable Quilts!
You really don’t have to do anything special to mail one of these. They do take 64 cents. I use card stock on the back of mine, so the stamps stay on in the mail, and they are easy to write on with a regular pen.  The one thing you should NOT do is put one of these in an envelope. This hides them from the people who will take them out of the automated mail stream and send them to a manual operation. I have seen them go through machinery by themselves with no problem, but an envelope creates a spot for the rollers to catch and the paper will sometimes rip. The card probably won’t get hurt, but the adress would be lost. Of course, if you want to be absolutely safe, put the card in a padded envelope and take it to the post office to be weighed.

I was a postal worker for 29 years and I can’t tell you what a delight it is to see a beautiful fabric postcard in a sea of dull white envelopes. When you mail these cards, you’re sending smiles to more than just the addressee!

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  1. February 3, 2010 10:53 pm

    Great information! I knew you could mail them without an envelope, but always wondered how they survived!

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