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Thread: Fall 2017 I Spy Charm Swap

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    Senior Member rbwiese's Avatar
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    Fall 2017 I Spy Charm Swap

    If you would like to be part of the I Spy Charm Swap, here are the guidelines. Please read carefully:

    Mailing deadline is Monday Nov 20, 2017
    Swapping will be the week after Thanksgiving

    Cutting/Packaging Method:
    We will be sending 10 different fabrics in each bag we swap. All of your bags may have the same mixture in them, or different, but you cannot repeat fabrics in any one bag. We will be swapping bag for bag, so there must be 10 different fabrics in each bag. Please put your board name and state on every bag you are swapping. For instance, "rbwiese TN" for mine...

    You may swap in groups of 8 bags. Some have expressed wanting more sets of bags, so I am removing the upper limit – but each one must use a different set of 10 fabrics. You will get 8 - 5" squares in one width of fabric, provided your print does not require fussy cutting. If it does, you may get fewer cuts out your yardage. Please Fussy Cut if your print requires it. Send the kind of nice squares you hope to receive. Anything less than 8 is not cost-effective for you (shipping). Also – please limit licensed prints and holiday prints to 1 per baggie.

    The Usual 'Stuff':
    1. Send what you would like to receive, quality-wise. Send only 100% cotton unwashed quilting fabric. Please do not send thin or loosely woven fabrics. If it has to be starched to be acceptable, it's probably not a good fabric for this swap.

    2. Try and find new prints you have not sent before or seen in the swap, if at all possible. We all like new stuff! Please select prints that would be acceptable in a child's quilt. No flowers, lines, stars, geometrics, batiks. We need recognizable objects. If I find unusable fabrics in your baggies, I will return all to you unswapped.

    3. Then, pm me (rbwiese) and tell me you want to join and how many bags you intend to swap. I need your real name and address. I will respond to you with my mailing address for you to mail your swaps to me.

    4. Put all your swap baggies in one big ziplock with your name and mailing address, as well as your board name. That will keep them together in your package and if it happens to get torn open in shipment, your address will be there for the P.O. to return to you. Speaking of "torn open"... those paper flat rate envelopes are the pits. They tear so easily, especially with lumpy contents in them. Do yourself a favor and use something better-- like the Tyvek envelopes or padded flat rate envelopes. You have to order the latter from the post office online, in packages of 10, but they are free. If you do it now, you will have your envelopes in time to mail.

    5. Postage: I will be using the padded flat rate envelope. It now costs $6.50 for the padded flat rate envelope using Paypal address labels. Please send cash or you can use Paypal. I can send you my account info. If you send stamps, it will cost the $7.20 that is required by the Post Office. If you have a Paypal account, you can print single label shipping for $6.50 – here is the link https://www.paypal.com/shiplabel/create/
    If you want to use an alternative envelope method, please put the postage on the envelope and enclose the self-addressed envelope to me.

    Remember to send in what you would like to receive back.
    Let’s have tons of fun, and of course you have to follow all the basic QB swap rules, found here:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    I'm definitely in! I've collected some new fabrics just for this swap. Will let you know how many sets ASAP.

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    Okay, put me down for 16 sets. I'll PM you shortly. Thanks for hosting!

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    I'm in again. I already have four sets cut and will send them all if we have enough people swapping.
    If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough!

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    I'll play again. Unfortunately I will probably only do one set but I'm going to see what I have and might change that number. Sending PM.

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    I want to join. 16 bags.
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    I'm in and it will probably be for 2 sets.

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    Whoo hoo I am in! Will have to let you know how many for sure. I love this swap!

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    I will probably be in for 2 sets. Anybody looking for a specific type, since I am going to have to shop?

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    Yeah - a good group already started.

    We had a great day - spent it with son, DIL and grandkids. Only hiccup was, Rachel fell of off her scooter and hit her head on the driveway and had a pretty good bump on it. She kept asking was it bleeding when I took her inside, and I kept telling her no, was skin gone like a skinned knee and I told her not really. Finally took her to a mirror and let her see it herself, told her it might turn purple - but some goldfish crackers made it better!
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    My goodness, I must work on Christmas items so cannot swap this time but will lurk occasionally!
    hugs,
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    is there a theme for the fabrics?
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    We will miss you - maybe catch you after the holidays!

    Rena

    Quote Originally Posted by djmat View Post
    My goodness, I must work on Christmas items so cannot swap this time but will lurk occasionally!
    hugs,
    dj
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    is there a theme for the fabrics?
    The only theme is easily recognizable objects for a child - so not all novelty fabric is suitable - but most is. Everything from animals to sports to toys to foods - things like that. Come join the fun!

    Rena
    Last edited by rbwiese; 10-16-2017 at 04:55 PM. Reason: spelling
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    Put me down for 16 swaps
    Life is Great and then I have to go to WORK.
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    OK - have a great group going. I know everyone has a lot started with Christmas in mind. We have a new swapper this time - welcome to quiltgran2. And have already received one package!

    Moonrise – 16 bags - Received

    Sleepy Hollow

    Minibarn – 8 bags

    Mmonohon – 16 bags

    Jannie – 16 bags

    Bullock2us

    Quiltingdragon

    Jarenie – 16 bags

    Quiltgran2 – 16 bags
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    Do you have room for one more player? I see an I-Spy quilt in my future.

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    MaryMo - welcome! Be careful - I Spy's are addictive! Please send me a PM with your info.
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    New additions:

    Moonrise – 16 bags - Received

    Sleepy Hollow

    Minibarn – 8 bags

    Mmonohon – 16 bags

    Jannie – 16 bags

    Bullock2us

    Quiltingdragon

    Jarenie – 16 bags

    Quiltgran2 – 16 bags - Received

    MaryMo - 8 bags
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    My package hit the post office today. Now on to the quilt I have to do for my grandson's wedding in January.

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    Have been contacted by a new participant - we need a few more. So if any of you know of anyone who might be interested, send them on this way.

    Jannie, will be looking for your package - and a wedding on your horizon, congratulations!
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    We have another first time swapper - welcome Katie Belle!

    Moonrise – 16 bags - Received

    Sleepy Hollow

    Minibarn – 8 bags

    Mmonohon – 16 bags

    Jannie – 16 bags

    Bullock2us

    Quiltingdragon

    Jarenie – 16 bags

    Quiltgran2 – 16 bags - Received

    MaryMo - 8 bags

    Katie Belle
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    Yea for more swappers!

    I have four sets of 8. They are all sorted, just need to package them up and get them ready to send out.
    If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough!

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    It was great to meet you today, Rena!

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    Hey everyone - I attended a craft fair today where moonrise was set up - and she had made some really cute things - so I did some Christmas shopping! Her booth looked great - wish I had taken a picture! Great to meet you and see all of the sewing you have done.

    PS - your churn dash blocks are looking great. I don't have enough florals to do but one set, so guess that means I have to go shopping!
    Last edited by rbwiese; 11-04-2017 at 03:51 PM. Reason: added PS
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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