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Thread: :D September “BACK TO SCHOOL” Oh Sew Sweet ‘CANDY’ swap!!!!

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    :D September “BACK TO SCHOOL” Oh Sew Sweet ‘CANDY’ swap!!!!

    Another swap for those who love “Candy” aka: 2.5” Charms !
    ***Sign up Closes August 15, 2014***

    YES we call it CANDY, but this swap is not the “candy” you eat. We trade 2.5" squares (another size of postage stamp) in sets of 50 different 100% cotton fabrics. Limit is 15 cotton “Candy” sets per swapper.

    More CANDY news! Again. You can choose to do a ‘CANDY Twist’ of BATIKS! These will be 2.5” squares of 20 different BATIKS. Twist limit is 5 sets of Batiks “Candy”.

    PM me your information (Real name and address) to sign up, and let me know how many sets (and twists, if you choose) you would like to swap.

    For example:

    SheriR - 15 Cotton sets, 5 Batik twists
    Sheri R…
    1234 Quilter Road
    Quilting City, Texas 02213

    Sign-ups close August 15, 2014. Sets are due to me by August 31, 2014. I will swap them out, and get them back to you by about September 15, 2014.

    Use quality 100% cottons only! NO flannels, NO polys, NO homespun, NO eyelets. If in doubt of fiber content, leave it out! PLEASE SEND WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE. BE SELECTIVE AND BE CAREFUL TO SEND ONLY 100% COTTON.

    All sets do not need to be identical. You can use what is in your stash! Each set does need to contain the right amount of DIFFERENT squares. (50 DIFFERENT cottons and/or 20 DIFFERENT Batiks) Please double check your counts…then count again. Remember, MORE is better than less.

    MAKE SURE to trim off selvages before cutting your squares. Also try to be accurate in your cutting of the squares, so they DO measure 2.5".

    Put each set of 50 (or 20 for BATIKS) squares in its own small, snack size baggies. LABEL each baggie with your board name and state you are from. For example, my baggies will say: SheriR – Texas

    Put all your sets in a larger baggie with your board name, real name and address. This way if your envelope gets damaged the PO can return the contents to you.

    Include for me an address label with your return information so I can easily stick it on your return envelope.

    Include $5.70 for return postage. Tracking Confirmation is free when I print the labels at the USPS.com site. I will not return your swaps until I have exact postage from you to cover the charges. I WILL NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS! You can send me A PO Money order, cash or stamps, concealed in your package which ever you prefer. (NOT metered postage as some of these expire before I can get the packages back to you.) ALSO…if you send stamps, send $6.00 worth, it costs more to mail this way. Printing from the USPS site saves money but I can’t use your stamps, I have to pay.

    Mail your swaps to me anyway you choose. If you use the PO flat rate envelopes I would reinforce the seams with tape so they’re more durable while being shipped.

    *PLEASE* I request you send TO me WITH a Confirmation/Tracking Number. This will alleviate any questions as to where your swap is.

    I will return your swapped “Candy” in a bubble padded USPS Flat Rate Envelope which I order from USPS for free.

    If your sets cost more than what you sent me, I have no choice to hold them until I get the difference. Thanks for your understanding.

    Sign-ups close August 15, 2014. Sets are due to me by August 31, 2014. I will swap them out, and get them back to you by approximately September 15, 2014.

    ** If you’re shipping from outside the USA, please mail 10 days earlier (June 4) to make sure I get them in time. ** Send me a PM and we can make arrangements for payment of return postage if you will have a problem acquiring US$.

    Feel free to mail your sets early, if you wish.

    General rules for swaps: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm

    If you have any questions, concerns, or other "candy" swappy ideas please send me a PM.

    Happy Candy Quilting ~ SheriR
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    Love the candy! Sending PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kele View Post
    Love the candy! Sending PM.
    YIPEE!!! A swapper!!
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    Add me too!
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    Great to be home! PMing you Sheri, wahoo!

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    Oh good, this is so much fun . Sending PM
    quilting makes our lives go round so sweetly

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    Count me in also!

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    Save me a spot Sheri! I'm going to cut my squares before signing up.
    If you choose the behavior, you accept the consequences...Dr. Phil

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    Oh man, of course there's a mistake in my intro. If you're international the due dates are the Same, just remember to mail early enough that I have them by the end of August and add appropriate postage.
    SheriR~

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    I have already sent my PM. I'll start washing and cutting fabric later this week.

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    Sending my PM today,love these candies!
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    Add me too plz! Sent PM

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    Just sent you a pm. I'm in for 20 + 5.
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    Nurse Bonnie, am I wrong? I thought we were limited to 15 cotton plus 5 batik.
    quilting makes our lives go round so sweetly

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    Sheri - I'm in for 15 regular & 5 batiks. I LOVE batiks and and I'm slowly building my stash of batik candy.
    I'm sending you a pm shortly.

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    We're off to a great start! And middle of summer too!! Here's the current signup list:

    September Candy Sign up:

    1. SheriR 15 cotton sets, 5 batik twists
    2. kele - 10 cotton sets
    3. Mariposa – 15 cotton sets
    4. djmat – 15 cotton sets
    5. trish b – 15 cotton sets, 5 batik twists
    6. Auntevie - 15 cotton sets
    7. Twisted Quilter - ?
    8. Happylab – 15 cotton sets, 5 batik twists
    9. KathyM - 15 cotton
    10. Letsquilt - 15 cotton sets
    11. Crafty1 - 15 cotton sets, 5 batik twists
    12. Nurse Bonnie – 15 cotton sets, 5 batik twists
    13. Happystitchermm - 3 cotton sets
    14. CyndyK - 15 cotton sets, 5 batik twists
    SheriR~

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    Oh, goody, looks like another great swap and I have all new fabric to send that I got at a Farmer's Market from a dear elderly lady selling all of her 40 yrs of quilting stuff. I got a little nuts going through all of it, but found so cool new & wonderful out of print fabric. Hope you like it. Roomie moved out of the condo here so I can set up my away-from-home sewing room & begin cutting for this swap, wahoo!
    hugs,
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    SheriR, sign me up for the max please. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dottie dodge View Post
    SheriR, sign me up for the max please. Thanks
    Do you want cotton and batiks?
    SheriR~

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    Wow!!! how awesome this is it seems as though you are a pro at this SheriR!! btw - the boys r back from Denton - off to get one now and have some fun!

    who knows - I may just join you... What I've always wanted to do is one of those friendship triangle projects/quilts by Edyta Sitar, In fact, she has a book by that title. I suppose you could make light/dark pairs and make HSTs out of the stamps. You need 2 7/8" to make 2" HSTs; 2.5" cut would make 1 5/8" HSTs .....unless of course you took smaller seams... hmmmmmmmmmmm.
    Gus

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    Do you want cotton and batiks?
    Y
    Sorry. I was running late to pick up the granddaughter and thought you could read my mind. I would like to sign up for 15 cotton and 5 batik. PM to follow. Need to take the GD to swim lessons now.

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    Gus,
    We'd love you to join!! We always have a great swap group! But just remember these 2.5" 'candies' are VERY addicting. I like your Friendship Triangle idea. If it's only squares sewn on diagonal I done know why you couldn't use any size, so why not 2.5"!!!

    I'm planning a surprise for anyone who shows me they're sewing candy! So post pictures!!!

    ALSO...I'm off to North Dakota again with my daughter. Not really looking forward to the three day drive with her Mastiff, but I love the grandkids!! I told her we can do the RowByRow ShopHop all the way there!!! Great idea, right?!!?! Just remember I'll be slightly out of pocket.

    HappyQuilting!
    Sheri
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    No completed projects yet, but here's what I've done with my candy -

    I totally copied PeginCo's super cute patriotic pot holder. (Hope you don't mind, Peg!) Need to get the binding on, maybe it will be done by next July 4th.

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    I've made stacks of 16 patch blocks. Haven't decided what to do with them yet.

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    Kele, great start on those 16 patches!!! When i first started collecting 'candy' I planned on full charm quilt, starting with 16 patches. Maybe I should still do that! And I love y'all's patriotic potholders. I bet you could bind that in minutes!!!!!
    SheriR~

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    Sheri, I definatly want to join in but want to at least start cutting before I officially sign up. I have been doing checkerboard blocks to eventually make a full checkerboard quilt. Also have a mug rug ready to bind, quilted by hand and hate the quilting so have to take that out and requilt it. Talk about primitive! I love Kele's 16 patch blocks and pot holder. I think that should be in the future for me.
    I just learned how to shrink my photos so now to learn how to post them myself. Just seems like their isn't enough time in the day to do all I want to do!
    Good Better Best, never let it rest till the good is better and the better best

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