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Boom 22 - 2 month group - Sooner

Old 01-20-2019, 07:14 AM
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Sooner, 2 month Boom 22 Swap

14 Members:

Cheesehead*
Darcyshannon
Hav4Boys*
Jaba*
Joanelizbay*
Libster*
Macybaby*
Mona G*

NanaKathy55
Queenbarbiej*
NZquilter*
Sewbizgirl*
Terriamn*
Zozee*


*Will be “rounding up” to 19 F8s/Blocks
Darcyshannon and NanaKathy55 - 13 F8s/Blocks

ALL F8s due to me Thursday, February 7, 2019
I ship to you no later than Monday, February 11, 2019

ALL blocks due to me Thursday, April 11, 2019
I mail ALL blocks no later than Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Welcome to Boom 22, 2 month group, Sooner! No, it’s not for the University of Oklahoma, just fact that these blocks are due sooner than the other group. OK, not exciting but accurate! Please ensure that your completed blocks arrive to me on or before Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Details follow below but anyone who has participated in a recent Boom knows the basics.

Those who are rounding up, please send me 19 F8s. Those who aren’t rounding up, please send me 13 F8s. Please wash your yardage, press, remove selvages, cut into F8s (approx. 18x11, no smaller than 18x10), bag in a quart-sized or smaller baggie (the smaller, the better), label with your name and any requests and then put them into a large ziplock-type envelope inside your mailing envelope with your name and address on it. Remember, you will be shipping with tracking. All fabrics must be in my hands on or before Thursday, February 7, 2019 and I will turn around and send them out no later than Monday, February 11, 2019. If all fabrics are in earlier, I'll mail to you earlier.

Please note that board participation is an essential ingredient in making this swap successful. So much information about the swap is found there, much more than I can possibly write in this sign-up post. Please understand it is your responsibility to read all posts and post at least weekly. Subscribing to your group’s thread is helpful. If something comes up and you cannot post, please have somebody email me. Absolutely no disappearing please!

Shipping: When you mail to me, please do so in whatever manner you wish as long as you do so with tracking. Please review shipping rules below and be sure to send me the tracking number as soon as you get it. Be sure to include $8 for return shipping. If the money/prepaid labels are missing, I will hold your package until I receive it. No checks or Paypal please.

Please have fun! It’s time to play with fabric you might not normally use, show your skills, make some new friends, say hello to old ones, and generally enjoy the experience. Let’s go!

Rules/Guidelines:

Please make sure to also refer to the basic policies that apply to all swaps through the board: Rules for Swaps and Similar Activities - Updated 8 December 2010.

Fabric, Completed Block and Package Preparation:
1) Use only 100 percent quilting cotton. Please pre-wash and press your fabric without any fragrance residue. Remove selvages before cutting into Fat Eighths, generally about 18” x 11” but no smaller than 18”x 10”, no exceptions! Please keep off-sized pieces for your own use. If you send me smaller pieces, I will return them to you at your expense.
2) When mailing your F8s to me, please make sure they are individually sealed in a quart-sized or smaller ziplock-type bag, no hard zippers please. Label each F8 with your board name easily visible to me along with any instructions or color requests for your fabric. (Do not specify a recipient unless a fabric is being directed to a particular person.) Labels are useful to help the recipient prevent fabric mix-ups, something that’s easy to do. Please then take all the individually wrapped F8s and put them in a ziplock-type bag large enough to accommodate them all onto which you have written your name and address. When you send your completed blocks back to me, please seal and label your completed blocks with the owner’s name and your name easily visible to me in a similar manner as you did the F8s.
3) Please mail your F8s to arrive by Thursday, February 7, 2019. The earlier they arrive, the earlier they go out! Be sure to send me the tracking number as soon as you ship.
4) Carefully handle all fabric received and completed blocks, placing them somewhere safe until mailing time comes.
5) To help keep track of the fabrics and blocks made, I will establish an online Fabric Gallery.
6) You are required to keep in touch with your group by posting to the dedicated Sooner thread at least once a week. This is a requirement. If you don’t wish to keep in touch, this is not the swap for you.
7) All blocks must be completed within the time frame for the group and mailed to me with a tracking number.
8) All blocks must be 12 1/2” unfinished. Blocks may be regularly pieced, paper-pieced, appliquéd, whatever the block maker decides to do. It is up to each individual. Please do not request specific blocks as the idea is to let everyone, of every skill level, select their own blocks to showcase their talents and your fabric.
9) Most importantly, have fun!

Important Shipping Details
You must supply me with tracking numbers on all parcels sent to me and I will do likewise when mailing to you. All shipping costs are your responsibility. You may ship to me in whatever tracked package you like however I will only ship to you in USPS Padded Priority Envelopes (unless other arrangements have been made) at the rate in force at the time of shipping. Today that cost is $8 but it may change at any time. Please send a pre-paid envelope or label or you may send me $8 in well-concealed cash and I will supply the envelope. Envelopes with “regular” postage stamps will no longer be picked up by my carrier but must be taken in person to the post office so please don’t send them. Please note: There is no guarantee all blocks will fit in a single padded envelope if you are in both groups. I will contact you to discuss options if that happens.

Keep in mind the following:
You must be in good standing with previous swaps. Anyone with a poor track record of fulfilling swap commitments will not be permitted to join. If you sign-up and do not fulfill your commitment, negative feedback will be given.

All skill levels are welcome but you must be able to sew a 12 ½ inch, basic, well-constructed block. The block doesn’t have to be detailed but it must not be falling apart. All seams should be ¼ inch or a scant ¼ with at least 12 stitches per inch. All fabric should be cut on the straight of grain to avoid wonkiness and fraying whenever possible. Blocks should not leave your hands until you know you have made every reasonable effort to get them as close to the 12 ½ inch size as you can get. We all respect new quilter’s need to learn and that will be taken into account. If you cannot consistently construct a 12 ½ inch block, this is not the swap for you. Please note: when you measure, measure units with an acrylic ruler as you go so you can pick up errors before the entire block is made. When complete, measure under an acrylic square at least 12 ½ inches square, not on top of it, after pressing. Also, be sure to allow yourself enough time to complete your full set of blocks. In other words, don’t leave them to the last week! The results can be hit-or-miss. And please be sure to clean up the blocks. Turn them over, trim your threads and cut dog ears.

Please pre-wash your 100 percent cotton quilting fabrics without any fragrance residue. Please note that that some swappers may be smokers or have pets. If pets or smoke is a problem for you, this isn’t the swap for you.

No public complaints or criticisms for any reason are permitted. All complaints must be addressed by Private Message (PM) or email me at [email protected]. No Exceptions.

OK, Sooners, let’s play!
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:43 AM
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Well I'm a Later, but have to be a Sooner fan, or they'd make me leave the state!!!! lol
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Just sent my email to everyone. I'm off until later this evening. If anyone spots a problem or mistake, don't hesitate to let me know! Thank you!

Kassaundra, the OU reference was entirely for you. LOL
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Well I'm a Later, but have to be a Sooner fan, or they'd make me leave the state!!!! lol
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:28 AM
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Hi fellow Sooners! I am thrilled to be in my first Boom swap! My fabric is all bagged up, just working on labels and color requests. Can't wait to start sewing! Here is the fabric I am sending. I am asking for blues and yellows. I'm kind of thinking of a sunny quilt. Blues and yellows are my happy colors, as well as my DH's favorite colors.

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Old 01-20-2019, 09:35 AM
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Hi Everyone! I've got my fabric cut and ready for labels. They are stacked on my cutting table so I'm anxious to get them on their way (and out of my way!).
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Hi Sooners! Sooner we get started, the better... (corny joke!)

Special welcome to our newbies. This is the most fun swap. You are going to have a ball.

Thought I'd get that ball rolling by posting a few places I love to find my 12.5" blocks:

Quilter's Cache... you can search alphabetically or by block size
http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html

Generations (scroll down to the blocks), all sizes
https://www.generations-quilt-patter...-patterns.html

The Spruce
https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/coll...tterns-2821072

Patchwork Square
https://www.patchworksquare.com/inde...k1=60&link2=46

The Quilting Company (formerly McCall's)
https://www.quiltingcompany.com/150-...squilting-com/

Jinny Beyer
https://jinnybeyer.com/block-library/

Books by Judy Hopkins:
Around the Block
Around the Block Again
Once More Around the Block


Judy Martin's Ultimate Book of Quilt Block Patterns

Quiltmaker's 1000 Blocks

There are tons more books out there. Just be sure the pattern you are using is for a 12.5" (unfinished) block. Some of these sites and books have the patterns available in more than one size.

Have fun!
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Hi, Guys! A big welcome to all the new Boomers in our two month group, the Sooners. Finding this thread posted when I got home from church sure brightened up my miserable morning. Can you believe I got stuck in the mud this morning- at church no less! Wonderful way to start a Sunday morning. One of our deacons had a winch on the front of his Jeep and pulled me out, bless his heart! I didn't even miss any of the service. I'm going to pet my fabric this afternoon and recover. (Off my pity potty now.)
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Wow, thanks for all the helpful links, Sewbiz! I've used the Quilter's Cache before but I' haven't seen some of the other sites.
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thanks Sewbizgirl!

I've got several Jinny Beyer prints, I may try some of hers if my fabric turns out to be a good color for anyone.
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:08 AM
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Hi Sooners! I see you've found the thread. Yay! THank you to everyone who has responded to my email. There are still a few more I need to hear from so if you haven't yet seen it, please check your email and reply.

Libster, well, that stinks but lucky you had help right at hand.

So, I see you are packaging up your F8s, getting them ready to go. Reminder about size - 10x18 but 11x18 is appreciated if you've got it. Labels with your board name on every small baggie are required along with your fabric requests if you have any (remember they are requests not requirements!) should be inside or on a label on the outside. If you don't have any requests, please let us know that, too. When those are done, please put everything inside a larger, gallon-sized ziplock that has your board name, group name, as well as your address in the event that a package comes undone during shipping. It may increase chances of getting back to you. It's not happened yet but that doesn't mean it cannot. (Now there's a lesson I keep having to learn!) Remember email me with your tracking number as soon as you get it. Do not post it on the threads. And while we're at it, be cautious if you take pix. Some people have posted pix of their prepped packages and both my address and theirs have been clearly visible in the photo. Be cautious!

Anyone with any questions, let me know! I'll be around all day, on and off.
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