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I Spy Fabric Swap Anyone?

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My thing is I Spy Quilts.  I make them in batches of 6 or so.  I give many to a policeman brother who gives them to crisis counselors.  I also have a large family and they give them as gifts.  They are always the hit of any baby shower.  I am not an artist but a good technician.  My Lenni and Circle Lord templates help me complete these quilts quickly.  I love shopping for novelty fabrics.  I really appreciate the artists behind the various fabrics.  

 

I am looking for 20 people to do an I Spy fabric swap.  20 people will submit 4-inch squares from 4 fabrics.  20 squares from each fabric.  Shipping will be to/from zip code 22206. 

 

If you are interested please IM me and I will send the swap instructions.  Once I get 19 people I will email everyone that we have a complete swap.  If you join I will send you a sample of the instructions I give out with each quilt. 

 

Thanks.

Mary

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This sounds interesting. However, I don't think I have enough novelty/juvenile fabric to do this.  Will be watching to see how you do with your swap :)


Laura

 

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Just to make sure I understand, we only need 4 different novelty fabrics, is that correct?  I have more than that, but they are fat quarters.  If I can't get a full 20 squares out of each fat quarter (since sometimes they are not cut at 18" x 20"), would it be OK to substitute another fabric to get to the 80 squares?


Betsy

quilting with Emmeline, a 2011 Freedom SR

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Betsy.  You can use 5 fat quarters that add up to 80 squares.  You can probably only get 16 out of a closely cut fat quarter.  5 fat quarters of 16 is perfectly fine.  As long as I can get 4 stacks of 20 fabrics with no repeats from each contributor it is fine.  Mary

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Count me in as well.  I'll IM you.

 

My dad was a cop for years, friend was a cop, killed in the line of duty.  I try to make a quilt a month out of strings of fabric.  I mostly just make these as beginner and ender blocks, and it's pretty amazing how quickly they add up.   Also somewhat sad that I've made at least 4 string quilts, and still can't even see a dent in my stash of strings!

 

Looking forward to this project.


Beth Durand

Elizabeth Originals Custom Quilting

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beth@eocquilting.com

2006 APQS Millenium

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I am in also.  I have wanted to do this before but never took the plunge as I don't have lots of kid-friendly fabrics!  ^_^


Just Sew Simple Sylvia Blissett APQS Freedom '09 "Stitch" Circle Lord 2010 “"Until one has loved an animal, Part of their soul remains unawakened.”

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Mary

I am interested in the swap. I could send you US currency to cover the postage to send my swapped squares back to me. Thanks.

Leslie


Quilted Stitches

APQS - Lucey

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LisaC.  Thanks for the offer.  I may take you up on it. 

 

Leslie - I am unable to IM you back.  This is fine.  Please email me.  See below. 

 

If anyone is unable to use IM, please email me at cbsmls at comcast dot net .  Of course change the at and dot to the regular format.  Put SWAP in the subject line. 

 

Thanks.

 

Mary

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Dixie, if not then trade some with me...lol.  How cute they are!  Made me smile this morning.


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Serendipity: The discovery of something wonderful quite by accident while looking for something quite different.

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I got my fabrics this morning at Hobby Lobby!  Now to chop them up into the proper sizes.  I must wait until the headache eases, however!


Just Sew Simple Sylvia Blissett APQS Freedom '09 "Stitch" Circle Lord 2010 “"Until one has loved an animal, Part of their soul remains unawakened.”

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DixieQ - Those are too cute and perfect. Can I put you down? I saw that same quilt today.  That particular lady does some amazing work.  I read her binding lesson she has posted.  She is a perfectionist. 

 

Heidi - I sent you IM.  Thanks for joining. 

 

If you all have non-forum friends who want to join, have them send me an email.  I have about 6 slots left to fill if DixieQ joins. 

 

I am asking for the fabrics by the end of January so you have a few Saturdays to shop.   

 

Mary

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I would like to participate too! Honestly I was severely influenced by Dixie Q's Flamingo fabric...I have a soft spot for those critters!

I think I have 4 good fabrics...if not, oh well...another trip to the fabric store, it could be worse ;)


Dave

2013 Millie

 

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The Swap is officially FULL.  :)  I am looking forward to getting different fabrics to use.   

 

I have contacted everyone with the rules.  If you did not get them, please IM me or email or post and I will get them to you.   

 

Thanks for joining. 

 

Mary

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