Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Swap #2

Ready for another swap? I know I am! I want to have another swap before Christmas. I admit, it's partly selfish; I want more I-Spy fabrics before Christmas!

Read this thoroughly! Please only comment if you can meet the deadline so we can get the fabrics in time to make Christmas presents!

The Basics:
Mail me 200 I-Spy squares by November 15th.
Get back 200 squares, all different, by November 30th.

The Details:
1. I need 14 people to join the swap. In order to join, just leave a comment with your email address included. (If you are not located in the USA, please send your fabrics ASAP.)

2. Cut 20 4" squares out of each of 10 different novelty print fabrics (quilting quality cotton wovens - please no flannel). A 1/4-yard cut or fat quarter will get you 20 4" squares, so you will be purchasing a total of about 2 1/2 yards of fabric. This is NOTHING when you consider all of the fabrics you will be getting back.

3. In order to avoid duplicates, everyone will need to search out unusual or obscure prints. Try to look for things that aren't available at chain stores. Pick fun prints that you love!

4. Remember that we are looking for fabric with objects on it, not printy-prints. (A fabric with FLOWERS on it is very different from a FLORAL PRINT.)

5. No "licensed" prints: No Disney, Spongebob, Dora, John Deere, L.A. Lakers, etc.

6. Remember seam allowances! Be sure you can tell what you are looking at within a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square. Nobody wants only half of an object in their square -- cut them well! (Depending on your fabric choice, you may need to buy more than 1/4 yard in order to get an object into each cut square.)

The first 14 people who comment here will get to participate! Please leave your email address in the comment so I can fill you in on some of the details of the swap. Also, feel free to forward this on to any friends you have that might be interested in joining us!


  1. I would love to participate again if there are enough spots- if not just let me know and I will wait for the next go-around. Thanks!

  2. I'm in...this sounds like fun!

  3. I would love to do this with you! It sounds exciting!

  4. I would love to join.

  5. I'd love to participate!

  6. I would love to sign up for this swap :)

  7. Okay, okay! Twist my arm! ;o)

    I'm totally in!

  8. Ok. In. This is cool! Karenspahr(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. Count me in.

  10. I would love to join!!
    Thank you for hosting :)

  11. This would be my first swap, but I want in!! please send me all the details! bradenandbritt@gmail.com

  12. And my mom wants to join too! She's already got all her fabric. Her email is sonyarae55@gmail.com

  13. I'm still in if you're still good with that and if there's still room!

  14. I think i'm too late but if not I'd love to.

  15. I'm late too, but if you have people decide not to participate, let me know. I've got fabric already. :)
    michelle coleman 24 at hotmail dot com

  16. am i too late? got my first round in today - I'd love to participate again!

  17. Hi...I just read this and was wondering if you were taking on any more people? If so, I would really like join!! chrisyleecreations@hotmail.com

  18. My sister-in-law and I would LOVE to join in... would you have room for two more? I've got some great fabric!

    Rachel rachris@mchsi.com

  19. Mine are mailed and on the way - can't wait! :)

  20. count me in for the next one - i have a bunch of great i-spy squares already cut!