Where To Purchase Ribbon/cell Bags For Tying Bags?

Baking By OneCreativeCookie Updated 10 Feb 2011 , 6:20pm by OneCreativeCookie

OneCreativeCookie Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 5:24pm
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Hi All,

I usually tie my bags w/ 3/8" picot or 1/4" flat double-sided satin ribbon. I typically buy the spools from Michael's and try to stock up when it is on sale. However, I'm getting a little tired of trying to store all the spools I need! I've been online to jkmribbon.com and their house brand of ribbon is the least expensive I've seen ($5.80/100 yds flat, $6.60/100 yd picot), but it is still more than I am paying at Michael's even at full price, not to mention I'd have to pay shipping.

Anyone have any better ideas for purchasing large quantities (100/yds+) of simple satin or grosgrain ribbon? Even if I could just buy some basic colors at the low price/big roll quantities I'd be thrilled!!

Also, any great resources out there for cello bags? I found Hobby Lobby, but their bags are just a smidge too narrow (I use a 2x4 clear mailing label for my ingredient/information label to comply w/ my state requirements). I know lots of online places sell them - does anyone get a great price with little/no shipping?

Thanks!

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mburkett Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 5:35pm
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Papermart.com (my fav)
Pouchmart.com
Nashvillewraps.com

VickeyC Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 5:47pm
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Also check with ULINE.com. I have purchase bags from them before and the customer service has always been great.n HTH

mburkett Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 5:52pm
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BTW...if you use PouchMart and have a resale license, you can set up a wholesale account and get an additional discount and eliminate tax if in CA.

OneCreativeCookie Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 5:59pm
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Anyone know if the bags sold at Michael's/Hobby Lobby/Joanne's are polyethylene or polypropylene? I bought some online once and they had a seam up the back and were stif and hard to get a good closure on (I tie, not heat-seal)...the Michael's bags (wilton, etc.) are "softer" and more pliable...

mburkett Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 6:07pm
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Not sure but you can probably ask customer service at any of these companies for a sample first before buying large quantities. They're usually pretty good about it.

OneCreativeCookie Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 6:20pm
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Originally Posted by mburkett

Not sure but you can probably ask customer service at any of these companies for a sample first before buying large quantities. They're usually pretty good about it.




unfortunately, many don't sample the bags for some reason. papermart samples nothing, bags & bows samples some things, but not bags...

Wilton says their bags are polypropylene icon_smile.gif

Thanks, all!

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