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Vicky K 08-07-2011 10:31 AM

Can you clarify for me the fabric requirements?

1 set of 50 - can not have duplicate fabric
2 sets of 50 - can be the exact same fabrics as long as there are no duplicates in each set

sorry for asking the same question as before but someone's answer made me second guess the requirements.

thanks
Vicky K

Twisted Quilter 08-07-2011 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by Vicky K
Can you clarify for me the fabric requirements?

1 set of 50 - can not have duplicate fabric
2 sets of 50 - can be the exact same fabrics as long as there are no duplicates in each set

sorry for asking the same question as before but someone's answer made me second guess the requirements.

thanks
Vicky K

That's correct! :thumbup:

NCquilter 08-07-2011 01:56 PM

I think I have the 1.5" postage stamp bug. I've been looking at different postage stamp quilts online. I was planning on doing just 2 sets, but I just kept cutting and now I have 20 sets. LOL

plainjane 08-07-2011 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by NCquilter
I think I have the 1.5" postage stamp bug. I've been looking at different postage stamp quilts online. I was planning on doing just 2 sets, but I just kept cutting and now I have 20 sets. LOL

Me too! I have narrowed down all activities to 1.5 swaps - I need about three or four more. Some online stores have had fat 1/4 bundles (usually about 25 ea bundle) that averages out $1-$1.50 for each fat quarter - Mystery bundles are the best-unique from each store. So, I have a lot of fat 1/4's to cut my squares from.

booklady 08-07-2011 04:25 PM

I was able to pick up a couple packs of 1.5 stamps when I stopped at Keepsake Quilting this summer. They were in the summer sale bin at 25% off so I got them for $.75!



Originally Posted by plainjane

Originally Posted by NCquilter
I think I have the 1.5" postage stamp bug. I've been looking at different postage stamp quilts online. I was planning on doing just 2 sets, but I just kept cutting and now I have 20 sets. LOL

Me too! I have narrowed down all activities to 1.5 swaps - I need about three or four more. Some online stores have had fat 1/4 bundles (usually about 25 ea bundle) that averages out $1-$1.50 for each fat quarter - Mystery bundles are the best-unique from each store. So, I have a lot of fat 1/4's to cut my squares from.


HummerGardenCrafts 08-07-2011 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by Havplenty
hummer you think an hour drive is close? well my far may not seem far to you. joann's is about 45 min or 35 miles from me. to a 10-15 min driving person, that is far to just drop in to shop around for bargains. i have a local quilt shop near me but their fabric is $10.99-13.99 per yard and clearance is half those prices. i go to hancock's sometimes also. i order alot from thousands of bolts, hancocks of paducah, 5bucksayard, fabric depot, melinda's or beverly's, all quilt shop quality. thousands of bolts & melindas has remnants to purchase.

i'm trying hard not to be the one who wins by dying with the most fabric. when i visit estate sales in my area, i see firsthand how much sewers/quilters/crafters have the potential to overbuy. i gave most of my stash away and am in recovery (being a collector). if i go to one of those joann sales and find all of those bargains.... i'm sure i will see a relapse in my future.

My kids are going to have a time going through all my craft stuff if anything ever happens I can't craft any more. I have plastic totes full. Bolts of fabric. And so much other craft supplies. I would even hate to take a count on my fabrics.

HummerGardenCrafts 08-07-2011 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by NCquilter
Last night I went through my fabrics and I do have 50 different ones, so if there is still room, I'd like to do 2 sets. I'll PM you.

Oh boy! So glad you had enough. I have mine laying on my ironing board up at the other house. I'll try to cut mine out tomorrow. That is after I can my tomatoes. They won't wait. It shouldn't take me to long to do them. I don't have but maybe a half bushel to do.

HummerGardenCrafts 08-07-2011 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by NCquilter
I think I have the 1.5" postage stamp bug. I've been looking at different postage stamp quilts online. I was planning on doing just 2 sets, but I just kept cutting and now I have 20 sets. LOL

Oh my goodness! You've been busy!!!

Leann 08-07-2011 06:26 PM

I am wondering about postage. What can I expect it to cost to mail?

TIA.
Lynne

Havplenty 08-07-2011 07:28 PM

lynne it depends on how you package them and how many sets you send. i send 20 sets using the jewelry sized baggies and my postage averages at $2.30 - $2.50. remember you will also need to include a stamped return envelope to have your stamps returned so you will be paying postage both ways.


Originally Posted by Leann
I am wondering about postage. What can I expect it to cost to mail?

TIA.
Lynne


Havplenty 08-07-2011 07:36 PM

i use to sew (made clothing) and craft a lot more than i do now. i gave all of my craft supplies to a school teacher friend and donated most of my fabric & patterns to women at church and a local girls organization. i was in the process of getting rid of the many containers i still had of fabric and it morphed into quilting, starting with making quilts for my family. now i have bins and bins of new fabric purchases but these purchases are for specific quilts to sell at craft shows and a few quilts to order. i plan to "use" it all. :thumbup:


Originally Posted by HummerGardenCrafts

Originally Posted by Havplenty
i'm trying hard not to be the one who wins by dying with the most fabric. when i visit estate sales in my area, i see firsthand how much sewers/quilters/crafters have the potential to overbuy. i gave most of my stash away and am in recovery (being a collector). if i go to one of those joann sales and find all of those bargains.... i'm sure i will see a relapse in my future.

My kids are going to have a time going through all my craft stuff if anything ever happens I can't craft any more. I have plastic totes full. Bolts of fabric. And so much other craft supplies. I would even hate to take a count on my fabrics.


NCquilter 08-08-2011 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by booklady
I was able to pick up a couple packs of 1.5 stamps when I stopped at Keepsake Quilting this summer. They were in the summer sale bin at 25% off so I got them for $.75!



Originally Posted by plainjane

Originally Posted by NCquilter
I think I have the 1.5" postage stamp bug. I've been looking at different postage stamp quilts online. I was planning on doing just 2 sets, but I just kept cutting and now I have 20 sets. LOL

Me too! I have narrowed down all activities to 1.5 swaps - I need about three or four more. Some online stores have had fat 1/4 bundles (usually about 25 ea bundle) that averages out $1-$1.50 for each fat quarter - Mystery bundles are the best-unique from each store. So, I have a lot of fat 1/4's to cut my squares from.


Wow! Great deal! I never seem to be in the right place at the right time to catch great deals like that.

Twisted Quilter 08-08-2011 04:56 PM

Wow, you ladies are fast! I'm already getting requests for my mailing address. I cut a lot of extra's on the last swap, so I'm pretty sure I already have enough. Guess I'd better start bagging :lol:

boilerbarb 08-09-2011 10:00 AM

Yes Twisted, could you please send your mailing address as mine are cut and reay to go. Like you I had a lot already cut. I tend to make 2 WOF cuts and slice away.

Twisted Quilter 08-09-2011 01:27 PM

PM sent. :thumbup:

Crqltr 08-09-2011 01:47 PM

Is there room for another person to do 20 sets?? I have never done a postage stamp quilt...so I will have to search for some patterns.

Twisted Quilter 08-09-2011 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by Crqltr
Is there room for another person to do 20 sets?? I have never done a postage stamp quilt...so I will have to search for some patterns.


Yes, we still have room. I'll add you to the list. If you want to see postage stamp quilts, try using the search tab. Not sure how many are there but I believe I saw a few, or you can google postage stamp quilts. :thumbup:

quiltmouse 08-09-2011 07:07 PM

tips... someone said last swap they store their stacks in a ice cube tray.

To keep straight what I have already placed:

I put dots of 2 way glue (like post it note glue) on cardstock & put it up with magnets on my metal kitchen cupboard door. Stick the cut stamps on it. I know how many I have cut, how many left to cut, & what fabric, all at a glance. And that set is my own keeper set.

I put my big cutting mat on my kitchen cart. (small house 925 sq feet)

HummerGardenCrafts 08-09-2011 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
Wow, you ladies are fast! I'm already getting requests for my mailing address. I cut a lot of extra's on the last swap, so I'm pretty sure I already have enough. Guess I'd better start bagging :lol:

I can't remember if I got your addy or not. Mine are ready to mail also. Would like to get them in the mail Thursday if you can get me your addy by tomorrow evening.
Thanks a bunch!

Twisted Quilter 08-09-2011 07:15 PM

Sending PM.

girlscouts1 08-09-2011 07:28 PM

I need your address too...... thanks.



Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
Sending PM.


Twisted Quilter 08-09-2011 07:37 PM

PM sent.

Havplenty 08-09-2011 07:41 PM

i tried the suggestion of the ice cube trays to sort my stamps and it was a great tip. of course my furbaby wanted to be in the mix and he came and knocked my trays off the table so.... i am placing a piece if saran wrap around them this time as i sort working my way to bagging.

my sets are never going to be identical because i cut up scraps from my sewing projects along with wof strips. i sort all of the wof strips into the trays first & then i place my stray scraps stamps into the trays. each baggie will be unique to its receiver. with each new stamp swap i try to incorporate 20-25 new fabrics from the last swap i sent just in case some of the same swappers are playing the new round.


Originally Posted by quiltmouse
tips... someone said last swap they store their stacks in a ice cube tray.

To keep straight what I have already placed:

I put dots of 2 way glue (like post it note glue) on cardstock & put it up with magnets on my metal kitchen cupboard door. Stick the cut stamps on it. I know how many I have cut, how many left to cut, & what fabric, all at a glance. And that set is my own keeper set.

I put my big cutting mat on my kitchen cart. (small house 925 sq feet)


HummerGardenCrafts 08-09-2011 08:01 PM


Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
Sending PM.

Thank you! Got it.

quiltmouse 08-10-2011 04:51 AM


Originally Posted by Havplenty
i tried the suggestion of the ice cube trays to sort my stamps and it was a great tip. of course my furbaby wanted to be in the mix and he came and knocked my trays off the table so.... i am placing a piece if saran wrap around them this time as i sort working my way to bagging.

my sets are never going to be identical because i cut up scraps from my sewing projects along with wof strips. i sort all of the wof strips into the trays first & then i place my stray scraps stamps into the trays. each baggie will be unique to its receiver. with each new stamp swap i try to incorporate 20-25 new fabrics from the last swap i sent just in case some of the same swappers are playing the new round.

I hear that on your furbaby. Last swap was my first. When I asked about sorting methods, someone said I just set them out of the way on a buffet. LOL! obviously no cats. hee!

LOL on no identical sets. I dont have much scraps, so if the piece wasnt big enough for 20 stamps, I saved it for myself.

Twisted Quilter, I will need your address at some point.

Thanks for hosting!

Twisted Quilter 08-10-2011 08:53 AM

Sending PM. :thumbup:

boilerbarb 08-10-2011 09:13 AM

Going on a 3 day quilt retreat in Danville, IL. Seventeen of us, 5 from IL and 12 from IN. My old and new quilt guild friends. Can't wait! I'll mail my stamps when I get back.

Havplenty 08-10-2011 09:55 AM

okay swappers. you will get a treat this swap. i will be clearing my stamp bag (to make room) so there will be additional stamps in your baggies. i hope you can use them.

i have several quilting projects on the horizon so will have an abundance of fabric scraps coming up and need to make space for them.

Twisted Quilter 08-10-2011 10:00 AM

WooHoooooooooo...We love surprises, and scraps! :lol:

Twisted Quilter 08-10-2011 10:02 AM


Originally Posted by boilerbarb
Going on a 3 day quilt retreat in Danville, IL. Seventeen of us, 5 from IL and 12 from IN. My old and new quilt guild friends. Can't wait! I'll mail my stamps when I get back.

Have fun and learn lots of new things. See ya when you get back!

NCquilter 08-10-2011 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by Havplenty
i tried the suggestion of the ice cube trays to sort my stamps and it was a great tip. of course my furbaby wanted to be in the mix and he came and knocked my trays off the table so.... i am placing a piece if saran wrap around them this time as i sort working my way to bagging.

my sets are never going to be identical because i cut up scraps from my sewing projects along with wof strips. i sort all of the wof strips into the trays first & then i place my stray scraps stamps into the trays. each baggie will be unique to its receiver. with each new stamp swap i try to incorporate 20-25 new fabrics from the last swap i sent just in case some of the same swappers are playing the new round.


Originally Posted by quiltmouse
tips... someone said last swap they store their stacks in a ice cube tray.

To keep straight what I have already placed:

I put dots of 2 way glue (like post it note glue) on cardstock & put it up with magnets on my metal kitchen cupboard door. Stick the cut stamps on it. I know how many I have cut, how many left to cut, & what fabric, all at a glance. And that set is my own keeper set.

I put my big cutting mat on my kitchen cart. (small house 925 sq feet)


Yes, that would probably happen to me too. If I put a quilt on the floor to measure it, Roxie automatically thinks its hers. She's always getting into my quilting supplies.

Twisted Quilter 08-10-2011 04:24 PM

Swappers, please send me a PM when you mail your packages so I can keep an eye out for them. I'll need to put a bin next to the mailbox if I'm going to get more than 3 at a time.

Thanks. :thumbup:

Evie 08-10-2011 09:33 PM


Originally Posted by Havplenty
okay swappers. you will get a treat this swap. i will be clearing my stamp bag (to make room) so there will be additional stamps in your baggies. i hope you can use them.

i have several quilting projects on the horizon so will have an abundance of fabric scraps coming up and need to make space for them.

The more the merrier! Thank you! (I usually put two or three extras in my baggies, depending on what I have around.)

Foxflower 08-11-2011 03:23 PM

Hello swappers....I'm not joining this one but thought you'd like to see the postage stamp quilt variation I completed this year. I joined the PSI Quilt quilt along but did my own pattern. Somebody else in the group did an different one too that I really like. Here is a link to my flickr photostream so you can see pictures of the quilt I did (my avatar) http://www.flickr.com/photos/5800297...7626558897887/ and to the quilt along flickr photostream too.....http://www.flickr.com/groups/thepostagestampquiltalong/ There are some really nice examples of postage stamp quilts if you google it too. Hope these are inspirational too you. Happy stamp collecting!

Evie 08-11-2011 04:11 PM

Foxflower, nice quilt. If I remember correctly, PSI's "stamps" were made from jelly rolls, so the stamps finished at two inches instead of one inch. Is that correct? But it looks good regardless of the size!

Foxflower 08-11-2011 04:45 PM

Thank you. Yes, the PSI quilts used jelly rolls and strip piecing. I didn't do either, but my "stamps" were 2.5 inches as well and had repeats. My whole quilt finished at about 109" square....so smaller stamps would have been fine for a queen. One could use those narrower rolls. What are they called? Honey buns or something.

Twisted Quilter 08-11-2011 05:04 PM

Thanks for sharing foxflower.

Evie 08-11-2011 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by booklady
I was able to pick up a couple packs of 1.5 stamps when I stopped at Keepsake Quilting this summer. They were in the summer sale bin at 25% off so I got them for $.75!

I got started on my postage stamp quilt because of Keepsake Quilting! For a price they used to send out packets of 1.5" samples of their fabric. I think I wound up with close to a dozen of their little boxes of stamps, i.e., hundreds of little squares! Now some of those stamps are sewn into blocks, which I will put together into a quilt . . . some day!

msquilter59 08-12-2011 05:56 AM

Are there any spots left? If so, I'll sign up for 20 sets. Thanks! Mary B MS

msquilter59 08-12-2011 05:56 AM

Are there any spots left? If so, I'll sign up for 20 sets. Thanks! Mary B MS


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