Funky House Block Swap
Block Swap with the block sets in sets of 3 The signups are open now and will close February 28, 2012. The deadline to have them here to me is April 15th.
The block images can be anything associated with a house it can be a bird house a regular house even an outhouse.They can be regular pieced,paper pieced, applique or embroidery.
The swap is open to all levels of quilters. Please use 100 percent good quality COTTON fabrics that are prewashed. I understand that if you are using pre-cuts (jellyrolls, charm packs) that is impossible. Just let me know when you send the blocks so I can advise the receiver (s).
Please make your blocks before you sign up for this swap. To re-cap ... The signups will close on February 28 and the blocks should be to me by the assigned deadline (April 15) or unfortunately they will have to be returned to you unswapped. This makes it fair to the others who are in the swap.
Please pm me and I will give you the address of where to mail them. Please send me a pm telling me how many sets you are trading ( this can be approximate if you increase or need to for some reason decrease the number of sets.)
The finished block size can be any size block divisible by threes. Don't forget the seam allowances!! Please! So the smallest 3 inch finished block would be a 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 Unfinished and so on. (The size of a send- in block will have the half inch seam allowances included ) For example... The send in unfinished sizes can be 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 , 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 , 3 1/2 x 9 1/2, 3 1/2 x 12 1/2. The max sized block is 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" .
*** Please note. One set of 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch blocks per swapper!! It is not fair to others to send more than that.
Please do not send just a cut piece of fabric as a block. It won't count towards your block sets and would have to be returned to you. Remember make something you would like to receive!
*This swap will be for sets of 3 blocks. The limit is 4 sets per swapper, please. The 4 sets do not have to be all the same. And it is possible that you will not get the exact same sizes back that you sent. Also, please note, you could or could not be getting any of your blocks back, so if you wish to have one of your blocks, please make another for yourself if you really like your blocks.
Please attach your board name to each block with a pin,or sew it inside the seam allowance or even staple it to the very edge in the seam allowance.You can use address labels attached to the inside but be sure they don't fall off I have found some fall off to easily. Please do not use sticky notes unless they are pinned on , they fall off and are hard to keep them with the blocks while swapping.
Please no muslin as a background. Just remember, if you are doing applique, you must sew it to the blocks in such a way that it is washable later. You can't just iron it on.
*Mail your block sets to me in a priority flat rate envelope using only a postage stamp (stamps)on both the return envelope and enclose postage for the return envelope I can get the return envelope. So please use a stamp! Inside... self addressed flat rate priority label in with the postage stamp (s) attached along with your individually bagged and marked block sets. Address it to yourself and use your address as the return. That way there is no question where it is coming back to.
Should you have any questions or problems please contact me by pm. A person can opt out if there is a problem with getting the blocks here to swap on time. Life sometimes gets busy and I understand.Please read all the general swap rules of the board, these also apply to this swap.
They are located on the top of the swap board written by the administration. Or, here is the link ... http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm
Lets share our blocks when they are finished we all like pictures so post as many as you can. There are 2 threads on here with great ideas of houses.