Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 48

Thread: Through the Looking Glass Swap

  1. #1
    Super Member bookworm's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,109

    Through the Looking Glass Swap

    Please use 100% pre-washed cotton (required). 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.

    What is our theme?

    Today’s theme is Alice in Wonderland. You can use anything that makes you think of this great book/movie. It can be the original book; it could be any of the movies.
    What size should the blocks be? Any size that can be divided by 3” when finished (12” x 12” is the max). Make sure you add in the seam allowance. Just add ˝ inch to the finished size. (Ex. Finished 3”x3” should be 3 ˝” x 3 ˝” unfinished)

    Please send blocks to me in sets of 6. You may send as many sets as you would like to receive back, so if you send me 2 sets (12 blocks), you will get 12 different blocks back. I will be swapping all 6 of your blocks, so if you want to have one for yourself, be sure to make an extra! (Note: Since we are all sending in different sizes and different amounts, no one will end up with similar sets, so please feel free to make your six blocks in a set the same, similar, or different. It may be easier on you if they are the same, but so long as you mail to me in sets of 6, you can do whatever fits your stash!)

    **Note** 3x3 finished size blocks (3.5 x 3.5 unfinished) are wonderful to have for this type of swap as they work great as filler. Since these smallies are quick and easy to make, I am making the rule that 2 of these count as 1 full size block. So in order to swap your smallies for another block, you must include 2 (so if you sent a whole set of the small fries, you'd need to send 12 small ones to get 6 blocks back). If you don't follow this rule, you may end up with fewer blocks than you had hoped for back. This makes it more fair for me to trade out your smallies for a larger-ie. Also, I don't mind a few of these, but let's not go crazy with these little guys.

    I’m ready to mail, now what?
    Please mark EACH ONE of your blocks with a little slip of paper pinned to each block, or a sticky label can be used, please put the label on the back as sometimes some of the 'sticky' adheres to the block itself. Or you may write in somewhere that it will not bleed through with a permanent thin pigma pen. Please include your real name AND Board name.
    Please place each block set into a separate baggie before mailing. And put your real name AND board name on those. (Makes it easier on my end)

    Send them to me along with an ADDRESSED RETURN Flat Rate Stamped envelope ($5.30) for returning blocks. No other return method will be accepted. DO NOT send me metered stamps. The post office doesn’t like it when I try to mail these after the date on them.

    Sign-up will close on SUNDAY May 13th, PM me if you wish to join. In your PM let me know how many sets you are planning to make.

    Blocks due to me by THURSDAY June 28th. Please plan mailing accordingly. They will be swapped and placed in the mail within one week. Any blocks received after June 28th will not be accepted and will be returned to you. There is plenty of time to sign up, and complete the blocks. It is not fair for those who do honor the deadline to be waiting and waiting and waiting.

    Please review the rules that apply to all swaps. They apply to this swap, too. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm

    Please note, in particular, the rules for mailing and those regarding swappers who fail to fulfill their swap obligations.

  2. #2
    Super Member bookworm's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,109

  3. #3
    Super Member Difergie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    tennessee
    Posts
    1,415
    Very cute idea! Tempting....

  4. #4
    Senior Member Ok Darla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    amungst the clutter
    Posts
    341
    I agree, very tempting!
    Adulthood - when you wake up from a nightmare and realize there is no bigger bed to climb into

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Bosque County, Texas
    Posts
    3,040
    If I want to participate, but find that when it is finished I don't want to make the quilt, would someone like my blocks to finish for a charity quilty?

  6. #6
    Super Member athenagwis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    1,704
    Yay!! I am so happy you are doing this swap. Most likely I will be joining you, I just want to make a few examples first to see what I can come up with.

    Cheers!
    Rachel

  7. #7
    Super Member moonrise's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ringgold, GA
    Posts
    2,372
    What a neat idea! I'll give it some thought and will let you know.
    Have a wonderful day! If you need to contact me, please use the e-mail address on my profile page. Sometimes I don't get notifications that I have a PM here.

  8. #8
    Super Member bookworm's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,109
    I'll be posting some examples this week.

  9. #9
    Super Member nancia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    my heart is in texas, philly and london
    Posts
    4,583
    Blog Entries
    1
    this soundds really good, and there's plenty of time to make great blocks. i plan to join you!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

  10. #10
    Super Member moonrise's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ringgold, GA
    Posts
    2,372
    Block #1 ...
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Have a wonderful day! If you need to contact me, please use the e-mail address on my profile page. Sometimes I don't get notifications that I have a PM here.

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.