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    Looking for Ideas

    HI Everyone,

    I some how became the Swap Swami person of our local Quilt Guild. Now I need to come up with simple swaps. I have a few but looking for more.

    this is what I have so far.

    1. mug rug

    2. pin cushion

    3. quilt block

    4. hot pad

    What else can I do?

    Thank you for the help!!

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    Fat quarters, siggie blocks, needle case
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    How about fabric coasters? I made a lot of them out of a Thanksgiving print and use them every year. They are super easy. I found this pattern on line: http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts...ross_coas.html

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    table runners, table toppers, hot pads, sewing cases, pillow cases, little bags for sewing goodies, blocks, rotary cutter holder

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    A thread bag which is also a pin cushion.

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    zippered bags, place mats, card wallets, book covers, kindle covers, laptop covers, grocery bags. blocks for any of these things.
    Last edited by DebraK; 05-21-2013 at 05:25 AM.
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    Ugly fabric swap is always fun; Christmas ornament (handmade); Secret Santa

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    If you take your own mug to the meetings, you could make lug-a-mug bags to swap. Basically it's just a little quilted draw string bag with a base, it was a free pattern years ago, not sure if there's one out there on the web now or not. This is not the pattern I used but I see they have given permission for it to be used in a guild setting. http://limestonequiltersguild.files....ept2011bom.pdf

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    How about tissue covers. I am making bread cloths at the moment. They are cross stitched but the baskets can be filled with little quilting items.

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    UFOs that are never going to make it ... could take on a new life in a new home!
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    Our guild has done a "sweet treat" trade. These are (for us, anyway) a small bundle of 4 fat sixteenths = fat 1/16th = a piece of fabric cut 11" x 9". We tie these with a sweet ribbon both ways across the middle. They are folded into 2.5" x 3" little packages

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    Itty bitty doll quilt. Pillow Case. placemat,

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    I like the UFO idea, that would be a fun and suprise swap
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    Fantastic ideas!!

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    Thanks Ladies for all the wonderful ideas!

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    Potato bags for the microwave are popular in my area.
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    Charm squares, layer cakes (10"), strips

    Our guild does an "ugly-pretty" challenge each year. Each person brings in a fat quarter she thinks is ugly and another she thinks is pretty. We put them in separate bags and then draw. Each person makes something no more than 12" square (and it can be any shape) for a big reveal in a few months. Really fun!

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    Specific colors. For example, red fat quarters, purple half yards, green jelly roll strips, etc.

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    We are doing a gallon bag of scraps. The other thing I was thinking is get a lot of the same fabric on sale, we have a small group, and give each person a fat 1/4 of that same fabric. They have to use this fabric in a project. Projects can then be blind swapped or just kept by that person. They may already have something they plan to make for someone else or themselves but can always use it for a gift later. I plan to let them keep the project and do with it what they want. Could get a fat 1/4 back in exchange to be used for a later guild project.
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    Half square triangles.
    You can do so many designs with them. Then you could do a show and tell.

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    The quilt guild I used to belong to had 6" fabric square swaps, with a theme - Christmas, homespun, etc. I made a beautiful patchwork Christmas tree skirt from one fabric swap - just something to think about.

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    I did a 6 1/2" ABC block swap. You signed up for a specific letter(s) and found a fabric to represent that letter (for instance apples for A, ballons or butterflies for B, ect. You cut 26 6 1/2" squares of your fabric (1 yard does it) and submit them to the swap hostess. The hostess sorted everyone's squares and made sets of 26 squares A-Z. You received back a set for every letter you had. One time it was so large there were 4 groups and I took a letter in each for 4 different sets. Then everyone shared the quilts they made from the sets. These are fun for kids.

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    What about a round robin? Or mini quilt/doll quilt, charm squares by themes, fabric post cards...
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    Great ideas everyone.
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    fabric microwave bowl. I just made a pouch with clear vinyl. pencil cases, make up pouches

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