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United States of America

A friendly group of knitters and crocheters from the 50 states of the USA. 

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New Jersey KAS meetup group

Started by Natalie Allcock. Last reply by Carolyn S Jacoby Jan 8. 4 Replies

Posting your photos to each monthly challenge.

Started by Natalie Allcock. Last reply by Anne Powell May 5, 2014. 1 Reply

mistakes??

Started by Linda Andersen. Last reply by Linda Andersen Mar 12, 2014. 3 Replies

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Comment by LoomaHat 48 minutes ago

I was wondering if sending the square in a vacuum bag cost less. 

Comment by Wilda on January 15, 2015 at 12:50pm

Oh how I wish there was a more inexpensive way to send items to KAS from the USA.  boo hoo. 

Comment by Penny Whittemore on January 15, 2015 at 10:34am

Having some issues with posting at my local post office. Trying to send out our first bundle but it seems the package has to be 36 inches area. Meaning the length, height, and width has to be 36 total for first class and yes it is a bit more expensive then I thought. I have to figure out a way to make this work. Does anyone use the vacuum bags?

Comment by Lisa Raedler on January 14, 2015 at 3:04am
Just sent my first package of 26 squares this week! :)
Comment by Diane Murray on January 13, 2015 at 8:50pm

I am probably the only person whose second suitcase was full of yarn coming to Florida for the winter,  Will have lots of squares to mail (my first mailing ) when I return home..

Comment by LoomaHat on January 2, 2015 at 7:38am

Comment by Debbie Posmontier on January 1, 2015 at 4:43am
Happy 2015 to all of my friends in the US Group!
Comment by Debbie Posmontier on December 14, 2014 at 5:37pm

Linda,

I mail squares from PA frequently. You must fill out a customs declaration form, CN22, available in the post office. I keep several at home and fill them out before going to the post office. You check the box marked, "gift" and fill out a description of the contents of your package. Most people just write "knitted squares" or "crocheted squares" and the quantity. The value can be written as $1.00, or $0.00 as some PO's will let you do. Other contents seem to fall into most packages and aren't listed. If you are uncomfortable doing that, list the items with a $1.00 or zero value so that KAS will not incur any duty fees in SA. Sign and date the form and fill in your address and the KAS mailing address. Then give the form to the postal clerk and the package will be processed. I mail 15-20 squares at a time and put them in a re-used plastic mailing bag like the ones LL Bean uses to ship their merchandise. They are very light-weight and durable and I use clear packaging tape to secure the bag. Hope this helps!

Comment by Helen M. Flagg on December 14, 2014 at 5:36pm

Hi, Linda, and congratulations on mailing your first package.  I have been mailing from Texas for five years.  There are some things to be aware of.  You will need to fill out customs forms, available at your post office.  Small forms are for packages under four pounds.  Larger forms are for over four pounds.  Do NOT list any value for the package.  Use zero.  If the postal clerk demands you list a value, say one dollar.  Be sure you have the KAS inventory form filled in and included inside your package.  It is helpful if you weigh each package at home before you hit the post office to be sure of the weights, but the post office will put the weight on each customs form when you mail.  Be sure on the customs form that the "From" information matches the "From" information on your mailing label or the P.O. may ask you to re-do the customs form.  On the customs forms you must list the contents of your package.  Usually "Knitted squares for charity" is sufficient........or "Knitting for charity" if you have varied items.  You will also need to list the number of items enclosed.  At the bottom of the large customs form in #5 check "gift" and #9 Return to Sender.  #8 Total value is where you list zero (or one dollar.)  Be sure to sign and date the form.

Good luck!

Comment by Linda Barton on December 14, 2014 at 4:51pm

I will be mailing my first package to KAS in January and wanted any hints anyone can give me for mailing from Oregon. I have read the guidelines but want to be prepared when I go to the Post Office. I understand it is helpful to bundle squares in groups of 10 and to mail them in paper instead of boxes. Do I have to fill out any special forms from Post Office? I probably should be asking them that question. Thanks.

 

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