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Thread: Summer 2017 I Spy Swap

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    Summer 2017 I Spy Swap

    Who's up for swapping I Spy squares again? It's time.

    Swaps need to be in my hands by Aug 15. I will be out of town from July 20 to Aug 10th or so but someone will be here to get the packages. I will not be able to acknowledge packages received until I get home.


    Please take your time cutting and be sure you have correct 5" squares. Let’s have all good squares this time.

    Cutting/Packaging Method:
    We will be sending 10 Different fabrics in each bag we swap. All your bags can have the same mixture in them, or different, but you cannot repeat fabrics in any one bag. We will be swapping bag for bag, so there must be 10 different fabrics in each bag. Please put your board name and state on every bag you are swapping. For instance, "rbwiese TN" for mine...

    You may swap in groups of 8 bags. Some have expressed wanting more sets of bags, so I am removing the upper limit – but each one must use a different set of 10 fabrics. You will get 8 - 5" squares in one width of fabric, Providing your print does not require fussy cutting. If it does, you may get fewer cuts out your yardage. Please Fussy Cut if your print requires it. Send the kind of nice squares you hope to receive. Anything less than 8 is not cost-effective for you (shipping). Also – please limit licensed prints and holiday prints to 1 per baggie.

    The Usual 'Stuff':
    1. Send what you would like to receive, quality-wise. Send only 100% cotton quilting fabric. Please do not send thin or loosely woven fabrics. If it has to be starched to be acceptable, it's probably not a good fabric for this swap.

    2. Try and find new prints you have not sent before or seen in the swap, if at all possible. We all like new stuff! Please select prints that would be acceptable in a child's quilt. No flowers, lines, stars, geometrics, batiks. We need recognizable objects. If I find unusable fabrics in your baggies, I will return all to you unswapped.

    3. THEN, pm me (rbwiese) and tell me you want to join and how many bags you intend to swap. I need your real name and address. I will respond to you with my mailing address for you to mail your swaps to me.

    4. Put all your swap baggies in one big ziplock with your name and mailing address, as well as your board name. That will keep them together in your package and if it happens to get torn open in shipment, your address will be there for the P.O. to return to you. Speaking of "torn open"... those paper flat rate envelopes are the pits. They tear so easily, especially with lumpy contents in them. Do yourself a favor and use something better-- like the Tyvek envelopes or padded flat rate envelopes. You have to order the latter from the post office online, in packages of 10, but they are free. If you do it NOW, you will have your envelopes in time to mail.

    5. Postage: I will be using the padded flat rate envelope. It now costs $6.50 for the padded flat rate envelope using Paypal address labels. Please send cash or you can use Paypal. I can send you my account info. If you send stamps, it will cost the $7.20 that is required by the Post Office. If you have a Paypal account, you can print single label shipping for $6.50 – here is the link https://www.paypal.com/shiplabel/create/
    If you want to use an alternative envelope method, please put the postage on the envelope and enclose the self-addressed envelope to me.

    Remember to send in what you would like to receive back.
    Let’s have tons of fun, and of course you have to follow all the basic QB swap rules, found here:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 06-23-2017 at 04:47 PM. Reason: remove shouting/ all CAPS
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    Let the fun begin. I'm in for 2 sets. Have fun on your trip.

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    I am in and my Mom is in. Have new fabric and just need to cut. Will let you know how many we will be sending!

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    Mine are cut and ready to sort and bag. Will do that sometime this week, and pop them in the mail to you.

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    I'm in for 1 set for sure, maybe two.

    bkay

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    Great to have you all!
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    Hello from NC! I've never participated in this swap before so I am jumping in up to my neck. I planned I Spy quilts for my great nieces and great nephews so I need fun stuff! My stash is limited for novelty prints but I have enough for a few sets. I've looked at I Spy quilts on pinterest for inspiration and I love the photos showing kiddos actually looking for items plus the labels that list what you can find. Glad to be on board and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished projects!

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    Mailing my squares in the morning. Tracking info sent via PM.

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    My package went in the mail yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie View Post
    My package went in the mail yesterday.

    And it arrived today! Wow the PO was on top of things! Thanks
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracefulAnn View Post
    Hello from NC! I've never participated in this swap before so I am jumping in up to my neck. I planned I Spy quilts for my great nieces and great nephews so I need fun stuff! My stash is limited for novelty prints but I have enough for a few sets. I've looked at I Spy quilts on pinterest for inspiration and I love the photos showing kiddos actually looking for items plus the labels that list what you can find. Glad to be on board and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished projects!
    There are so many cute ideas for I Spy quilts. Would love to have you join in the swap. It is a great way to get a variety of different fabrics for the quilts. It only takes 1/4 to get the 8 bags of each of 10 fabrics so money is saved.

    When you have time to go through your prints send me a PM with your info.
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    I just found a wonderful print with a pair of foxes on it today. Fussy cut will give me 8 from one 5" strip. Sweet! I will pm you as soon as I have everything together.

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    Nice to know it got there. Now I won't have to wonder.
    Quote Originally Posted by rbwiese View Post
    And it arrived today! Wow the PO was on top of things! Thanks

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    I would like to join. Can we use Disney characters? Do they need to be for boys or girls or both?

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    Susanna, the rules don't prohibit it, so I guess you can. (Sometimes, they do.)

    bkay

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    I just finished getting 2 sets together. These are fabrics I've swapped before either here or on my other swap group. (I have a accuquilt cutter, so often cut more than I need.) Many of these are discontinued, so will not be seen again. No 2 bags are exactly alike, so mine cannot be used for a matching game. There are no duplicates from set 1 to set 2, however. I will label the bags, "not for matching". If you want 2 sets for matching, be sure and tell Rena.

    bkay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susanna10 View Post
    I would like to join. Can we use Disney characters? Do they need to be for boys or girls or both?
    This swap is just for any children's fabric with an easily recognized object - 1 licensed fabric per baggie is ok too. Would love to have you join in our fun!

    Please send me a PM with your info when you have your fabric rounded up.

    Rena
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    Great to have someone remember to fussy cut! yeah!

    I have seen your cute blocks from the Summer and Fall block swaps - really creative ideas.

    Glad to have you in the swap!

    Rena
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    Great to have someone remember to fussy cut! yeah!

    I have seen your cute blocks from the Summer and Fall block swaps - really creative ideas.

    Glad to have you in the swap!

    Rena
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    OK - it didn't include your quote GracefulAnn - sometimes QB has a mind of its own. I tried several times earlier to leave feedback and it wouldn't cooperate, so will try again later.

    So far we have:

    Jannie - received
    Moonrise – received
    Bkay
    Mmonohon
    Bullock2us
    Bonniekeller81
    GracefulAnn
    Susanna10
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    Hi! I'm in for 8 bags of 10 per bag, mostly matching, but not all. I can get 5 or six off fabric on hand so not all will be alike, but all have kiddie fabric! Half way finished cutting... when I finish I'll PM to officially sign up!
    Thanks for hosting!
    hugs,
    dj
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    OK y'all. I'm in for one set of 8 and I hope I didn't screw it up! All are fun prints, mostly brights one or two subdued and only one licensed print (Hello Kitty) per bag. All the bags are the same with the required 10 fabrics each. I'm looking forward to receiving mine and I hope to have tops made by the end of the summer so wish me luck!

    rbweise thanks for hosting! Make sure to check my bags please!!!

    Hugs,
    Graceful Ann

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    djmat glad to have you join us - we have several new swappers this go round - so glad to have all!
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    gracefulann, it sounds like your bags will be great. I try to give all a quick check, count for correct amounts etc.

    Will be looking forward to all of the squishies arriving, it is fun to see all of the cute fabrics.
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    I love that you call them squishies. May we call you Dory? (Finding Nemo ref) lol

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