Monday, August 27, 2012

Mailing A Quilt & Stargazing

Today was the first time I have mailed a full size quilt to it's recipient.  In the past I have sent off fat quarters, blocks, mug rugs and pouches but today was the first time sending a full size quilt and I have learned through swapping that sending anything made with fabric should be sent in a Ziploc bag.

Is there a Ziploc bag big enough bag to enclose a XL Twin size quilt?  YES!
Ziploc makes a "Big Bag" as you can see by the photo below which is plenty big to house a XL twin size quilt.  You might think they would be expensive, but at $6.99 for a box of 5, I think they are a very good value.  Check them out here.

So now the T-Shirt is on it's way to North Carolina.  A big thank you to Zina for helping me with the label - she has the BEST handwriting!  After a nervous wash and dry, checking for stray threads and a quick iron, I was ready to send this baby off to it's new home.  Wonderful to have this project complete.
I went "Stargazing" today for the Modern Blocks Bee I participate in.  Marci asked us to make her a "Stargazing" block from Modern Blocks (pages 189-179 by Angela Pingel) and it was fun.  First time up for this block for me and I really enjoyed making these three different sized stars which incorporated the block.

Stargazing by Angela Pingel for Modern Blocks pg 178-179   12 1/2 x 12 1/2
Buona Sera,


  1. Looks like expensive shipping to me! Gorgeous though. :) Love the fabrics in the stargazer block! Yummy colors!

  2. Haha - sure you live in the US if you need to find something in super size that's the place to find it.
    I love wonky stars - and the 3 in 1 idea is beautiful - what size is the block?

  3. Your block for Marci looks great! And that was a great idea for those huge ziplocs. I wonder if the company is aware of how much business they get from quilters...

  4. Love Marci's block too - it was so fun to make, wasn't it? And YAY for shipping off that quilt!! What a great feeling!

  5. Good looking blocks Susan.

  6. I love those giant bags! I keep the quilts that need to be bound in them and a lot of my large WIPS went into them for the move. You do have to be gentle opening them back up because the zippers can pull away from the plastic.

    I love (and pinned) your block. So pretty!

  7. What a great idea about the giant Ziploc bags! The last quilt I sent off without being bagged, and was praying the whole time that it would arrive safely (it did). I enjoyed visiting with you while writing your label, and you're very welcome : ) The star block is super cute!

  8. Loving the giant ziplocks! Thank you for sharing that gem of a tip with us! Your block is stunning!