Roxana:Mimi, help me here. You've been in several swaps. What am I missing. I'm just thinking out loud now.
Hi all! Went to bed early last night. Have to get into the routine for school.
I don't think we should set a quilt size but rather a number of squares for the swap. Say 100 with no more than 2 duplicates per fabric. That would mean 50 fabrics. Also in MHO this should be a scrap fabric swap. I don't think people should have to go out and buy new fabric for it. They could use up all those scraps that keep reproducing. At least at my house they do. LOL Washed or unwashed-it doesn't matter. So if we had 16 - 20 people in the group that would mean 1600 to 2000 squares. The reason I think 2 inches for the square is that most people have this as a scrap and it finishes at 1 1/2 inches. That's small enough for most quilters....I like smaller but sending more than 2000 squares could be difficult in legal sized flat rate envelopes. Also don't forget the deadlines and the mailing requirements in the write-up. And I agree with Roxana it should be posted over on SWAPS.
What say you Debbie-Do? Want to host? You might want to go over the SWAPS group and read some of the first pages. That's where the rules for the swap are set out. I'd say the timing could be to close the swap on Oct. or Nov. 15 and mail by Jan. 15.
Looks good to me Roxana. How about something like.....you don't have to go out and buy new fabric for this swap if it's already hanging around at your house. This is more like how swaps used to be. Getting new fabric from someone else's left overs.
I have a slight problem i cant find a pre paid international envelope??? any ideas. Would money and self addressed envelope work??
lots of love
I edited the chart for our purposes and took out the block reference since that applies to the tutorial it came from and will only add confusion (IMHO). It would be lovely if you'd host it since you clearly know what you're doing, Roxana. It really wasn't my idea, it just sort of blossomed from a comment or two. I'll offer any support and assistance I can! Maybe we can spend a weekend in Dallas to sort and package everything once all the entries have been received! It's about 1/2 way between us. :o)
We might want to say, "Try to balance your sets with equal amounts of darks, mediums, and lights but don't go out and buy fabric if it doesn't work out that way".
Mimi, Frances... your thoughts?
Frances, GFG is waiting for inspiration to flow through me. Winter is coming so it won't be as hot to sit with a quilt in my lap!
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Looks like we were all replying at the same time! My chart got fat when I posted it.... sure didn't look like that when I inserted it in my comment!
I was just going to go through my stash and cut off a bit of everything (it wont be short) im tending to think that this will be my slow ongoing project.
Have you seen the EPP quilt Lucy Bostons Patchwork Crosses that might be fun to do as a swap later on down the road???
Frances:Lucy Boston's Patchwork Crosses
Frances, that's beautiful! how would you do a swap for that?
you could do it as a friendship quilt say 20 people signed up each person makes 20 blocks in there choice of fabrics signs there name and where they come from and then it works the same as the other swaps seem to work.
hmmm... that could be interesting and really pretty. not sure I'd be ready to start for several months... but if you decide to bring the site down again with another swap idea, let me know and I'll jump on board!! :)
It wont be for a while :-) get the postage stamp one done and then we will think about it.
I'm in when y'all are ready! I'm going over to join the swap group now. Keep me posted!
Bev, if I don't see you sign up once it's posted, I'll remind you (this is for the postage stamp quilt, right? Not Franny's EPP crosses?)
yes, for now the postage stamp. But I may be interested in the EPP. Frances, keep me in mind for that.
Oh i will i will convert anyone to EPP.
I have been working on an EPP wall hanging for my daughter. Whenever I go somewhere, I grab my bag and work on it.