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Thread: Summer 2012 Postage Stamp Squares Swap-Sign up closes 9/15/2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by barri1 View Post
    Sheri... I was thinking the same thing, but I panic about the accuracy.. I won't get the accuquilt.. I thought for a very short time, and it's too limited.. i have to remember to look at my cutting board, and try it.. Do you use a templete?
    No templet. Just a good ruler, cutting mat and rotary cutter. I try to add extras in case I mess some up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barri1 View Post
    Sheri... I was thinking the same thing, but I panic about the accuracy.. I won't get the accuquilt.. I thought for a very short time, and it's too limited.. i have to remember to look at my cutting board, and try it.. Do you use a templete?
    barri1 this is how i cut my squares. hopefully you have a rotary cutter to use.

    i cut 1.5" strips to start with:
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    i double the strips over so that i am cutting two at a time of each color i have laid out:
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    i stack my strips on top of each other so that i am cutting 6 strips at once. i cut off an end tip to even the strips up:
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    i take my ruler and measure out 1.5" square:
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    and then i cut my squares 6 sat a time:
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    you may find this method easier than cutting around a template with scissors. even with scraps i try to cut strips. if i am not able to do so, i stack up scraps 6 at a time and cut around my 1.5" template with a rotary cutter. good luck cutting.
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    It's hard to know who's doing both - board names can be misleading, lol... Barri and Sheri I have as swap partners, but Vena, Sue, Marcia and AJ, based on state could possibly be participating here? My other four are international, and I don't think they are participating here.

    As these aren't due until mid-September, I could hold these back and use them for some future swap, hopefully, and cut 20 new sets of 50 so that there aren't duplicates going to anyone. My padded envelopes from USPS haven't arrived yet anyhow.

    Although I have an Accuquilt, I don't have a 1.5" die. Is there one? I know there's a 1.5" strip, which in theory could be rotated and sub-cut. Barri, I can't imagine cutting all of these with scissors!! Does your hand bother you after all of that cutting?

    As I am cutting from large scraps and fat quarters, as I cut I am continuing to cut up that piece. My tubs for 2", 2 1/2", 3 1/2" and 5" - as well as 1 1/2" - are filling up. I'll be ready for many of not only Bonnie Hunter's patterns, but for Joan Ford (Scrap Therapy) as well!

    Now if I can just find some dedicated sewing time in the upcoming months, that'd be great. The shop in Watkins Glen has a quilter's inn upstairs... Anyone want to come up/over to the Finger Lakes? It's gorgeous in the fall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy View Post
    Although I have an Accuquilt, I don't have a 1.5" die. Is there one? I know there's a 1.5" strip, which in theory could be rotated and sub-cut. Barri, I can't imagine cutting all of these with scissors!!
    Thank goodness...for those of us addicted to swapping these little treasures...YES there is one for the Studio. Mine arrived in the mail today! Yippee!!!

    If one exists for the Go, I haven't been able to find it.
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    Yep, you found me (Vena). I am one of yur swap partners for the curious quilter swap. I emailed you my addy. Will get yours in the mail as soon as I get your mailing address. I will check what I am sending you and try to not to duplicate what I have going for this swap. My other 2 swap partners are international.
    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy View Post
    It's hard to know who's doing both - board names can be misleading, lol... Barri and Sheri I have as swap partners, but Vena, Sue, Marcia and AJ, based on state could possibly be participating here? My other four are international, and I don't think they are participating here.

    As these aren't due until mid-September, I could hold these back and use them for some future swap, hopefully, and cut 20 new sets of 50 so that there aren't duplicates going to anyone. My padded envelopes from USPS haven't arrived yet anyhow.

    Although I have an Accuquilt, I don't have a 1.5" die. Is there one? I know there's a 1.5" strip, which in theory could be rotated and sub-cut. Barri, I can't imagine cutting all of these with scissors!! Does your hand bother you after all of that cutting?

    As I am cutting from large scraps and fat quarters, as I cut I am continuing to cut up that piece. My tubs for 2", 2 1/2", 3 1/2" and 5" - as well as 1 1/2" - are filling up. I'll be ready for many of not only Bonnie Hunter's patterns, but for Joan Ford (Scrap Therapy) as well!

    Now if I can just find some dedicated sewing time in the upcoming months, that'd be great. The shop in Watkins Glen has a quilter's inn upstairs... Anyone want to come up/over to the Finger Lakes? It's gorgeous in the fall!

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    This is getting too funny.. I'm spending way too much time playing with 1.5" squares.. but it is very relaxing.. I don't remember any time that I've spent watching so much t.v...
    Mary took Vena away from me, as she was over booked.. I am getting a little mixed up with the names.. I'll get over it..
    My hand doesn't hurt from using the scissor, as it is very sharp, and I go through about ten folds, but more so from the mouse, and computer.. Think I'm addicted to modern technology.. I use a laptop at work, and home, but like a cordless mouse.. I have rotary cutters, and use them, but the pices are small, and annoy me..
    I started to open the little packages I got in the last swaps, and I'm a little amazed that I have found very little duplication.. Yes.. I was curious when I got them, and looked , but really didn't have time to play with them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    ** We have 32 folks signed up so far! Wahoo! **
    Awesome! Can't wait for September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havplenty View Post
    barri1 you got me for a partner in the curious quilter swap so you did get one board member from this swap.
    barri1 also got me as a swap parnter in the Curious Quilter Swap. I advised her that I'm using the same charms there as I am for this one, hoping she doesn't mind duplicates. If there's a way I can designate a particular baggie for her I'd add different fabrics. Mariposa, any help there?
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    Evie- I can try to not give you or her each others' squares~~ We have 32 folks signed up so far~~
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    Mariposa.. You were able to do it for me, and Twisted Quilter. We've been sharing scraps. Please don't go out of your way.. You have enough to do.. I'm okay with whatever..

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    Mariposa, I'll put a note in my package and let you know who I swapped with on CQ. It does sound like it could turn into a swapping nightmare. I have worried about someone getting dups though.
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    well if you get dups between the two swaps, just use the dups for other projects. we are going to turn this into a nightmare for mariposa and it's not due to her swap but because of another swap we are in that has nothing to do with the quilt board swap. let's try not to make more work for mariposa.

    in real life, we can figure out what to do with any dups we get.
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    I do the same way and I also use my 2.5 sq ruler.
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    Everyone, as I've said before, I'm OK with dupes. Some of mine are sewn together in the same quadrant because they look good together. I love symmetry! Mariposa, don't go out of your way on my account. I'll take any of these little charms!
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    Well I'm happy with what I get too. As long as everyone else is.
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    I am not worried about getting duplicates, but I try not to give duplicates to others. Swapping still gives me more variety. I will use whatever I get - I'm just enjoying myself
    Thank you Mariposa

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    I may have to join in as long as it is any fabrics
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella View Post
    I may have to join in as long as it is any fabrics
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    Oh yay! The more the merrier. I just sent you a PM for Boom 8. I couldn't resist.

    Anyone else out there interested in starting a therapy group for those of us addicted to swapping?
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    Of course you need to join, Loving Isabella.. We are having way too much fun.. I also have a feeling Mariposa likes to get tortured..
    I am also getting all kinds of scraps.. I have a box coming from someone on Curious, and someone on the board.. I can't wait to share.. I also think that I never cut into scraps I have in containers.. I'm a little upset that I can't start sewing them together, as I am working on four scrap quilts at the same time for my staff.. I'm sort of too disciplined to start another project while in the middle of another.. I'm also swamped at work.. I've been so busy with everything that the dog fell asleep waiting for me..
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    Oh, I didn't mean to cause trouble for Mariposa... I was just trying to figure out if I needed to make different packages for the two swaps. I think I have four who are in both, so as there is time to send these to Mariposa, it's worth it to make the different ones up. I'm sure that sooner or later there'll be another swap that I can use the originals for. I'll be ahead of the game for the next round (wherever that ends up being), lol.

    And, as I mentioned, I'm getting so many more pieces prepped, I'll have squares and strips for many, many projects ready, so it's all good.

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    peaceandjoy- you could also just send me a note as to who those four are, and I can "not" trade your squares with theirs~ just a thought! We do already have 32 folks signed up, and more interested.
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    Mariposa, I was going to send in my square packets early if it's ok with you. I start school in two weeks and I won't have a life of my own after that! They tore my library apart for new carpet and paint during the summer so I know I'll have a major mess to clean up when I get back. I have the address from the last swap. Thanks!

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    *Anyone who wants to send their squares, anytime is fine! **
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    *Anyone who wants to send their squares, anytime is fine! **
    Mine are ready just did not get a chance to take to the post office but have a couple other things to ship. So shipping mine 8/4
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    Quote Originally Posted by frusratedquilter40 View Post
    Mine are ready just did not get a chance to take to the post office but have a couple other things to ship. So shipping mine 8/4
    Just got them today!
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