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Thread: 5" Charm Swap: Theme is (almost) Anything Goes!

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    5" Charm Swap: Theme is (almost) Anything Goes!

    ***The Theme for this month’s Swap is (almost) Anything Goes!***

    A few changes to the rules, folks, so … let the games begin!

    1. You may swap up to 15 bags with 15 different 5" square charms in each bag. Send the kind you hope to receive. Only send 100% quilting cotton squares!

    Do Not Send: thin fabrics, homespuns, dotted swiss, denim, flannel, polyester or polyester blends, eyelet, wool, linen, fleece, knit, broadcloth, seersucker, Etc. Only send 100% quilting cotton, please.

    2. Please try to not send fabrics already swapped before on this board

    3. Take your time cutting and be sure you have correctly cut 5” squares. No one wants wonky squares! I’ve done this by mistake, too. It happens, but try to be careful ��

    Cutting/Packaging Method:
    We will be sending 15 Different fabrics in each bag we swap. All your bags can have the same mixture in them, or different, but you cannot repeat fabrics in any one bag. Please do not put more than one holiday fabric in any one bag. We will be swapping bag for bag, so there must be 15 different fabrics in each bag. Please put your board name & location on every bag you are swapping. For instance, "Redstilettos, West Bend, WI".

    4. Put all your swap bags in one big ziplock then affix a tag on it that includes your name and mailing address, as well as your board name. That will keep them together in your package and if it happens to get torn open in shipment - your address will be there for the P.O. to return to you. Padded flat rate envelopes are the best shipping method, the paper ones have a tendency to break open. You can order the padded flat rate envelops from the post office online, in packages of 10, and they are free. The cardboard type seams to rip too often for them to be reliable.

    5. Postage: It costs $7.25 to ship the padded flat rate envelop. Please include a USPS Money Order for $7.25 in your big ziplock to pay to return ship to you. Very well hidden cash or stamps are okay as well. I cannot ship back to you until I receive payment. No personal or company checks, please. Also, Please put your board name on the outside of your package. I don't open these until I am ready to distribute, and having your board name on the outside allows me to keep track of any I may be missing, or allow me to give feedback to you when your package has arrived.

    6. Sign-Ups end September 17th. All charms need to be in my hands by September 26th, with final distribution by September 29th. Packages arriving late will be returned unswapped.

    If I receive All swaps early, distribution back to swappers will be early, too!
    Let’s aim to be early! If I do not receive early, distribution happen by September 29th


    I’m looking forward to having you!


    If you have questions, please PM me,
    Thank you!
    Red
    Last edited by PatriceJ; 09-05-2018 at 01:47 AM.

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    So the "almost" anything goes refers to those squares you may have had for quite some time but haven't used. Since many of us have these, and wouldn't need to cut into a FQ, I'm increasing the number of baggies you can swap from 12 up to 15 Providing these are not squares you've swapped before I believe we can squeeze 15 into the same size envelope!

    I did get the green light for an I-spy swap and will most likely do this as a separate swap. Stay tuned!

    Any questions please feel free to PM me or ask here. Many people will know your answers, and if we don't, we'll make it up as we go along. It's how we roll!

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    Ready to cut . . . and off we go!

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    This sounds like fun! However, I have a question. Will this include Holiday themed fabrics? I enjoy the holidays, but I don't personally utilize holiday themed fabrics. For me the usefulness of such compared to the time involved isn't something I personally find to be worthwhile. I hope this isn't a problem. I just have so many other projects to which I am devoted, that I don't usually purchase or make holiday themed items. I am just asking at this point, in order to make a well- informed decision. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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    janet: Oh! Good point! No more than 1 holiday print per baggie please. Let me see if I can edit the main post

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    I also want to let everyone know ,just in case I may or may not have been prompt in replying to anyone or in case I was slow or failed to reply. This format is a little different than I previously have been used to using and with other responsibilities weighing on me, sometimes time gets away from me. Thank all of you for your hard work, generosity, and kind comments, regardless of whatever time lapses may happen to any of us at any time.

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    Thank you. I was feeling like someone might think I was being a Scrooge of sorts!!! Glad I asked now

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    I am in for 15 bags. Hurray for anything goes, except holiday. This is going to be fun.

    trish b

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    Up To 15 Bags

    In reading the post want to make sure I understand are we doing 15 bags or up to 15 what is the minimum you are accepting. This will be my first time trying this and want to make sure I understand the instructions.


    Quote Originally Posted by redstilettos View Post
    ***The Theme for this monthís Swap is (almost) Anything Goes!***

    A few changes to the rules, folks, so Ö let the games begin!

    1. You may swap up to 15 bags with 15 different 5" square charms in each bag. Send the kind you hope to receive. Only send 100% quilting cotton squares!

    Do Not Send: thin fabrics, homespuns, dotted swiss, denim, flannel, polyester or polyester blends, eyelet, wool, linen, fleece, knit, broadcloth, seersucker, Etc. Only send 100% quilting cotton, please.

    2. Please try to not send fabrics already swapped before on this board

    3. Take your time cutting and be sure you have correctly cut 5Ē squares. No one wants wonky squares! Iíve done this by mistake, too. It happens, but try to be careful ��

    Cutting/Packaging Method:
    We will be sending 15 Different fabrics in each bag we swap. All your bags can have the same mixture in them, or different, but you cannot repeat fabrics in any one bag. Please do not put more than one holiday fabric in any one bag. We will be swapping bag for bag, so there must be 15 different fabrics in each bag. Please put your board name & location on every bag you are swapping. For instance, "Redstilettos, West Bend, WI".

    4. Put all your swap bags in one big ziplock then affix a tag on it that includes your name and mailing address, as well as your board name. That will keep them together in your package and if it happens to get torn open in shipment - your address will be there for the P.O. to return to you. Padded flat rate envelopes are the best shipping method, the paper ones have a tendency to break open. You can order the padded flat rate envelops from the post office online, in packages of 10, and they are free. The cardboard type seams to rip too often for them to be reliable.

    5. Postage: It costs $7.25 to ship the padded flat rate envelop. Please include a USPS Money Order for $7.25 in your big ziplock to pay to return ship to you. Very well hidden cash or stamps are okay as well. I cannot ship back to you until I receive payment. No personal or company checks, please. Also, Please put your board name on the outside of your package. I don't open these until I am ready to distribute, and having your board name on the outside allows me to keep track of any I may be missing, or allow me to give feedback to you when your package has arrived.

    6. Sign-Ups end September 17th. All charms need to be in my hands by September 26th, with final distribution by September 29th. Packages arriving late will be returned unswapped.

    If I receive All swaps early, distribution back to swappers will be early, too!
    Letís aim to be early! If I do not receive early, distribution happen by September 29th


    Iím looking forward to having you!


    If you have questions, please PM me,
    Thank you!
    Red
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    "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward" -Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

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    Oh boy!!! This is going to be fun! I’m in for 15! I’ll starting cutting today!
    May your bobbin always be full

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    wbfrog, welcome!

    You can send one bag of 15 to swap, or 3 bags of 15 to swap, or 9 bags of 15 to swap....any amount up to 15 bags of 15.

    That made sense in my mind. But I am oftentimes talking to myself. Let me know if I need someone else to chime in and clarify

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    I am in for 15!!! Going shopping!
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    Just curious Hav4boys, if anything goes why are you shopping?

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    Never mind, excuse, sounds good!

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    Wannabee, we all need those to justify our expenses once in a while
    LOL

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    I wanted to get really "anything goes." And I did. All the fabrics I wanted but never got just because I could not find a perfect use. Of course, I got extra. All pressed and ready to cut tonight.
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    Each month my husband asks, "What color squares are you doing this month?" If I say I have all I need, he would be disappointed. LOL. He loves to fold the material as it is cut at the store. So each month, we go get the material (even if I do not need to because I have enough in my stash), I iron, and we cut and package together. Bonding time. He wants me to teach him to sew, so that will be one of the cold storm weekends this winter. I think it would be fun to quilt together.
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    Hav4, my husband says much the same....so what's on the menu this month he'll ask. LOL.
    You are a brave woman to teach your hubby to sew. Not that he can't handle it (lots of men can!), but having two of you in a hobby that isn't quite cheap....wowza!!

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    My husband learned how to use the LA, and when I got a new embroidery machine and wanted to give away the Pfaff (that I never did learn to use the emboridery part) , he told me it was "his" and I better not get ideas!

    I'm in for 15 bags. I have a lot of bigger than scraps, but less than yardage chunks of leftovers. I took them off the shelf to make room for larger chunks and I'm tired of tripping over them lol!
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    LOL Macy. He has good taste then!

    This will be a perfect way to help you get through that stash!

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    I am in for 15. Does it matter if each bag is different? I almost have my top done from the brown charms. I am loving it and I just have to quilt my dots top. This swap is so much fun.

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    I think I will be in-will let you know how many for sure. Husband and son are going archery hunting for the weekend so I will have some time to myself. I am so excited you are going to do an I spy swap redstilettos! Mom and I already have ours cut for it!

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    Batik. No, each bag can be different. Easy, right?


    Bullocks. Hokey smokes girl! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstilettos View Post

    I did get the green light for an I-spy swap and will most likely do this as a separate swap. Stay tuned!

    Great! I'm looking forward to it.

    bkay

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    Moonrise,
    Your package arrived safe and sound!

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