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Thread: 5" Color Swap - Gray...or Grey even!

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    Super Member redstilettos's Avatar
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    5" Color Swap - Gray...or Grey even!

    February 5” Charm Swap – Color Theme (Gray). Sign up ends Saturday, February 10th. Swaps need to be in my hands by February 21st, with final distribution by February 24th.

    ***The Color Theme for this month’s Swap is Gray***

    1. Color theme of Gray means a Minimum of 80% of the print has to be some shade of Gray. Yes, they can have other colors within that 5” square as well, but the predominant color must be a minimum of 80% Gray. It needs to read Gray.

    2. You may swap up to 12 bags with 15 different 5" square charms in each bag. Please fussy cut if your fabric print requires it. Send the kind you hope to receive. Only send 100% quilting cotton squares!

    3. This is not to be considered a holiday themed swap. There are many on the board who would prefer for the holiday fabric to be eliminated or kept to a minimum. If you are in doubt, please ask before sending.

    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.

    4. Take your time cutting and be sure you have correctly cut 5” squares. No one wants wonky squares ��

    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. 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".

    5. 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. 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 often.

    6. 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.

    7. 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 February 24th.



    I’m looking forward to having you!


    If you have questions, please PM me,
    Thank you!
    Red

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    Hi folks, hope to see sign-ups starting soon.

    Please take note of the increase in postage (boo hiss....but a fact of life, unfortunately).

    And just think! We don't need 50 shades of gray....we only need 15! What a deal!

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    Mine are cut and ready to go. Will mail next week. Thanks for hosting again!

    Edit: Almost forgot. I've got 12 bags ready.
    Last edited by moonrise; 02-02-2018 at 06:22 AM.

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    Mine are being cut and should be in the mail next week. I'm doing 10 sets.

    shadow gray, graphite gray, charcoal gray, smoke gray .... just to start off

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    I'm in for 12 bags of 15 grays each. So much fun. they look so good next to the yellows and pinks. the yellow charms were the most beautiful set of all. I love this swap....Jane

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    Looking forward to this swap!

    Is anyone that is participating live in the North Texas area other than Crispy Frog? The reason I ask is when I was at my local quilt store buying up a bunch of grey fabric - the woman behind the counter mentioned someone else was buying up grey fabric that day for a fabric swap. I was curious if it was for this swap?

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    we are getting snow and might be trapped for a while....so i shipped my greys to Red already. (no trying to be a show off, just worried) Jane

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    My 12 are off! Found some fun ones, hope y'all enjoy!

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    ThereseS- what store were you at?

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    I am in again for the gray, just loved the yellow. I will mail about Wednesday and will do 12. Thanks

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    I will be doing a 12 pack....of fabric.

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    I started cutting tonight and decided I could do 12 sets .... if that's ok Red.

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    Yay, welcome back y'all!

    Up to 12 is just fine, Mary.
    I received two packages according to my son. I'll find out tomorrow who they belong to

    I looked through my stash this weekend and realize I need to buy 6 more. Oh drat. What a horror! hehehe. I'm looking forward to seeing what I can find. I'll look for happy ones to keep Crispy happy!

    Since I am in her secret pal swap this month, I'll be shopping for that, too.....so this could be fun!

    I hope we get a few more to sign up, that way we don't have duplicate baggies going out. But I have a feeling with this color, it might be a smaller group ....

    We may be small...but we are mighty!

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    I want to swap grays... will do 10 bags!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewbizgirl
    Boom 20 Album of Blocks I made to swap https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...bums19942.html
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    I do hope more join .... gray can be a really great complementary color to almost any other fabric. Yes, I had to go buy some also but now I have a fabulous stash ... and it will be even better with this swap!

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    Red, how many have signed up? 10? and you need what 12 for no duplicates? You'll get there. We are just the early birds....

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    Hi all, I "think" my list is updated, but if I have omitted anyone, please let me know.

    Thus far we have:
    Moonrise
    Mary Mo
    Jane Quilter
    Therese
    Faintly Artistic
    Crispy Frog
    Trish B
    Sewbizgirl
    Jaba
    Me

    and a "maybe" from Fizzle, a new comer who emailed me with some questions. I am not sure if she is on board yet or not.

    So that makes 10. We could use another 3 people so we have a good mix with no duplicates for those of you doing more than 10 baggies.

    Drum up your friends.
    Gray is our friend. (said no woman, ever!)

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    12 baggies for me! Cut and ready to go... Just need to get cash for the return fare.
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    Oh all .... Natural gray is my friend. It finally allows me senior discounts without pulling out my driver's license or birth certificate. I love gray! (I'd shout it but that would get us all in trouble.)

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    I plan to participate this month.

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    Mine were mailed today. Do you need the tracking #?

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    Have4, awesome!

    JLT, welcome! You're going to love these ladies. They crack me up almost every day! LOL

    Okay...I can see where having gray hair is a benefit. I wonder if I should start asking for a discount. But I'm not yet 51, so I may be pushing things a little

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    Red, I hope I am not too late to participate. I spent yesterday afternoon buying grays. I have 15 different grays and ready to slice and dice. I guess I had better wait to hear from you!
    I missed the yellow swap and am so sorry. I love yellow. I did the purple and the pink and was delighted with the swaps.
    Waiting to hear from you.............................
    Good Better Best, never let it rest till the good is better and the better best

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    Sunrise, you are more than welcome to join. Glad to have you back!
    (we will be doing some sort of swap every month....so mark your calendar!)

    I need to buy a few grays yet, too. Lucky you! Wait! Lucky me!
    LOL

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    Grey Goose Vodka. "The old grey mare just ain't what she used to be....."

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