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Thread: Summer 2012 Postage Stamp Squares Swap-Sign up closes 9/15/2012

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    Hi Honchey,
    Right now I have all the nice little pieces lined up in aluminum trays in color order. I had to go over them to make sure all were the right size, and I didn't have any duplicates. I got a couple of duplicates, and put them in a bag to swap out. I had a problem with a bag of squares from another swap that were not true to size. Some were bigger, and some where smaller.. I didn't have the patience to go through them, and tossed them. When I am ready to start, I am going to toss all the trays in a shopping bag, and shake up good, and take out two at a time, and chain stitch. Now that I think of it, I could start doing a couple at a time in between other things I'm working on. That is after I get the squares from this swap It is mindless work,but relaxing.

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    So sorry, Mariposa - I forgot to include my board name. OOOPS! I use different ones for different boards, and being new to this one, well, when I got to the post office and saw that it wasn't on my baggies I couldn't remember for the life of me which name I used for Quiltingboard! Sad, sad...but, I'm pretty sure it's quilts39. We will see what comes up on my post! LOL! Anyhow, I'm glad they arrived okay.
    Sherry in SC

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    Heheheee...I was right! Yay! The old brain is working today.

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    On the way to the post office to mail my stamps. Too much going on right now, I almost forgot. Can't wait to get my baggies. There is an extra for doing all this plus money for ther return postage., Have a great day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilts39 View Post
    So sorry, Mariposa - I forgot to include my board name. OOOPS! I use different ones for different boards, and being new to this one, well, when I got to the post office and saw that it wasn't on my baggies I couldn't remember for the life of me which name I used for Quiltingboard! Sad, sad...but, I'm pretty sure it's quilts39. We will see what comes up on my post! LOL! Anyhow, I'm glad they arrived okay.
    Sherry in SC
    Sherry-- they did arrive okay! Thanks!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Barri, what do you do after the first 2 together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    Barri, what do you do after the first 2 together?
    Hi Honchey,
    You grab another set, and sew those together, and then grab another set, and you keep going. I like to sew five sets, and then sew them in a line, and then start adding rows. I make ten piece rows which equals 10". So it makes a 10" square. then you sew the 10" squares to each other, and you are on your way to a quilt top.
    I can't wait to start.

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    Barri1, I am going to try your method but I'm going to have to put blinders on so as not to pick and choose...are ther any colors you don't like to use??

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    Hi, Barri1 and Honchey: This is what I'm doing with my little treasures. I'm kind of a control freak so my stamps are more-or-less sorted by color. I sew two as leaders and enders while working on other projects then sew those into 4-patch units, which I square up before sewing them into my finished blocks. I've found I get better results putting my 64-patch blocks together with 4-patch units rather than doing it by the strip method. Sewing 4-patch units together you only have to match 3 seams at each step, until the very last one, when there are 7 seams to match. I've got about 70 blocks ready to put into a top, whenever that day comes.
    "I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them." ~ Author Unknown but I agree!

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    Hi Evie,
    I have to think about what you are saying. I'm swapped at work, and reading my emails at lunch.

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