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    Just sent you a PM. I'm so happy to be working with this fine group of quilters!

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    Got everyone’s pm and will update tomorrow. When you sign up please confirm to me that you have read every word of the first post (the rules) and will comply. Thank you.

    hi Honchey! I’m excited you want to do this swap. Please read the whole first post. It tells you how to sign up. I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you!
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    Klaws, I understand your predicament. Please go ahead and sign up anyway, and you can always withdraw later if you need to. If this swap fills up too fast I may have to close signups early, like I did last time. I am going to try to accommodate all who want to join, but if we get to some crazy number like 40, I will need to close it early. Last time a few fence sitters got shut out, so don’t let that happen to you.
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    Just pm’d SBG. Hoping there’s still space for me.
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    SBG. Finally signed up with everything correct. 10 bags with 10 blocks per bag.
    Thanks Bonnie
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    Yes indeed, Janice....

    We are up to 15 swappers! I'm still waiting for confirmation of the rules having been read and agreed to by a couple of you... but saving your spot. Please read and confirm a.s.a.p.

    Reading along with this thread is important. Any changes or new things that pop into my head will be posted as we go along... plus we want you to be part of this community. So please subscribe to this thread and read all the posts.
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    Important:

    I've received some feedback from the last swap that some of the blocks swapped had small centers. The blocks were trimmed to the proper 6.5" size, but the center block did not measure 2" square, which means the seams were off. Please check your blocks as you make them, and insure the center square is a full 2". The culprit is most likely seams too big. As I mentioned earlier, you have to sew a scant quarter inch seam to get your blocks to measure right. It makes a big difference when you start putting them together and need your seams to match up.

    Please be careful!
    Much appreciated....
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    Thanks for the info about the center square. I don’t even measure the middle square, only square up with my 6 1/2” square ruler. I’ll start measuring the center square!
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    I will need to go measure mine. Blocks measure right, didn't check center block. Hopefully I can work on them on Saturday and Sunday. Right now babysitting while my kids are packing to move today and tomorrow.

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    Woohoo! I am signing up for this second round.
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    If you are sewing strips together, just measure the center strip once you get the two side strips sewn to it. That's the easiest time to make alterations, if any are needed.

    One thing about swaps: They always make me a better seamstress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    One thing about swaps: They always make me a better seamstress.
    I agree here. Between Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilts and QB swaps, I have improved so much in the last two years!

    I'm happy to see so many people signing up! Are you planning a third swap someday in the future, Sewbiz? I think it would be so cool for me to have matching scrappy 9-patch quilts for my girls bunk beds one-day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post

    One thing about swaps: They always make me a better seamstress.
    I agree also! I try hard to send “almost” perfect blocks. I still need more practice. As the saying goes...”practice makes perfect”. Tally for today: swap - 8 , for me - 2 //. The ones that don’t make the cut, I keep and hopefully I can make a pet bed or something else.
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    Nice blocks, D.Henson... I love that Paris fabric!

    I usually find some fabrics I have had in other people's blocks. Guess it's a small world, fabric-wise.

    Here are some I put together yesterday.

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    And here is what I was working from... Ack! Scrappy chaos.
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    D.Henson, Nice blocks! I had blocks that I kept from the last swap. Probably the most experienced quilter has some blocks they like and some they don't like in a batch of sewing... wrong fabric selection, wrong size, wrong colors, etc.

    Wow, SBG! I like your table settings. lol You are ready for scrap stew. Is that a Wiss or a Gingher? Both brands are so pleasant to use. I love mine.

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    Hi Bonnie, I just read the rules and I have fabric given to me from a group I belong to in NC and is already candy size. I don't know it it's been washed or not. I also have containers of fabric cut into 2.5" squares and don't remember if they've been washed or not..I would hate not to be able to use them..Most of which are die cut. Please advise.

    I'm glad to be part of this swap..I love making 9 patch squares.

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    Honchey, did you read all of the first post? It contains all the rules and pertinent info, including prewash or not info... hate to send you back there but every person in this swap is required to read that whole long post.
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    And welcome Honchey! Love to get new people in the swap.
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    I was working on blocks in between some other commitments and had them ready to go. But I see the rules changed. Before I commit ( didn't use creams/wow, lol), let me revamp since you would like 10 dif blocks per bag. I know its easier, no problems. Will let you know by Monday.

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    Isn’t that the truth! Everyone wants to do their best work for others and I see people learning new skills and techniques all the time. Happens all the time in the Booms.
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    If you are sewing strips together, just measure the center strip once you get the two side strips sewn to it. That's the easiest time to make alterations, if any are needed.

    One thing about swaps: They always make me a better seamstress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gannyrosie View Post
    I was working on blocks in between some other commitments and had them ready to go. But I see the rules changed. Before I commit ( didn't use creams/wow, lol), let me revamp since you would like 10 dif blocks per bag. I know its easier, no problems. Will let you know by Monday.
    Hi GR... if you made 10 of each, just do ten bags and redistribute them, one per bag. There's still a ton of time before you have to have them ready for mailing.
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    Thanks SBG, I never thought to measure the middle! Another thought. when making blocks to swap, I try to make an extra for myself. In this case I will be sending 100 9-patches and keeping the same for myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunrise450 View Post
    Thanks SBG, I never thought to measure the middle! Another thought. when making blocks to swap, I try to make an extra for myself. In this case I will be sending 100 9-patches and keeping the same for myself.
    200 blocks! That's the makings of a nice sized quilt! How do you plan to set yours? I'm going to simply sew mine together with no settings. Some of us are using them to make the Sister's Choice blocks (stars with 9P centers), and some are using alternate blocks for settings. Can't wait til we start seeing some of the finished quilts from this.

    Here are a few more I made last night. Got on a roll and was still sewing at 1:30 am!

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    Here's our member list so far.

    Cheesehead
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    Quiltermomma
    D.Henson
    travelinggramma*
    sewbizgirl
    Janice McC
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    Irish Mom
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    Evie
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    Honchey*
    quilt addict*

    The * members are pending... waiting on confirmation that the first rules post has been read and agreed to. Ladies, let me know!
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    We are spending 10 at the beach and it just happends to coinside with a Vintage Trailer Rally. It’s been fun watching them set up these cute little old trailers. Over 300 will be here by tomorrow. Here’s a few pics.
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    Of corse I’ll be making some 9P as well. I love to sew at the beach.
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