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

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    Red face Summer 2012 Postage Stamp Squares Swap-Sign up closes 9/15/2012

    This swap is for 1.5" squares (postage stamps) in sets of 50 different 100% cotton fabrics. Please send what you would like to receive. Limit is 30 sets per swapper.

    *Please send me a PM to sign up, and let me know how many sets you'd like to swap.

    *Please use quality 100% cottons only! NO flannels. If in doubt of fiber content, please leave it out!

    *All sets do not need to be identical. You can use what is in your stash!

    *Please MAKE SURE to trim off selvages before cutting your squares. Also try to be accurate in your cutting of the squares, so they DO measure 1.5".

    *Please double check that your sets have 50 (or more) squares in them! We don't want to short change anyone.

    *It seems to work best to put the squares into small, snack size baggies. Be sure to label each baggie with your name, board name, etc.

    Sign-ups close Sept. 15, 2012. Sets are due to me by Sept. 25th. I will swap them out, and get them in the mail no later than Oct. 10th.
    ** International folks, please mail 10 days earlier! To make sure I get them in time.**

    Please include a SASE with adequate postage on it for me to send your return sets. An extra stamp or two wouldn't hurt. Our packages are "bulky" and get considered a "parcel"-per my Post Office. They charge more for that.
    NO pre-paid printed labels!
    Most folks have been sending in stamps or cash for a PADDED flat rate envelope ($5.30). It does make things a lot easier, and no worries about bulky packages.
    If your sets cost more than what you sent in, I have no choice to hold them until I get the difference. In the last swap, I had several that were "over". It all adds up. Thanks for your understanding.

    Please feel free to mail your sets early, if you wish.

    General rules for swaps: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm

    If you have any questions or concerns, please send me a PM
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    i am in for 30. i have been cutting for all of my side swaps and an online ps exchange swap so i will keep a cutting. i have so many other fabrics that are just waiting for me to snip a strip from them. thanks mariposa.
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    You ladies are just too funny! I'm in for 20 sets, AGAIN!

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    I am sooooo excited.. I didn't have a clue when I started thinking about making a postage stamp quilt how easy it would be.. Then came the SWAPS.. Whoa!!!!

    I think I can handle making 30 sets.. buy Sept...Went to a garage sale yesterday, and ended up with 220 different pieces of fabric.. It's funny but I was trying to figure out what to do with them..

    Thanks you people for enabling me..

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    I'm in for 30!!!!! I've been cutting for a week now lol. I think I'm becoming addicted.

    One question.... Summer swap... Do you want summerish fabric or anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by barri1 View Post
    I am sooooo excited.. I didn't have a clue when I started thinking about making a postage stamp quilt how easy it would be.. Then came the SWAPS.. Whoa!!!!

    I think I can handle making 30 sets.. buy Sept...Went to a garage sale yesterday, and ended up with 220 different pieces of fabric.. It's funny but I was trying to figure out what to do with them..

    Thanks you people for enabling me..

    Barri
    220 new fabrics????? where did you go shopping? i would have loved being there.
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    Sheri- you can send in squares of any 100% cottons, as per first post. Does not have to be summer-y. I just put summer in, since it is summer right now! Happy cutting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havplenty View Post
    220 new fabrics????? where did you go shopping? i would have loved being there.
    It's amazing.. I saw an ad on CL.. and it mentioned FABRIC FABRIC FABRIC.. I took the chance, and went across the island.. We very rarely get sales of fabric.. I can imagine that there are more quilters in MO... If you were really looking for yardage at this sale, it was lacking.. They had a huge bag of scraps.. It was $3 to fill up supermarket bags.. I filled two.. I had to cut around a bunch of fussy cuts, and clean up the mess..
    I can't wait to share my fortune..
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    put me in for 20...need something new to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by barri1 View Post
    .... They had a huge bag of scraps.. It was $3 to fill up supermarket bags.. I filled two.. I had to cut around a bunch of fussy cuts, and clean up the mess..
    I can't wait to share my fortune..
    Barri
    oooohhh scraps!!!!! yay!!!! i woulda love to have them. i have been staying away from cl & yard fabric sales here. i have run outta room to store fabric so i making use of what i have. well at least i am trying to. ...not buy that is.
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    I would like to be in for another 20 sets... thank you will pm you now..

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    shelrox- I got your PM, and you are signed up!
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    This sounds like fun, never have done this before. I like the idea. Before I say I am in. Question, what do you do with 1.5 inch pieces, OMG...do you actually make a quilt and how many would you need to make a queen size quilt. Sorry for my ignorance. Guess I better get busy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raine View Post
    This sounds like fun, never have done this before. I like the idea. Before I say I am in. Question, what do you do with 1.5 inch pieces, OMG...do you actually make a quilt and how many would you need to make a queen size quilt. Sorry for my ignorance. Guess I better get busy.
    here are a variety of pics of postage stamp quilts (psq's) and here is a chart of the numbers of squares needed per the size you cut them. i hope this generates enough interest for you to join us.
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    Raine- you can do lots of projects with the squares. Quilts, add to totes, do placemats, etc. The squares finish up at 1" squares, so you can calculate how many you'd need by figuring the size you want the quilt. Kind of "working backwards".
    How big of borders, and how many, do you want? Let's just say that you need lots of the little squares!!
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    Thank you so much, Havplenty for the pics, and Mariposa for your explanation. I'm in for 30 sets. (Want to make sure I understand) So that is, 50 pcs of 1.5" in a baggie, and 30 of those? Do they have to be all the same fabric or can it be different fabrics as long as its 100% cotton.
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    Raine- each baggie needs to have at least 50 squares in it. Each square is a different fabric.
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    Yay! Always look forward to these stamp swaps. September seems so far away . . . .
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    I've looked at the title of this thread, more than once. More than twice... I'd think about it, and decide I didn't want to get all of that out, cut what I need, fold it back up and put it away...

    Then Havplenty put those links (@ message #14) and that was it! I'm going to give it a whirl... For now I'm saying 20 sets; will start cutting and stacking this week and see how it goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy View Post
    I've looked at the title of this thread, more than once. More than twice... I'd think about it, and decide I didn't want to get all of that out, cut what I need, fold it back up and put it away...

    Then Havplenty put those links (@ message #14) and that was it! I'm going to give it a whirl... For now I'm saying 20 sets; will start cutting and stacking this week and see how it goes!
    glad i could help. come join us and have some fun.

    i just wanted to show y'all this from the postage stamp yahoo group. this quilter made the shape of texas into a psq. i'm gonna have to start on one for missouri.

    Last edited by Havplenty; 07-16-2012 at 12:14 PM.
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    I just submitted my PM for 30 sets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havplenty View Post
    i just wanted to show y'all this from the postage stamp yahoo group. this quilter made the shape of texas into a psq.

    OMGOSH that's an awesome project! It looks like 2.5" squares. I recognize some prints. I might need to do that!
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    I'm in for the full 30 sets! Maybe I'll get them finished before school starts so I don't have to worry about being left out again! By Sept I'll forget I've sent them in and get a nice surprise in my mailbox again. Woo-hoo!

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    Thank you for that post. It helps me figure out what I am getting into. Can't waite to start cutting
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    I really want to do this swap, but I have to check and see if I have enough fabrics with me to do it. I am away from home till Oct/Nov. I'm checking...
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