Unfortunately I am now charging for boxes. I hope the following post will
help explain why.
This is a box received from a quilter, no kidding!!
My first picture is of a box that I received containing two quilts. See how the box is completely ripped open and you can see the bags the quilts were in? The box is actually upside down. The lighter color tape is the top of the box and the reinforced tape (that is ripped and just hanging on by a thread) is the bottom of the box. Can you say "not good?".
When I lift the edge you can see how the tape is just barely holding the box together. If this box had broken the two strings the quilts would have been laying out somewhere between here and Timbuktu.
When I applied pressure to this edge of the box you can see the blue handles from the plastic bag, again, NOT GOOD!! These packages are put through the wringer and you need to make sure your boxes are going to withstand the torture they endure to their destination.
Here's another view. You can just imagine this poor little box being on the bottom of 15 other boxes and the quilts inside are now exposed to the elements and unknown antics of the journey.
If you send me your top(s) and do not ship them in a sturdy box, I will return them to you in a new box. After all of the money and time that goes into these wonderful works of love, they need all of the protection they can get.
That's it for today.
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