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    Super Member Wonnie's Avatar
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    Siggie Swap

    What is a Siggie Swap????

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    a 'siggie swap' is a swap of "signature blocks"---participants make a specific number of signature blocks- then they are exchanged- so you receive (a pre-determined) number of signature blocks from participants from all over the country (sometimes world) to make into your own signature quilt
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    a 'siggie swap' is a swap of "signature blocks"---participants make a specific number of signature blocks- then they are exchanged- so you receive (a pre-determined) number of signature blocks from participants from all over the country (sometimes world) to make into your own signature quilt
    Are they a specific size block ckcowl? Let's say you make 12...I'm assuming if you send 12 you get 12????.... how do you end up with enough to make a quilt? I'm, also, assuming (I know...that's bad) that they go to a "leader" who separates them out and that you get 12 from 12 different people....right? Are there specific colors or anything goes? Since they may (or... may not (????) ) be divided up and sent to 12, etc. different participants can you make 12 of the same block? And, by the way, thanks for your quick response!!! That was very kind.

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    My experience with swaps has been like you describe. Generally you sign up, we had to commit to 6 blocks, they all got sent to the organizer. She then mixed all the blocks together and sent out the blocks. When we sent them to her we had to include a large envelope and postage so she could send them back to us. I'm sorry to say I was not happy with my blocks. Some of them were not square, some were smaller than the specified size, points and seams didn't match up. After I cut them all to the same size, riped out and restitched a few I was able to make something with them. Another thing to consider is color and prints. Some swaps specify what to use and some specify no batiks.

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