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« on: February 11, 2007 10:55:15 PM »

So, this idea is a spin off of another thread... but how about we start a swap for our craftster quilts and afghans... we can quilt, crochet, knit, or otherwise construct, quilt/afghan squares, like say 3 (or 5) at a time, send out to 3 people, and get 3 back... we can have a predetermined size (like 4X4 or 8X8) and maybe we can pick to swap fabric squares, yarn squares, or both... then you can join as many rounds as you like, to receive as many squares as you like and you have yourself a craftster quilt!!! (well the makings of one, all you have to do is assemble!!!)
Other thread; http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=148223.0
and maybe while we are at it we can send one square to the 'cause'!
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2007 12:48:27 AM »

I think it would be fun!  I would prefer fabric squares (cuz I can't crochet too well yet) and 8x8 size so the quilt grows more quickly.  Smiley  I like the idea of multiple rounds, so you can build an entire quilt if you participate in enough of them.

(.. and hello to a fellow NW gal!)
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2007 10:08:57 AM »

I love quit swaps like this.  I'd be in, I'd prefer 12x12 fabric squares.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2007 10:15:47 AM »

I am intrigued.... I might join up too!
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2007 07:53:22 PM »

I think it would be fun!  I would prefer fabric squares (cuz I can't crochet too well yet) and 8x8 size so the quilt grows more quickly.  Smiley  I like the idea of multiple rounds, so you can build an entire quilt if you participate in enough of them.

(.. and hello to a fellow NW gal!)
Ok so let me ask you this... can you take a crocheted square and back it with fabric and add it to a quilt? (I don't know, I've never made a quilt, and I am a noob at sewing....) I could organize it as a square swap, and you could ask for ONLY fabric or ONLY yarn or both in the questionairre..

Howdy neighbor!!! So where in the NW are you? I'm slightly north east of seattle... about five mins from Kirkland...
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2007 08:56:17 PM »

Ooh, I'm not sure about the backing crochet with fabric.. I don't have enough experience with yarn to say either way.  Hmm.

I'm in Mountlake Terrace, right around the corner!  (to explain..  I saw your post in the other thread about starting this thread, so I went to your profile to find your recent posts.  Surprise, you live really close to me!  Cheesy)  Six of us craftsters got together a couple weeks ago in Seattle to meet face-to-face.  It was great!  We're thinking of getting together again in a few weeks.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2007 06:01:19 AM »

I think you can back a crochet square with fabric if you want to.  I quilt and crochet and I think I would only use crochet motifs at applique accents instead of alternating squares.  It seems to me that you would have trouble with the fabric backed square laying flat which would screw up your measurements for assembly of the quilt top.

Here is some crochet on a quilt that I found on flickr: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/175/378471126_9ab7422614.jpg?v=0
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2007 02:07:31 PM »

Java,
Aren't you a glutton for punishment, taking on another swap to organize?
I would think the SSS would put you over the edge  Smiley
I'm amazed at your energy!
By the way, I rec'd 3 crocheted squares in the Ongoing Offer What You have swap, so I'm on my way!
They are 12" ones.
This sounds like fun, once I get my other swaps under control....
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