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

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    I just got removed from this thread. I guess I'd better talk more!

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    Hi, I mailed my30 sets of postage stamps yesterday...hope you get them soon.. Honchey/Anne

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    I received packages from: Honchey, dottie dodge, and Sherry from Mauldin, SC (?board name?)
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    Gosh it feels like forever since i have been on this board but that is what moving does to you. i still don't have my sewing stuff in place yet but it is coming soon.

    now dressmakergurl to answer your question there are plenty of things to make with this little gems. here is a picture album on this board of quilts and such that others have made from these postage stamp squares. here is an online look at postage stamp quilts here is a comment i had posted earlier of some ps potholders and such that i made with these little gems. good luck with your projects.


    Quote Originally Posted by dressmakergurl View Post
    I have never used squares this small. I saw this swap and the Candy 2.5" squares. Ok ladies. Here is a dumb question. What patterns are best for these tiny squares? Someone said they were not hard to sew. I am not sure.
    And I have to mail all the squares in baggie w/ my name and postage for return? What is the fastest way to cut 1.5"
    squares?? Deadline to sign up is tomorrow and I am on vacation until tomorrow. So I have to do alot of cutting when I get home.
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    Right now I have all those nice little squares organized in tin pans, and am looking forward to throwing them in a bag, and grabbing two at a time. It's pretty neat that I have very few duplicates.
    I'm hoping to start on my quilt by Nov. I have to finish a four quilt project. I still have the QAYG to put the 30X30" squares together, and bind. I started making them a year ago.

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    Wow, it took Sept. 15th forever to get here. I'm waiting patiently Mariposa.
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    *We are waiting on a few more sets...... have 10 days to get to me yet.
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    Hanging my head in shame... My ps squares were sent off in such a rush that Mariposa noticed I didn't put my labels in my packages. If you get a snack-sized ziplock with no label, it's probably from me. It's another sure sign that I've got too much going on

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    peaceandjoy-- your baggies are labeled~
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    Barri1, Do you really put them in a bag then randomly pick 2??? Do you then put them in a bag to pick again??? I would have a hard time doing that. it's taking me forever to get a few blocks done...How big are you making them??

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    Hi Honchey,
    Right now I have all the nice little pieces lined up in aluminum trays in color order. I had to go over them to make sure all were the right size, and I didn't have any duplicates. I got a couple of duplicates, and put them in a bag to swap out. I had a problem with a bag of squares from another swap that were not true to size. Some were bigger, and some where smaller.. I didn't have the patience to go through them, and tossed them. When I am ready to start, I am going to toss all the trays in a shopping bag, and shake up good, and take out two at a time, and chain stitch. Now that I think of it, I could start doing a couple at a time in between other things I'm working on. That is after I get the squares from this swap It is mindless work,but relaxing.

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    So sorry, Mariposa - I forgot to include my board name. OOOPS! I use different ones for different boards, and being new to this one, well, when I got to the post office and saw that it wasn't on my baggies I couldn't remember for the life of me which name I used for Quiltingboard! Sad, sad...but, I'm pretty sure it's quilts39. We will see what comes up on my post! LOL! Anyhow, I'm glad they arrived okay.
    Sherry in SC

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    Heheheee...I was right! Yay! The old brain is working today.

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    On the way to the post office to mail my stamps. Too much going on right now, I almost forgot. Can't wait to get my baggies. There is an extra for doing all this plus money for ther return postage., Have a great day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilts39 View Post
    So sorry, Mariposa - I forgot to include my board name. OOOPS! I use different ones for different boards, and being new to this one, well, when I got to the post office and saw that it wasn't on my baggies I couldn't remember for the life of me which name I used for Quiltingboard! Sad, sad...but, I'm pretty sure it's quilts39. We will see what comes up on my post! LOL! Anyhow, I'm glad they arrived okay.
    Sherry in SC
    Sherry-- they did arrive okay! Thanks!
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    Barri, what do you do after the first 2 together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    Barri, what do you do after the first 2 together?
    Hi Honchey,
    You grab another set, and sew those together, and then grab another set, and you keep going. I like to sew five sets, and then sew them in a line, and then start adding rows. I make ten piece rows which equals 10". So it makes a 10" square. then you sew the 10" squares to each other, and you are on your way to a quilt top.
    I can't wait to start.

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    Barri1, I am going to try your method but I'm going to have to put blinders on so as not to pick and choose...are ther any colors you don't like to use??

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    Hi, Barri1 and Honchey: This is what I'm doing with my little treasures. I'm kind of a control freak so my stamps are more-or-less sorted by color. I sew two as leaders and enders while working on other projects then sew those into 4-patch units, which I square up before sewing them into my finished blocks. I've found I get better results putting my 64-patch blocks together with 4-patch units rather than doing it by the strip method. Sewing 4-patch units together you only have to match 3 seams at each step, until the very last one, when there are 7 seams to match. I've got about 70 blocks ready to put into a top, whenever that day comes.
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    Hi Evie,
    I have to think about what you are saying. I'm swapped at work, and reading my emails at lunch.

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    ** Here's a list of swappers:

    Quilts39
    judy_68
    Carla79
    Evie
    Samantha67
    Booklady
    peaceandjoy
    PinkLady
    honchey
    hensandhollyhocks
    dottie dodge
    boiler barb
    lindenmb
    SheriR
    buffy2
    dressmakergurl
    jerilee
    islandwiz1
    bepositive
    Nanaof4
    Twisted Quilter
    Nelco
    goldendog55
    Raine
    barri1
    marytoddliz
    frustratedquilter40
    marcialee
    clsurz
    girlscouts1
    Havplenty
    Sienna's Gigi
    shelrox
    nurse bonnie
    sustraley
    sew4nin
    jleister

    *and more still in the mail*

    So we have a super turn-out!
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    I am so bad, I have been thinking Oh maybe we will get a surprise and squares will be here in the mail, I guess I am in need of some fabric therapy and less horse therapy as we just rescued a beautiful mare on Friday, and then I looked at the calender and said dingaling you have another two weeks to go! Cant wait to see the new squares. Any word yet on the next swap? I have been so out of it lately with all life is dealing I feel like I have been gone from the swaps for ages.

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    shelrox-- the next one will be out after this one is finished--
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    Woohoo! Mariposa, you are going to be one busy lady! Thanks for doing this. Can't wait to get another 1500 little charms . . . like I really need them.
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    I am so excited. SheriR explained how to cut squares more accurately than the way I was doing them. Of course I had a major need to practce. I also got the flat rate bags from the p.o. I'm almost good to go.

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