GALLERY IS HEREName of swap : Let's strip! the swap with a twistCraftster member who is organizing this swap:
GothChicsSign-up date range:
03/28/09 to 11:59pm on 04/05/09Date to send item by:
05/01/09Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):
5 groups of 5 (total of 25)Restricted to people who all live in the same country?
13+ per craftster guidelinesSwap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YESSwap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: YES
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YESDetails of the swap
Link to original discussion thread for this swap:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297147.0
We all have our own idea of how fabrics should go together, the purpose of this swap is to get us to experiment with fabrics that other people love and to coordinate them together with the others we receive to make a quilt that we can love and enjoy. Shipping should be able to be handled in padded mailers. You can do the same fabric for each set of strips or different ones, the arrangement and fabric choices are up to you!
We are not making quilt blocks but stripped sections of fabrics that the recipient will use to make their own quilt from.
You will be making 5 sets of strips (at least 4 different fabrics in the sections) Fabrics are of your choice. Stripped sections should be 12.5" wide and approximately 44/45" wide when completed
. Fabrics must be prewashed and 100% quilting weight cotton! We all need to follow this so that we get sets that are usable for everyone. You are highly encouraged (but not required) to search out locally owned fabric shops and to support local businesses for this swap.
You will be sending 1 set of strips to 5 different people and in return will receive 5 sets of strips back from 5 different people. If you have successfully completed at least 10 swaps in the past and would like to be signed up to be in 2 groups you can, all other swappers are limited to 1 entry into the swap.
You can be a pleaser (if you're wanting to meet someone else's tastes) or a teaser and send whatever your heart desires (I think that's part of the fun of the challenge making things work together that you'd not necessarily pick out yourself)Feedback
feedback will be left when all the strips you've sent out arrive to their destinationsThe TwistParticipation in finishing a piece with your strips is OPTIONAL, but asking all participants to send a FQ to the winner as that is part of the fun for those that are diving in full head on.
To encourage completion of a top from the strips you receive, we will have a mini contest, starting after the last set of strips is received, we will have 4 weeks to post a photo of a finished top then we will vote amongst ourselves and the winner will receive a fat quarter from each participant in the swap. It will be awesome to see how we can use our creativity to use the pieces provided by someone else to make a quilt top.
You will be allowed to use 1 other fabric in your quilt for sashes. and one for the bindings
each participant will send 1 fat quarter of fabric to the winner of the contest (can be sent in a plain legal size envelope quite cheaply) (if you've signed up for 2 spots you will send 2 fat quarters)Info you might find helpful:
The info below is from my own personal experience it may vary but it is something to keep in consideration
Essentially you will be using 2 yards of fabric to complete this swap.
From personal experience it is approximately 2 hours of time commitment to complete 5 sets of strips in a 12.5" width.
Shipping should be able to be handled in padded mailers, and from prior experience if you ship via first class in a padded mailer, even to international shipping shouldn't be more than $3 or $4, in the US shipping would be around $2-$3, in all shipping for this swap shouldn't be more than $18 for any one person. (I've weighed a number of different stripped sections I have here and avg for 12.5" section is 3 ounces, a padded 6x9 inch mailer weighs around 1 ounce)
You will also be sending 1 fat quarter to me these will be collected and used as a prize for making a completed quilt top from the strips that we each receive. A fat quarter can be mailed inside the US for the price of a stamp and a 2nd ounce stamp (like 87c total if I remember right the rates change to frequently for me to know if my scale chart is spot on lol)
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap Let's Strip! The Swap with a twist
Your real name
Mailing address including the country (formatted as it should be for shipment!)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
Confirm that you have read the swap idea:
Confirm that you know you will be shipping to 5 different people?
Are you signing up for 1 spot or 2?
if signing up for 2 spots please check and ensure you've done 10 swaps successfully in the past?
Anything you would like your partners to know? (eg prints you absolutely hate, colors you despise etc..)
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO gothchics
VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide
to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.