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Thread: HOME DÉCOR SWAP #2 - entry closes April 19, 2013

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    HOME DÉCOR SWAP #2 - entry closes April 19, 2013

    For this partnered swap, the theme is HOME DÉCOR.

    Signups close: April 19, 2013

    Ship by date: June 17, 2013 (Delivery confirmation required)

    How it works:

    *This is a partnered swap for all skill levels.

    *You will pick a room of your home in which you’d like a homemade quilted or quilt related surprise and give me your top 2 wish list items and your swap partner will decide on an item for you, but what item you'll receive will remain a secret until you get your package.

    *Please make sure that all items have been prewashed and are machine washable on at least the gentle cycle, except wall hangings.

    *All projects must include at least 2 different fabrics.

    *if you prefer to receive something gender specific, please add that info to your selected room when you send your info.

    *Partners will be completely random, outside of allergy concerns.

    *PM me when you ship or receive your item

    Suggestions for each room:

    By all means you can pick anything else that goes in that room that you wish, and a wall hanging is appropriate for almost any room:

    >Living room: Candle mats, pillow covers, remote holder, mug rugs

    >Dining room: Placemats, table runner, hot pads

    >Kitchen: Insulated teapot cover, bar runner, potholders/oven mitts, casserole carrier, can/mug cozy, apron, grocery totes

    >Adult Bedroom: Nightstand mats, pillow covers, bed runner, bed caddy (to hold a book/magazine, reading classes, and remotes)

    >Child (specify gender and age): Pillow covers, pillowcase, jewelry or bow holders, doll quilts, bed caddy, travel case for art pad and crayons or pencils, toys, child’s apron

    >Baby/Toddler (specify gender and age, if known): toys, burp cloths, bibs, busy books, play mats, car seat quilts, changing mats/kits

    >Bathroom: Tank runner, candle mat, makeup bag, toiletry bag, decorative towels, travel jewelry bag

    >Sewing room/Office: Scissor case, scraps/trash bag, sewing caddy, ironing board cover, mug rug

    >Other: Tote bag, quilted purse, purse organizer, hand warmers, cell phone cover, eye/sunglass case, legal pad cover, checkbook cover

    I am required to insist that participants send me a monthly PM to verify that they are still active in this swap and are working on their promised project.

    I am required to insist that participants notify me as soon as they have finished their quilt and are ready to mail it.

    Once I have received notice that both partners are done and ready to mail, I will send both a PM to let them know it’s time to mail.

    I am required to insist that all participants send me verification of shipment, to include tracking information.

    Participants are required to ensure packages will not arrive “postage due.”

    Any and all other fees, such as import duties, taxes, etc imposed by the recipient’s government are the sole responsibility of the recipient.


    Absent legitimate and reported mitigating circumstances, participants who have not fulfilled their obligation to ship by June 19, 2013 shall be deemed “late” and risk receiving Negative [Swap] Feedback.

    Please keep in touch with me as required as well as your partners. Please let me know right away if something happens that will interfere with your ability to complete your project on time.

    Swappers should treat each other as friends and focus on the fun. So … please be prepared to be flexible, patient and understanding if necessary and appropriate.

    What to submit:
    Board Name:
    Real Name:
    Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip:
    Phone #: (this is for my use only in the event that a problem should arise)
    Will you accept international partners?:
    Any allergies?
    Is your home pet and smoke free?
    Can you take and post photos?
    Choice of room (with gender/age info if needed):
    Your décor colors and/or theme:
    #1 item choice:
    #2 item choice:

    Please read the swap rules at http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm.

    Once you PM me your info to join, please post in the group so that your swap members can get to know a little about your tastes and needs and the anticipation can begin!

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    I'm in for sure, just have to think about what I'd like and then will send a PM.

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    I will surely play again...

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    I will play again. It's going to be for Beau this time he is 2 1/2. I have such a mish mash of stuff in my bedroom and living area, hopefully I can redo these rooms soon.

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    I figured 3 weeks would be enough time for everyone to receive their packages from the last one and decide on what they'd like to ask for. Note that the completion deadline is on a Monday this time. That'll give everyone a final push weekend to finish up this time, which some of us needed the first go around. So, in the meantime, what's everyone working on?

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    Ok, you have twisted my arm. I am in! Sending you my pm now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    I'm in for sure, just have to think about what I'd like and then will send a PM.
    Ditto! I know I want to be in, but I'm too tired to think straight now as to what I want!
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    you know i'm taking some time off to work on my own stuff for a change. but i think i can sneak this one in. please put me on the list. i will send pm.
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Yeah, I'm going to work on a couple little projects too. I have to make a wallet for my best friend and maybe another for someone she knows. I also have to make a tissue box holder with built-in trash receptacle for my friend's mother-in-law that will hang on her walker. I don't have a pattern for it though, so I've been putting it off, lol.

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    Just google it and you'll get lots of ideas and free patterns for the trash bag. No mail today, so haven't sent in my PM yet hopefully soon. LeBrat is a little better tonight and in better spirits. Pending tests results, she may be able to go home tomorrow, will know in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    Just google it and you'll get lots of ideas and free patterns for the trash bag. No mail today, so haven't sent in my PM yet hopefully soon. LeBrat is a little better tonight and in better spirits. Pending tests results, she may be able to go home tomorrow, will know in the morning.
    Nope, haven't seen one like this. I got one of those cardboard buckets that is the size of a square tissue box. It will live in a separate compartment, with a separate opening for deposits. I'll put either a snap or a velcro piece to hold the handle out of the way, so when it's full, you just pull it out by the handle and empty it, then drop it back in & fasten it back. It'll have a flip top, with the 2 openings in it, and two hang tabs to hang it on her walker so it won't tip over.

    My friend said once I take it to her, I'll have everyone in the place wanting one like it.

    I do hope Mrs. Bratty comes home! I miss her smiling face and witty repartee!

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    Would like to see what you come up with, sounds like it would be perfect. You may have a little assembly line sewing at your house.

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    I may need some help with that assembly line if all goes well, lol! It's definitely something I'm going to document in case I make more.

    I've decided to break down and buy an Accuquilt Go! with my income tax refund. Heck, my boyfriend wouldn't care if I just bought it, since it keeps me out of his hair about working so much, but I feel like I need to pay for it myself because it's so expensive. Thing is, I can't decide which pack to go with. The starter pack from Accuquilt is $564, with the machine, tote, 11 dies (the 12" block starter set), and 3 mats. Downside is, it doesn't come with a 2-1/2" strip die or the mat you need for it. The mix & match starter set on Amazon is $389, also 11 dies and 3 mats, but no tote or 2-1/2" die either, and if I add just the tote, it's $462, and with the 2-1/2" die & mat it's $535. The collect em all set on Amazon (only place I found it) has the machine, all of the 17 original dies (including the 2-1/2" strip & a few for applique), tote, all 4 mat sizes, and the storage rack for $794. OR! I could buy the machine alone and add the best seller 9 die/4 mat set and the tote for $590.

    Someone was discussing this in another thread and sent someone to diecutyourfabric.com, but they don't carry any bundles. Everything is 30% off retail though. I just put in all the dies in the starter set and it would be $498 + shipping, so it's not cheaper for this, but the dies are competitive. Their site is nothing but an order form though, so you have to know what you're looking for before you go there.

    So, that's my conundrum for this Easter weekend....

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    Well, I guess that solved that. My boyfriend came in & saw me looking at them and asked me if I decided yet. I started telling him the differences in the options & he said "Just get the big set and be done with it. It's $200 difference and you got a good tax refund. Buy something for yourself." So, I guess I'm getting the big set!

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    Just talked to the Brat and they are going to release her late this afternoon. She'll probably be on the board tonight if she's not too tired when she gets home or at least tomorrow so she can jabber away, you gotta' love it!! If I didn't say so, Happy Hoppity Easter everyone.

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    Happy Easter!!!

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    ok I received two pm's about this thread so I guess i'll jump "blindly" back in again!
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    yay! welcome, krazy girl! and yay, welcome home brat! i took the week end off from the computer since i spend more time chattering here than sewing. hey, i'm working on lots of stuff! i'm sure this time around will be just as fun!!
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    oh I am going to be in so much trouble with Jan... sign me up. (hiding now). I know I said no more sign ups for me til I finish this quilt but see I have help coming on the way in May so I can always twist arms to assist me on the final push of that quilt I just wont tell them yet.. oh hell help has just seen this. oops.

    I have no idea what i will make as obviously I need to get a room assignment first I hope you get a nice turn out Dustysmom. I love the chatter as much as the suprise. I scored wonderfully last time yes yes I did. I have always wanted to try making one of those wool candle mats. go kits has so many to pick from its hard to settle on one.. then again I just like make tablemats/runners. they make me happy. wall hangings? love them. blender covers? uh no. aprons yes! oh oh want an apron someone. pick me pick me! lol. signing up nw before Jaba comes and bops my head to remind me I said NO more swaps for now. I accidentally forgot. (grin).
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    You've been bopped!! I knew you couldn't resist. Naughty Brat!! Have to look around today and just fill out the sheet and send it I guess. Was waiting to see what my partner made from the last one but I'm still keeping the bench very warm, nothing in the mail. Always like those table runners, or a runner for my fireplace mantel would be nice, need a nice cover for my mixer but I don't wear aprons brat, no aprons here.

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    I have too much stuff going on right now so I'm trying to decide if I should play or sit this turn out. We are in the process of painting our living room and front entry - going from the color of clay pots to tan/taupe color on our accent wall and front entry - remaining walls are going to be a much lighter cream color - very neutral. Still have time to decide to join the group again.

    I had quilt club last night - we are making the quilt from the book "Every Barn Tells A Story" and we are required to have three blocks done for each meeting, This Saturday our Groovy Girls quilt club meets and for that we are making a Moda Friendship Quilt - we make five blocks for each months meeting. I have BOM to complete each month and I signed up for the doll quilt swap so need to make a doll quilt and ship that out before the end of the month. I'm kind of busy for the time being - gardening will be starting soon - YEA happy dance - what's this girl going to do.
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    Yay! The more the merrier! Send in your info!!!! The sign up questions are a tad different this time, and I didn't keep everyone's info, so....

    I'm glad to see you back Brat! Don't you overdo it now. On the upside, it's a long enough window to take it slow and still make something nice for your partner. Dabbler, that goes for you too! Jaba, don't hurt Brat too bad now, you know she's still fragile!

    Not too many sign ups so far. Still some people in the wait & see category because of other obligations. Tell everyone you know though & we'll have a good turnout. I just don't know what I'll do if we have 90+ like the mug rug swap!

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    I get brownie points I just did a pitch in the Pacific group swap. I figure so many say they are done and waiting taping toes and such so I suggested they tap them over here Does that move me up higher on the chain of .. somethings? I was so hoping to be a higher something lol. might be good never know

    I think dabbler it sounds like your having a ton of fun. I love that book and would love to do a follow along on that wish someone on the board would start that one. like they did the ponywife club thing. Barn followers! yeah! and another quilt group? you have two? my one lucky lady. What bom's are you doing inquiring minds want to know.. like me! tell me more tell me more!
    well tired bratola is going to try to get some sleep. got home at 7 pm. from dialysis. have to leave at 6 a.m. for more of the same fun. I sure know how to kill it with entertaining myself. yahoo! I am excited now. *uh huh
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    brat, sleep well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    I get brownie points I just did a pitch in the Pacific group swap. I figure so many say they are done and waiting taping toes and such so I suggested they tap them over here Does that move me up higher on the chain of .. somethings? I was so hoping to be a higher something lol. might be good never know
    Well you're already toward the top of the signup list. Does that count? Only 5 have sent in their info to join so far. Somehow the phrase "go forth & multiply" is stuck in my head, lol.

    My Accuquilt Go! cutter came yesterday! I'm so excited. I managed to stay out of the sewing room last night though. I need to pick out a project and make sure I have all the fabrics before I start cutting nilly willie or I'll have all my fabrics chopped up in a minute, lol.

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