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Thread: International Fabric Swap - Sign-up will close on January 5, 2012

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    INTERNATIONAL Fabric Swap

    Fat Quarters of different fabric from different countries swap. I will never be able to travel the world, but I would really love to have fabrics from all over the world. What a neat quilt that would make!!! Are there any international quilters out there that would love to swap fabrics????

    I thought we could run this for a while so we can utilize the sales for the holidays from now through Christmas. Sign-up will close on January 5, 2012. PM me if you wish to join.

    You can send in as many different fat quarters as you would like. You will receive as many back as you send in. There is no limit.

    ADDING A SIGNATURE scrap with the fabrics. It was suggested that we add a small scrap of fabric signed by us and where we are from, to go with each FQ. One for each of your FQ's. That way who ever gets your fabric would have a signature scrap to go with it. I would LOVE to include the signature scraps with my quilt that I will be making from the international fabrics. I would feel like each person is a part of my quilt. The scraps can be a scrap big enough to sign our name, board name, and where we live. They can be any size!!!! Or you can choose to make a block if you want. This could take place of marking EACH ONE of your fabrics with a little slip of paper. It is totally up to you.

    Please mark EACH ONE of your fabrics with a little slip of paper. Please include your real name (optional), Board name, and the country it is from.

    Please put your fat quarters into the mail no later than January 10, 2012. Please pm me for my address. If there is going to be a problem with having them here by the deadline, please pm me. You also have the option of dropping out of the swap.

    I will mail them back out by January 30, 2012 or as close to that as possible.

    Send them to me along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return postage... whatever it cost to send it to me, it will cost to return them back to you...so be sure to put enough postage on your envelope.

    Please review the rules that apply to all swaps. They apply to this swap, too. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm

    (one exception - swappers are not required to prewash the FQ. It's recommended, but not mandatory.)

    The activity page can be found here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/group_a...sp?gracnum=186

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    I just sent you a PM. This sounds fun!

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    oops! Changed to PM. Sara

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    I have a question. Are you making a specific size for the fat quarters? Why I am asking, because I have noticed that JoAnn's fat quarters are 17" x 21", I do not know what Walmart size is and others are 18 x22". Thanks.

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    Sign me up! I'm going to purchase mine at the LQS. Plenty of time to find them on sale. :P

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    I would love to do this, please count me in. TY

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    Sign me up too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssnare
    I have a question. Are you making a specific size for the fat quarters? Why I am asking, because I have noticed that JoAnn's fat quarters are 17" x 21", I do not know what Walmart size is and others are 18 x22". Thanks.
    If you are getting FQ's already pre-cut then it would be whatever they are. I really never noticed the difference in sizes. :oops: I guess I am goofy!!

    Blessings!!

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    i would be interested but i don't see any international people signing up.

    should we just send fabric that has an international feel since the swap hasn't really attracted people from other countries.

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    H'mmm, this sounds like an interesting Swap. I see there are currently eleven participants. Could you make a column indicating what Country/Ethnicity/Culture is being swapped by each person? That would help stimulate interest and fire up the imaginations, I believe. For example, I'm in Michigan, but I might want to send in some Japanese kimono cotton, but it is traditionally 13-14 inch width, based on the size of the loom. Would this qualify?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yonnikka
    H'mmm, this sounds like an interesting Swap. I see there are currently eleven participants. Could you make a column indicating what Country/Ethnicity/Culture is being swapped by each person? That would help stimulate interest and fire up the imaginations, I believe. For example, I'm in Michigan, but I might want to send in some Japanese kimono cotton, but it is traditionally 13-14 inch width, based on the size of the loom. Would this qualify?
    Absolutely! Give me a little time and I will see what I can do!!

    Blessings!

    Carole

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    i would be interested but i don't see any international people signing up.

    should we just send fabric that has an international feel since the swap hasn't really attracted people from other countries.
    Yep!! We also have until January to get this done. I am hoping that we will get international people to join us.

    Blessings!

    Carole

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    I'm interested too. But I'm not sure about the fabrics. The fabrics from the photo call "Bauernstoffe" That are very german fabrics. I'm not sure about the english name - sorry.
    Please have a look at the picture and tell, if these fabrics are allowed for the swap!

    are these fabrics ok?
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    I would love to be involved as well!!! I would love some international fabric!!! The German fabric looks beautiful!! My MIL was born in Germany!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronika
    I'm interested too. But I'm not sure about the fabrics. The fabrics from the photo call "Bauernstoffe" That are very german fabrics. I'm not sure about the english name - sorry.
    Please have a look at the picture and tell, if these fabrics are allowed for the swap!
    Oh yes, I just love them and would be so pleased to swap with you.

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    Sent you pm! Sounds like fun :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronika
    I'm interested too. But I'm not sure about the fabrics. The fabrics from the photo call "Bauernstoffe" That are very german fabrics. I'm not sure about the english name - sorry.
    Please have a look at the picture and tell, if these fabrics are allowed for the swap!
    Veri:

    Your fabrics are perfect!!!! Please join this swap!!!!!

    Blessings!
    Carole

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    I just sent you a PM! I'm looking forward to this. And the German fabric is fantastic!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronika
    I'm interested too. But I'm not sure about the fabrics. The fabrics from the photo call "Bauernstoffe" That are very german fabrics. I'm not sure about the english name - sorry.
    Please have a look at the picture and tell, if these fabrics are allowed for the swap!
    Those are beautiful! I would love to have them. My nephew married a Japanese lady and they have traveled to many countries including Germany, which my nephew loved-knowing him it was probably the beer :). So I would love some fabric from other countries to make a project for them.

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    I love the German fabric and I have a source for fabrics from Zimbabwa(sp?). Really neat batiks, I can find more traditional African or French fabrics to swap.Sorry, I can't part with my Japanese I picked up in Hawaii many many moons ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carsey

    Your fabrics are perfect!!!! Please join this swap!!!!!

    Blessings!
    Carole
    wonderful - I will join this swap :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronika
    I'm interested too. But I'm not sure about the fabrics. The fabrics from the photo call "Bauernstoffe" That are very german fabrics. I'm not sure about the english name - sorry.
    Please have a look at the picture and tell, if these fabrics are allowed for the swap!
    Since I'm part German I would love fabric from Germany this Swap will be awesome...

    I will send a Pm later Carsey

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    I too would be interested but I noticed there is only 1 person from out of the country. I also checked the database and saw there were only maybe 15? Anyway my question is why not put the name of the country or state where that person is from and why can't the fat quarter be mailed directly to the person whose name we get?

    Verna2197

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    Authentic French Country prints are available in Connecticut:
    http://www.souleiadoamerica.com/souleiado_history.htm

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    I'm in-what a great idea

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