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    I am sending out 2 fabrics they are the same one has a pink background the other a blue background--getting then ready to mail on Monday

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    I'm so glad you are in our group and feel well enough to do the Boom again. Take it easy. Your quilts are going to be beautiful


    Quote Originally Posted by PinkLotus View Post
    Make sure that you have me on your list If you need my address you can PM me. You should have received an email from April about this, but just letting ya'll know...

    I have a pretty good idea of what fabric I will be sending. I am thinking of sending a white TOT, and have you add reds to it, and make a red quilt. After I decided how many of the red blocks I want I will be doing the same thing, but adding blue to the white instead. So I can have me a red and white quilt and a blue and white quilt

    Hope everyone is doing well!

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    WOW after searching WHOOO WHOO and no one was home in the other blog I found you. Secret group you werent going to tell me? hanging head.. ok over it.

    I love the Americana thing as just the last two days I have been looking at all the fabrics in civil war style (love reproductionfabrics.com) it got me thinking, then of course my mind went to thimbleberries never done that.. well did I pick any of that for you? no had picked bee fabric for my sis now sorta changing my mind. Shouldnt wrote all those notes by hand! Problem is she gave me seven yards of it with the one day sigh attached.. I am not fond of bugs on fabric so what to do... you will be as suprised as me as tomorrow is cut off day. I will now have to recheck but thought rubies and diamonds did not have any double ups so think no envelopes are duplicates. sixty five cents is sixty five .. almost enough for a bite of that candy I need to buy a truckload of.. oh wait its APRIL who said she was tossing in the chocolate. Catch was I think, it was offered to new takers so we could close the swap. THAT WOULD BE ME so don't close your envelopes yet when sending mine. Just leave out the chocolate blicko. Jelly Bellies. Black ones

    if the fabric arrives all wrinkled how do you get it normal before cutting if we don't use starch? just water? seems like its going to be pretty smushed after being stuck in an envelope..
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    quiltermomma who do you makeall those quilts for? wow. I am tired just thinking about it.
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    Elisbrat u can use starch. When I get mine I press with water and starch to lay flat before cutting. After blocks are done, I lay the block out on my table to "air" a little, but that is me.

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    Thanks Yosamitesa, I will get it right .. I thought wow I am going to stand over that hot iron today and then.. put folds in everything shove it in that envelope only to arrive, needing ironing. I also stupidly and I say this sincerely made a great fall block the other day. I love it. Noticed a wrinkle after the fact right there in the center block. Misted not sprayed the block, pressed not ironed it and there I ended up with a block with a warped like bumply center instead of just a wrinkle line. I was less than happy. I did use starch. So now I am scared of starch too and I know water can distort it after sewing so.. ahhh worries worries. not sure still about the bees. I am not feeling it. Problem is I am then still stuck with having to sew something out oif it. Argh.
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    Um do we have over achievers in this group? Wow You guys are good. I don't even have my fabric yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sustraley View Post
    Um do we have over achievers in this group? Wow You guys are good. I don't even have my fabric yet.
    Not to worry. There are slackers like me amongst us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    . So now I am scared of starch too and I know water can distort it after sewing so.. ahhh worries worries. not sure still about the bees. I am not feeling it. Problem is I am then still stuck with having to sew something out oif it. Argh.
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    I started using the bounce iron spray and LOVE it!!! Good luck.

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    Elizabrat there is alot of doubles for diamonds and rubies. I still sent each one in a separate envelope because I have a different fabric for the smaller swap. I have 2 containers, 1 marked diamonds and 1 marked rubies. Then as I get them I will put envelope in container according to group. I guess if they are sent together, I'll split them up and just grab another envelope and separate them. I just think I can keep track of them better for me. As I send them out I put any unused fabric in that envelope and keep it until the very end. Sometimes if they ask I return the fabric or I am known to make 2 blocks instead of 1 to send back. Last boom sustraley's fabric sent to 1 member somehow got lost and I had enough to send her so she could make a block for sustraley. It all works out. Just whatever is easier for you.

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    1 more thing, alot of my "fruity or vege" fabric is not washed, I could only get some of it in FQ's or 1/2 yds. I am aware of that and I figure when someone gets my fabric and decides what to do with it there is no way you can wash every little bit to go with it. After I finish putting it together and quilting etc. then when I wash it, I just add a color catcher or 2 and have never ever had any problem, even white white, red, blue....The only time I have been addiment on washing is batiks, they are a totally different story.

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    Zippity do da... man you have energy Linda~ I love bugs, any kind of bug... My sister is a Lady bug collector so that is what got I just manage to collect all kinds of bug fabric. I am even sending out a fabric with apples and Bees on it. I want to make a quilt for a special friend who is a teacher and going through a very rough patch. I think it will be really cute to make it like a ABC or 123, any thing that would be like a school. She teaches usually 2nd or 3rd grade, such fun ages.

    But I sent out 3 different fabrics, two are Christmas and the one for the Teacher, and a little bit of all three have gone to both groups.

    OK off to run, have a good one ladies~
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMamaHauser View Post
    So, if I stick a signature block or a small "sign me" label in each envelope, is it going to be a gigantic pain to keep track of it, sign it, & send it back with the block?

    Is it asking too much?
    This is a great idea. I'm double checking who is in this group and who joined SharonB's siggi swap. I think I'll see about combining them...
    (PS...everyone should go do the siggi's too )
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    Goldendog55's and Linda58's F8's are going out in the morning.
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    I love lady bugs but check out the prints.. NO LEGS I dont like the legs, OMG please please please you guys no creepy crawly halloween fabrics ok just cute monsters or something lol.. I can not touch that fabric .. willies major willies. what a wimpola, no shooting out at the range for me no wimps allowed. darn it. I
    Hubby asked me and my little big girl if we wanted to come hang out at the burn pile with him .. I say where do we sit on the tailgate? athis is like a 40 x 10 foot burn pile. he said yeah lawn chairs are no good cause when you light the fire ALL THE BUGS COME RUNNING OUT. I had that vision and we both told him NO thank you and looked at each other like what truck did he fall off of? Egad.. running bugs, all in my direction. Big old scorpians and those things I hate and oh NO. I can't run due to nerve damage. I DONT THINK SO. Please if you have that kinda fabric can you let me make you something else so I dont have nightmares..I would pay someone to make it for you!

    apples are good .. I can work with lady bugs they are CUTE bugs even though they do bite. Up here they swarm, get a couple dozen on you and they do actually chomp.. God I just love bugs lol.. shiver me timbers..
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    And YOUNG LADY Marytoddliz you callin' me wired? YOU WHO RUNS 26 plus miles in a single bound? HAH laughing.. took a three hour nap today. Not exactly flying off the handle with energy. not even cooking .. its Sunday surely you arent supposed to have to do that? or dishes, read somewhere no work on Sunday so its cereal or hubby will have to go get himself off the taco truck. I will even share the $3.00 cost so he can eat til he flops. What a good wife! tomorrow is fishing day so not worried whats for dinner then.. he hates fish so it will be spaghetti yippee (ugh). Trout who wants trout? Fresh mountain trout.. Jaba go great with your tater.. so you can have some.. there only 40 more homes to find for them and I get a freezer back. Shoot Tuesday is fishing day too everyone fishes here so you can not find homes at all gotta drag them down to the bay area once a month and offload.. friends think they are special me too special in their freezers not mine whats for dinner ladies? cooking up something good? should I come there?
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    Elisabrat, you have me in stitches! I have to admit I am a little on the crazy side of life. But I don't cook, Hubby is the cook in the family, we realized he likes it, I don't. He is much much much better than I am at cooking. But I do bake, so we share the duties, summer time is salad time, lots of salads.

    Don't stress too much I just checked and you are going to be getting a Christmas flora from me. Just match the colors best as you can and I will be happy.

    You would have fun at our house on Halloween, we have huge spiders that move and make noises, and icky webs every where. I really don't like most bugs either but I haven't seen any on fabric yet I don't like.

    But... they say that if you can imagine it some body has put it on fabric... Soooooo you never know what you might see.

    We took a drive up to Lake Arrowhead and played the tourist. I went through all the cute shops that only a tourist town can do up. Selling stuff you get at the dollar store for a lot more than a dollar! But I love to go to the boutiques to get ideas on things to make to sell in our booth for the Christmas Bazaars. We have been making some really cute banks out of Paper Mache and fabric, I am going to try to make some bird houses.
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    Everyone is going to include their instructions about colors and fabrics right? I haven't been taking notes. Am I in deep sh*t now?

    My fabric is going out tomorrow. Midget has camp at 8am and then I'm going to park my behind at the post office until they open. My favorite postal clerk is going to wish he'd called in sick because I didn't put postage on a single envelope (I didn't have stamps).

    I stuck a 2.5" x 3" label made of the F8 fabric in each envelope along with a little note about colors and stuff. My son thought I was taking too long getting the envelopes packed up so he helped by cutting apart my notes for each one. He's 8 and a little spastic with scissors. So, when you see the cutting job on the paper, PLEASE realize it was him. I don't generally drink while I'm crafting and I'm pretty darn OCD (legitimately diagnosed, thank you military service) so it is driving me nuts knowing you all's first impression of my work will be that awful crooked cutting. It wasn't me!! I swear!
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    And, Elisabrat, we had baked ravioli with garlic bread. 100% lazy meal. Doogie (my husband) hates red sauce. Midget (my son) would drink it with a straw from a barrel if he could.

    I'm about to go make some of the pot-pie apple pies that Banquet just came out with. Drown it in vanilla ice cream and it actually tastes legit.
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    Elizabrat you're a lady after my heart, absolutely hate bugs. Ladybugs okay, they're suppose to be good luck. Spiders and the rest, don't think so. Been outside most of the day, hubby put up fence around BIG garden to keep the d--- deer out. They really like ripe tomatoes. I mowed, and pulled weeds in the flower beds like a mad women. Daughter in law coming Thursday and she would have passed out. Miss Julie would have been out there 'til midnight. Maybe I should have left them for her huh? Bacon and eggs for din din, shower speaking to me then bed. All my envelopes will go tomorrow, postmistress is going to die having to stamp all these. Job description right? Check in tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    if the fabric arrives all wrinkled how do you get it normal before cutting if we don't use starch? just water? seems like its going to be pretty smushed after being stuck in an envelope..
    Are we not supposed to use starch or do you mean you personally do not use starch? I know if people use fabric softner or starch I will have problems doing applique. I guess I will use just plain water.
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    I like the idea of numbering the envelops as they come in, checking appropriate boxes on the spread sheet and storing the fabric in there till the block is ready and then send it out. I am still trying to wrap my brain around the logisitics of it all. I need a big bin.
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    Dinner = roast that my mom taught mu hubby to make today, homemade brown gravy, mashed potatoes, and green beans!!!

    I didn't starch my fabs before sending. Did a quick press, but learned last swap it is easier to iron out when it wasn't starched. Some should start getting my fabs tomorrow and Tuesday. Linda58, yours is going out in the mail tomorrow.

    Laissez les bon temps rouler!!! Let the good times roll!!!

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    Goldendog55 i need your zip code. could you pm me. I have your f8 ready to send THANKS

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