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Thread: May Day!! 2.5” ‘CANDY’ swap!!! Oh Sew Sweet! ***Closes April 1, 2013***

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    I am doing my first swap... I hope I can do this right. I have pm you and I will do 8-50 100% cotton candy peices...

    Can't wait to see what comes in the mail...
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    Gingquilter.
    After you get your first package, you will be hooked..
    Welcome..

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    Gingquilter, Welcome! Barri is right you'll get addicted to our "candy". We always have a great swapping bunch and we gave a lot of fun. May Day can't get here fast enough.
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    That;s the reason I swap-the presents that come in the mail!

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    Judy! I hope you're feeling better!
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    Thanks- I got a tooth pulled and got an infection, then, in a couple of weeks, I have another surgery. Wow.

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    I finally started playing with my "candy" and this is what I ended up with..I saw a photo of a quilt and I'm going to use my blocks the same way..
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    Honchey, look at you!!!! Fabulous work!!

    Judy! That does not sound fun at all. Keep up posted. You'll be in my prayers.
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    I would love to join in with this. I have just signed up for the 1.5" swap. I love making scrappy quilts so this one seems like a good idea too. Will pm with amount

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    Welcome to our "candy" swap Wardy74!! We have such a great group!

    I received my first candy delivery from sustraley! Oh this is the fun part! So much cute cute candy!
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    How do you figure which fabric patch goes into which pile. dark, med or light. The dark and the light are pretty easy, the medium not so easy. How do you decide?
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marytoddliz View Post
    How do you figure which fabric patch goes into which pile. dark, med or light. The dark and the light are pretty easy, the medium not so easy. How do you decide?
    Mary, If I ever get around to organizing my candy...and IF I sorted them by shade in this way, I would sort DARK...LIGHT...and everything else... lol.. Does that help?

    Ladies! We have 30 Candy swappers already! More to come I'm sure. We have loads of time left for sign ups. And plenty of time for cutting, sorting, mailing.

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    I'm cut and packaged. I just thought I'd keep it here for a bit longer to save Sheri from the potential avalanche.

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    Lisa! Good job. And thanks for thinking if me. It's actually my hubby I worry about more... My "stuff" is all over the place
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    Since I had no 2.5" squares cut before I joined, I have been pretty disciplined, and am cutting for an hour a night in front of the t.v... I should be done in time, if I keep up this pace. The nice thing is I am cutting for the 1.5" swap at the same time, and it is saving my mind from all the little scraps that can be converted into 1.5" charms.. It's amazing that scraps become pieces for a quilt..

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    Barri, that's a great cutting idea. Sometimes I get overwhelmed when I have massive amounts to cut. I also do the 1.5" swap and LuvtooQuilt's layer cake swap AND Yosamitesa's 6.5" swap. I don't have bins and bins of fabric, though my family will say I'm verging on out of control. When I buy fabric for these last two I buy enough to cut 2.5" and 1.5" strips. So I currently have piles of both. Then I cut my squares from these. This answers an earlier question ... Yes I use the same fabrics for both swaps. Except for batiks which I only have 2.5" squares of. Oh and this time my "birthday candy" and my 1.5" squares will match because I used FQ's I collected for the birthdays but had plenty for some 1.5" cuts too. I hope that's ok lol.
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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...a-t215519.html. Here is a link to a 2.5" quilt posted this morning. I sure love all the ideas.
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    Well, Sheri, we have to take good care of your husband, too. If you lose him under a pile of candy, you might be too upset to be our hostess. :P

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    ok. Mine went in the mail yesterday since I had to go to the PO anyway. That is 10 swaps & 4 twists.

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    Rip it, rip it, rip it...yes that's exactly what I'll be doing today. I sewed about 8 blocks of 2.5" squares together before realizing that I was using the wrong size squares! I should have been using my 1.5" sqs. No wonder they were going together so well.

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    Mine are at your house waiting on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie View Post
    ok. Mine went in the mail yesterday since I had to go to the PO anyway. That is 10 swaps & 4 twists.
    I received your candy today. 10 cotton sets and 5 neutral sets. I'm so glad you packaged them so well. Below are pictures of how your envelope looked when hubby brought it into the house. The first pic is your beautiful candy in your wonderful Ziploc baggie. Pic 2 is the envelope wrapped in a rubber band. Pic 3 is why the rubber band.

    Ladies, I'm hoping Jannie is OK with me using pictures of her package. Truth is, she packaged it beautifully! It looks like the envelope may have somehow gotten wet and the side came unglued. But she had all her candy packages in one gallon baggie. I'm so glad, the PO may have had a candy explosion! I tape every fold on those paper envelopes when I use them. My daughter mailed a swap to Yosamitesa one month and the envelope arrived EMPTY. We were all sick. I believe Mrs.Sherbert had labeled every baggie though and I THINK it was recovered. mitesa, correct me if I'm wrong...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yosamitesa View Post
    Mine are at your house waiting on you.
    Your candy arrived also! Thanks honey! I LOVE the goodies! (And the help with my next candy surprise. )
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    That wasn't a pretty sight.. Glad I got the Tyavek ones..
    I'm still cutting.. I started to put them in bags, but I'm only up to 6 out of 20.. I'm not procrastinating.. I'm enjoying quality time with two of my favorites.. My fabric, and dog.. He has been very helpful.. He sits, and watches me. Falls asleep, and we forget to go out.. Nothing like going out at 1:30 for an emergency bathroom run.. ughhh.. Anyway, they will get done..

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    Well, some was recovered. I think the "lost mail" folks may have enjoyed the fabric and took it home. However the postage and stuff made it.

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