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Thread: July Fat Quarter (FQ) Swap

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    I got into organizing a couple of weeks ago and am having difficulty locating the sack that held my 30's fabric .... looking, looking, looking .... I know it is here and I will find it today .... somehow. It will go out in the mail Monday or Tuesday, if I have to go shopping again!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunrise450 View Post
    I haven't seen my swaps yet! BooHoo! Everybody seems to be getting their swaps but me. Oh well, They will probably be here tomorrow and I'll be sorry that I complained.
    Not complaining, just hoping I wasn't forgotten again!
    You're not alone I'm still waiting on 1 of mine too. I did get one yesterday
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    I received a beautiful stack of repro. fabrics yesterday from JVan228. I LOVE the Alice fabrics and how did you know RED is my color? Thank you so much!
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    I like sender's choice for at least once a year. I like having themes that have universal appeal like fall colors, winter, spring, flowers, batiks, etc. But I like a challenge of something different too. And I like the idea of being it one that isn't what you would normally have as it opens us up and challenges us to find ways to use fabrics that we wouldn't normally choose. You can make something for someone else out of it if you don't like it but I think these things help expand our creative flow.

    MaryMo if I understand your comment you are suggesting that the sender will pick their own theme for what they send for expample one might have flowers and s/he would send all fq with flowers; someone else may pick a color and whatever color they pick send that. Am I understanding this correctly?
    That could work but sometimes it's nice to not have any restrictions at all.
    So maybe a,,,
    Wild and crazy-anything goes fq swap

    someone's ugly fabric could be someone else's treasure. That month could be themed "What was I thinking"

    Maybe TOYS,

    Maybe a month of my favorite things-this could also be a sender's choice theme.

    Trip memories -could be one trip or several combined.

    FQs that are related to Favorite Movie, TV show, or Book. (Yes favorite things spurred this idea)-
    [ex: if Sounds of Music was a fav. movie fabrics could include Pincone print, mountains, lake, guitar, small white flowers, puppets, children playing or singing, cotton fabric that looks like a drapery print, anything mentioned in my favorite things song, musical scales & notes. Favorite show example MASH could be army camouflage, medical types, jeeps, tents, dresses. etc. NCIS could be computers, naval things, ships, coffee cups, elevators (hehe), etc. ]

    Most recent movie or book

    Or Brenda could list her favorite story, tv show, movie, book and we could try to find five things that fit.

    Maybe October or November could be Harvest and fruits and veggies would fit that.

    Animals-in general or in particular such as pets, farm type, wild or jungle.

    Drapery theme(yes another S of Music inspiration) FQs that look like they could be drapery fabric.

    Music and musical instruments

    "my favorite color(s)" Colors that you love

    Ok I'm going to take a break now- and maybe if there is a challenging type of theme it would be good to get a few months notice that month_____ is going to be ________.
    Last edited by starshine; 07-21-2013 at 01:16 PM. Reason: additional comment

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    And yes I'm waiting for one of my swaps too, but the person sending had Brenda send a pm explaining the delay.

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    from starshine: "MaryMo if I understand your comment you are suggesting that the sender will pick their own theme for what they send for expample one might have flowers and s/he would send all fq with flowers; someone else may pick a color and whatever color they pick send that. Am I understanding this correctly?"

    Yes starshine, thanks for clarifying my idea ... the sender chooses the theme. I wouldn't want to do this every month but it does sound enticing occasionally. Brenda is great in choosing themes so I'm sure some of the ideas suggested here willl help her out.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Harvest would be great for August because your right we could use them in time for the season you really need them the month before so you can whip something up with them. wall hangings and TABLERUNNERS especially because some of the swappers ship a bit slower than others.. so you can go pretty far into the month before receiving. Sept Halloween and Oct Thanksgiving Nov Christmas and Dec Winter! tada! I sure love the holidays and seasons. then...
    or or we could do WILD this month anything that you feel is wild. wild critters? wild flowers? wild crazy fabric the stuff you bought and thought wth (what the heck was I thinking??? no no honestly if you hate it its probably pretty bad so please don't send it to me! lol.. Brenda I think you put the suggestions in a bowl stir it up and grab one and run with it. we are all excited to know what the next one will be.
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    I received wonderful FQ's from yosamitesa. Still waiting patiently for my 2nd set - - -

    Jane
    November - Scrappy Block swap - Jacobs Ladder in Florals - Bonnie Hunter
    December Scrappy Block Swap - Bento Box in Reds & Whites
    January Scrappy Block Swap - Shadow Box quilt
    January Fabric Postcard Swap - Happy Bubble Bath Day!

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    I've seen several good ideas for possible future themes. Here are a few more:

    Black & white
    Asian style
    Civil War reproduction
    novelty
    brights
    Kaffee Fassett style
    Thimbleberries (does anyone still follow that line anymore??)
    Shabby chic

    Jane
    November - Scrappy Block swap - Jacobs Ladder in Florals - Bonnie Hunter
    December Scrappy Block Swap - Bento Box in Reds & Whites
    January Scrappy Block Swap - Shadow Box quilt
    January Fabric Postcard Swap - Happy Bubble Bath Day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    I know one person who was sending had a family emergency before she could mail out her FQ's........that might be who is your partner. If so I know she will mail as soon as she gets back home.
    Oh! I hope that is not the reason! If so please forgive me for being so cranky.
    Good Better Best, never let it rest till the good is better and the better best

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