Mailing Your Quilt
Instructions For Mailing:
1. Follow all procedures found on the quilt preparation page under the Long Arm Quilting Services page of this website before packaging your quilt top for mailing.
2. Using a safety-pin, affix directly to your quilt top identifying information on an index card or business card. This label should list your complete name, address, phone number along with return shipping instructions. (Sometimes completed quilts are shipped to a different recipient than the sender.)
3. Place your quilt top into a strong clear plastic bag to protect it in case the box gets wet. You can purchase extra-large ziplock-type bags that will work nicely for this step. Please do NOT put your quilt in an opaque plastic garbage bag, well-meaning persons could assume it is garbage and throw it away!
4. Mail your quilt in a strong, NEW box; one that will not easily get crushed or damaged in shipping. Using a previously used mailing box that may have the entire or partial previous tracking or shipping bar code or other information on it could allow that previous information to get picked up by automated machinery and your quilt could go to the wrong place or be lost forever.
5. Write your return address and my address directly onto the outside of the box with a permanent waterproof marker and then completely cover both addresses with clear packaging tape and over ALL of the flaps and edges that could get caught in a machinery and conveyor belts. Do not use masking tape as it is not strong enough to hold up to all the stresses of shipping.
6. Insure your quilt – a small fee, but a huge help if it is lost or damaged! Do NOT list “quilt” as the contents of the box – list textiles, fabric, or linens, anything but quilt! Quilts are known to have been stolen.
7. Ship it so that I have to sign for it when it arrives. You do not want it setting on my porch in a rain or snow storm.
Jackie's Sewing Service
8371 Merriman W. Road
Iron Mountain, MI 49801