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Thread: Batik Block Swap 12.5 - Signups thru 5-31-13 - Due 7-31-13

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    Batik Block Swap 12.5 - Signups thru 5-31-13 - Due 7-31-13

    Batik Block Swap 12.5!

    The blocks from the last batik block were inspiring so now it's time to make them in 12.5".

    Block rules:

    Blocks are to be made in sets of 6, one of which will be returned to you. No duplicate sets without prior permission, and each set of 6 must be of the same design, but the fabrics may vary.

    You may make up to 6 sets of 6 blocks each for a total of 36 blocks.

    Block sizes should be 12.5 inches, so if you make 36 blocks, your top would be at least 72x72.

    All skill levels are invited to participate. Be sure to use quality 100% cotton fabrics & appropriate threads that will withstand repeated washings, and your fabrics MUST be pre-washed. ** If you’re using jellyrolls that won’t be pre-washed, please make a note of that on your block labels.

    All block styles are encouraged and should be either traditional pieced or paper pieced.

    Please do your best work and make something that you would want to have, because you WILL be getting back a block of your own, so use colors and themes that you are proud to send in and will be happy to get back.

    Make sure all blocks are labeled with your user name and real name if you wish, and that they have no holes or tears or have too small of seam allowances that would make them unfit to swap, and that they are the size they are supposed to be, in other words, 12 1/2 inches means 12 1/2 inches, not 12 3/8 inches, etc.

    Signups will be opened until May 31, 2013, blocks need to be completed and to me by July 31, 2013. Blocks received after that date (without approval) will be returned to you unswapped. I will swap them out and get them back in the mail to you by the following week.

    PM me to sign up:

    Board Name
    Real Name
    Mailing address
    Phone (in case of problems)
    Number of sets

    Mailing and postage:

    Please put your blocks in a gallon size ziploc bag for shipping and put your name and address on the bag. This will protect your hard work in case the mailman leaves a package outside and will get your items back to you in the event of a mailer malfunction.
    Please also include a self-addressed label along with a $6 money order or well concealed cash to cover return postage to you (I use the $5.95 padded priority mailers). These will be sent priority mail with delivery confirmation. If proper postage is not sent, your package will wait until it is received.

    In addition to the above, please follow all the basic rules, found here. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm

    BASICS

    - Up to 6 sets of 6 blocks
    - Each SET of 6 must be of the same block design
    - Each SET must be of different design than other sets
    - Include enough postage
    - Mail BY 7/26, after 7/26 use Express mail.

    Questions? Suggestions? Problems?

    PM me any time

    This swap was approved by PatriceJ

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    Sign me up!
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    Will do, milady!

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    I will try it! what the heck, time for something new and fun and colorful to boot!
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    Hmm, to be honest, I'm worried I'm not ready for people to see my ugly backsides yet, lol. I'll have to think about this one, but it sounds fun!

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    this really sounds interesting but I am not sure either. Do we have to do 36 blocks or just 1 set of 6. Not really clear about that. Do we pick our own pattern?
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    Hi Verna-

    You can do as many sets as you'd like, up to 6 and you pick your own pattern for each set.

    Quote Originally Posted by verna2197 View Post
    this really sounds interesting but I am not sure either. Do we have to do 36 blocks or just 1 set of 6. Not really clear about that. Do we pick our own pattern?

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    ok I am going to try it. Hopefully I will like this swap. Just hope I don't mess it up. GGG! So is there a special place I go to sign up at?
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    We did one a few months ago in 10.5" blocks, you can find pics on that thread to see what you're up against.

    Send me a PM with your name, address, etc. as listed in the thread rules, please.

    Quote Originally Posted by verna2197 View Post
    ok I am going to try it. Hopefully I will like this swap. Just hope I don't mess it up. GGG! So is there a special place I go to sign up at?

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    I challenge you!! Just press them nicely and noone will notice!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by DustysMomma View Post
    Hmm, to be honest, I'm worried I'm not ready for people to see my ugly backsides yet, lol. I'll have to think about this one, but it sounds fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracibug View Post
    I challenge you!! Just press them nicely and noone will notice!!!
    Oh no, you daring me now? LOL, you've seen my sewing girl!

    Hmm, well it is an opportunity to try out my new Accuquilt cutter. Let me think on it while I knock out a couple other projects & see where I am scedule-wise so I can decide how many sets to do, but I'm in.

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    Your seeing is fine... Especially when it was your first throw, sheesh don't be so hard on yourself! You should've seen my first runner :-)

    I will consider the challenge accepted and look forward to seeing what you come up with. Btw strip blocks are gorgeous in batiks... Since you got that cutter and all.

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    I'm new to swapping in QB. But interested in this one.
    let me see if i understand correctly.
    they are to be 12.5" blocks.
    one set means sending in 6 blocks each in their own bag.
    But one can do up to 6 set that would mean sending in 36 baggies of a block in each bag. And just one design pattern to be made for all blocks.
    is that correct?

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    nope every six are the same so if you do 36 your doing six sets off one pattern each set. you can use different fabrics but say need 6 ohio stars, 6 strip sets, 6 nine patches, 6 monkey wrench etc. whatever pattern you chose jut 6 blocks of one design for EACH SET. so dont repeat your design in another set. does that clarify things for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    nope every six are the same so if you do 36 your doing six sets off one pattern each set. you can use different fabrics but say need 6 ohio stars, 6 strip sets, 6 nine patches, 6 monkey wrench etc. whatever pattern you chose jut 6 blocks of one design for EACH SET. so dont repeat your design in another set. does that clarify things for you?
    Ty elisa,
    i now understand that part.
    another question. Do each block go on a baggies or just that set pattern of 6 go in a baggie?

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    Last time I sent each set of six in a zip bag.

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    Oh, and I certainly want to do this one too! Will see how my time works out as to the # of sets.

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    each set of six goes in a baggie. so they are seperated and easy for the host to sort I believe
    Linda
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    I am in.......looks and sounds like lots of fun. I love batiks and can't wait to see what is coming. Now I have a use for the batiks I just rec'd in the FQ swap. Yeah.
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    Dang it, I missed the FQ swap. Must check the main swap board more often!

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    Sending you a PM traci, I'm in for 6 sets. Got them cut out today, now to get them sewed.

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    cut you have six sets CUT already? groan.. nope not me. I have the fabric does that count at all? I wanted to finish my table runners for a side tropical swap a few of us are doing.. oh dear big time. I have ideas .. anything that worked superbly last time that everyone loved? what were the favorites? I know I am not doing paper pieced oh heck no. I am doing blocks, my favorites being a greek cross, ohio star, wrench, antique tile and such so not wild in any ways .....
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    Do your favorite blocks brat, they're perfect. Cleaning the basement today and got sick of cleaning, so cutting began. Each set in a ziplock and they're ready for travel. Got to have something to do you know.

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    Sent you a pm for 6 sets

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    So are they supposed to be 100% batik or batik in them? I'm guessing 100%, but just making sure!

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