Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I-Spy Swap #3

Okay, we are full! I will send out an email to you all soon. Katie- I need your email address still. Please post it below! Thanks!

Yep, that's right. I'm doing another swap. I always seem to miss the swaps on other people's blogs, so here we go.

*Very important!* Please only comment if you are going to be able to meet the deadline! Fabric should be in my mailbox on the date of the deadline, not mailed by that date. Thanks!

The Basics:
Mail me 200 I-Spy squares by March 30th.
Get back 200 squares, all different, by April 13th.

The Details:
1. I need 15 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 like Joann's and Hobby Lobby. 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 15 people who comment here will get to participate! Please leave your email address in the comment as I will be sending out an email with details of the swap as soon as we are full. Please check your email promptly! Also, feel free to tell any friends you have that might be interested in joining us!


  1. I'm in!
    I have the fabric, just have to cut.

  2. Ooh...I want to join. I have all 10 fabrics that just need to be cut too. I've been waiting for another swap. I'll spread the word, too. Thanks for letting me know about this Care!

  3. Me!!! I've been hoarding my ISpy fabrics waiting for another swap. :)

  4. Count me in! I am thrilled to join.
    ann sandler at

  5. Can't wait!!! I have most of the fabric already and will start cutting tonight!! audrajjensen at msn dot com

  6. After seeing the quilt I am working on my mom want's in too- she is not a computer person so I offered to post for her. hopefully that works ok her e-mail is jvcoles at msn dot com

  7. This is the friend Robyn I was driving home and didn't want to miss out on my chance. I hope I made it.

  8. I'm in!!!

  9. Count me in!
    So happy you're doing this! Thanks!

  10. Sign me up! Thanks!

  11. I really want to swap! Totally rad!
    My blog :)

  12. I would love to join if there is still room!
    Michelle K.

  13. I want to participate.

  14. Please let me know if there is still room. I want to participate.

  15. If there is still room please let me know....Caroline emailed me but, I've been busy and I'm just checking email....hope your having a fantabulous day!

  16. I left a comment as soon as I heard and said I'd sign up for three different swaps. I don't see my response. Did you not get it? Is there still room for my three slots? Please let me know asap.
    Thanks so much for doing this.

    Nancy Oakes