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Thread: Great Big Mini Block Swap (Blocks to be mailed Monday)

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    Welcome to the Great Big Mini Block Swap! This block swap will be for 4.5 (5 inch unfinished) blocks taken from the following website:

    http://sentimentalstitches.net/free-...midget-blocks/
    (The blocks are available as PDFs. )


    Fabric should be washed, dried and ironed. Please send what you want to receive. Please consider prewashing a social obligation and courtesy to any who may have allergies and or live in smoke and animal free environments. Please use 100% cotton.

    Please only use 30ís reproduction fabric and bleached muslin (white muslin) for the background.

    There are 91 blocks to choose from on the website. To participate in the swap, please choose one (or more) pattern(s) from the website listed above. To help narrow down your selection, I will attempt to list all 91 blocks and their construction method.

    You will make 6 blocks all alike and send them to me along with a self addressed, stamped envelope for return postage which will be used to return your blocks to you. You will receive one of your blocks and 5 other unique blocks from other swap members. Since you will be getting blocks from so many other people, PLEASE MARK your blocks with a slip of paper- pinned on, or a paper sticker label, etc, with your online name and/or your real name. (Since these blocks are so small, a paper sticker label on the back of your block may be the best solution.)

    You may make multiple sets of 6 blocks. You will receive as many sets in return as you send in.

    Please have your blocks in the mail to me by MAY 15TH. Sign up closes April 30th. I will have them returned to you as quickly as humanly possible.



    APPLIQUE:
    9, 23, 27*, 29, 37, 38, 56, 63, 65, 66, 70, 74, 84, 86, 88,
    PAPER PIECING:
    1, 3, 4, 6, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 25, 26, 31, 32, 36, 39, 42, 43, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 55, 59, 60, 61, 62, 67, 68, 69, 71, 75, 76, 79, 83, 80, 85,, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91
    PIECED:
    2, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 19, 24, 28, 30, 32, 33, 35, 40, 44, 49, 50, 54, 64, 72, 77, 78, 85, 86
    FIT UNDER MULTIPLE CATAGORIES:
    12, 21, 41, 45, 63, 65, 66, 73, 81
    ENGLISH PAPER PIECING:
    58

    * indicated a particularly challenging block



    Signups will be listed under Group Activities.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/group_a...jsp?gracnum=22

    Additional Info:
    -Machine applique, needle turn applique and fusible web applique all are acceptable. Please stitch the final design down, however.
    - More than one person can do a block, but lets attempt to keep the selection as varied as possible.

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    Im a little new to quilting (summer last year).

    I want to join this swap but have a few questions (I think that quilt is gorgeous!)

    What do 30's reproduction fabrics look like?

    Ahh heck..Im just gonna sign up...is this where I do it?

    I would like to do one set each of 2, 7, 8

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    Hi, I would like to join and do the following ones, 1, 4, & 12. Thank you.
    Buddy'smom

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    Welcome aboard! This swap should be lots of fun- I can't wait to see how they look in real life. The paper versions are adorable...

    Sugarpumpkin, just head to a fabric or quilt shop. They'll show you- the reproductions are too cute for words!

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    HI BRT
    It's April AKA LovingIzabella at mom's house. I would like to join doing one set of each numbers 10, 13, 19,28
    Hugs
    April
    PS Should the background be WOW or muslin?

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    Please sign me up for 5 sets: #2, #8, #12, #13, #24.

    Thanks!

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    I'm curious about the background, too. White? Cream? Muslin?

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    That is an awesome quilt.. I would like to sign up for 11, and 54 for sure. Probably one more as well, just need to decide. One question, is machine applique ok? (I can't do needleturn whatsoever! lol)

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    OK I just looked at all 91 midget Blocks and I want to do 2 sets, 56 and 71. OK?

    thanks...This is fun!

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    oh yeah.....and block 82!

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