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    I will buy envelopes and then I will be all set to mail out too. I am sending in all Asian themed fabrics. I've had the fq's for a few years and I will love having blocks made with them. Some fussy cutting may work out best on a few of them!

    Who ever gets my fabrics, feel free to keep the scraps. I think it would be nice to be able to keep the scraps from the ones we receive to add to our own scrap stash.
    Last edited by nygal; 08-09-2012 at 06:10 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella View Post
    clsurz a small group is 16 a large group is the 35 blocks to make. So I will put you down for a large. You have time to change your mind
    April
    Put me down for the small of 16 please. Thanks.
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    Generally you do keep the scraps unless someone specifically asks in a note for them to be returned in case they are running short.

    I don't think I have had much scrap leftover though because I tend to "stretch" theirs as much as possible it seems. It is a great way to use up your stash scraps too.

    Looking forward to this also...ordered some other fabric since I'm short on the possums...so we'll go with one of a couple other choices this time around.

    Think I'll get my Dad working on folding and wrapping them up next week...he'll get a blast out of that too.

    As a mailing hint...if you use the bigger envelopes (like birthday card size ones) -- If the fold goes across the long edge of the envelope it's considered an envelope -- If the fold goes across the short edge of the envelope it's considered a flat and could cost more to mail.

    Because I'm lazy - I make 4 (four)sets of labels of my name and your name --
    (swap name, my boardname, real name, mailing address) (swap name, your boardname, real name, mailing address)
    -- the swap name and boardname really help in case you are participating in several swaps
    The excel sheet April sends out will make this easy if you know how to merge a list into labels.

    one set to put on the outgoing fabric (in case the envelope is "eaten")
    one set to put on the outgoing envelope,
    one set to put on the finished block (again in case the envelope is "eaten")
    one set to put on the finished outgoing envelope.
    Lisa L.
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    My most recent swap - Boomerang 16



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    @ moonwork42029: I'm all in for lazy! Thanks for the tips.
    Fraew

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    Boomerang 8

    Please sign me up for 16

    Thanks
    Last edited by sharon b; 08-09-2012 at 01:44 PM. Reason: removed personal info

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    I aways add a few xtra ins,for that reason one time i made all the blks the same,and made me one to start with that way i knew how ti cut the fabric,and didnt miss up,

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    Babrgil
    I have you down for the swap and have requested a moderator to remove your personal info from the board.
    Hugs
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    I have a silly question...I have my blocks out and want to make a quilt. how do I put them together? If I add a border do I add it to the side of each block or to the top and bottom? what size strips do you put between them. I have been in 2 swaps and haven't made anything yet since I am not sure of what to do. Thanks for all your help
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    Marcialee, its up to you goofy. Every quilt tells you (grin) how to do it. You can add a sashing between each of the blocks, kind of like framing them? then you can add a border top and bottom and sides if you like and the best part of it all is its all done right. Lay it on the table,floor whatever and see if you like it all together. Its called auditioning your fabrics? then you can try a piece in between, stand back see if you like how that looks, then try adding another fabric to the sides or top and stand back does it work? sometimes what works in our heads maybe is different from reality. Same with picking your fabrics .. squint.. does the color work? you know I am sure. I have quilts with and without sashing I have done. All of mine have borders but probably just to extend the sizing a bit..and to accent the center blocks. I am sure whatever you chose will be the right thing .. Good luck! Go to the pics here of finished quilts and see what others are chosing and if you like it. Personal kind of thing right everyone?

    I wonder if we come up with a chorus line dance/song if we could get more to join? I know if I sing they might join just to shut me up. Ok, here goes... Free Fabric yes there is yes there is! Free fabric yes there is! Full mailboxs and lots of chat, we got free fabric here yes there is! I will keep singing to all the lookie loues who have not signed up. This song is for you.. we love you truuuuuly truuuuly, join the gang and have some fun.. we love you... (are they signing up yet?) DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU. Chickens.. (not sure that is the right approach).. um.. please? pretty pleeeeze?
    Linda
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    Last ditch effort, FREE KITTENS! I have kittens! Cute little tiny six week old tigers who want you... sign up today for your boom swap and receive one free little bundle of love.
    Linda
    Here today... why what a lucky bunch we are.

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    My fabric is cut and in envelopes, waiting for my list. I'm ready to go! I'm looking forward to this swap.....Love seeing the completed tops that were made from past swaps. Some lovely blocks were made.....I am always amazed how the appearance of a block becomes so different with different fabrics. Can you tell I'm anxious to begin????

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    Where do you buy envelopes for the fq's? Does Staples have them? I usually only buy business size envelopes so I was wondering where everyone buys their envelopes.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    Yes you can get them at staples. I have mine cut but thats as far as I've gotten so far.
    buddy'smom
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    Tara's mom

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    Well Elisabrat you bribe them with free fabric, singing and furbabies and I will offer free chocolate. What quilter can resist chocolate?? I will share with everyone from my super secret stash
    As of right now I need 7 (possibly 6 waiting on a size confirm) to make one large group AND I have 3 full small groups and need 7 to make a fourth full.
    I am going to post the names of all those interested here. If you do not see your name please let me know so we can add you to the list.
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    April
    1000projects
    Abby's Mom
    Anastasia
    babeyruth
    barbgil
    bibliostone
    buddy'smom
    calquilter
    CharlotteMarie
    clsurz
    ctmhjen
    cuppy
    dahna42
    daisey
    DogHouseMom
    dotcomdtcm
    Elisabrat
    girlscouts1
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    Jacquie
    jahaper
    JEM2012
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    Kehoeta
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    Linda58
    ljdugas31
    Lv2sew2011
    lynnquilts
    marcialee
    marytoddliz
    missgigglewings
    Missus Fear
    mollymunchkin
    moonwork42029
    Mosher92
    Ms Grace
    NanaKathy55
    Nancia
    Nexxus831
    nygal
    Ok Darla
    oldcatlady
    oma7
    Phannie1
    Pink Lady
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    quiltingmommy
    Roseysue
    sapdoggie
    saraaev
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    scrapper
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    travelinggramma
    tumrub
    TwinRiverFarm
    urgodschild2
    wandalou
    wendiq
    Wendsy
    yayaquilts
    Yosamitesa

    PS for those who wanted two large I have you in one large and two small groups to be as close as possible to what you wanted.
    Last edited by LovingIzabella; 08-10-2012 at 08:45 AM.

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    Sorry that should read:
    As of right now I need 6 (possibly 5 waiting on a size confirm) to make one large group AND I have 3 full small groups and need 6 to make a fourth full.

    And this is the correct list sorry about that!

    1000projects
    Abby's Mom
    Anastasia
    babeyruth
    barbgil
    bibliostone
    buddy'smom
    calquilter
    CharlotteMarie
    clsurz
    ctmhjenn
    cuppy
    dahna42
    daisey
    DogHouseMom
    dotcomdtcm
    Elisabrat
    girlscouts1
    goldendog55
    immemother
    jaba
    Jacquie
    jahaper
    JEM2012
    joanelizbay
    Kehoeta
    Kensington
    Linda58
    ljdugas31
    LovingIzabella
    Lv2sew2011
    lynnquilts
    marcialee
    marytoddliz
    missgigglewings
    Missus Fear
    mollymunchkin
    moonwork42029
    Mosher92
    Ms Grace
    NanaKathy55
    Nancia
    Nexxus831
    nygal
    Ok Darla
    oldcatlady
    oma7
    Phannie1
    Pink Lady
    PinkLotus
    quiltingmommy
    Roseysue
    sapdoggie
    saraaev
    savannahrandons
    scrapper
    SheriR
    ssnare
    stitchingpost
    sustraley
    Tam…Moo
    TheMamaHauser
    travelinggramma
    tumrub
    TwinRiverFarm
    urgodschild2
    wandalou
    wendiq
    Wendsy
    yayaquilts
    Yosamitesa
    Last edited by LovingIzabella; 08-10-2012 at 09:01 AM.

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    I don't see you on there??
    buddy'smom
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    Tara's mom

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy'smom View Post
    I don't see you on there??
    Well I'll be a monkey's aunt-you are right LOLOL I will amend that right now. Thanks mom!
    Love you
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    Thank goodness I saw the list before SheriR. She would kill me if she didn't see me signed up for 1 large group...please and thank you.
    Fraew

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella View Post
    Well I'll be a monkey's aunt-you are right LOLOL I will amend that right now. Thanks mom!
    Love you
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    Oh good I can stop singing. On another note: Ever iron your elbow? I advise you not to. Sitting at my sewing machine yesterday I turned to iron a piece and apparently had let it turned TOWARDS me not away. news flash: it sucks. Amazing how often we lean on our elbows and never notice til you do something like.. iron it to realize how lovely they are without blisters. sigh.. ah the stupid things we do.

    note again: even dumber. going to be 100 today here in my lovely neck of the woods. no humidity. Who needs it? besides I decided at 7 a.m. to put a pork roast in the oven for shredded bbq. It only takes.. 5-6 hours to cook slowly. WHAT THE HECK WAS going on with my thought process. Shoot, not the word I was thinking.. its hotter than heck inside now and only 1-2 more hours. What a good idea NOT that was.

    kittens, kittens.. chocolate with the kittens and fabric too.. come on you can chose either or even! but the fabric is manditory. Bummer I know.
    Linda
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post

    note again: even dumber. going to be 100 today here in my lovely neck of the woods. no humidity. Who needs it? besides I decided at 7 a.m. to put a pork roast in the oven for shredded bbq. It only takes.. 5-6 hours to cook slowly. WHAT THE HECK WAS going on with my thought process. Shoot, not the word I was thinking.. its hotter than heck inside now and only 1-2 more hours. What a good idea NOT that was.
    I've had good luck using my crock pot for that. I get it all set up the night before (usually the meat is frozen) and then I keep it in the fridge overnight. I start it on the way out the door in the morning on low and by dinner time it's ready to get shredded & eaten.
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    I've actually sat my crockpot outside on the weekends so it doesn't heat up the kitchen either....set it on a TV tray so the critters don't check it out. If I want really tender meat for shredding, I cook it all night and then put it in frig the next morning so I can shred it whenever I want.

    If you squeeze and iron your fabric down tightly, I've received fat eights in the regular size envelopes...regular business size ones work great too. The self stick saran wrap works wonders to help keep it squished tight. Again, I'm so lazy, I use the bigger envelopes so I don't have to work so hard to get them squished.
    Lisa L.
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    WOO HOO!!! I made the list...I'm at the bottom, but heck...I made the list!!!!

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    I went with bigger too cause well .. I did. Grocery store sold them here. said and done maybe .16c each? not horrible. also I never use regular sized ones. Greeting cards or manila.
    Linda
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    I buy the generic zip lock bags, and then get the mailing envelopes from the $1 store for shipping. I put one of my address labels on each one so they know who sent it, and I hope they can use it again to put my block in to send it back to me.

    I won't use a letter envelope, not taking that kind of chance with my fabric or someone's block.
    Last edited by kensington; 08-10-2012 at 12:35 PM.
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