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Twisted Quilter 08-03-2011 11:52 AM

While Missi takes a well deserved break and Mariposa gears up for the Fall Neutral Swap, I thought it would be fun to keep the postage stamp swap going. I hope everyone is ready to go again! If interested, send me a PM with the number of sets you would like to swap.

Since this is my first swap, the number of participants will be limited to 25.

Description:

Participants will swap sets of 1.5 inch squares or stamps as they are commonly called. A set is made up on 50 DIFFERENT squares. Members can swap as many or as few sets as they would like, up to a limit of 20.

Please only send fabric you would want to receive. This swap is for 100% cotton only. If you aren't sure, please do not include it. NO flannel.

Sign Up deadline is August 31, 2011

Mailing deadline is Sept. 7, 2011 for US swappers. Mailing deadline for international swappers is Sept. 1, 2011.

When you mail me your sets you need to include a SASE that has the same amount of postage it cost to send me your sets. Sets will NOT be swapped if you do not include a SASE.

Please put each set in its own little baggie and label it with your board name and where you are from.

PLEASE DOUBLE and TRIPLE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE 50 STAMPS. Last swap there were short sets.

Coordinated by: Twisted Quilter (If you want to be added to this group activity, then please send a private message to the coordinator.)

http://www.quiltingboard.com/group_a...sp?gracnum=190

KarenBarnes 08-03-2011 03:23 PM

I'm in for 20! We've already pm'd a few times!

Twisted Quilter 08-03-2011 04:05 PM

:thumbup:

quiltinghere 08-03-2011 04:15 PM

I'm in for 20 little baggies of 50 different prints in each baggie. PM sent

It reads overwhelming but it really is very easy to do.

boilerbarb 08-03-2011 04:31 PM

Just sent a pm that I'm in again. Yippee!

Twisted Quilter 08-03-2011 05:46 PM

OMG...check out this postage stamp quilt!

http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-88451-1.htm

Evie 08-03-2011 06:42 PM

OK, I'm in -- again!

NauDeeGal 08-04-2011 01:37 AM

PM sent. I am in for 20 sets.

plainjane 08-04-2011 05:08 AM

20 sets again - getting close to a project. pm sent.

Twisted Quilter 08-04-2011 05:52 AM

All PM's have been answered so far. We still have room for more! :lol:

HummerGardenCrafts 08-04-2011 06:41 AM

OK, I'm in for 20 sets.

QuilterMomma 08-04-2011 07:29 AM

so let me get this right. I cut up 50 different 1.5 squares of fabric, put in a bag and that is a set? If I cut 20 of these different 50 piece bags, that is 1,000 different pieces of fabric I am sending in to get 1,000 different ones back?

Or, is it I cut 50 1.5" squares of one fabric and I can have 20 different fabrics for 20 bags? Was just wondering. I have some scraps that would be great for this because I throw nothing away and my backings are always cut larger so I have those long strips that would make good 1.5' squares to share with others. Please inform.

Twisted Quilter 08-04-2011 07:38 AM


Originally Posted by QuilterMomma
so let me get this right. I cut up 50 different 1.5 squares of fabric, put in a bag and that is a set? If I cut 20 of these different 50 piece bags, that is 1,000 different pieces of fabric I am sending in to get 1,000 different ones back?

Was just wondering. I have some scraps that would be great for this because I throw nothing away and my backings are always cut larger so I have those long strips that would make good 1.5' squares to share with others. Please inform.

Yep, that's correct! :lol:

QuilterMomma 08-04-2011 07:51 AM

Ok.

quiltinghere 08-04-2011 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by QuilterMomma
so let me get this right. I cut up 50 different 1.5 squares of fabric, put in a bag and that is a set? If I cut 20 of these different 50 piece bags, that is 1,000 different pieces of fabric I am sending in to get 1,000 different ones back?

Or, is it I cut 50 1.5" squares of one fabric and I can have 20 different fabrics for 20 bags? Was just wondering. I have some scraps that would be great for this because I throw nothing away and my backings are always cut larger so I have those long strips that would make good 1.5' squares to share with others. Please inform.

It does sound difficult doesn't it? But it's really not. Just start cutting, make 20 piles and keep adding to each pile without duplicating in each pile. It does go quickly and you can use up your scrap strips.

quilting Carol 08-05-2011 07:52 AM

I will PM I will be in for 20 sets.

Twisted Quilter 08-05-2011 02:13 PM

Just wondering how many stamps everyone needs to complete their quilt, and have you started yet?

I believe I need to swap about 7 more times, maybe 7 1/2. At this moment, all my stamps are still in the envelopes mailed back to me. I'm still not sure what pattern I'm going to use. This is definitely a work in progress.

NauDeeGal 08-05-2011 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
Just wondering how many stamps everyone needs to complete their quilt, and have you started yet?

I believe I need to swap about 7 more times, maybe 7 1/2. At this moment, all my stamps are still in the envelopes mailed back to me. I'm still not sure what pattern I'm going to use. This is definitely a work in progress.

This is my first time swapping 1.5" squares. So I am guessing I will need to swap many, many times just to get enough for a lap size quilt.

quiltinghere 08-05-2011 03:04 PM

or use them to make blocks to mix with other scrappy blocks

Evie 08-05-2011 03:22 PM


Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
Just wondering how many stamps everyone needs to complete their quilt, and have you started yet?

I believe I need to swap about 7 more times, maybe 7 1/2. At this moment, all my stamps are still in the envelopes mailed back to me. I'm still not sure what pattern I'm going to use. This is definitely a work in progress.

I definitely have enough for at least a lap-size, but why stop there! I've made about 25 blocks that will finish to seven inches. Have been putting the blocks together in between all the other projects going on. You know how that goes . . . .

KarenBarnes 08-05-2011 04:50 PM

I don't know, I think I'm just collecting for the moment! We'll see when I don't want to store envelopes and have a moment between wedding quilts and baby quilts! I really wonder when that day will come? :)

girlscouts1 08-05-2011 06:52 PM

If there is room, I am gamed. looks like everyone is doing 20 bags..... so I will do 20 bags too. thanks

Twisted Quilter 08-06-2011 06:01 AM


Originally Posted by girlscouts1
If there is room, I am gamed. looks like everyone is doing 20 bags..... so I will do 20 bags too. thanks

Glad you decided to join us! I've added you to the list.

:thumbup:

Barbm 08-06-2011 06:37 AM

I'm moving my sewing room and destashing. Going to start cutting some strips and squares before they go. I'll see how organized I am before committing fully.

I have a pattern from the Oct. 2003 McCall's Quilting magazine for an awesome quilt. It calls for 1 3/4" inch squares, but I can adjust the pattern for the 1.5 inch. It's called pathway home and looks like an Irish chain variation. For the 1 3/4" blocks I needed 1,468. I will need to calculate how many more....

I would need to swap many many squares. I'll keep watching this!

Havplenty 08-06-2011 11:12 AM

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i am collecting right now and using my stamps in other quilt blocks or projects. who knows maybe one day i will make a postage stamp quilt. it will stay on my to do list. otherwise cutting my scraps into stamps gives me something productive to do with them. i use to throw my scraps away now i get satisfaction knowing they will be in someone's quilt one day.

here is a quilt block i made with stamps recently. The block is called Knot: My Block.

Evie 08-06-2011 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by Havplenty
i sm collecting and using my stamps in other quilt blocks or projects. who knows maybe one day i will make a postage stamp quilt. it will stay on my to do list. otherwise cutting my scraps into stamps gives me something productive to do with them. i use to throw my scraps away now i get satisfaction knowing they will be in someone's quilt one day.

here is a quilt block i made with stamps recently. The block is called Knot: My Block.

I like this block. Looks really nice, havplenty. (I got one of your baggies in the last swap. Great fabrics!)

Havplenty 08-06-2011 11:34 AM


Originally Posted by Evie

Originally Posted by Havplenty
here is a quilt block i made with stamps recently. The block is called Knot: My Block.

I like this block. Looks really nice, havplenty. (I got one of your baggies in the last swap. Great fabrics!)

thanks. i really have to get back to posting feedback on all the swappers baggies i received. i tried to keep all the baggies with swappers id info.

NCquilter 08-06-2011 06:05 PM

I'll have to wait for another swap like this in the future. I don't think I have 50 different fabrics yet. I just started quilting a couple years ago and have only made 4 quilts.

HummerGardenCrafts 08-06-2011 06:12 PM

JoAnn's is having a good sale on fat quarters. 99 cents each. And I always go to the clearance section and find fq's for 97 cents each.
And I love it when they have fifty percent off on the reg tag items. I get 100% cotton fabric for $1.50 a yard. And great prints too! Guess they end up as discontinued in the red tag area.

Havplenty 08-06-2011 06:27 PM

the nearest joann's is so far from me that i hardly shop there unless i am going for some serious fabric shopping. so i don't often get to take advantage of their great sales. too bad. i do a lot more ordering online and still find great bargains on fabric.

HummerGardenCrafts 08-06-2011 06:37 PM

I order online also. Usually from the same people. And they give me great bargains. If I didn't get the bargains, my crafts and stuff would be so high I couldn't do any selling at all. Wish you were closer. I can go to two JoAnn's. One in WV and one in VA. Both are around an hour from me. And a Hobby Lobby in WV, an hour away.
Then a Ben Franklins that is about an hour and maybe 30 minutes away.
There are some fabric stores. I visit them every now and then.

KarenBarnes 08-06-2011 07:35 PM

I always pick up the remnants when I go to the fabric store! You never know when you'll just need a "little bit"! :) They are usually quite a bit cheaper than the regular yardage.

booklady 08-06-2011 07:37 PM

I'm in for 20 sets. !

Twisted Quilter 08-06-2011 07:50 PM

The activity list is up-to-date. There's only 5 open spots left for this swap.

Don't get left out! :lol:

Twisted Quilter 08-06-2011 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by HummerGardenCrafts
JoAnn's is having a good sale on fat quarters. 99 cents each. And I always go to the clearance section and find fq's for 97 cents each.
And I love it when they have fifty percent off on the reg tag items. I get 100% cotton fabric for $1.50 a yard. And great prints too! Guess they end up as discontinued in the red tag area.

My kind of sale! I've been busy and haven't had time to look at the latest flyer. Guess I'd better get busy before it's over.

HummerGardenCrafts 08-06-2011 09:19 PM

I think that sale may end tomorrow. I'm not super postive. I just love a bargain!!!!

Havplenty 08-06-2011 11:03 PM

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.

NCquilter 08-07-2011 05:30 AM

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.

Twisted Quilter 08-07-2011 07:17 AM

Glad you decided to join us NCquilter! :thumbup:

We're counting down, only 4 spots left.

LuckyGemini 08-07-2011 09:23 AM

I would like to sign up if you still have room. I will send a pm. 20 Bags


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