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    Super Member LovingIzabella's Avatar
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    Love your Red, White & Blue fabric!!
    When you send your blocks out they should measure 12.5". Once the person receives it and puts the block in to their quilt it will measure 12". When you see the blocks at quilterscache that say 12" they will generally end up 12.5 when you are done sewing because that is there unfinished size and you are technically sending unfinished blocks home. The 12 refers to the finished size.
    Hope this helps.
    Frenchfryqueen please join us. The postage for a small group would probably cost you about $19-$20 for everything from sending your F8 to returning blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella View Post
    Love your Red, White & Blue fabric!!
    When you send your blocks out they should measure 12.5". Once the person receives it and puts the block in to their quilt it will measure 12". When you see the blocks at quilterscache that say 12" they will generally end up 12.5 when you are done sewing because that is there unfinished size and you are technically sending unfinished blocks =
    Hope this helps.
    Frenchfryqueen please join us. The postage for a small group would probably cost you about $19-$20 for everything from sending your F8 to returning blocks.
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    This makes sense now Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joanelizbay View Post
    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!

    Thank you so much I am very excited!

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    awilson. that is pretty fabric.
    When is the list to come out? I cut my fabric and need to wash it now.

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    I took one of my envelopes to the PO and they said it would cost .65. So I have the stamps and I also bought a book of forever stamps
    Now just waiting.

    UOTE=jaba;5801957]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.[/QUOTE]
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    such pretty fabric,cant wait to start!!

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    I was going to say I think mine was about fifty total but you also have to know half is up front then the rest is a bit at a time as you complete your blocks over three months. I had a small and a large group. The trick is to get that envelope as flat as you can. regular sized envelope. it has to fit throught he machined slot at the post office. if its too fat or bulky its .65 or now like .67 isnt it? I know it was going up soon. I think fold it longer than fatter is the key and stay away from really bulky with zipper baggies. those zipper parts will raise your postal if its a concern at all. just think its mailing 15 or 16 envelopes regular or up to .20c more international to Canada was I think only .20 c more so not bad. they weigh more going home so figure .65 for the return on average. per fabric swap.

    ok I see I am on the list. there are a good number of us signed up .. OH Mary C in Canada thank you so much foryour tea pot patterns. they are great! sorry almost forgot to post that but she sent me a set of photo copies of patterns for asian tea pots ann they are so cool lucky me.
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    I will be assigning groups this weekend..so anyone who wants in better hurry hurry
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    Yea! am excited to get to work on some neat blocks
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    Me too Nelco. Love these boom swaps can hardly wait.

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    Akkk.. okay, I'm giving into temptation! I'm in! Please sign me up for one of the small groups. I'm still a novice but I will try to make blocks everyone can be proud of.

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    Welcome Frenchfry you are going to love it and be forever hooked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelco View Post
    I took one of my envelopes to the PO and they said it would cost .65. So I have the stamps and I also bought a book of forever stamps
    Now just waiting.

    UOTE=jaba;5801957]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.
    [/QUOTE]

    I took my envelopes to PO this morning to have them weighed and find out postage on each. I have the white 6" x 9-1/2" envelopes, and I had 4 brown that had clasps. they told me price for each would be $1.10 for each. Got my postage ready waiting for names to put on envelopes.

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    I can hardly wait.

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    I just found out that we're getting a tax refund (woo hoo!), so I'll be able to play after all. PM sent for a large group or two small groups - whatever is needed.
    Have a wonderful day! If you need to contact me, please use the e-mail address on my profile page. Sometimes I don't get notifications that I have a PM here. Please note that I'm usually unavailable on weekends, but I'll get back to you on Monday.

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    I was going to send out one of the lingerie fabrics for you all to work with but decided to go with the paisley instead lol
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    For those of you who are nervous,... I found great free series of blocks on Craftsy.com. last year. I bet you can still get it online. I liked it so much I bought the teacher's series this year. Very good instructions!!
    Dotty in NYC

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    Craftsy also has blocks of the month for 2012 and 2013. Free!

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    Ohhh cant wait so many blocks I want to try
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    April love your fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanda lou View Post
    April love your fabric.
    Ditto.......

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    LikeX3 April! I can see how you had a tough decision!

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    april you silly goose we KNEW you would send the fabric with orange.. and ooh la la my my you collect lingerie.. fabric. did not even know there was a selection to be had. learn something everyday. I am excited to start and for what its worth quilterscache has such a huge selection of free blocks that are 12.5 ready to send they seem like the safe place to go .. mccallsquilting has some and about.com has pretty good instructions on their free blocks you do have to sift through the 10" the 12" and the larger ones. I say while it happens even to me, I know shock, 1/8th an inch off.. can be worked with larger than that its tough to make all the blocks line up not lose those points you worked hard to make so measure measure measure and dont forget that scant 1/4 inch .. painters tape on the front of the machine can really help you get that just place it slightly in front of your quarter inch mark on the machine. also big one measure your machine from the needle to that spot. some might be marked off which wouldnt help much. I have mine tapped. cheap easy solution for me to not have any headaches size wise.
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    I got almost 3 yards of this fabric from Goodwill for 50 cents. 50 CENTS! I didn't necessarily like it all that well, but I couldn't just leave it at the store for someone else to have. I'm thinking it would make for a series of interesting blocks.. what do you guys think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchfryqueen View Post
    I got almost 3 yards of this fabric from Goodwill for 50 cents. 50 CENTS! I didn't necessarily like it all that well, but I couldn't just leave it at the store for someone else to have. I'm thinking it would make for a series of interesting blocks.. what do you guys think?
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    I think for 50 cents you got a heck of a deal! And it will make for interesting blocks for sure
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