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Thread: Boom 12 - SHORT & SWEET

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    Boom 12 - SHORT & SWEET

    Hello to all the Boom 12, SHORT & SWEET members! Please post here from now on as our sign-up thread will soon be closed.

    Here's our group:

    Annt59
    ArizonaKAT
    Bluelady
    Jaba
    Janice McC
    Joanelizbay
    KatsKidinWI
    Libster
    Marcialee
    Mosher92
    Moonrise
    Terriamn
    Themamahauser

    Our adjusted time frame:

    F8s in my hands, 3/31 (sooner if you can manage it)
    I mail to you by 4/2 (4/1 if at all possible)
    Completed blocks back in my hands by 5/10 (or sooner)
    I mail your completed blocks by 5/12

    You all know the rules already but I'll include them again at the bottom of the post. If anyone has any questions at all, please let me know. Often the fastest way to reach me is through email but I will continue to check this thread at least daily.

    I'm very excited to be starting another Boom and look forward to seeing the F8s begin coming in. Let's have fun!

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    In general, this is how the Boom works: You will receive a list of Board Names of those in your group. You choose a fabric and prepare it and send it to me. You need one Fat Eighth (18” x 11”) for each member. (Do not use Eighths (9” x 22”) instead of F8s.) Send all F8s to me along with any special requests for your fabric. I will distribute them to the other members. You stitch a block for each member out of the F8 you receive from them. When you have finished ALL blocks, you ship them to me and I will again sort them and return the completed blocks to everyone.

    Rules/Guidelines:

    Please make sure to also refer to the basic policies that apply to all swaps through the board: RULES FOR SWAPS AND SIMILAR ACTIVITIES - Updated 8 December 2010

    Fabric, Completed Block and Package Preparation:

    1) Please pre-wash your Fat Eighth (F8) fabric before cutting into Fat Eighths by de-selvaging, pre-washing and pressing. Cut your fabric into Fat Eighths, generally 18” x 11” or as small as 18”x 10 ½”, depending upon shrinkage. Mail them to me. (Also, be certain that the fabrics you plan to use to complete blocks have been pre-washed as well.)

    2) When mailing your F8s to me for distribution, please make sure they are individually sealed in a Ziploc bag or tightly wrapped in Saran Wrap. Label each F8 with your board name along with any instructions or color requests. Peel-off labels are useful to help the recipient prevent fabric mix-ups, something that’s easy to do. Please seal and label your completed blocks in the same manner as you did the F8s before mailing them ALL back to me for distribution.

    3) Please mail your F8s to me SO THEY ARE IN MY HANDS by March 31, 2014 The sooner you get them to me, the sooner they go out! Be sure to send me the tracking number as soon as you mail.

    4) Carefully handle all fabric received and completed blocks, placing them somewhere safe until mailing time comes.

    5) To help keep track of the fabrics and blocks made, I will email a chart to everyone to complete as you go and I will establish an online Fabric Gallery if you send me pix of your F8 fabric.

    6) Please keep in touch with your group members by posting to the dedicated Short & Sweet thread.

    7) All blocks must be completed and be IN MY HANDS by MAY 10, 2014. Be sure to mail to me with tracking number.

    8) All blocks should be 12 1/2” unfinished. They may be regularly pieced, paper-pieced, appliquéd, whatever the block maker decides to do. It is up to each individual. Again, the feeling is to get a true friendship quilt out of this. Please do not request specific blocks as the idea is to let everyone, of every skill level, join in and try new things and grow. Before mailing, be sure to clean up the blocks by trimming your threads and cutting the dog ears.

    9) Most importantly, HAVE FUN!

    IMPORTANT SHIPPING DETAILS

    You must supply me with tracking numbers on all parcels sent to me and I will do likewise when I mail to you. All shipping costs are your responsibility. You may ship to me in whatever tracked package you like, however I will ONLY ship to you in USPS Padded Priority Envelopes. The cost is $6 per package. You may supply me with a pre-paid or pre-stamped USPS Padded Priority Envelope (available for free at USPS.com) or send me $6 in well-concealed cash and I will supply the envelope, whatever is easier for you.

    Keep in mind the following:

    All swap participants MUST be in good standing with previous swaps. ANYONE with a poor track record of fulfilling their swap commitments will not be permitted to join.

    PLEASE do not send fabrics or blocks with perfume or overwhelming fragrances on them due to allergies. There are swap members or family members who have severe allergies to certain things so please try your best to not send anything that could cause an allergic reaction. Also, keep in mind that some swappers may be smokers or have pets. If this is a problem for you, this will not be the swap for you.

    NO public complaints or criticisms of other swappers, items received or other type for any reason are permitted. ALL complaints must be addressed by Private Message (PM) or email to me at boomerangswaps@bellsouth.net. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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    Let's see if I can attach a picture of my fabric with this new Windows 8. Did I mention I DO NOT like it?
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    take time to build memories with the kids

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    OMGosh- it worked!
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    take time to build memories with the kids

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    Libster, I just got a new PC with the new Win8.. so far, not crazy about it. At all. Quite a learning curve..

    And I love your fabric! Flowers are always fun to work with.

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    I am entirely too old for all this new stuff. I posted that picture purely by accident! I may as well just tell the truth about it.

    I like that fabric too. I really don't care for orange, but that rust just sort of grew on me. I can see a "Fall" lapquilt coming on with this one. Maybe a moss green flannel backing?
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    take time to build memories with the kids

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    I'll have to get my fabric ready, don't know what it's going to be yet, i'll have to shop in my basement.

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    I'm definitely interested!!!


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    September - Scrappy Block swap - Three Dudes in Batiks!
    October - Scrappy Block swap - Simply Woven by Jessica Kelly - Moda Bake Shop
    November - Scrappy Block swap - Florabunda aka Jacobs Ladder in Florals - Bonnie Hunter

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    Can anyone help me with posting photos on here
    Marcialee

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    posting pictures

    posting pictures
    click on 'go advanced' when the new page comes up click on manage attachments- then there's a 'browse' button- click on that- choose your picture- then click 'upload attachment' it will say near bottom of page----working- or uploading-please wait' when it's done the attachment file name will show in blue- close that page (by clicking the 'close this page' X- then you can click on post reply- and your message and the picture will post....if starting a new topic you still need to 'go advanced- manage attachments- and browse- These were sent to me and I finally figured it out with this help Terri

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    I posted my fabric in the other thread, but I will post here again since this will be the new and improved official thread to follow!

    Please try to match the purples and then if you need additional colors for your design, the green or teal/green from the leaves or the dark vivid magenta of the flowers. I want the glorious purple, purple/blue and violet to be the predominate colors. Please only use white or WOW for background, do NOT try to match the pale yellow cream background of the fabric. It would be too hard to match, so white only for background please. No yellow, cream or off white. Thanks!!

    I am looking forward to seeing the wonders we will create! ~
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