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    I'm sure others had no problem but I'm still having a hard time with what to write down for the question that asks what I want most....

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    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    I'm sure others had no problem but I'm still having a hard time with what to write down for the question that asks what I want most....
    LOVE your avatar pix....

    just write what your likes/dislikes are and go from there!
    Unless you really want some peanut M&M's...Or simply say, I like sticking with basic thread colors, or I am short on yellow in my stash...you don't need to say I am wanting EQ7..because that is like asking for world peace since our budget only allows $10 worth of gifts! :thumbup: you can do it..I know you can...I am asking for Spare Time...wonder if I will get any??

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    I justed signed up for Sept. I just love this swap. You guys are the greatest.

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    i am with you on this. it is a gift after all and not a shopping laundry list. a gift in my mind is something that is given freely from the heart to show another that you are thinking of them. i have expressed before that if i send something that a receiver cannot or will not use, please feel free to pass it on. i remain open on these swaps because i want my partner to have the room to be creative with this gift. they may think to send things that i may never have thought of and i do not want to limit them or myself by a list.... but as the list is part of the rules to play along, i will abide by it.

    my major concerns/limitations are my allergies like no nut stuffings in pincushions (maybe white rice as an alternative) or things from a smoking household (even if items are in a separate room there is a tar residue that settles on everything). other than those i am pretty open and want my partners to be creative. here's to happy sp swapping.


    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    You know folks, all of these ideas sound lovely, but in reality it is a once a month swap, you never get the same person twice, you only have $10 to shop with...try to keep it simple....it is like having a conversation at a ladies luncheon, skip the health, politics, religion and family..focus on the main reason you are sending this gift..to share the love of quilting....you can always become swap pals later, but these monthly secret swaps, it really would be best to keep it simple.

    Yes, allergies, allergens, and other health issues, like diabetes do play a role, but beyond that...really...QUILTING is all that should matter!

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    i did also so i had to think hard about what i can use (that i would be purchasing anyway) that can be purchased for under $5.00. i thought of two things so my partner will have a choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    I'm sure others had no problem but I'm still having a hard time with what to write down for the question that asks what I want most....

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    ooh i like your thinking. i would make you something wonderful for the spare time. i think i will get started on designing something for this. i am sure that many of us could use some.

    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    I'm sure others had no problem but I'm still having a hard time with what to write down for the question that asks what I want most....
    LOVE your avatar pix....

    just write what your likes/dislikes are and go from there!
    Unless you really want some peanut M&M's...Or simply say, I like sticking with basic thread colors, or I am short on yellow in my stash...you don't need to say I am wanting EQ7..because that is like asking for world peace since our budget only allows $10 worth of gifts! :thumbup: you can do it..I know you can...I am asking for Spare Time...wonder if I will get any??

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    Here are some examples of the answers I am getting for the thing I want the most
    fabric
    hand quilting templates
    patterns for paper piecing
    something hand made
    mug rugs
    FQs
    I think these are all pretty easy for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    You know folks, all of these ideas sound lovely, but in reality it is a once a month swap, you never get the same person twice, you only have $10 to shop with...try to keep it simple....it is like having a conversation at a ladies luncheon, skip the health, politics, religion and family..focus on the main reason you are sending this gift..to share the love of quilting....you can always become swap pals later, but these monthly secret swaps, it really would be best to keep it simple.

    Yes, allergies, allergens, and other health issues, like diabetes do play a role, but beyond that...really...QUILTING is all that should matter!
    I agree but didn't quite know how to put it into words but you did it perfectly.

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    Gday, I hate to tell you this but i have had the same 2 buddy's twice now. So anything can happen. It isn't a problem getting the same per person, it is remembering what you gave them the first time. I agree that it should be simple and enjoyable, sending things overseas becomes a challenge of what your are allowed and not allowed. But i still enjoy it. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    You know folks, all of these ideas sound lovely, but in reality it is a once a month swap, you never get the same person twice, you only have $10 to shop with...try to keep it simple....it is like having a conversation at a ladies luncheon, skip the health, politics, religion and family..focus on the main reason you are sending this gift..to share the love of quilting....you can always become swap pals later, but these monthly secret swaps, it really would be best to keep it simple.

    Yes, allergies, allergens, and other health issues, like diabetes do play a role, but beyond that...really...QUILTING is all that should matter!

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    double entry, don't know how that happened :(

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    Gday,
    My Local Quilting Shop (http://www.patchworkpassion.com.au/) has just confirmed with me that they can issue Vouchers for any swappers from overseas. It is just a matter of a credit card pymt and they will hold the voucher until i or someone collects the voucher. Not everyone might like this idea and not everyone has a local quilting shop near them, but it is the best way for some things. It also supports your LQ shop. Thanks for listening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennyj123
    Gday,
    My Local Quilting Shop (http://www.patchworkpassion.com.au/) has just confirmed with me that they can issue Vouchers for any swappers from overseas. It is just a matter of a credit card pymt and they will hold the voucher until i or someone collects the voucher. Not everyone might like this idea and not everyone has a local quilting shop near them, but it is the best way for some things. It also supports your LQ shop. Thanks for listening.
    Thanks Penny for the information!

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    This sounds so interesting. How do you sign up for the swap?

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    Lori - I haven't read through all of the pages, has any one brought up if secret pals would like to receive "used" quilting magazines?

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    oh.. another thought - what size blades does your rotary cutter take?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    oh.. another thought - what size blades does your rotary cutter take?
    oh, this is a good one!!!

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