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    Stupid Question

    I have read about BOOMs?
    What is that?

    I know BOM is Block of the Month....but Boom?

    (although I think my sewing room went boom....it's a disaster zone right now!)

    thanks for getting me up to speed here
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    Maybe it's auto-correct?

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    where did you read about BOOMs

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    A cherry bomb explosion?

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    I am wondering if you are thinking of the Boomerang swaps??

    Just go to one first posts of any of the current Boomerang swaps going on and it explains the rules.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...a-t284947.html

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    I have no idea what BOOM means but would like to know also. I have seen it on this QB. Anxiously awaiting an answer from someone that is well informed on the lingo!

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    I thought that BOOM was just how you pronounced BOM.
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    Never heard of it. Maybe someone hit an extra O button. What my husband calls "fat-fingered". And believe me, he would know. Lol.

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    Boom may be short for boomerang---the boomerang (boom) swaps~
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    Is there anyone who can explain to us exactly how a quilt BOOM works? The rules seem simple enough, except I have no idea what my job would be....
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

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    the only 'stupid' question are those not asked!

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    I'm surprised there are so many on here that have not heard of this. I see it all the time, and don't know what it means. I am also surprised that we haven't had an answer yet.

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    well the one link shown earlier went to a Boom swap. that must be it.

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    You people are funny! The Boom swaps (short for boomerang) have been going on here for years, in the swaps section. They are a 12.5" block swap. The coordinator is Janice McC. Each member who joins will send in a fat eighth for each other member, and we make a 12.5" block out of these f8s, adding in our own coordinating fabrics. Then when you get all your blocks back from the swap, you can make a beautiful friendship sampler out of your blocks.

    Most people send the same fabric to everyone in the group, but sometime people send in several different fabrics, if they are making a more scrappy type quilt.

    There are always two group options-- a two month group and a three month group. They take place at the same time. Some die-hard swappers join both groups.

    It's the MOST FUN! You can make any block you like, as long as it comes out 12.5". You can make your favorites or try out some new block patterns, pieced or applique.

    To get a good idea of what is being swapped in the current Boom swap, take a look at the gallery that Janice has set up. It opens with the March group, but be sure to click on the other tabs at the top to see the April group and also past swaps and some finished quilts from past swaps.
    http://boomerangswaps.weebly.com/

    You can read the rules of the swap in the first post of any Boom swap thread. Hope to see some of you curious people in future Booms! You'll have a blast.
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    Boom 19 Album of Blocks I Made for Others https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...bums19825.html
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    Hi thee Redstilettos,
    Not a stupid question after seeing this I went web searching, I believe as "cotton mama" that this is auto correct. In searching there is a book name BOOM and a blog name craftboom did not find anything else.
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    Several people have given the answer it is the Boomerang swap.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    SewBiz thank you for the explanation of the Booms. I have been a lurker there for a long tome, love looking at all the beautiful blocks, but the confusion is on the packaging process in sending. fat 1/8ths say 20 individual zip locks. Put info such as whose fabric it is-requests on color preference etc. Make blocks and return them in the same zip locks (?) .. I guess I am dense but I don't want to commit to one without knowing exactly what to do. I do get that they have to be 12.5 inches. Hope another starts soon and can join in.

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    We put the individual zip lock bags into a single bubble priority (one price type) envelope. We send them all to Janice. She sorts them sends them back to each of us (we provide postage). We make the block put each one back in a baggie the senders baggie is easier b/c it already has their name. We include our name as the maker. When they are all finished we send them back to Janice who again sorts them and sends them back to each of us. The postage is a little higher then other swaps since we are paying for 4 mailings, but it is over 2 or 3 months, and so much fun it is worth it. Each mailing is 7.80 if you use the one price envelope.[QUOTE=mmac71;7786514]SewBiz thank you for the explanation of the Booms. I have been a lurker there for a long tome, love looking at all the beautiful blocks, but the confusion is on the packaging process in sending. fat 1/8ths say 20 individual zip locks. Put info such as whose fabric it is
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    Not a stupid question; I have also seen this.

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    As a first time "boomer" for the April Boom 18 it's been Great fun and wonderful. If there was something about the instructions, or anything else, I just asked questions in the thread of previous participants like sewbizgirl and Kassaundra and others. And also emailed our coordinator Janice. All were so very very helpful and kind. And they make the most amazing blocks!!

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    The reason it's called a boomerang swap is because everyone send something out and everyone gets something back that's made from their own fabric. I think the boom(erang) swaps are fun.
    Martina
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    Sewbiz = Thank you for the explanation.

    And NOT a stupid question = lots of us didn't know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kassaundra View Post
    Each mailing is 7.80 if you use the one price envelope.
    I think it is $7.20 now actually for the padded priority envelope. Worth. Every. Penny! The swap is so much fun.
    http://www.craftsy.com/user/333534/pattern-store?
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    SewBiz...thanks so much for not only the explanation, but the link to the photos as well. Wow! This looks like something I may have to consider joining at some point....it looks like a great amount of fun.

    (and I loved your fabric choices on yours!)

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