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Thread: Summer 2013 PS swap- Sign ups close July 1st

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    Cool Summer 2013 PS swap- Sign ups close July 1st

    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 20 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 flannel, NO homespun, NO blends. If in doubt of fiber content, please leave it out!

    *All sets do not need to be identical. You can use any 100% cottons 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". Rotary cutting these does help with accuracy.

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

    *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 July 15, 2013. Sets are due to me by July 30th. I will swap them out, and get them in the mail no later than Aug. 15th.
    ** International folks, please mail 10 days earlier! To make sure I get them in time.**
    For mailing:
    Most folks have been sending in stamps, a USPS m.o. or cash for a PADDED flat rate envelope ($5.95). It does make things a lot easier, and no worries about bulky packages. Delivery Confirmation is included. I can supply these envelopes, they are free from usps.com.
    NO pre-paid printed postage! They are dated, and my P.O. does not accept it!
    If you choose to send a different envelope, please, please make sure there is plenty of postage $ for it. An extra stamp, or such wouldn't hurt. These packages are "bulky" and get considered a "parcel", per my Post Office. They charge more for that.
    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.
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    count me in I will PM you!!

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    I'm in too. . . YAHOO!! I'll pm you!

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    Thank You, Mariposa, for hosting the 1.5 swap again. You are appreciated. I'll PM you.

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    * I got all three of you on my list!
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    Any one else out there cutting squares-??
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    Just sent you a PM. SEW happy, I love swapping this little boogers!
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    Mariposa, mine are ready to ship, is it too early to ship now?

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    dj- you can ship when you are ready!
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    alrighty then!

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    I'm in again! I'll be shipping early as I have some vacation plans in July! Hope you don't mind. I'll pm you! I LOVE these swaps! four or five more and I should be ready to sew. If you think about it, I would be interested in another "lights" swap. THANKS!!!!! for doing all of this.

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    Do you guys have a template you use when cutting squares?
    I can't seem to find one, maybe I could make one out of cardboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanda lou View Post
    Do you guys have a template you use when cutting squares?
    I can't seem to find one, maybe I could make one out of cardboard.
    Wanda, I just use my rulers. First I cut one long strip from the WOF with my 24" ruler and the I use my 6"ruler to cut my squares. Do not use cardboard. Every time you use the cardboard it will get smaller and all of a sudden you will see that your squares are smaller. That makes it difficult to sew the squares.

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    I love my rulers & marked matt!

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    Cool

    I have mine cut and baggie my 20 sets tonight. Doing the happy dance for getting mine done so early this time!
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    I cut mine wof X 1.5", then I put several on my mat and take my June Tailor Slotted Shape Cut. It has slots every 0.5". Love it, I wanted 1 ,but was to tight to buy one. DH and I was at an estate sale and it was still new in the plastic with instructions for $3.00. Needless to say I grabbed it up real fast. Score! I use it ALOT and LOVE it!!!!!!
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    Ohmygosh how did I miss this? Am I to late to sign up... I'll scroll up and read the details. I'm just totally consumed in a project for my DEARmotherInlaw. She's 89 and I'm sewing all her 6 children/23 grandchildren quilts from her stash. I made 5 last week and have been cutting 4.5" squares ALL this week. I'm tired of cutting, frankly. But I know I have 1.5" strips all ready to cut down. Do I need to pm mariposa? Of course....hangs head....PMing her now...

    Oh max sets.
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    Sheri-- I gotcha!
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    I'm in. 20 sets are cut and ready to ship!

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    Love these little ones! I'm in for the max.

    If you have great pattern ideas for these, please PM me. Thanks
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    *I received a squishy from dj last night!
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    Mariposa, is this the fabric you liked? 18x11 plus a 2.5" strip is what I have left of this...
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    hugs, dj

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    Mariposa, perhaps you were thinking of this one...
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    29 x 24 available on this one.
    dj

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    dj-- the first picture~~
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    Keeping color coded active swap fabric in a separate drawer makes it easy to find! Recently restocked FQs used in a March swap back into general stash. Nice to have 4 active swap drawers at one time. Plus, keeping a swap set helps keep track.

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