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Thread: Row Robin 2011 Group 2 - Sew By Row

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    We are the 2nd group “Sew By Row” for the 2011 Row Robin hosted by Bookworm. I am honored to be your group leader. This is going to be very exciting and so much fun. If you need anything or have any questions or suggestions, please..please let me know. I am new to this leader thing but I will give it my all!!

    I believe Bookworm provided all of you with the info for mailing your rows. I will post the order that she sent to me so we all have the same thing.

    Carole a/k/a Carsey sends to
    April a/k/a LovingIzabella sends to
    Kimberly a/k/a Buddy’s Mom sends to
    Lindsay a/k/a deltadawn sends to
    Linda a/k/a Lindyline sends to Carsey

    Please be sure to post pictures here and on the Original site before you mail your row.
    After you have added your row “and sashing, if included” please post another picture before you mail it off to the next eager quilter, who will be patiently waiting.

    Add a Label if you would like – to circulate with your top so that all the members of your group can sign it. Please use a Black Pigma pen or some type of black permanent fabric marker. You might want to leave enough room for everyone to list their name along with their board name, their city, state, country, and the date.

    I thought that I would add some mailing information that I learned from a Round Robin.

    All mailing from the USA to the USA and/or Internationally, you might want to go to http://www.usps.com and order some free shipping supplies- envelopes and/or boxes so you will have them on hand. They are available at no charge.

    Domestic USA
    For USA mailing, all of the sizes will generally fold up and fit into the regular Priority envelope or the Priority Flat Rate shipping boxes from the USPS. If you generate your own label on line- delivery confirmation is included at no extra charge and your rate will be a little less than if you take it to the PO. You can print your own label and put the parcel in your own mailbox for pick up if desired.

    From USA to INTERNATIONAL
    You can start out with the small Priority Flat Rate boxes/envelopes but the tops will outgrow these fairly quickly. I found that they will go reasonably in a regular Priority envelop and at the regular Priority rate (not flat rate) as they get larger. You cannot insure International Priority mail…however, you can ask for a signature upon delivery if the person you are mailing to agrees. Some of our international members feel the Post offices handle the packages a little more carefully when a signature is required. For international shipments, you can do the entire process on line, but you must hand deliver the package to a postal worker either at your mail box or at the Post Office.

    CUSTOMS FORMS!!!
    These MUST be filled out correctly! You can do them on line along with your label. Many of the countries to which we are mailing use the value listed on the customs forms to charge VAT (value added taxes) to the recipient. We DO NOT want to cause our recipients to have to pay any of these charges because they are not purchasing anything and we are not importing anything. We are only exchanging services. I always check off the box marked "gift" although you can also use "other"

    DO NOT list the contents as quilt….mark it as "USED FABRIC SCRAPS" .
    Mark the package to be RETURNED TO SENDER in case it cannot be delivered.

    PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SEND TO PERSON VIA EMAIL TO ASK THEM WHAT IS THE BEST AND PROPER WAY TO SHIP TO THEM. You will also want to ask what value they would like for you to list on the customs forms, as the value for VAT taxes varies per country. IF YOU ARE UNSURE...ASK, we will figure it out!!!


    YEA, happy quilting!! Carole

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    Woohooo!!!! Let's rock and roll Sew By Row!!!
    Buddy'smom are you ready for mine? :-)
    Here is another picture of my row. It is a vertical row and I am doing it for my 4 almost 5 year old daughter Izabella. Any questions ask away!
    OHHHH I am sooooo excited!!
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    Wow, now I relly have to get sewing. Have almost completed 3 blocks, and have all weekend to do 2 more. Should all be ready to send next week. Jumping up and down!!(must stop that, or the house foundations might collapse!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindyline
    Jumping up and down!!(must stop that, or the house foundations might collapse!).
    LOLOL Now now just because I already did that doesn't mean it will happen to you too! ;-)

    I am very excited about this swap. I let my IH interfere with my life too much and it feels good to be back in the world of quilting!

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    So excited - now to complete the last 2 blocks and away!!

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    Send away, I'm ready for this swap, here's my row, Civil war blocks, trying to get as mant different blocks without making doubles.
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    LovingIzabella: Let me know when you are ready for me to send my row out to you. YEA!!!!

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    BuddysMom: I love your civil war blocks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carsey
    BuddysMom: I love your civil war blocks!!!
    Thanks so much.

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    Send away I am ready-what's the saying "Bring it on?" lol
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    I am posting my row like LovingIsabella and buddy'smom did so they will be on our thread and we can watch the progress on them as they grow!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    Send away I am ready-what's the saying "Bring it on?" lol
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    Great!! I will send it out Monday. I would like to keep my initial row in the center so adding rows above and below are great. I will add a note inside with my row. I AM SOOOO EXCITED!!!!

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    If we are going to do an Autograph block for us to keep, I want to make them up before I send out my row on Monday so everyone can have one. Let me know what you think. Here is an example of one: Autograph Foundation - 6 Inch http://www.quilt.com/Foundations/F6/Autograph6Page.html
    This foundation block should print out at 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". Also a snowball block and crackerbox blocks will work.

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    I am game for the autograph block but can it be one of our own choosing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    I am game for the autograph block but can it be one of our own choosing?
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    I'm game also but would like to also choose my own.

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    I will get my row finished over the weekend and post piccies then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy'smom
    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    I am game for the autograph block but can it be one of our own choosing?
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    I'm game also but would like to also choose my own.
    ABSOLUTELY!!!!!

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    Okay, I've been reading this and trying to figure out exactly how the autograph blocks work. Feel free to label me the thick Aussie, but could someone please explain it in detail. Thanks
    Also attached 4 of the five blocks. Am almost done with the 5th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindyline
    Okay, I've been reading this and trying to figure out exactly how the autograph blocks work. Feel free to label me the thick Aussie, but could someone please explain it in detail. Thanks
    Also attached 4 of the five blocks. Am almost done with the 5th.
    Lindyline:
    We all make 4 autograph blocks and 1 for ourselves – a total of 5. We sign our name, forum name, where you are from, the group name & activity and date. (you can add or subtract whatever info you want, it's up to you what you include) then send them with your row. Everyone should take one at the time they work on your row. The rest get sent on with your row onto the next, until your row & blocks have passed through everyone and you get your row home again, minus your autograph blocks. We will end up with signature blocks signed by all of us to go with our quilts. There are all kinds of autograph blocks. Quilters cache has some, or check the internet for the block patterns. It really is endless.

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    OH!!!! Do we know what size we want to make the autograph blocks, or does it matter??? I am mulling around in my little brain about trying to make the autograph blocks in something similar to your individual rows.... For example, using civil war fabric for buddysmom..... some kind of juvenile fabric for LovingIzabella..... some kind of animal for lindyline.... and some kind of bright stars for deltadawn. What I might do is make them when I get the rows. Then when sending to the next person on the list including the completed row, label and adding the autograph block. Just a thought!!

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    So if I sent an autograph block in the shape of Australia, would that be ok with everyone? Or does everyone want one more unique to their quilt. I'm thinking this through as I type, so maybe I could send a block off after working on each row, so that the fabric could match what I'd done. Thinking this might be a better alternative. Let me know what you all think. Must go blanket stitch more emu's now. Only the small one left to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindyline
    So if I sent an autograph block in the shape of Australia, would that be ok with everyone? Or does everyone want one more unique to their quilt. I'm thinking this through as I type, so maybe I could send a block off after working on each row, so that the fabric could match what I'd done. Thinking this might be a better alternative. Let me know what you all think. Must go blanket stitch more emu's now. Only the small one left to do.
    Lindyline: I get your row next and I have already been looking for animals for my area. Do you have any preferences for your block background?? I see that you have cream and blues. Do you want me to continue with that color scheme??? Also, do you want to have your row in the center or at the top??? So many decisions!!!!

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    [quote=Carsey)Lindyline: I get your row next and I have already been looking for animals for my area. Do you have any preferences for your block background?? I see that you have cream and blues. Do you want me to continue with that color scheme??? Also, do you want to have your row in the center or at the top??? So many decisions!!!![/quote]

    I have no preferneces for color, but I would like my row at either top or bottom, your choice. I thought it would be nice to have the Aussie and the English rows either end of the Americans.

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    [quote=lindyline]
    Quote Originally Posted by Carsey)Lindyline: I get your row next and I have already been looking for animals for my area. Do you have any preferences for your block background?? I see that you have cream and blues. Do you want me to continue with that color scheme??? Also, do you want to have your row in the center or at the top??? So many decisions!!!![/quote

    I have no preferneces for color, but I would like my row at either top or bottom, your choice. I thought it would be nice to have the Aussie and the English rows either end of the Americans.
    GREAT Idea!! I'll put you up at the top!!

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