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Thread: I Spy Swap with a Twist Dead Line to Join is Nov 29, 2013

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    I Spy Swap with a Twist Dead Line to Join is Nov 29, 2013

    I Spy Swap with a Twist Dead Line to Join is Nov 29, 2013

    Please cut your charms before joining.

    Charms need to be in my hands by Dec 7, 2013
    Will start swapping on Dec 8, 2013.

    If you would like to be part of the I Spy Charm Swap, here are the guidelines. Please read carefully:

    1. Please pm me telling me that you want to enter the swap. In the pm please tell me how many sets you want to do,name and address along with board name. I will then send you a pm giving you my mailing address.


    2. We will be swapping sets of 20 charm squares, each 5 inch square. You may send more than one set of 20 charms, up to 6 sets. Each set that you send to me CAN be cut from the same fabric (or 20 different fabrics) . You should be able to cut 20 five inch squares from around 1/2 yard of fabric depending on the design spacing. If you send more than one set, please use a different fabric for each set. I will divide up the charms randomly and return back to you 20 different charms per set. At least that is the goal, and I will try hard to do that! (If you send several sets, please realize that you might get duplicate charms in return.) If you do the twist no fabric from your originals are to be in there.


    3. Please send 100 percent cotton only. Prewash or not prewash is exceptable . Squares should be carefully rotary cut from 100% cotton fabric. Keep in mind that your squares could end up in a child's quilt. Select fabrics that will hold up to a lot of love, wear, tears, draggin', cuddlin', washing, and trips through the dryer. Fabrics that fray easily, or are fairly easy to see through are not good candidates for this swap.

    Please be advised that fabrics that are not square, squares too wonky or too off grain, squares that are shedding, squares that contain selvages, or those that are not 5" square will be returned unswapped. Be accurate in cutting the 5 inch squares. The novelty design should be good size, not tiny...it needs to be easily recognizable from a distance.Try to have the character centered on the charm as much as possible.

    Be creative in your shopping...it would be great to not have too many sending me the same fabrics! In doing this I've only had a couple doubles. If you want you could post pictures of fabric it helps others in what they will send. Not a must though. Please no flowers, lines, solids,etc. These will be returned to you. We need more children fabric. Trucks, houses, food, characters , sports, camping, lets did dig deep and send in different things. License fabric is welcome. Children's fabrics please!!

    4. Place each set of 20 charms in a zip lock sandwich size baggie. INCLUDE your name, address, and QB name on a piece of paper and put it inside baggies. Please buy postage or concealed cash put in your envelopes. You just need to give me the correct postage. If postage is not included I will have to wait to send your charms back until you send the correct postage. I will provide flat rate envelopes they cost $5.95 now. Postage went up.
    ****Outside the US needs to add more postage for it will cost more. I'm sure when you send it you will know what to send. Please send correct amount for I will not ship until correct amount is received.****

    5. The last day for me to receive the charms is Dec. 7, 2013. I will post when I receive your charms. If you are sending them from outside the US, please keep this in mind as it sometimes takes weeks for packages to arrive. I will divide up the charms During the week and send out by Dec 14, 2013. Anything received after that will be returned to you.

    Now for a twist on the swap:
    You can additionally send in 6 baggies of 10 doubles in each = 20 charms in each bag. So basically 10 doubles=20 with your name and board name in each Baggie written on there saying this is for the Twist. I will swap Baggie for Baggie. So those of you wanting to do a I Spy match quilt this is for you. Now you have to at least do 2 baggies in the regular swap to be able to do the twist.(( The fabric MUST be different from the original sets)).

    Remember to send in what you would like to receive back.
    Letís have tons of fun,and of course you have to follow all the basic rules, found here.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm
    ~Charlotte~
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    You bet I will be signing up again...........but first I will cut my squares............

    Who am I kidding........I might as well sign up now.....................

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    I have you listed. We already have 4 signed up. HOORAY!!!!! As usual, when we have 10 people signed up I will start the list.


    Quote Originally Posted by catpawski View Post
    You bet I will be signing up again...........but first I will cut my squares............

    Who am I kidding........I might as well sign up now.....................
    Last edited by charlotte37830; 11-06-2013 at 08:28 PM.
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    I'm already hooked, and I haven't even received squares from my first I Spy swap yet! (October)

    I'll cut them first before I pm, but I've got some really cute fabric I've found since I sent the last sets in: )

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    I'm glad you are joining us again. Just pm me when you are ready. We already have 6 people signed up, you will make seven. Almost enough to start our list.



    Quote Originally Posted by mrshalibut View Post
    I'm already hooked, and I haven't even received squares from my first I Spy swap yet! (October)

    I'll cut them first before I pm, but I've got some really cute fabric I've found since I sent the last sets in: )
    ~Charlotte~
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    Hello everyone! It has been suggested that we do a swap of snowmen, snowflake and Christmas charms. What does everybody think? I know some don't celebrate Christmas, so I could do a duel swap. If you send non-Christmas/winter fabrics, you get non-Christmas/winter back. If you send Christmas/winter, that's what you get back. I would only be able to it that way. I wouldn't be able to send snowmen/flakes, but not Christmas or vice versa. I would for sure get it all confused and someone's feeling would get hurt. If you would like this swap for this round, just let me know. I need a consensus in the next few days so everyone knows what's going on.
    ~Charlotte~
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    I'm confused...I joined this swap thinking it was for I SPY and as suggested, I cut my blocks before joining.

    Is the new suggestion for an entirely different swap? If some one is looking for a winter theme swap or Christmas theme swap, INHO an adequate lead in time should be offered.....

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    I'm sort of thinking like marybrace. We wouldn't be doing an ispy it would be more of a winter charm swap? Maybe should be a different thread to lessen confusion?
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    I agree with what has been said by marybrace and SheriR. I have no problem with a Christmas/Winter swap, but think it should probably be a separate swap. Some may be interested in both, and some people who aren't doing I Spy swaps might be interested in a Christmas charm swap.

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    When I signed up I thought it was for I Spy fabrics of all kinds, like the last several swaps were. Is the new snowman/Christmas theme instead of the I Spys, or is it a suggestion for another swap at the same time? If it's going to be a winter theme swap this time I will withdraw, because I don't have need for that kind of charms.

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