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Thread: Official brick swap (CLOSED). Please read if you participated.

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    Junior Member Quilting G's Avatar
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    Brick Swap

    Assorted Brick no Black or White or anything that reads black or white.


    For this swap we will be swapping Bricks. A Brick 3.5” X 6.5”. 1 Fat Quarter will yield 15 Bricks. One of these Bricks will be kept by you and fourteen will be sent to me for the swap. 100% cotton.

    For this swap we are sending 5 sets. One set equals 15 bricks. Please make sure that each fat quarter is different so there aren’t too many duplicates.

    Please follow these instructions:

    1. One set is one fat quarter cut into 3.5” X 6.5 bricks. Please give what you want to receive.
    Please keep in mind that swappers should send only things they'd be pleased to get themselves, and please graciously accept whatever they receive. An example is I do shop at Walmart and Joann’s so may bricks will more then likely come from one or the other.

    2. Fabric should be washed, dried and ironed. Please make sure the Bricks are not wavy or crooked. 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.

    3. Label the right side of each brick with your name and forum name so the receiver knows who it is from. Put these in a bag and then into a Flat Rate Envelope (FRE) to send to me.

    4. The postage for an FRE is $4.95 and will fit five. In the FRE you will put return address label for me to send to you along with return postage. Please make sure it is in stamp form. They have one stamp that it $4.95 (again this may have changed) at the Post Office. What it costs to send is how much it will cost to receive. You do not need to send the FRE as I can get it from the post office and it will save room for your sets. Just the label and return postage.

    5. The sets should be received to me by March 31 and will be swapped out and mailed the first week of April.

    6. If you would like to join the swap please PM me with your name and address. I will then send you my name and address so you have it to mail the sets to me. When you send your brick's in the mail, send me a PM so I know to expect them on my doorstep.

    In the 2nd post you will see a list of swappers. When the sets are received the color will change to let you know that the sets were received.


    If anyone has any questions about this let me know.
    If you encounter a problem, then please talk (pm) me about it privately. NO public posts complaining about "inferior" fabric, whether or not it was pre-washed, over-exposed to smoke or pets, off-size, etc.

    It was suggested that we add black and whites for the “Stepping stones” and 10 sets instead of 5. Since this is my first time organizing a swap I would like to stick to just the bricks and only 5 sets. As of now we have 15 people interested and it would work out to 70 sets to organize and sort. If this works well I might organize a 2nd swap and or noodle swap for stepping stones.


    G

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    1. Quilting G recd
    2. Dorothy of Kansas recd
    3. CountryGirl recd
    4. Peaceandjoy recd
    5. kgoodhand
    6. Judy_68 recd
    7. Nancy in LA recd
    8. Mgrhs recd
    9. Barbara M
    10. 7ofus recd
    11. MadeinMaine recd
    12. Alaskalady recd
    13. PatriceJ recd
    14. yoya_english
    15. Lady crafter


    Let me know if you would like to be added or if you are no longer interested and I will have the changes made as needed.
    The more the merrier!!

    Thanks!

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    Can you add a link to the posting showing the quilt?

    Thanks

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    Here is the link to the Bricks and Stepping Stones quilt.
    http://www.quiltville.com/bricksandstones.shtml

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    Those of you on the list that are still interested make sure to pm me your name and address and I will send you mine.

    I am too excited.... Can't wait to start on the quilt....

    G

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    I sent you a PM!
    Oh I still interested and looking forward to the exchange!!
    Thanks for puttting it together!

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    After I washed my fat quarters, I wasn't able to get 15 good blocks...can I substitute another color to make it come out to 15? Will it matter if I don't send 14 of the same color?(we keep one of each block) I had 3 fat quarters do that to me.

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    Yeah!! I was starting to worry that there wasn't going to be a brick swap after all.

    I'm not sure if I will be able to get mine out until next Monday, although I will try to do it before then. As of Wednesday I'm going on a quilt retreat!! Just a little excited...

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    Dorothy,

    I off to wash some fat quarters... I did not thinkd about shrinkage.
    Let me get back to you on that. I really don't have a problem with it I just think it would make it more confusing when I send it back out. I guess if you clip the set of 14 together with a paper clip or fold them inside a piece of paper it will keep it from being too confusing..
    Thanks!

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    I got two sets of bricks cut before I left for my retreat. Bought some fabric @ retreat to cut into bricks, and rest will come from my stash. I'll be washing & cutting them this week.

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