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Thread: Winter 2018 I Spy Swap

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    Senior Member rbwiese's Avatar
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    Winter 2018 I Spy Swap

    Sweep away those winter blues and join in the I Spy Swap!

    Here are the guidelines for our next swap. Please read carefully:

    Mailing deadline is Monday Mar 19, 2018

    Cutting/Packaging Method:
    We will be sending 10 different fabrics in each bag we swap. All of your bags may 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, provided 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 unwashed 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 $6.75 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 $7.25 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
    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 have been looking for the I Spy Swap and just found it. If I can find 16 fabrics, I will do 16. If not, it will be 8. Besides the new ones I have bought, I will have to go thru and see what I have that I haven't used in the past.

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    Ok so I am a newbie here and would like to do this. I'm not 100% sure I am following the requirements though-as I am reading it I think it is 8-10 bags with 10 5" fabric squares in each bag-each a different print?

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    Good to see you Jannie! And welcome Stafar - we swap in groups of 8 bags with 10 fabrics per bag.Each set of 8 should have a different set of I Spy fabrics. It only takes 1/4 of a yard to cut the 8 charms. Great to have you join in.

    Please send me a PM with your info. 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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    I am attending an embroidery workshop starting tomorrow so I may be unavailable until Mon night probably. Will see ya then!

    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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    Another newbie that would like to join your swap...I would like to do 8 bags. I'll send you a PM with my mailing info.
    Thanks!

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    I cut up almost four sets shortly after receiving my last squishie. They have been waiting on a shelf to be stuffed in an envelope and off on an adventure! I'll just need to make sure I have four complete sets done (I may have been two fabrics shy...)
    If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough!

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    We have another new swapper - welcome to SewHappyinSF! Have heard from several who are either dealing with flu and other illness or are going shopping to see what they can find. Have a few reminders to post:

    Please cut off selvage edge before cutting your squares - leaving them on makes the square unusable.

    Please make sure that there is at least one complete image on a square - having a teddy bear with part of a head, and elsewhere part of the legs or arms also makes it unusable. Sometimes when starting to cut, use your 5" ruler or cut a square of even wax paper or quilting template and hover it over the squares to see where your images repeat. Sometimes larger prints have to be cut one at a time to make sure you have an image.

    Please go through each bag before packaging to double check your squares - it makes it easier on me.

    Thanks for reading these!
    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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    Beginning swappers list:

    Stafar - 1 set
    Sleepy Hollow – 4 sets
    SewHappyInSF – 1 set
    Mmonohon - 2 sets
    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'm one of the flu-bies mentioned. Ugh! This stuff is awful! DH came down with it on Wednesday, and dragged himself to the doctor on Thursday morning. He tested as having Type A, and was prescribed Tamiflu. I came down with it on Saturday. The best way I can describe it as being body-slammed on concrete 100 times, then beaten with a baseball bat, and if that's not enough, I was thrown into a volcano, causing crazy fevers, and then somebody tied a truck to me and I'm having to drag it everywhere. (I'm only slightly exaggerating! ha ha)

    I think I'm on the downhill side now, but I get exhausted easily ... as in ... walking to the kitchen is a major journey. DH is back at work (he wasn't given a choice), but he's still recovering too. I'm not really sure the Tamiflu did him any good. We seem to be recovering at the same rate. Glad we only had to pay $10 for it, after insurance.

    Anyway, I do plan on joining the swap as soon as I'm able to cut my squares, plus I want to make 100% sure I'm no longer contagious.
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    Welcome to the newbies! You will find this is addicting! Just a mention to think about or if it is in your budget- it is the same return to you postage if you do 1 set or 2 sets or even 3. So I always try to do as many as possible to make the postage worth it- if that makes sense. Plus I send in the padded flat rate postage envelope to save on postage.

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    I might up my set count, since I will be using a flat rate envelope-just not sure how many more sets yet. Going to think and dive into the stash to see what I come up with. My first set is cut and packaged. Thanks for the idea Bullock2us

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    It really makes it more cost effective to send in more sets because of the postage. If you have access to other poly envelopes I am ok with you using one of those if only sending in one set. Just enclose one for return shipment. I have even received some squares in another swap and a taped heavy duty ziplock bag - I was surprised and thought it was rather funny. Upping the count is fine.

    I have one more signee already - and hope all, Moonrise, are recovering from the flu. It has really been a tough season for it - I have tried to stay away from people as much as possible.
    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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    Okay, I've got my squares cut and ready to go. There are 16 sets total. What I did was send two completely different groups of 8, which I've labeled "Set A" and "Set B". There are no overlapping squares between the two groups, so that should help a bit when it comes to eliminating/minimizing duplicates. (Personally, I like duplicates! LOL!)

    I'll get the package in the mail in the next day or two.
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    Glad you are feeling better moonrise - we have several more who have responded and still have a couple who are shopping and getting ready. The list as it stands:

    Stafar - 1 set
    Sleepy Hollow – 4 sets
    SewHappyInSF – 1 set
    Mmonohon - 2 sets
    Jannie – 2 sets
    Bkay – 2 sets
    Moonrise – 2 sets


    And amounts of sets can be adjusted any time!
    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 won't be joining you for the Winter Swap. Maybe the next one! Meanwhile, here is my latest quilt going to Project Linus.
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    Cute Quilt pinkflowers! Some child will receive a nice surprise!
    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'm a first time swapper with the I-Spy. Just so I can figure this out properly, if I swap 1 set (8 baggies of 10 charms), I'll end up with 80 different fabrics, yes?

    Sorry....you'd think being in finance I'd have a better math brain.
    LOL

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    Yes Red, that is right. That is what makes this and other swaps here so great - is the variety of prints one can get in the swap. Hope you will join in with us - but I will warn you, I Spy’s are addictive.
    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 me check out my stash and see if I have enough to participate

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