sweets4ever, thank you for posting that. That's what I was trying to say, but you put it in a much nicer way.
Basically, the answer to this thread topic is...nothing
Swapping is somewhat of a crafty gamble and you have to be willing to accept that if you are going to participate in swaps. Sometimes you are going to swap with someone who just plain doesn't have that same supreme level of crafting ability as yourself, can't afford to buy expensive fabrics, had a life trauma and had to rush to complete a craft at the last minute, etc. We won't distribute scorecards for each item/package in a swap and no one is going to get voted off the island no matter how much you don't like the pillow case you received that looks more like an oven mitt than any pillow case you've ever
If you truly think there is a problem (they sent you cigarette butts, fabric that could only be identified as what used to be the lining from a pair of boxer shorts, anthrax (not the heavy metal band, because perhaps you have them on your Wists
), a whole package of items with the price tags still attached, a piece of notebook paper with the words "I owe you" scribbled upon it, etc.), then contact a swap mod or use the Help Desk and open a ticket and assign it as a "Swap-related" ticket and we'll do the best we can to investigate the issue, find a resolution and prevent future occurrences.
Otherwise, post pictures in the gallery, give them a simple "thank you" and go on to your next swap or choose not to participate in future swaps. I know everyone likes to vent, but this thread and a similar thread have turned into rants against specific items, partners and swaps rather than any form of closure or solutions...