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I got a beautiful large pail liner from Happy Tushies. I think it took about 3 weeks to get to me. It works well, but I do get what I consider condensation on the outside of the bag. We got that with the Bummis tote, too, but the cotton outter of the Happy Tushies seems to absorb some of it so it doesn't seem as wet. I hope this is just condesation and not wicking. It doesn't bother me much, cuz we use it in a pail, we don't leave it on a couch or on the floor. But if I need to travel with it, I'm hoping it won't be a problem if I use it for wet stuff.
The bag does have about 1-2 inches of seam coming apart (the outter woven print) after only 2 washes. Kathleen said she must have not caught the one edge when sewing it. I can much more easily sew this back together myself than send it back for repair, but let Kathleen know about it and she offered 10% off my next purchase for the woops.
After finally getting around to sewing up the seam, I also found that a corner where the zipper is sewn to the bag needed reinforcement (was coming unraveled), a 1.5 inch section of the zipper that was sewn to the PUL was coming unraveled, and an almost 5 inch section where the zipper was supposed to be sewn to the PUL was not sewn to the PUL (edge missed by the machine). After reinforcing the unravelled seams and tacking down the part that didn't make it in, the sewing on my bag looks a little botched at close inspection (I'm no seamstress). If I had noticed all of it before, I really would have sent it back for repair, as you buy such a thing partly for its beauty, no? I haven't totally made it ugly, but it does have a non-expert touch now. :LOL
Did not bother Kathleen with the new findings, but there is really nothing to be done, as I've taken matters into my own hands.
There are many, many satisfied customers that seem to not have any quality issues, but these things do happen, so inspect your products!