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6781  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Fabric Swap Pre-approvals start now! on: March 29, 2006 07:46:25 PM

Green means Sent
Blue means Received
Red means Late/Needs to Communicate
Purple means Late but Communicated

Claim made on April 1 ---> Send by April 10
1. loves2experiment is sending to lamamarco
2. lamamarco is sending to loves2experiment
3. loves2experiment is sending to ilovepaper
4. ilovepaper is sending to verycrafty

Claim made on April 2 ---> Send by April 10
5. verycrafty is sending to A_Patchwork_Orange
6. A_Patchwork_Orange is sending to MissMeshell
7. MissMeshell is sending to groschveux
8. groschveux is sending to KungPow
9. KungPow is sending to qazicat
10. qazicat is sending to Melladh
11. Melladh is sending to mata
12. mata is sending to KungPow
13. KungPow is sending to rosali
14. rosali is sending to Kristen81

Claim made on April 3 ---> Send by April 11
15. Kristen81 is sending to MissMeshell
16. MissMeshell is sending to qazicat
17. qazicat is sending to Kristen81
18. Kristen81 is sending to PinkMafia
19. PinkMafia is sending to MissMeshell
20. MissMeshell is sending to PurpleHeather

Claim made on April 4 ---> Send by April 12
21. PurpleHeather is sending to loves2experiment
22. loves2experiment is sending to groschveux
23. groschveux is sending to PurpleHeather
24. PurpleHeather is sending to rosali
25. rosali is sending to lamamarco
26. lamamarco is sending to Kristen81

Claim made on April 5 ---> Send by April 13
27. Kristen81 is sending to Yirq
28. Yirq is sending to ilovepaper
29. ilovepaper is sending to PinkMafia
30. PinkMafia is sending to urvi

Claim made on April 6 ---> Send by April 14
31. urvi is sending to Yirq
32. Yirq is sending to urvi
33. urvi is sending to Qwerty
34. Qwerty is sending to rosali
35. rosali is sending to PinkMafia

Claim made on April 7 ---> Send by April 15
36. PinkMafia is sending to mata
37. mata is sending to Qwerty
38. Qwerty is sending to Melladh

Claim made on April 8 ---> Send by April 17

39. Melladh is sending to loves2experiment
40. loves2experiment is sending to A_Patchwork_Orange
41. A_Patchwork_Orange is sending to highschoolcrafter

Claim made on April 9 ---> Send by April 17
42. highschoolcrafter is sending to loves2experiment
43. loves2experiment is sending to groschveux

Claim made on April 10 ---> Send by April 18
44. groschveux is sending to Qwerty
45. Qwerty is sending to PurpleHeather
46. PurpleHeather is sending to KungPow
47. KungPow is sending to meanbean

Claim made on April 11 ---> Send by April 19
48. meanbean is sending to fluffysam
49. fluffysam is sending to meanbean
50. meanbean is sending to aeronberry
51. aeronberry is sending to RobynLisa
52. RobynLisa is sending to groschveux
53. groschveux is sending to KungPow

Claim made on April 13 ---> Send by April 21
54. KungPow is sending to loves2experiment
55. loves2experiment is sending to Yirq
56. Yirq is sending to meanbean
57. meanbean is sending to mata
58. mata is sending to MissMeshell
59. MissMeshell is sending to chromaphile
60. chromaphile is sending lamamarco
61. lamamarco is sending to Homerof2
62. Homerof2 is sending to qazicat
63. qazicat is sending to Homerof2
64. Homerof2 is sending to A_Patchwork_Orange
65. A_Patchwork_Orange is sending to MissMeshell

Claim made on April 14 ---> Send by April 22
66. MissMeshell is sending to SunshynDyzne
67. SunshynDyzne is sending to chromaphile
68. chromaphile is sending to MissMeshell
69. MissMeshell is sending to fadeawaydream
70. fadeawaydream is sending to Homerof2
71. Homerof2 is sending to ilovepaper
72. ilovepaper is sending to fairgreenlady

Claim made on April 15 ---> Send by April 24
73. fairgreenlady is sending to mata
74. mata is sending to Yirq
75. Yirq is sending to SunshynDyzne
76. SunshynDyzne is sending to Laural
77. Laural is sending to rosali
78. rosali is sending to aeronberry

Claim made on April 16 ---> Send by April 24
79. aeronberry is sending to jaybirdiscrafty
80. jaybirdiscrafty is sending to rosali

Claim made on April 17 ---> Send by April 25
81. rosali is sending to kaesea
82. kaesea is sending to groschveux
83. groschveux is sending to RobynLisa
84. RobynLisa is sending to Kristen81

Claim made on April 18 ---> Send by April 26
85. Kristen81 is sending to Laural
86. Laural is sending to fairgreenlady

Claim made on April 19 ---> Send by April 27
87. fairgreenlady is sending to groschveux
88. groschveux is sending to Kristen81
89. Kristen81 is sending to kaesea
90. kaesea is sending to meanbean

Claim made on April 20 ---> Send by April 28
91. meanbean is sending to Melesse
92. Melesse is sending to PurpleHeather
93. PurpleHeather is sending to aeronberry
94. aeronberry is sending to Yirq
95. Yirq is sending to qazicat

Claim made on April 21 ---> Send by April 29
96. qazicat is sending to SunshynDyzne

Claim made on April 22 ---> Send by May 1
97. SunshynDyzne is sending to loves2experiment
98. loves2experiment is sending to ilovepaper
99. ilovepaper is sending to Yirq

Claim made on April 23 ---> Send by May 1
100. Yirq is sending to redstar13
101. redstar13 is sending to rosali
102. rosali is sending to redstar13
103. redstar13 is sending to yarncookie
104. yarncookie is sending to fairgreenlady
Claim made on April 25 ---> Send by May 3
105. fairgreenlady is sending to loves2experiment
106. loves2experiment is sending to aeronberry
Claim made on April 27 ---> Send by May 5
107. aeronberry is sending to Yirq
108. Yirq is sending to groschveux
109. groschveux is sending to kaesea

Claim made on April 28 ---> Send by May 6
110. kaesea is sending to Homerof2
111. Homerof2 is sending to mata
112. mata is sending to flirtingwdisaster
113. flirtingwdisaster is sending to yarncookie

Claim made on April 30 ---> Send by May 8
114. yarncookie is sending to aeronberry

Claim made on May 1 ---> Send by May 9
115. aeronberry is sending to qazicat

Claim made on May 2 ---> Send by May 10
116. qazicat is sending to Melesse
117. Melesse is sending to SunshynDyzne
118. SunshynDyzne is sending to aeronberry

Claim made on May 4 ---> Send by May 12
119. aeronberry is sending to mata
120. mata is sending to kaesea

6782  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Ongoing Fabric Swap on: March 29, 2006 07:45:31 PM
Swap name: Ongoing Fabric Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: loves2experiment
Sign-up date range: Ongoing
Date to send items by: Seven (7) days after someone claims from your list!
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope. The more the merrier!
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Absolutely!
All ages allowed? Yes (Parental consent required for those under 16!)
Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: Yes, and Yes!


If youve got stashes of fabric hidden in your craft boxes, this is the swap for you Smiley 

For each claim, you will get to select a total of 1/2 yard of fabric (in the form of two (2) fat quarters OR a half yard piece).  In return, you will then be required to make a post with a minimum of eight fabric swatches that you have available for someone else to claim.   

Ready to play?  Please read the following sections on 'HOW TO PLAY' and 'RULES' for this swap before signing up to get approved for this swap!


Step 1.  Send in your answers to the swap questionnaire to get approved for this swap Smiley

Step 2.  Prepare your lists of fabric swatches so that youll be ready to post the list when you make a claim!  Youll need a minimum of eight fabric swatches!!!  Along with the pictures, you should describe the type and clearly specify the quantity of fabric that youre offering!  For example:

1.   Brown and Turquoise Cotton Batik.  1/2 Yard Piece.
2.   Lime Green Silk.  Fat Quarter.
3.   Purple Cotton/Polyester Blend.  Fat Quarter or 1/2 Yard Piece.
4.   Fun Fur Type Fabric.  Fat Quarter.
5.   Silver Vinyl.  Fat Quarter.
6.   Vintage Japanese Kimono.  Fat Quarter.
7.   Pink Cotton Flannel.  1/2 Yard Piece.
8.   Yellow Wool Felt.  Fat Quarter or 1/2 Yard Piece.

Step 3.  Watch the swap thread for something youll like to claim.  To claim, post a reply along the lines of I claim swatches #2 and 6 from love2experiments stash.  Follow-up by sending a pm to the person you chose from.  Let her know what youve selected and provide her with your name and mailing address. 

Step 4.  Now that youve made a claim, its your turn to post your list of fabric swatches!  If the thread idles for a couple of hoursor days, please take the initiative to add more selections to your list!  When someone chooses from your list, you have seven (7) days to get the swap package out the door!

Step 5.  If you have not maxed out on the number of claims you have been approved for, you make keep on claiming.  If you have reached your limit, you will not be able to make another claim until one of your partners has received a swap package from you.


1.  You may not participate in this swap until you have been pre-approved by the swap organizer.  Please wait until youre listed on the List of Approved Swappers before making a claim!  If youre watching this swap thread and thinking about participating, youre more than welcome to pm me to get pre-approved.  By doing so, youll be ready to make a claim when you see something you like Smiley

2.  You must have ready access to a camera and know how to post pictures in the swap thread.  Please make sure you have your list (either links or pictures) of fabrics available when you start swapping!  You will need to have a minimum of eight fabric swatches in your posts.  If youre posting pictures, please make sure that you showcase pictures in groups of 4s (i.e. post 2 images, if you have 8 fabric swatches).  You may also choose the option of posting links to your fabric swatches.  If you do that, please make sure that your links work!   

3.  All participants must be willing to ship to international destinations.  Since were only sending a total of 1/2 yard of fabric, shipping costs should be pretty reasonable.
4.  After a claim has been made, you have seven (7) days to mail your package!  Check out the second post of this swap thread to get an idea of when your swap packages are due.

5. Delivery Confirmation Numbers will be required for swap packages that are being sent within the United States.  I'm will be pretty firm about this rule!  If youre sending a package to another country, or if you dont reside in the United States, please save your receipts!  Remember to send the DCN info to your swap partner(s) and the organizer (that would be me, loves2experiment)! 

Shipping Tip For US Residents (courtesy of kategirl): The USPS requires that the package measures at least thick for a DCN.  If your package is too flat, it might be necessary to bulk up the package with a couple of plastic grocery bags to get the DCN!

6.  It is important to communicate with your partners and the organizer.  When you have received, please remember to inform your partner and the organizer!  If you are late, you need to pm your partner and the swap organizer ASAP.  You are still responsible for sending out the swap package in a timely manner!  A blatant disregard for deadlines will result in a "sent late" comment in your swap profile.   
7. Okay.  This is not really a rule, but rather a request.  Please make sure to list fabrics that you would be pleased to receive.  Its common sense, really!     

Edit:  There have been questions about what types of fabrics are acceptable.  I have posted a comment here.  There is really no hard or fast rule for this.  Some people like vintage fabric, and others don't.  It would be easy enough to make the rule that all fabric pieces have to be NEW.  I won't do that.  Instead, I ask that all swap participants be considerate and offer fabric selections that others would want to claim.  Make sure that you're offering a variety (i.e. not ALL vintage pieces).  Another good rule of thumb to follow is this: If you're offering a piece of fabric to "simply get rid of it", it's probably not a good thing!!

If you want to participate, send the following information to the organizer:


Name of swap: Ongoing Fabric Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Have you read the rules for this swap and understood how this swap works? 
How many fabric swatches will you be required to showcase when you make a post?


Also remember to consult the Swap Info Guide and Swap Etiquette to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

There's a gallery to showcase various crafty items made with the fabrics received in this swap.  Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=90578.0


NOTE: The number in parenthesis next to your name is the number of swap packages you owe for this swap. If your name is in ORANGE, you have reached your limit of claims and wont be able to make another claim until one of your partners have received from you. 

New Swappers - Approved for one (1) claim:
fluffysam (1 received)
jaybirdiscrafty (1 received)
Melesse (3 received)
verycrafty (1 received)
yarncookie (2 received)

Non-FOCs - Approved for two (2) claims:
A_Patchwork_Orange (3 received)
chromaphile (2 received)
highschoolcrafter (1 received)
KungPow (4 received)
lamamarco (3 received)
Laural (2 received)
Melladh (2 received)
PurpleHeather (4 received)
RobynLisa (2 received)
SunshynDzyne (5 received)
urvi (3 received)

FOCs - Approved for three (3) claims:
aeronberry (7 received)
fadeawaydream (1 received)
fairgreenlady (3 received)
flrtingwdisaster (1 received)
groschveux (7 received) New FOC!
Homerof2 (4 received) New FOC!
ilovepaper (4 received)
kaesea (4 received)
Kristen81 (5 received)
loves2experiment (9 received) (*)
mata (7 received) New FOC!
meanbean (4 received) New FOC!
MissMeshell (6 received)
PinkMafia (3 received)
qazicat (6 received) New FOC!
Qwerty (3 received)
redstar13 (2 received)
rosali (6 received) New FOC!
Yirq (8 received) New FOC!

6783  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Girly Girl Goth Girl Swap on: March 29, 2006 07:16:55 PM

I love the ruffley purse.  What's in the handles to make them stand up like that?

Cute bounce bounce (bunny) too.

Thanks, qazicat Smiley  I encased the rubber tubing handles in fabric.  The guy at the hardware store gave me the weirdest look when I told him what I was using it for Tongue
6784  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Girly Girl Goth Girl Swap on: March 29, 2006 06:06:37 PM
Since kircaldy has received her swap package from me, and she mentioned that she didn't have access to her camera, here's what I sent her:

Gashlycrumb Tinies Candle

Crimson, the Bunny

Ruffled Tote

6785  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Girly Girl Goth Girl Swap on: March 29, 2006 06:03:10 PM
I received a wonderful swap package from kircaldy this afternoon.  She sent me a top with a stencilled design, a bag and a chunky bracelet!  

Thanks again, kircaldy!
6786  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Fat Quarters or 1/2 Yard Pieces Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED ; MAIL BY 04/03/06 on: March 29, 2006 12:33:56 PM
A quick reminder!  If you've sent out your swap package(s), don't forget to send a pm to your partner(s) and the organizer (yes, that would be me!!). 

So far, we've had two people receive Cheesy  If you've not checked out the gallery, you're missing out on the lovely FQs I received from A_Patchwork_Orange Smiley  Updates on who has sent and/or received may be viewed in the first post of this thread!
6787  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Design a Dream Wallet Swap Gallery on: March 29, 2006 12:25:27 PM
yeah, i don't use patterns. i used the knowledge i got from other tutorials and made it up as i went along.

Nice work Smiley  I can't wait to see the rest of the wallets!!!
6788  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Girly Girl Goth Girl Swap on: March 29, 2006 11:09:37 AM
How did I miss the gallery for this swap?!?  PinkyK, your stuff is fabulous Smiley
6789  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Design a Dream Wallet Swap Gallery on: March 29, 2006 11:05:54 AM
dooney, that wallet is fabulous Cheesy  Is it an original design?  giggleycraft is a lucky gal Smiley 
6790  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing Fabric Fat Quarter Swap? on: March 29, 2006 07:14:59 AM
When you ship outside the country you can use the customs # as a tracking number, although it only tells you when you sent it and when it left the country....

Great tip!  I've always wondered about that Smiley 
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