Thursday, April 14, 2011

I-Spy Swap #4

I know, I know. I just got done with a swap, but I think I have a project in mind and I could always use more squares! Plus, I know that some people were left out last time, so this will give them a chance to have fun! Swap #3 B participants, I posted a note for you below. Please read everything thoroughly! I added some FAQs to the bottom of the post.

Thanks again, Care, for your wonderful instructions for I-Spy swaps!

*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 April 30th.
Get back 200 squares, all different, by May 20th.

The Details:
1. I need 11 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.)

*IF I GET ENOUGH PEOPLE TO COMMENT FOR A SECOND SWAP, I WILL DO A DOUBLE SWAP. SO IF YOU DON'T MAKE IT INTO THE FIRST 11 SLOTS, COMMENT ANYWAY AND YOU MIGHT STILL GET TO PLAY :)


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.)

FAQs

1. Should I pre-wash?
Nope, just cut and send. I have never pre-washed, and have never had a problem.

2. What do you mean by printy-prints vs. fabric with objects on it?
Here is an example of a floral print:
And here is a fabric with flowers on it:
Remember, we are looking for objects, not designs!

3. I live outside the US. How will you handle postage?
I will just have you send me money for postage via Paypal, and I will take care of the rest!


4. I have been involved in Swap #3 and/or other recent swaps. Can I still join and do I have to purchase fabrics different from those I just recently swapped?
If you want in, go ahead and comment, please! Because chances are, this could easily turn into a double swap :) Please choose fabrics that you haven't recently swapped because chances are that most of us have been in those other swaps and we want variety!

The first 11 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. IF I CAN'T GET A HOLD OF YOU, I MIGHT HAVE TO REPLACE YOU, SO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL PROMPTLY! Also, feel free to tell any friends you have that might be interested in joining us!

17 comments:

  1. I'm in! My new rotery cutter came yesterday and Im ready to try it out!
    Let me know if i can join again! I would like to let others who havent swapped, but im hooked!
    Thanks again connie!
    XO tori
    torirae.creighton@gmail.com

    bestfamilycircus.blogspot.com

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  2. I would love to do another swap. I'm new to this and have plans to make 2 large quilts, so I need squares.
    chelle.ix(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Woo! Must do it! :oD

    Got my fabrics from the last swap earlier this week -- ALL fantastic, thank you!

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  4. I would love to participate!! =) jmmaxman at gmail dot com!

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  5. I read about your swap on Crystals blog and I am interested in participating in your I Spy Swap.

    http://123nowwherewasi.blogspot.com/

    kimmlandis@gmail.com

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  6. Okay! Okay! Okay! Count me in! I can't resist a swap. I think I must have dreamed about it last night because I woke up thinking about it!
    huffalupagus at aol dot com

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  7. I want in too if there is still room!
    susansabrina at hotmail dot com

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  8. I forgot to leave my e-mail last time. I would like to participate.

    Chiskag at gmail dot com
    Thanks!

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  9. I'd love to participate! nutellanut at gmail dot com

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  10. I think I might be #12. If so, I'll be 1st in line for a double.

    stayathomelibrarian@ gmail dot com.

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