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Thread: I Spy Swap 5" squares Deadline to join April 10th, 2013

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    Super Member owlvamp's Avatar
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    I Spy Swap 5" squares Deadline to join April 10th, 2013

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

    1.please pm me telling me that you want to enter the swap. In the pm please tell me how many sets you want to do,name and address along with board name. I will then send you a pm giving you my mailing address.


    2. We will be swapping sets of 20 charm squares, each 5 inch square. You may send more than one set of 20 charms, up to 6 sets. Each set that you send to me can be cut from the same fabric. You should be able to cut 20 five inch squares from around 1/2 yard of fabric depending on the design spacing. If you send more than one set, please use a different fabric for each set. I will divide up the charms randomly and return back to you 20 different charms per set. At least that is the goal, and I will try hard to do that! (If you send several sets, please realize that you might get duplicate charms in return.)


    3. Please send 100 percent cotton only. Do not prewash the fabric. Squares should be carefully rotary cut from UN-washed 100% cotton fabric. Keep in mind that your squares could end up in a child's quilt. Select fabrics that will hold up to a lot of love, wear, tears, draggin', cuddlin', washing, and trips through the dryer. 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 5" square will be returned unswapped. Be accurate in cutting the 5 inch squares. The novelty design should be good size, not tiny...it needs to be easily recognizable from a distance.Try to have the character centered on the charm as much as possible.

    Please do not send licensed designs, Disney characters, NFL mascots, and such. Be creative in your shopping...it would be great to not have too many sending me the same fabrics! (If you send me licensed or tiny prints, then I will have to mail them back to you.sorry.)

    4. Place each set of 20 charms in a zip lock sandwich size baggie. Include your name, address, and QB name on a piece of paper and put it inside baggies. please buy postage or concealed cash put in your envelopes.You just need to give me the correct postage. If postage is not included i will have to wait to send your charms back until you send the correct postage. I will provide flat rate envelopes they cost $5.95 now. Postage went up.
    ****Outside the US needs to add more postage for it will cost more. I'm sure when you send it you will know what to send. Please send correct amount for I will not ship until correct amount is received.****


    5. The last day for me to receive the charms is April 10, 2013 I will post when I receive your charms. If you are sending them from outside the US, please keep this in mind as it sometimes takes weeks for packages to arrive. I will divide up the charms on Saturday April 13th, 2013 Anything received after that will be returned to you.

    Letís have tons of fun,and of course you have to follow all the basic rules, found here.
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    Sending a pm! I love these swaps.
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    How tiny is TINY PRINTS??
    and why can we not send you LICENSED like Winny the Pooh ? its ispy...


    ps.. Love portions of your wording.. lol.

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    would like to sign up for swap [3] sets-- what fun
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Yes! I am pming you for six sets! I just picked out my fabric....

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    Tiny prints would be you couldn't see them unless right on top of the fabric. I seen some and I don't like them.
    I chose no Licensed prints because honestly I didn't want a lot of the princess ones or babyish ones. I love Mickey Mouse and some others but just decided I didn't want it at this time. Sorry
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    Is there no delivery comfirmation postage included? If we want this can we add extra stamps or money? What size prints fit the requirements? Can the prints be seasonal?
    I guess I'm uncertain about the perimeters of this swap.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Yes I believe delivery confirmation comes with the flat rate envelopes. That's the way it was in the past.
    Yes seasonal is fine. The prints just need to be able to be seen and not when you are just on top of the fabric.
    Basically you don't want to squint just to see what's on your block.
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    owlvamp-not to be harsh but maybe others in the swap wanted princess or babyish ones. I have been working on an I spy quilt for a 15 month old. I thought I would join this swap to get more fabrics for it, but it seems my time would be wasted. I have been fortunate to be involved in I Spy swaps here on the board before and received many fabrics to use in it. Gook luck with your swap.

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    I'm in for 6 set..............can't wait...........

    I don't mind not having licensed designs........most of the time they are too large for 5 inch squares to cut without doing fussy cutting..........as far as I'm concerned there are lots of prints out there that are not licensed and fit into the babyish category. I plan on one fabric that is young young kid fabric of animals which was in with the baby fabric. Mine will be a variety of boy ...girl..young up to age 8 or 9......and colors.....so please don't decide not to join because licensed fabrics are a no no......................

    From doing I spy swaps for awhile now I know that people differ so much as to what I spy fabric looks like.........I carry around with me a cut out 5" square from a cereal box to audition fabric before purchasing ...nothing like getting a square with half an image in it ..........I've actually gotten the backend of a cow and nothing else in the square............so all I ask is to consider the image size.......

    Anyways lets all have lots of fun with it.............I love sitting down when I receive my package of I spy blocks and seeing all the different fabrics..............can't wait.............
    Last edited by catpawski; 03-02-2013 at 10:14 AM.

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    Good idea for the 5" square Catpawski

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    [QUOTE]From doing I spy swaps for awhile now I know that people differ so much as to what I spy fabric looks like.........I carry around with me a cut out 5" square from a cereal box to audition fabric before purchasing ...nothing like getting a square with half an image in it ..........I've actually gotten the backend of a cow and nothing else in the square............so all I ask is to consider the image size.......[QUOTE]]



    "the backend of a cow "---hee hee!

    Last year I got a red square with a zebra the size of a quarter along the edge. Most of the poor beastie would have ended up in the seam allowance! Good thing I had some other fabric to use as replacement....
    Last edited by Julie in WA; 03-02-2013 at 04:54 PM.

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    [QUOTE=Julie in WA;5899552][QUOTE]From doing I spy swaps for awhile now I know that people differ so much as to what I spy fabric looks like.........I carry around with me a cut out 5" square from a cereal box to audition fabric before purchasing ...nothing like getting a square with half an image in it ..........I've actually gotten the backend of a cow and nothing else in the square............so all I ask is to consider the image size.......
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    "the backend of a cow "---hee hee!

    Last year I got a red square with a zebra the size of a quarter along the edge. Most of the poor beastie would have ended up in the seam allowance! Good thing I had some other fabric to use as replacement....
    This is why i don't want little bitty prints. If you can't see them or not fussy cut, what do you do with the block? I've seen way to many like this. I like to send what I like to get back. I like to make everyone happy as I can.
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    All set. I cut my fabrics, ironed and put in sandwich bags 20 per bag. I will mail them tomorrow along with the required returned postage. Thanks again for sponsoring this swap so I can finish my I spy quilt for my grand niece.
    Murphy1
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    Wow you are fast I have mine almost finished.
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    Just curious, how many have signed up? I am thinking about it.
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    May I ask , why do you want unwashed fabric?I would love to join in this swap , but I always wash my fabrics when they come into the house, for obvious reasons.

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    Personally I would totally put a cows bum in an iSpy! My kids would get a kick out of it and, in my opinion... These are mostly for kids right? What I wasn't a fan of was when I got beer bottle. A little hard to pass the one I got off as root beer.

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    Yes these are for children but honestly I don't want just a bum in a block and I know others are the same way. I do know each there own as well as to pre wash or not. The last swap I was in I can't tell you how many complained about it. So sense there is so many out there that would rather fussy cut that is what I choose. I never pre wash my fabric for I have never had a problem as to some wash everything that comes through there door. I don't have a problem with pre wash fabric as long as you don't mind getting back not pre wash fabric. I personally don't wash it before hand.
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    Super Member owlvamp's Avatar
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    I believe we have so far 13 to have signed up.i will get a list together tonight and post it. Just haven't had the time to.

    Murphy1 I received your charms today. I sent you a pm.

    Please make sure you count your blocks and that you have correct number. Also if you provide your own envelope with postage make sure you include money for delivery confirmation back to you. Or I will mail as is. I am getting the flat rate envelope from the post office to mail back and I believe delivery confirmation Is included. I will call post office today just to double check. I'm sure most of you already know. That's the way it was the last time I mailed.
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    Here is the list so far who is playing,

    fmhall2--- 6 sets
    SheriR--- 6 sets
    quiltingdragon-- 6 sets
    fred singer-- 3 sets
    catpawski -- 6 sets
    Julie in WA -- 6 sets
    Quilt Novice -- 6 sets
    regm -- 1 set
    Murphy1 --- 5 sets
    Everose. -- 2 sets
    mrs.sherbert -- 6 sets
    Aurora. -- 6 sets
    deenatoo. -- ?
    goldenstitches -- 2 sets
    createfourpaws. -- 6 sets
    Sandra
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    Quote Originally Posted by owlvamp View Post
    Here is the list so far who is playing,

    fmhall2--- 6 sets
    SheriR--- 6 sets
    quiltingdragon-- 6 sets
    fred singer-- 3 sets
    catpawski -- 6 sets
    Julie in WA -- 6 sets
    Quilt Novice -- 6 sets
    regm -- 1 set
    Murphy1 --- 5 sets
    Everose. -- 2 sets
    mrs.sherbert -- 6 sets
    Aurora. -- 6 sets
    deenatoo. -- ?
    goldenstitches -- 2 sets
    createfourpaws. -- 6 sets
    So I count 15, does this include yourself? I can't wait to see what comes in from this. Planning some quilts for grandkids to come. Want to get some made for them and for the Ronald McDonald house.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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    Sorry nope I forgot to put my name up there. So far there is 16 of us. My charms are all ready to go.
    Sandra
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    am i able to join for 6 sets

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    Yes you can join. Please make sure you read the rules and send correct postage.
    Updated who has joined

    1. fmhall2--- 6 sets
    2. SheriR--- 6 sets
    3. quiltingdragon-- 6 sets
    4. fred singer-- 3 sets
    5. catpawski -- 6 sets
    6. Julie in WA -- 6 sets
    7. Quilt Novice -- 6 sets
    8. regm -- 1 set
    9. Murphy1 --- 5 sets
    10. Everose. -- 2 sets
    11. mrs.sherbert -- 6 sets
    12. Aurora. -- 6 sets
    13. deenatoo. -- ?
    14. goldenstitches -- 2 sets
    15.createfourpaws. -- 6 sets
    16. owlvamp --- 6 sets
    17. kubby343434 --- 6 sets
    Last edited by owlvamp; 03-08-2013 at 09:41 PM.
    Sandra
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