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    Senior Member SazuBMidlands's Avatar
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    I look at some of the photos people get from these swaps, and I'm really tempted to join. Just not sure of the costs involved with being in the UK - and I'm thinking both for myself and for everyone else. Are there any other internationals who've played before who might have an idea?

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    We've had international swappers before - Scotland, England, Australia, Ireland that I can think of. I believe it was a little over $1. for us to send to you. The real expense is for you to send to everyone. Hope this helps. Would love to have you join, it's a treat to have someone that may have access to different fabric and ideas!

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    Would be great for you to join, you could start with a small group to see how you like it. I don't mind the mailing cost, it's really not to bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by SazuBMidlands View Post
    I look at some of the photos people get from these swaps, and I'm really tempted to join. Just not sure of the costs involved with being in the UK - and I'm thinking both for myself and for everyone else. Are there any other internationals who've played before who might have an idea?
    buddy'smom
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    Tara's mom

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    Quote Originally Posted by SazuBMidlands View Post
    I look at some of the photos people get from these swaps, and I'm really tempted to join. Just not sure of the costs involved with being in the UK - and I'm thinking both for myself and for everyone else. Are there any other internationals who've played before who might have an idea?
    Jacquie joined us in the last round you may want to see if she will let you know the cost she incurred. I find that mailing outside of the US is not too bad because it is not a huge package. I am not sure on your end though what it entails. I sure hope you will join us..we love international swappers!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by awilson View Post
    I am new to the quilting board and joined just for this swap. I am a beginner quilter and am excited but also nervous. I am hoping to learn a lot of new blocks to try! What does 12.5" unfinished mean? What should the block size be after I am all done sewing it? Thanks for all your help in advance!
    You have already been given some great advice on size. What I would like to add is that the reason we cal lthis a friendship swap is because we are all here to help! We all started somewhere and it is important to have a support group so you know what you are doing wrong and can fix it. It's like your own personal cheerleading squad So don't be nervous and have FUN!!
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    I will be doing an update today of who I have and what size group they wanted to be in
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    Count me n again. Thanks for all the hard work you put in!..
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    boom 8

    I posted this on the rubies group for the last boom but thought I would post on here also so the new ones to our group can see the results you can get. I love these friendship quilts from all over the world. These most definately stay at my house. Mine is ready for the quilting table and binding but you can get the idea. I love the way it turned out.Name:  DSCF1054.JPG
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    that came out so well Jaba love your border print it really ties it all together. I didn't mind sending overseas last time. I think there was just a bit of time delay. It was fun you can pretty much put your f8 in a regular envelope and the returning of the blocks was also on most of them easy to get into a regular envelope. the more seams there are the heavier a block will be in mailing. I suggest you take one of your own ufo quilt blocks and weight it and then you will get an accurate cost of mailing.

    Almost there I think right??? yipppeee happy halloweenieeee!
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    Here's a couple from past booms too so you can see what wonderful blocks you can get:
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    Used the light green floral for sending out
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    Used the rainbow striped for the f8

    Dad can hardly wait for the next one to start
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    My most recent swap - Boomerang 16



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    Moon is that dad?? Love it!!! He is adorable
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    Oh Moon! Your "Vanna" brings a smile to my face.
    What lovely work too!

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    Moon..Thanks for posting your pic..gives me ideas for when I receive my f8.
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    I am so ahead of myself I just can't believe it I have my fabric washed, cut, wrapped, in envelopes, return address and stamp on, just waiting for a label to send out! I have never been this far ahead or this organized. A little scary!

    I have 54 ready, so if I'm in 1 large and 1 small OR 3 small, I'll still have a few left over for side swaps

    I love having international swappers, not really an extra exspense for me, just more fun!

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    Yep, that's my Dad...all 82 years young and a great helper by ironing all my seams.

    The 1st quilt we decided to set on point as the blocks just "screamed" for it. Dad loves to help show off the end result and gets a kick out of showing them off.

    With the 2nd quilt, I made 1/2 blocks so I could stagger the arrangement of the full blocks and made it a little funkier than normal given the brightest of it.

    Be sure to keep some of your fabric in case you have to make some "filler" blocks.
    Lisa L.
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    My most recent swap - Boomerang 16



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    Moon, really pretty quilts! And Jaba..Im a "brown" fan and I love the one you put together! I always have so much trouble picking out a sashing to use, its nice to see what other people do with their blocks! Who was it that had the frog fabric? Id love to see that one finished, as weall as ALL the booms! Maybe someone should start a page on here just for finished blocks that everyone can post too?? Cant wait for April to post the update! Its like waiting for Christmas!
    People may not remember what you looked like or what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel!

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    I'm already in, but I sure don't want to miss the beginning of this swap!

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    Okay folks here is what I have. NOW if you do not see your name either I do not have your email/PM or I missed it. Please send one to [email protected] with all of your info and QB name
    Country1-which size group did you want?
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    April

    List of all those interested in playing:
    Abby'sMom
    Ahwu
    Alikat110
    Arizona KAT
    awlison
    babyfireo4
    barbgil
    bibliostone
    buddy'smom
    calquilter
    catgirl807
    chewboo
    clsurz
    country1 (need group size)
    ctmhjenn
    cuppy
    dahna42
    DogHouseMom
    dotcomdtcm
    dottie dodge
    Eagleoneowl2u2
    Elisabrat
    girlscouts1
    goldendog55
    happylab
    jaba
    Jannie
    jclinganrey
    joanelizbay
    Kris 2011
    Lestrong601
    ljdugas31
    LovingIzabella
    lovngrandma
    Lv2sew2011
    marcialee
    marytoddliz
    missgigglewings
    mollymunchkin
    moonwork42029
    Mosher92
    NanaKathy55
    Navarre2011
    Nelco
    Nexxus831
    oldcatlady
    OK Darla
    oma7
    paperpieceme
    pbadder
    Phannie1
    QuiltAddiction
    quiltingcraftylady
    quiltingmommy
    RoseIrish48
    Roseysue
    SazuBMidlands
    Shortansweet
    ssnare
    Tam...Moo
    TheMamaHauser
    tlambing
    Tracibug
    travelinggramma
    twinriversfarm
    urgodschild2
    WandaLou
    Wendsy
    Yosamitesa


    Those who want a large group (25 so far):

    Arizona KAT
    cuppy
    dahna42
    dottie dodge
    Elisabrat
    girlscouts1
    goldendog55
    jaba
    joanelizbay
    Lestrong601
    ljdugas31
    marcialee
    moonwork42029
    Mosher92
    NanaKathy55
    Navarre2011
    OK Darla
    oldcatlady
    quiltingmommy
    RoseIrish48
    Roseysue
    Tracibug
    travelinggramma
    twinriversfarm
    urgodschild2

    Those who want small group(s) (43 so far):

    awilson
    barbgil
    bibliostone
    buddy'smom
    calquilter
    catgirl807
    chewboo
    clsurz
    ctmhjenn
    DogHouseMom
    dotcomdtcm
    Eagleoneowl2u2
    girlscouts1
    goldendog55
    happylab
    jaba
    Jannie
    jclinganrey
    Kris 2011
    Lv2sew2011
    marytoddliz
    missgigglewings
    mollymunchkin
    Navarre2011
    Nelco
    Nexxus831
    OK Darla
    oldcatlady
    oma7
    paperpieceme
    pbadder
    QuiltAddiction
    quiltingcraftylady
    SazuBMidlands
    Shortansweet
    ssnare
    TheMamaHauser
    tlambing
    Tracibug
    urgodschild2
    WandaLou
    Wendsy
    Yosamitesa

    And these are the folks who are willing to do one large or two small or whatever is needed (8 so far):

    Abby'sMom
    Ahwu
    Alikat110
    babyfireo4
    catgirl807
    lovngrandma
    Phannie1
    Tam...Moo
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    This is our fabric for this time. You can see the size of the shapes next to the quarter.

    I'm going to ask for just black or black on black only (Yes, this will be on the note with the fabric).

    Shhhhhh don't tell Dad but these blocks will be for him. He loves red and just kept commenting on this fabric so we're going to surprise him
    Lisa L.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029 View Post
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    This is our fabric for this time. You can see the size of the shapes next to the quarter.

    I'm going to ask for just black or black on black only (Yes, this will be on the note with the fabric).

    Shhhhhh don't tell Dad but these blocks will be for him. He loves red and just kept commenting on this fabric so we're going to surprise him
    neat fabric.
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    Oh moon - I sure hope I get to work on Dad's block!
    Quilting as I go traveling down the road

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    Oh.. I'm so tempted. What are the usual costs of total postage if you do the small group?

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    Depending on your fabric and the way you package it, in a legal size envelope 45 - 65 cents to send out your fabric to each person. Sending each one their finished block back 65 - 85 cents . Out of the US is $1.10 If you want to be totally safe figure $1.30 per person for how many is in your group. Postage goes up at the end of the month by a cent or 2, sorry my new chart is downstairs, but this is close.

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    Fabric and Question

    I finally washed and cut my fabric today I have never done a red, white, and blue quilt before so I am excited to see how it turns out.

    Thank you to all who answered my block size questions, but I am still confused as to whether it is suppose to be 12.5" or 12" when I am done sewing and ready to mail it to the person. I don't want it to be too big so they have to cut it down, and I don't want it to be too small and it won't fit with the other blocks. I checked out the website (quilterscache.com) that someone recommended, however the closest size block they have is a 12" block. Are these the patterns I should use and then the blocks should be 12" when I am mailing them? Thank you for all who are helping me I am easily confused and want to make sure I do the right thing!
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    AWilson...they are called 12" blocks but you will find that they are actually 12 1/2"when you sew them together and mail them. That way it gives the receiver a 1/4" on allsides to sew the blocks to the sashing or other blocks, thus making it a real 12" block. Hope this makes sense. The blocks in Quilterscache are 12" finished but actually when YOU make them they will be 12 1/2". I think everyone has made one too small or too big but its easy to take care of if that happens.. Noone of us is perfect and its just to have FUN and share friendships. I think you will have a blast with us!
    People may not remember what you looked like or what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel!

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