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Thread: Batik Block Swap - Signups thru 2-15-13 - Due 2-28-13

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    Batik Block Swap - Signups thru 2-15-13 - Due 2-28-13

    Batik Block Swap!

    I love batiks and would love to see how others on the board like to use them. This is my first swap hosting on this board and I am excited by my experiences I have had participating in other swaps. The creativity in this group is INSPIRING!! Now on to business…

    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 sets must be of the same design, but the fabrics may vary.

    You may make up to 8 sets of 6 blocks each for a total of 48 blocks. No duplicate sets without prior permission, and sets must be same design, but fabrics may vary.

    Block sizes should be 10.5 inches, so if you make 48 blocks, your top would be at least 60 x 80.

    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 and methods are encouraged! Machine embroidery, hand embroidery, traditional pieced, paper pieced and both machine and hand appliqué (if you choose to do appliqué, you MUST sew your appliqué down by some method that looks appropriate and please do NOT use monofilament thread to do this). 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, 10 1/2 inches means 10 1/2 inches, not 10 3/8 inches, etc.

    Signups will be opened until Feb 15, 2013, blocks need to be completed and to me by Feb 28, 2013. Blocks received after that date will be returned to you unswapped. I will swap them out and get them back in the mail to you by the following week.
    Please PM me to sign up and give me an idea of the number of block sets you will be making and sending in. If you’d like to include what colors you will be using, I will post that as well.

    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. 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

    Questions? Suggestions? Problems?

    PM me any time
    Last edited by PatriceJ; 12-20-2012 at 10:37 PM.

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    And to answer a few questions that I had not:

    10.5" is the unfinished size.

    Please be sure to trim all salvages from your fabrics before sewing.

    Postage: you may also include a $6.00 in postage or combination of postage/cash, if you'd prefer.

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    I love batiks!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Me too... I'm going to see a lady that closed her quilt shop and is selling the rest of her stock for $4-5 a yard, including batiks... Want me to get some for you??

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    Such temptation!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    I'll send you pics so you can see what she's got. She says she has hundreds of bolts....

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    Traci - - -

    I'd love to participate!!! I have tons of batiks just ready to be put into quilt blocks. So exciting!

    Will send you a PM.

    Thanks for a great opportunity!

    Jane
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    Yay!!

    So happy to have you!! My batik collection is itching to be used as well!! Or added to... tehe

    Traci

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    Traci - - -

    I'd love to participate!!! I have tons of batiks just ready to be put into quilt blocks. So exciting!

    Will send you a PM.

    Thanks for a great opportunity!

    Jane

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    Traci - --

    Quick question: May we use a solid as a background i.e., Kona black or do you want the entire quilt block from batiks?

    Thanks & looking forward to this swap!

    Jane
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    Hi Jane-

    The entire block should be batiks...

    Traci

    Quote Originally Posted by jclinganrey View Post
    Traci - --

    Quick question: May we use a solid as a background i.e., Kona black or do you want the entire quilt block from batiks?

    Thanks & looking forward to this swap!

    Jane

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    Now that we've all opened our Secret Santa boxes, may be we can start focusing on our other projects that need to be worked on!!

    Hoping others will find time to join this swap. :-)

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    Just curious, Traci - - - how many people do you have signed up so far?

    Jane
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    Sadly, only 3...

    I'll start trying to recruit a bit more after Christmas.

    Quote Originally Posted by jclinganrey View Post
    Just curious, Traci - - - how many people do you have signed up so far?

    Jane

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    Is there anyway to move the finish date a little later? To busy for December. This is one I'd love to join if the finish date were later.

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    Confused, thread title says sign up until 2-15-13 and mail by 2-28-13 but in your rules you say sign up until 1-15-13 and mail by 1-31-13....which dates are right???

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    Hi Jaba-

    We changed the dates in hopes of getting more to sign up, but I'm unable to update my text. I'll see if Patrice can help me.

    Thank you!![

    Traci

    QUOTE=jaba;5729285]Confused, thread title says sign up until 2-15-13 and mail by 2-28-13 but in your rules you say sign up until 1-15-13 and mail by 1-31-13....which dates are right???[/QUOTE]

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    Glad to know the date has been postponed a bit. Yeah!!

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    Me too....love batiks and I'm reallllly tempted....but must get through Christmas first.....

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    I'm in sent a PM, love batiks!

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    Yay... things are looking up!

    So far we have:

    tracibug
    jclinganrey
    atpegsquiltstudio
    jaba
    cuppy

    Happy Holidays everyone!

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    10 1/2 in. block size is not as easy as 12 1/2 in. block size. There are just way more patterns available for 12 1/2 in. blocks. To be honest in all the ten plus yrs of quilting I do not think I ever did 10 1/2 in. sized blocks. Maybe it will help if the block size is changed? Also I think once the holidays are over more people will sign up.I am still thinking about signing up.
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    i woudl love to join, i have no paticks so i did ask for a littel help and i await her answer, and i can pay pal Jan 3rd for fabric, im looking forward to this , i love batiks but have none, ...yet....

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    i also do agree, about the block size, i will have much less to choose from being that size, and just thought i would give my input, i do want in

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    I'm actually GLAD to see a swap using a different quilt block size. Check out Quilt Blocks Galore and look through her 10 inch blocks - - - huge selection. Or Google 10 inch quilt blocks. Lots more. I see this as a great opportunity to challenge myself and mix things up a little. Thanks! I'm working diligently on my 10 inch blocks.

    Jane
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    This looks interesting. Considering joining in. It would be more of a challenge to have the 10" blocks size. All 12" block patterns can be sized down to the 10" size. Just takes that word "math". I use Mary Ellen Hopkins book where in she assists with the math and has several patterns that help in changing the size of block. I know I did another swap with the 10" blocks and actually enjoyed the resulting pattern. This could be done.
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