Having just left the local post office to send a swap item overseas.... I was a little surprised that Australia Post is not a cheap way to send a quilting swap......
you are restricted to 2kg for the basic rate and anything over that is a added cost so having finished my items for a swap... I was a bit surprised when my parcel was 100 grams over the 2kg limit and cost just under $50.00 Australia Dollars to mail.
So sad as this added cost will most probably reduced the spirit of participating in swaps with overseas fellow quilters.
have a great day - cheers marc