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October Secret Pal Swap - Sign-ups Close September 30 at midnight

Old 09-23-2020, 02:39 PM
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Default October Secret Pal Swap - Sign-ups Close September 30 at midnight

Please note: there is a delay in items being shipped. Please be understanding.

This is a monthly secret pal swap. There is a sign up every month, and you can
choose whether or not to participate each month. You will get a different partner each month, and the person you send to will may be different than the person you receive from. Failure to send your package after signing up will be cause to be banned from all future swaps. Please do not sign up if you cannot fulfill your obligation. Have fun and be creative!

After receiving your Secret Palís details, go to work and put together a package with something you think your pal would like. There is a $15.00 limit on this swap that does not include what you have in your stash. (This does not include shipping) Most swappers do not mind like-new stash items. Please send items you would like to receive. Do not send smelly, holey, or stained fabric. You will need to send me (hav4boys) a PM when mailing and receiving. This way I can keep my records straight. Also send a PM to your SP thanking them. This is an important part of participating. It lets your secret pal know you got their package.

Please take pictures and post in group as everyone likes to see what you get.

Packages need to be mailed out by October 22th, this is a Firm deadline. All International mailings must be mailed by October 10th Firm. If you know that you cannot mail by that date, Please Do Not Sign Up.

For international mailing it is very important that you mark your parcel as a 'Gift' on the Customs Declaration (there's a box you can check). Also, the value should be $10 only (even if you send diamond necklace). The person receiving the package is liable for Import Duty, Tax and a Handling fee. This can cost the person receiving as much as $40.

Padded envelopes are much cheaper to send compared to small boxes. These can be ordered free of charge from the USPS website.

You must have a phone # or email to sign up

Please fill out the questionnaire below and Private Message me your info by midnight September 30 to join the swap.

Screen Name:
Real Name:
Address:
City, State, Zip:
Birthday (month and date)
Do you have Allergies/Allergens?
Favorite Color(s):
Least favorite color(s):
The fabric type/color I am looking for?
Brand of sewing machine?
How long have you been sewing/quilting?
Would you like to receive gently used items pertaining to quilting/sewing?
Socks/Slippers/T-Shirts and what sizes?
Body washes/Lotions/Organic bar soap?
Magazine or patterns?
Quilting Notions?
Besides quilting what do you like to do?
Do you like to read and if so what type?
Would you like to receive candy/cookies/snacks/drinks?
Do you have pets, if so what kind?
Do you collect anything, if so what?
What do you want the most and what donít you want?
Tell your SP something about yourself to make it easier for them to purchase for you.(Please fill this section out, it helps your SP buy for you.)

Can you mail international?
Email address:
Phone number:


Sign Ups will close September 30 at midnight PST and names will be sent out no later than October 2nd.

If your pal does not receive her/his package within a reasonable time I will need tracking information. If there is an exception on the mailing, you will need to inform me ASAP. No one enjoys not getting a package after they have sent one.

Have fun and be creative!
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:10 PM
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Information sent.
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Old 09-27-2020, 04:34 AM
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Great to see new people join. Going to be a great month.
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Old 09-27-2020, 05:19 PM
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Sending info now.


Originally Posted by hav4boys View Post
Please note: there is a delay in items being shipped. Please be understanding.

This is a monthly secret pal swap. There is a sign up every month, and you can
choose whether or not to participate each month. You will get a different partner each month, and the person you send to will may be different than the person you receive from. Failure to send your package after signing up will be cause to be banned from all future swaps. Please do not sign up if you cannot fulfill your obligation. Have fun and be creative!

After receiving your Secret Palís details, go to work and put together a package with something you think your pal would like. There is a $15.00 limit on this swap that does not include what you have in your stash. (This does not include shipping) Most swappers do not mind like-new stash items. Please send items you would like to receive. Do not send smelly, holey, or stained fabric. You will need to send me (hav4boys) a PM when mailing and receiving. This way I can keep my records straight. Also send a PM to your SP thanking them. This is an important part of participating. It lets your secret pal know you got their package.

Please take pictures and post in group as everyone likes to see what you get.

Packages need to be mailed out by October 22th, this is a Firm deadline. All International mailings must be mailed by October 10th Firm. If you know that you cannot mail by that date, Please Do Not Sign Up.

For international mailing it is very important that you mark your parcel as a 'Gift' on the Customs Declaration (there's a box you can check). Also, the value should be $10 only (even if you send diamond necklace). The person receiving the package is liable for Import Duty, Tax and a Handling fee. This can cost the person receiving as much as $40.

Padded envelopes are much cheaper to send compared to small boxes. These can be ordered free of charge from the USPS website.

You must have a phone # or email to sign up

Please fill out the questionnaire below and Private Message me your info by midnight September 30 to join the swap.

Screen Name:
Real Name:
Address:
City, State, Zip:
Birthday (month and date)
Do you have Allergies/Allergens?
Favorite Color(s):
Least favorite color(s):
The fabric type/color I am looking for?
Brand of sewing machine?
How long have you been sewing/quilting?
Would you like to receive gently used items pertaining to quilting/sewing?
Socks/Slippers/T-Shirts and what sizes?
Body washes/Lotions/Organic bar soap?
Magazine or patterns?
Quilting Notions?
Besides quilting what do you like to do?
Do you like to read and if so what type?
Would you like to receive candy/cookies/snacks/drinks?
Do you have pets, if so what kind?
Do you collect anything, if so what?
What do you want the most and what donít you want?
Tell your SP something about yourself to make it easier for them to purchase for you.(Please fill this section out, it helps your SP buy for you.)

Can you mail international?
Email address:
Phone number:


Sign Ups will close September 30 at midnight PST and names will be sent out no later than October 2nd.

If your pal does not receive her/his package within a reasonable time I will need tracking information. If there is an exception on the mailing, you will need to inform me ASAP. No one enjoys not getting a package after they have sent one.

Have fun and be creative!
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Old 09-28-2020, 11:00 AM
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Sent info today!
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Old 09-29-2020, 05:40 AM
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Lots of new participants this month.

So far we have:
hav4boys
AnnaQuilts
LogCabin82
MaryChristine
CarolinePaj
Gaijin
Bullock to Us
Rebaquilts
Wenot
BrendaK

I will send out an email and see who wants to join. Going to be a great month!
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Old 10-01-2020, 06:29 AM
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Working on getting your pal to you now.
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Old 10-06-2020, 06:38 AM
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My secret pal package is complete and going out today. I believe I selected just the right items.

My secret pal lives in a state where citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers. Additionally, A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.
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Old 10-06-2020, 12:16 PM
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A very stuffed package is going in the mail today. My secret pal loves pets.
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Old 10-09-2020, 04:41 PM
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Default I got it!

Received my swap package from Hav4boys today! White/cream fabrics (my desired item), a scissor set, two giant cones of thread, 4 great patterns, a retractable cutter, cutter blades (my other desired item), a book, and 3 big chocolate bars!
I'm in heaven!

My sincere thanks!

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