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Thread: 2009 swaps

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    I am looking for suggestions for 2009 fabric swap. Noodles or fat quarters.

    Some thoughts I had was for April or May doing a spring clean up of noodles or fat quarters where you can send what ever with no quidelines other than washing and drying and FQ;s or noodles whichever is specified for that month.

    Let me know here what you are thinking and we can work ideas through!!

    Looking forward to 2009. November will be Christmas FQ's and there will be no swap for December as it will be a hectic month with the Holidays.


    January 2009......Red Fat Quarters (getting ready for V-Day)

    February 2009....Pastel colored noodles (Light pink, light purple these can have designs on them)

    March................100 % Cotton Batiks Fat Quarters (any color...may be pricey...never bought any)

    April..................Spring Cleaning noodles (any fabric choice you want or recycled noodles from previous swaps that you can't or won't use)

    May...................Spring Cleaning fat quarter's (any fabric choice you want or recycled fat quarters from previous swaps that you can't or won't use)

    June...................Fat quarters with metallic thread (any color)

    July....................10" squares Can be any fabric as long as 100% cotton

    August...............Halloween Fat quarters

    Setember...........Novelty Fat quarter (for those I spyers out there!!)

    October.............Blue Fat Quarters

    November.........10" pink squares


    Kyia :D

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    Sounds good to me. I'm in.

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    Quilt4u, Anything you would like to see in the swaps for next year?

    Kyia :-)

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    I like to be surprised. Love Orientals & Batiks too.

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    What are noodles?

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    Noodles are 2 1/2" strips that are cut bias to bias so they are between 40" and 44" long.

    What about blenders? If everyone called a different color orange, yellow, blue, red, ect. we could end up with a nice pile of different colors at the end. Or maybe Bali and Batik? The only trouble there is that depending on where you live they are very expensive and some people might not want to trade (here it's $10.99 a yard depending on what I buy and where I shop)

    I just loved how the white on white swap improved my selection of those fabrics (and now that I'm using it in a quilt I wish we could do it again, but I know it wasn't a very popular swap).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth A.
    Noodles are 2 1/2" strips that are cut bias to bias so they are between 40" and 44" long.
    They are cut selvage to selvage. Bias would be too flexible and stretch.

    Thank you Elizabeth for answering the question for her.

    Kyia :D

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    Thanks.

    I saw them mentioned in a post in the other day but wanted to make sure I was thinking the right thing :D You know how it is when you get old(er) :!:

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    Sorry about that, wrong term, it's been a rough couple of days. :oops: :cry:

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    what about some fabrics that include metallics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth A.
    Sorry about that, wrong term, it's been a rough couple of days. :oops: :cry:
    Hey, that's no problem.

    I just appreciate the help. SOmetimes I don't get to a computer to check msg. as often as I would like.

    Kyia

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    how about 10 1/2 inch squares with some sort of theme?

    one could get four across (from most fabrics) and they are big enough to do a little with

    and not quite as spendy as fat quarters


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    Bearisgray, Thank you for the in put. I think b/c retrogirl is doing the squares swaps I will forward this to her. I don't want to step on her toes but I will mention your comment. I also like the idea of 10 inch squares.

    Kyia :-)

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    What I think would be fun sometime would be to do the color wheel - any shades of a particular color - either solids or prints that read as one color

    Red and Burgundy and Pink
    Red Orange and Rust and Peach
    Orange
    Yellow Orange
    Yellow and Gold
    Yellow Green - Olive
    Green
    Blue Green -Turquoise - Aqua
    Blue - Navy - baby blue
    Violet Blue
    Purple
    Violet Red

    How about grays ? I have very few of them in my stash.

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    good idea bearisgray. I will add that to one of the empty months.

    Kyia

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    added some new ones

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    SO a Noodle is the same thing as a jelly roll? :?:
    You dont have to do every month just the ones you have time(fabric) or interest in?
    When is the fabric due and to whom?
    I know I am asking questions that have been answered before sorry

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    MsSage, I do not mind the questions. Every month except for December there will be a swap. The swap for each month is specified as to what we will be swapping. Fat quarters, Noodles (strips) or 10" squares. I host these swaps. Each swap is due to my house by the end of that month. I will then swap the swaps out the first week and get them in the mail. If the swaps are late getting to me they will be late going out. The fabrics are all to be 100% cotton, washed, dried and ironed. Everyone should send what they want to recieve. Along with sending the fabric in a Flat Rate Envelope (FRE) the swapper is to also send a return address label, and return postage. A FRE costs a flat $4.80 and this is the easiest way.

    Retrogirl02 also hosts a Charm Swap each month which varies in size squares. Her swap is also cenralized where it goes to her house and swapped from there.

    If you have any other questions, please let me know it is no problem. If you have any questions for Retrogirl02 I am sure she will answer them also. Hope you are able to join some of the swaps. November will be Christmas Fat quarters.

    Kyia

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    fall or novelty prints for i spy quilts

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    bebe, thanks for the suggestion. I spy is actually a quilt that I want to do and that will help to get it accomplished.

    Kyia

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    bumoing so I can find it easier :D

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    hint hint ~~the valentine secret is right before ..the red fat quarter swap LOL
    cool I think I have 1 or 2 extra reds would be good to swap.

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    It's going to be a colorful year. Intend to join in, but you know how my memory is--just found the July purples I was supposed to send in. :) Ever since I retired six years ago, I keep wondering how I managed to hold down a job. Happy Turn of the Year to everyone; 2009, gonna be fine. (Hold that thought.)

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    Kyia,

    I would love to join the fabric swap. How do I join?

    Thanks,
    Diane in Virginia

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    I would like to join in

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