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Thread: black and white brick swap - Sign up by 12/30/09, Must be Received by 1/31/09

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    Super Member Barbm's Avatar
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    In July, after we swapped the black and white blocks, we talked of trading some of our scraps in the form of bricks. Wouls anyone be interested in doing so now- or wait until January?

    Let me know.

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    Now works for me.

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    For this swap we will be swapping Bricks. A Brick 3.5” X 6.5”. 1 Fat Quarter will yield 15 Bricks. One of these Bricks will be kept by you and fourteen will be sent to me for the swap. 100% cotton.

    For this swap we are sending 5 sets. One set equals 15 bricks. Please make sure that each fat quarter is different so there aren’t too many duplicates.

    Please follow these instructions:

    1. One set is one fat quarter cut into 3.5” X 6.5 bricks. Please give what you want to receive.
    Please keep in mind that swappers should send only things they'd be pleased to get themselves, and please graciously accept whatever they receive. An example is I do shop at Walmart and Joann’s so may bricks will more then likely come from one or the other.

    2. Fabric should be washed, dried and ironed. Please make sure the Bricks are not wavy or crooked. Please send what you want to receive. Please consider prewashing a social obligation and courtesy to any who may have allergies and or live in smoke and animal free environments.

    3. Label the right side of each brick with your name and forum name so the receiver knows who it is from. Put these in a bag and then into a Flat Rate Envelope (FRE) to send to me.

    4. The postage for an FRE is $4.95 and will fit five. In the FRE you will put return address label for me to send to you along with return postage. Please make sure it is in stamp form. They have one stamp that it $4.95 (again this may have changed) at the Post Office. What it costs to send is how much it will cost to receive. You do not need to send the FRE as I can get it from the post office and it will save room for your sets. Just the label and return postage.

    5. The sets should be received to me by ____________and will be swapped out and mailed the first week of _________.

    6. If you would like to join the swap please PM me with your name and address. I will then send you my name and address so you have it to mail the sets to me. When you send your brick's in the mail, send me a PM so I know to expect them on my doorstep.

    This is copied from the swap we did ealrier this year. The postage may have changed as there was an increase in postage this srping also. We'll have to check on this as the post office is closed tomorrow for Columbus Day.

    The dates due/mailing are blank as we can decide that when we get some interest shown.

    Let me know!

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    Oh- what I did to make it easier on the person doing the actual swapping- I sent 14 sets pinned together- 1 of each fabric, so she didn't have to count every one in a separate pile. Then labelled the top brick. It's an option.

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    If I understand this correctly -

    each person buys five fat quarters and cuts them into 15 "bricks" - (or five different fabrics from their stash)

    and actually sends in 75 "bricks"? (15 each of 5 different fabrics)

    Nothing wrong with decent fabric purchased inexpensively.

    Sorry if I'm being repetitious - sometimes I'm a bit dense.

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    I'm interested depending on the date.

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    are ya'll still thinking of doing this swap and what colors are you doing - just black and white or is this going to be scrappy anything goes for more swappers?
    I love using bricks for borders and blocks both.
    Eileen

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    I am interested in doing this swap, right now is good. Not a problem cutting up 3 fat quarters..lol...I will go with the flow on whatever colors, or fabric you have in mind. Joanie

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    Sent you a pm

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    Barb:
    Can anyone join this swap. After quilting your black and white one from the swap, it inspired me to do this swap. Let me know the details and the date due. I have seen black and white blocks done with yellow or red and they are gorgeous.

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    Did this swap already get off the ground? I saw a quilt I want to do with black and white bricks, and would love to get in on this if it isn't closed. :-)

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    We tabled it for a while since everyone was so involved with projects and swaps.

    Looks like we need to get this going! Anyone that wants to join, please pm me and we will get a list started.

    Sign ups by 12/30/09, bricks to me by 1/31/09 and then back out into the mail as soon as they are all received.

    Ready, set, GO!

    I'm in for 2 sets.

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    I'm in for 2 sets

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    Okay, so the rules post says this is a swap for 5 sets. So... if a person says they are in for 2 sets, does that mean they are obligating themselves for 10 sets of bricks, or 2 sets of bricks? Just wanna know, before I commit!

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    Bricks and Stepping-Stones

    here is one idea

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    Do you wash the fat quarters before cutting ?

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    Thats a good point. I am in for two sets. I understand, it is 5 fq's cut into bricks which will make about 75, and so this would be 10 fqs cut up and sent. AND return postage. We keep one brick of each fabric from BOTH sets for ourselves. Right? Joanie

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Do you wash the fat quarters before cutting ?
    I for one will wash. I think it says somewhere in the swap rules that we're supposed to. I know there are different thought processes on this, but seems to me if we all wash, we won't have any surprises when the quilt is done, with pieces shrinking etc, while the one next to it doesn't. Plus, then any of the blacks that might bleed won't ruin the quilt from being unwashed prior to sewing. Bricks are not fun to prewash once they're cut. I'd probably lose half of them... they'd go to sock heaven, with half my socks!

    :lol:

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    Please count me in for one set of five fat quarters. I will send you a private message. Thank you for doing this swap :-)

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    It said wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy back in the beginning of this swap that we are to wash. I guess we are going to do black and white? Should I start cutting???? I'm READY!

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    Our local JoAnn's flyer shows fat quarters at 99 cents starting sometime this week. Woohoo!! Put me in for 2 offers, which sounds like it's 10 fat quarters. PM on it's way.

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    So sorry didn't see that thyey needed to be washed... Ok Sign me up for one set will send a PM

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    This will be my first swap. I'd like to do a set, will send you a PM. Sounds like fun, thanks.

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    You may swap one set- it's 5 fat quarters cut up into 15 bricks giving 75 bricks in a group. So if you want 1 set, you will get 1 set of 75 bricks back.

    I'm in- for 4 sets. hehe.

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    yes- prewash. I know in the past some of my fabrics shrunk so I didn't get 15 from a fat quarter, but that just made me use up some more scraps.

    This is for black and white fabrics.

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