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Thread: Dates Changed - 10.5" Layer Cake Squares Swap

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    Dates Changed - 10.5" Layer Cake Squares Swap

    Get ready for a 10.5” Layer Cake Swap!

    Each set a swapper submits will have 12 different squares of any 1 (one) 100% cotton ANY colored quality quilting fabric (no flannel, no homespun, no eyelets, and no broadcloth) Keep in mind send what you would like to receive in return. Future swaps of specific color themes may take place in the future dependent on interest.

    Squares should be carefully cut from 100% cotton fabric. Fabrics that fray easily or are fairly easy to see through are not good candidates for this swap.

    Please be advised that fabrics that are not square, squares too wonky or too off grain, squares that are shedding, squares that contain selvages, or those that are not 10.5” or larger, will be returned unswapped.

    Here’s how it works: - In your packet to me you will enclose:

    * 1 gallon size Ziplock bag with 12 ct – 10.5” squares of one fabric for each set
    * Selvages must be removed entirely from both selvage ends- Including selvage holes.
    * Please remember that each set of 12 must be cut from different fabrics. The sets may be the same, but wouldn’t have to be, as long as each swapper gets 12 different fabrics.
    * Number of sets are limited to six per padded flat-rate envelope. HOWEVER, if you wish to exchange more than six, you are allowed to send more than one envelope. Just be aware you will be needing to send enough postage to cover BOTH envelopes, not just the one. I will not be able to do “special” mailings with different envelopes to accommodate merging two full sets of exchanges. If this becomes an issue, we will just learn from it and limit the future swaps to what will fit in one flat-rate envelope ��
    * Fabric can be washed or unwashed, but needs to be new looking and not faded; ironed and in gallon bags for safe passage thru USPS.
    * Swap is limiting the number of holiday or licensed fabrics to one per bag, max.
    * Try to swap fabrics that have not been swapped before to keep it fresh for those who participate in multiple swaps.
    * Be sure to put your screen name on each baggie so the swappers know who to thank!
    * Your screen name Must be on the outside of the package. Packages are not opened until it is time to redistribute (so I don’t lose anything!), and this helps me keep track of who has already been received.
    * Please put your return postage of $7.55 in a sandwich baggie NOT in with fabric. I’ve had issues in the past, thanks! No personal checks, please. Please be sure to put your name and mailing address in with it.

    * Sign up by Feb. 12th, fabric to me by Feb 25th, with redistribution by March 2nd.

    If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
    Enjoy!
    Chris
    Last edited by PatriceJ; 02-01-2019 at 01:57 AM.

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    Restillettos, I'm in. I will pm you my info.

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    Queenbarbiej is the quick-draw first responder

    Welcome! I look forward to getting to know you. Many on here will attest to my nuttiness

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    Question

    Can each set be of the same fabric?
    For instance, set 1 has one fabric, set 2 has another fabric.
    Just want to be sure.
    Linda ^i^

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwyltaholic View Post
    Can each set be of the same fabric?
    For instance, set 1 has one fabric, set 2 has another fabric.
    Just want to be sure.
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    No. It says 12 different fabrics in each set. Unless you mean can each set have the same variety of 12, then yes. Don’t put any two of the same fabric in a ziplocksd set.

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    Curious why 10.5 and not the typical 10” layer cake?

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    I'm definitely in! Will PM you shortly.

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    Update: I've pulled enough fabric from my stash for 12 sets (2 envelopes' worth). I'll try to not to make more than 6 sets identical for easier swapping.

    In the event of duplicates, that's A-OK with me. You know me. I always love duplicates!

    I'll iron, cut, and put the sets together when DH and I get back from our little "mountain escape" early next week.

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    This is a swap I would have loved to participate in!! But reading the dates , doesn't give me much time to go go thru my fabric, wash, iron, package etc lol. Have lots of fun drooling over your packages when you get them ladies, I will be envious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marietta View Post
    This is a swap I would have loved to participate in!! But reading the dates , doesn't give me much time to go go thru my fabric, wash, iron, package etc lol. Have lots of fun drooling over your packages when you get them ladies, I will be envious.
    I sent a PM to clarify the dates. That's only, like, 2 days to sign up, so I'm wondering if it was supposed to say March? I'm sure she'll get back to us right away.
    Last edited by moonrise; 01-31-2019 at 01:39 AM.

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    Oh my gosh folks.....I'm off a week.

    Mercy.

    Let me PM Patrice and see if we can change that. [email protected] me.
    LOL

    Sign up by Feb. 12th, fabric to me by Feb 25th, with redistribution by March 2nd? We'll see if Patrice can change it for us.

    I went with 10.5" since that is how the past swaps were taking place? First time swapping this size. What are your thoughts?
    Last edited by redstilettos; 01-31-2019 at 06:06 AM.

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    10.5" is okay but some of my fat quarters have wonky ends. By the time I get the ends straight and cut the 1" salvage off I only have enough for one 10.5" square. I m use to the 10" layer cakes. I understand the extra 1/2". It's just incase you wash the squares before use and you will have a little bit of shrinkage. This way you have 10" blocks if they do shrink after washing and drying.

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    One thing I noticed when rough-cutting my 10-1/2" x WOF strips is that some of my fabrics weren't a full 42" after the selvage is removed. Theoretically a person should be able to get four 10-1/2" squares from one WOF of fabric, but in some cases, I'll only be able to get three squares. I guess some manufacturers like to "be frugal" when it comes to the width.

    I would be able to get four 10-1/4" squares, though. Is that close enough? If not, it's perfectly fine because I can use the leftover "short" piece for another project.

    Either way, it's nice having the squares a bit oversized to allow for shrinkage and ruler differences.

    Edited to add: The dates work for me either way, but there will probably be more folks to sign up if they have a little additional time.
    Last edited by moonrise; 01-31-2019 at 07:56 AM.

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    I would like to be in this swap. I have my fabrics picked out and waiting downstairs to be ironed and cut. Red, Do I need to send you a PM again? No problem if you do.
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    sets

    What does this mean?

    * Please remember that each set of 12 must be cut from different fabrics. The sets may be the same, but wouldn’t have to be, as long as each swapper gets 12 different fabrics.
    Linda ^i^

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    Kywltaholic, a set is one bag of 12 fabrics. So far I have 2 bags done.

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    Okay, folks,

    We did the date change. My concern is many might not re-read this thread. So this first swap may be a little small in number given my major problem with not being able to read a calendar correctly.

    Let's give it some time and we'll see what happens. Worst case scenario, we have baggies already cut for the next one

    So sorry for the major confusion!

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    I've wanted to do a swap for a while! I'm just not sure my stash is "cool" enough to swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieldoffaisies View Post
    I've wanted to do a swap for a while! I'm just not sure my stash is "cool" enough to swap.
    Welcome to the Board! I like a mix of fabrics for scrappy quilts. Probably it's fine! :-)

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    Dieldofaisies, whatever you have (as long as it is cotton) I think everyone would be fine with. That's just my opinion.

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    queenbarbiej

    Ok, so that is 12 different or the same?
    I just don't want to send something that is wrong. I did that before!
    Linda ^i^

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    kwyltaholic that would be 12 different fabrics in a bag. Each bag can be the same fabrics.

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    Is there a preferred method of cutting? (Pinking shears vs rotary cutter..)

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    dieldoffaisies it is up to you. I prefer rotary cutter. That's because I don't to do a lot of hand cutting.

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    I had questions, lol, but they seem to have been mostly answered :-). From the comments, looks like there are about 8 of us, not a bad number and start. Have to get back to cutting, have a Blessed day.

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