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Scrappy Winter/Holiday & Neutral 9 Patch Block Swap Sign-ups end May 1st.

Old 04-17-2019, 02:58 PM
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Default Scrappy Winter/Holiday & Neutral 9 Patch Block Swap Sign-ups end May 1st.

Now's the time to start a winter project!

Join us for a very fun way to use up your scraps!

Please read this entire post!

The scrappy 9 patch blocks will be made using 5 winter/holiday 2.5"squares and 4 2.5" neutrals .
Neutrals will be shades of cream, very light beige. NO whites.

Sign ups require a commitment to communicate. You will be required to check in with your thread at least once a week, so we know you are still involved. Post your pics of blocks or anything else you are working on, reply to otherís pictures and comments, or chat a bit. The nice community in this group is dependent on all of you posting and sharing.

Also, if I need to pm or email you, I expect you to respond in a timely manner, (not longer than 48 hours). Failure to do so may result in your being banned from future 9P swaps.

Sign ups are open until May 1st . Blocks must be here in my hands no later than May 25th. I will be going back to NC the first week in June so the bags Must be in my hands by then for swapping.

The scrappy 9 patch blocks will be made using 5 winter/holiday fabric squares and 4 neutrals .
Neutrals will be shades of cream, very light beige. NO whites.

We are swapping sets of 10 blocks per bag, up to 10 bags. Each bag must contain 10 completely different blocks (no fabric repeats in a bag.) This shouldn't be a problem if you are using scraps. Each bag can contain the same set of fabrics, just no duplicates in any one set of ten.. I need the bags ready to swap bag-for bag.


You will need quart size bags (not sandwich) to accommodate the size of the blocks. Please put your board name on each bag. Before mailing, put all your bags into a big gallon bag with your name and address clearly on the bag, along with your board name. Then ship in either a tyvek or padded flat rate envelope. No paper envelopes, as they donít hold up. Be sure to include your return postage! The fees for the padded flat rate envelopes I will use for return U.S. shipping is $8. Do not send me stamps or stamped envelopes!


Please use good fabric in your blocksÖ like you would hope to receive. 100% cotton, only. No thin fabrics. If you have to starch it to make it acceptable, donít use it for this swap. Prewashed or not really doesnít matter in pieces
hing else you are working on, reply to otherís pictures and comments, or chat a bit. The nice community in this group is dependent on all of you posting and sharing

We are swapping sets of 10 blocks per bag, up to 10 bags. Each bag must contain 10 completely different blocks (no fabric repeats in a bag.) This shouldn't be a problem if you are using scraps. Each bag can contain the same set of fabrics, just no duplicates in any one set of ten.. I need the bags ready to swap bag-for bag by the deadline of May 25th.


Your finished blocks Must measure 6.5Ē. letís strive to get 6.5" blocks. If they come out smaller, it is your responsibility to adjust seams or remake them, to get them to 6.5". The center square in each row should be 2" square. Please try to keep your seams minimum to a scant 1/4". seams less than that won't hold up very well.

Each block needs to be trimmed of excess thread and pressed. No Wonky blocks please.

As always, regular Quilting Board swap rules apply: https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...-a-t20154.html

Sign up by pmíing me your real name and address, and your email address. I will include my address when I confirm your PM to me.

Let's get started!!!
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:45 PM
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Yeah, I messed up again. Extra papagraphs.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:33 PM
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I will sign up for this swap. Thanks for letting us know and for being our leader.

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Thank you for letting me know. I am in again!
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:10 AM
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Honchey as far as the creams and beiges, I don't have enough to make each block different. If I go with 4 different beige/cream in a block, I will have blocks that have the same neutral but different scrappy blocks or can I us 1 beige color with 5 scrappy blocks to make my sets. I hope you are understanding what I am trying to say.
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I've interested - should each 9 patch be made from two fabrics - holiday and neutral, and each 9 patch being different Holiday fabric (neutrals could be the same).

or are the 9 patch blocks suppose to be "scrappy" and made up from five different holiday fabrics and four different neutral fabrics.
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Ok Ladies, Maybe we need some clarification.No Thanksgiving, no Halloween.. five Scrappy Holiday/Winter 2.5" squares, four neutrals which should be different or more than one of each neutral I personally would use 2 of each neutral opposite each other in the block. Maybe we should post a photo of the layout of the block without sewing it together just to see the final look of it. The neutrals can be repeated in the 10 blocks per baggie. It would be too much to expect 40 different fabrics for neutrals in one baggie.

I worked all day at the Gallery and I cut a bunch of strips. Now I have to sub cut into the squares. There's a new addition..An iron press which I used to press my fabric before cutting.. I loved it.so quick and no shoulder or wrist aching. I'm wondering if I can use spray starch with it. Hmmmmm.

Welcome to Happylab, Trish b, Queenbarbiej and maybe Macybaby? Not too bad for 2 days

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Old 04-18-2019, 07:43 PM
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Just a little reminder:

Center square measures 2'

finished block is pressed, trimmed to 6.5" and threads clipped.

first block made for this swap.
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I understand now. Pictures helps! Thank you Honchey. I already started on mine the same as yours. I have ten blocks done!
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I'm still not clear if we can reuse the holiday fabric in the set of 10 blocks, or if we need 50 different holiday fabrics to complete a set of 10. I'd have better luck coming up with 40 different neutrals for a set of 10 blocks.

If we need 50 different holiday fabrics - I may not have enough, and I really don't want to buy any more.
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