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    I am just so excited. I love the pictures of the quilts made with the 2.5 blocks. They look so traditional and crisp. November is so far away. I am going to start collecting B day cards. I have already got my blocks cut for March. can you tell how excited I am.
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    Glad we added a May...........I was about to volunteer moving my birthday to May.................It's closer than July !!!!!!!!!
    Can you tell I can hardly wait !!
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    Karen

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    Quick question about the squares. I have some that are "pinked" on one or two of the sides and rotary cut on the others. Does that matter?
    oneteapot/Laurel

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    I cut over 1500 charm squares 55 different prints, packaged them all today and they are ready to mail. Let the good times roll****************************
    Just passing through!

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    Welcome Anne

    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    Thanks to all of you!!!! Now you have someone for the month of May...Yippee!!!

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    Welcome May birthday. Glad you got to join us. The 50's-80's fabric sounds good to me. Gonna start cutting this weekend.
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    Mailing the packages: The envelope is the key to mailing the packages. I used a regular envelope and it cost me over $1.00 ( can't remember exactly how much) then I used an envelope that was left over from my Christmas cards. it was the large 6 x 8.25 size and it only cost 1 forever stamp. I laid the squares in rows (so it was thin) and then put them on a piece of card stock and wrapped them with saran wrap. I have been told they arrived safely and with no postage due. I can post a picture if anyone wants to see how I did it.
    I will do a separate post for cutting fabric.
    Barb

    Quote Originally Posted by JNCT14 View Post
    Barb - who was added in May? Also because I am new at this:
    1. Will 50 squares fit in a #10 envelope? Also, any idea on postage?
    2. I figure 2 strips per fabric gives me 32 blocks. So I need 50 different fabrics because each block is to be unique, right?

    I already started pulling stuff and will probably cut an extra strip just for me!

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    SheriR, I can be your May baby!!!

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    Only 100% cotton. Not sure please don't use it.
    I have been quilting for almost 3 years and until last year I really had no "Stash"...well I am happy to say that statement is not true anymore.
    Most of my "stash" came free to me! Yeah I like free. In my area we have a site called Ecycle...you can post on line for free, items that you want to give away or that you need...the only catch is it has to be completely free. So I posted that I need quilters leftover cotton fabric that they did not need anymore....I had a great response. I picked up fabric from 7 people (gave them each a jar of homemade Strawberry Jam) went home with my fabric and washed them all....lots of fabric. Luckily it was a beautiful summer day and so I hung it all out in the sunshine to dry. I was so excited you would think I won the lottery (you know you are thinking it ..I won the fabric lottery) Actually one person gave me 100 fat quarters!!! yep she said that a friend was moving and getting rid of it she took it and then did not do anything with it...so she gave it to me(happy dance on that one).
    So check locally if you are in need of fabric...you probably have a local ecycle too.

    Another place to find FREE fabric is your local quilt shop...mine has a basket that their patrons put fabric they don't need anymore and it is a free-for-all...take what you want. Of course when I am there I gotta buy some fabric. Support your local quilt shop.

    One more place for FREE fabric...join a local quilt group...I started quilting to spend more time with my mom (she is 85 and still quilting) the ladies at our quilt group save me their scraps...they have LOVELY fabric! Besides I love going to quilt with the ladies.

    Whenever I make a project I always cut my leftover fabric into squares instead of putting the fabric away as stash. (unless it is really large) I cut it into different size squares .....2.5" (of course) 5" and 2.5"x5". This makes putting a project together so much easier and quick.

    Also each package of 50 must have 50 unique fabrics BUT all 30 packages do not have to be the same (or they can) that part does not matter. so use your scraps...that is why you saved them.

    You do not have to have all 30 packages (I know we have 31 people but you all need 30 packages) ready to go in the next few weeks.....that is the really nice part of this swap, just make sure you have a month or two ready to go...just incase life happens.

    Sorry this is so long..........
    Barb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    SheriR, I can be your May baby!!!
    Yes! I need another princess! Princess Honchey
    SheriR~

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    Barb, You have the greatest ideas. I'm going to check for free fabric!
    SheriR~

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    Good question, I do too.



    Quote Originally Posted by oneteappot View Post
    Quick question about the squares. I have some that are "pinked" on one or two of the sides and rotary cut on the others. Does that matter?
    Never look down on anyone, unless you are helping them up.

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    Those would be from jelly rolls??? I don't have a problem with pinked edges....There were several pieces pinked in the last swap I was in and they're fine..when sewing them you just don't line up the outside point past the piece you're sewing it to. I also starch/sizing before cutting my fabric..it helps to keep the fabric from fraying anf they're easier to handle...

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    I need to warm up my Go Cutter this weekend and get some charms cut. I love the 2 1/2 die - cuts nine charms from a single layer. I usually do 4 - 5 layers at a time.

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    Oh forgot to ask when will we get our March Birthday list?

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    I plan on sending out the next month birthday list on the 20th of the month. This will give everyone time to get packages ready for mailing. So please check back at least 1 a month around the 20th
    barb

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbarakibler23 View Post
    I plan on sending out the next month birthday list on the 20th of the month. This will give everyone time to get packages ready for mailing. So please check back at least 1 a month around the 20th
    barb
    Hey Barb. How are you planning to send out the list since we don't post names, email and addresses on the board? PM? Email?
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    Mamaskeeto. do you have a problem with lifting the pieces? ... I get alot of pulling and I'm very careful to make sure the fabric is lined up correctly with the grid...i don't have that problem with the strip cutter...I cut one way and then lay them crosswise and cut again...

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    I plan on sending a group PM each month...but I think I should send one to make sure everyone gets it....watch for a PM in the next day or so.
    thanks Felicia


    Quote Originally Posted by Fraew View Post
    Hey Barb. How are you planning to send out the list since we don't post names, email and addresses on the board? PM? Email?

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    I am excited! Since we are getting clobbered with Storm Nemo here in the Northeast, I am taking a half day from work this afternoon - guess what I will be doing!!!

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    I would not mind seeing a picture when you get a chance.
    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by barbarakibler23 View Post
    Mailing the packages: The envelope is the key to mailing the packages. I used a regular envelope and it cost me over $1.00 ( can't remember exactly how much) then I used an envelope that was left over from my Christmas cards. it was the large 6 x 8.25 size and it only cost 1 forever stamp. I laid the squares in rows (so it was thin) and then put them on a piece of card stock and wrapped them with saran wrap. I have been told they arrived safely and with no postage due. I can post a picture if anyone wants to see how I did it.
    I will do a separate post for cutting fabric.
    Barb

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    I do get some pulling with this die. I think it might be the size and have found when my cutting mat get worn that makes a difference also. I still think it is faster cutting this way. I like to iron a pile of fabric and then cut 2 1/2", 3 1/3 and tumblers all at the same time. I have made a ton of quilts from the 3 1/2" squares. The Go was one of the best things I've ever treated myself to.



    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    Mamaskeeto. do you have a problem with lifting the pieces? ... I get alot of pulling and I'm very careful to make sure the fabric is lined up correctly with the grid...i don't have that problem with the strip cutter...I cut one way and then lay them crosswise and cut again...

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    sew4nin I mail my stuff the same way Barb does. It really does work. I use any type of thin cardboard, I have been know to recycle cereal boxes. When I wrap mine in plasitc wrap I will poke a few small holes in the plastic so air can escape so when you take to post office it fits through their little envelope thing. Barb and I swap charms on another site and our envelopes have 100 charms in them so this should be not problem for 50 charms.

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    Hello everyone
    We are having a snow day here in Michigan....glad I don't live in the Northeast...you guys are getting clobbered! The best thing to do when you have a snow day is ...sew!

    so I thought we would play a game ....so we can get to know each other and keep the post busy in between birthdays. I will ask some questions and (I will give answers too) then I will ask a question and give you a time limit to find the answer and everyone who has the answer will go in a drawing and the winner will get a prize mailed from Me.
    Join in if you want.....
    1. What is your favorite color? Mine peacock a shade between blue and teal
    2. How many children do you have? I have 3 Kelly, Emily and Matthew
    3. How many fur babies do you have? 2 ...cat named Oreo and a dog named Sophie
    4. Besides quilting and crafting what is your favorite thing to do? Mine is camping with my family
    5. favorite TV show....hard to pick one.....Scandal very close 2nd is Castle

    Who is next?

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    I will post a picture before we send out the March birthday candy.

    Quote Originally Posted by sew4nin View Post
    I would not mind seeing a picture when you get a chance.
    Thanks!

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