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gavagai
« on: March 01, 2007 02:28:36 AM »

I stole most of this text from the ongoing fabric swap III, thank you, Melesse!  Cheesy I hope I didn't miss anything important for the swap...

Swap name: Swap a yard of fabric swap - March
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: gavagai
Sign-up date range: Ongoing
Date to send items by: Ten (10) 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? Yes!
All ages allowed? Yes (Parental consent required for those under 16!)

Swap 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: YES

Swap 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 at least one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES


DETAILS OF SWAP:

If youve got stashes of fabric, this is the swap for you!  This round will be taking place throughout March!

For each claim, you will get to select a total of one yard of fabric (combined from FQ:s, half yards or yards) from the list that is up for grabs at the moment.  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.   

The amount of outstanding claims you are allowed is based on your craftster and swapping status. New swappers get one claim, non-FOCs get 2 claims and FOCs get 3 claims.


HOW TO PLAY:

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

Step 2.  Prepare your lists and photos of your fabric so that youll be ready to post the list when you make a claim!  Remember, you need 8 different fabrics minimum!  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." or "polyester stretch fabric, any amount up to 1 yard"

Step 3.  Watch the swap thread for something youll like to claim.  To claim, post a reply along the lines of I claim one FQ of #2 and #6 plus half a yard of #4 from gavagais stash.  Then send a PM to the person youve claimed from listing what youve claimed and include 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 more than a day, please take the initiative to add more selections to your list!  When someone chooses from your list, you have ten (10) 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 may 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.



SOME RULES:

1.  You may not participate in this swap until you have been pre-approved by the swap organizer and are listed on the List of Approved Swappers. If youre thinking about participating, go for it and get pre-approved. By doing so, youll be ready to make a claim when you see something you like

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. 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. The width of fabric is expected to be about 45". If your fabric is much wider than this you may - if you want - cut away a piece to adjust the width. An FQ is a fourth of a yard of fabric, i.e. about 18" x 22"

4.  All participants must be willing to ship to international destinations.  Since were only sending a total of a yard of fabric, shipping costs should be pretty reasonable.
 
5.  After a claim has been made, you have ten (10) days to mail your package!  Check out the second post of this swap thread to know when your swap packages are due.

6. Delivery Confirmation Numbers will be required for swap packages that are being sent within the United States. 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, gavagai)! 

7.  It is important to communicate with your partners and the organizer.  You must let the organizer and your partner know when you have shipped, received or may be late!  You are still responsible for sending out the swap package in a timely manner!     
 
8. Please offer fabric selections that others would want to claim.  Try to include a variety of fabrics in your lists. Another good rule of thumb to follow is this: If you're offering a piece of fabric to "simply get rid of it", that's probably not a good thing!!


If that sounds good to you and you want to participate, send the following information to the organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Swap a yard of fabric swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your full 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 claim?
Do you promise to communicate with your partner(s) and the organizer when you send, recieve or are late?



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZER (me!) VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

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.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2007 02:34:33 AM by gavagai » THIS ROCKS   Logged
gavagai
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007 02:34:59 AM »

APPROVED SWAPPERS
(number of claims allowed)

gavagai (3) 0 claimed, 0 shipped, 4 received (1 claims left)
babygoinplaces (3) 0 claimed, 0 shipped, 2 received (2 claims left)
ShaynaYasha (3)
mini (3) 0 claimed, 0 shipped, 2 received (1 claims left)
heini (3) 0 claimed, 0 shipped, 2 received (1 claims left)
gkswife (3) 0 claimed, 0 shipped, 1 received (3 claims left)
grieney (3)
lamamarco (3)


Sansa (2) 0 claimed, 0 shipped, 2 received (2 claims left)
nix kisses (2) 0 claimed, 0 shipped, 1 received (2 claims left)

Cherriez (1) 1 sent (no claims left)

SENDOUT DATES

Purple = sent
Blue = received

March 12
gavagai => babygoinplaces

March 13
babygoinplaces => gavagai
gavagai => nix kisses
nix kisses => gavagai
gavagai => sansa

March 16
sansa =>mini

March 17
mini => babygoinplaces

March 20
babygoinplaces => gkswife

March 24
gkswife => cherriez

March 28
cherriez => gavagai
gavagai => heini

April 2
heini => mini
mini => sansa

April 5
sansa => heini

April 10
heini => gavagai
« Last Edit: April 18, 2007 05:45:10 AM by gavagai » THIS ROCKS   Logged
gavagai
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007 02:36:20 AM »

So I'll start by offering my fabrics then. Come and join all!  Grin

Here is my list of fabric. They're all cotton. The second fabric is brighter and more beautiful than it looks. I will try to get a better picture of it. I think that the ones on the bottom look blurrier than the ones on the top. Don't be fooled by that. It's just due to the image editing. And I have cut and pasted them together, so the scale might not be all accurate (but I tried to get them as equal as possible). Please ask if you need exact measurements.

Unfortunately I can only offer up to 1/2 yard of fabric number 1, 5 and 6. Otherwise combine any amount of them (FQ:s, half yards, 1 yard) up to a yard.

All of my fabrics are washed once (I do that with all my cottons).

« Last Edit: March 03, 2007 10:09:12 AM by gavagai » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007 08:00:56 AM »

I gotta get in on this.  I like the 1/2 yard swap, but sometimes ya gotta have more of that fabricy goodness.  Not to mention get rid of it a yard at a time!
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2007 09:01:46 AM »

And you're in!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2007 10:04:52 AM »

Great!  Now I gotta get pics of what I can offer in mostly 1 yd increments.  Er, more precisely, what I'm willing to part with!
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2007 10:08:39 AM »

FQs and 1/2-yards are just as fine though...
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2007 12:31:05 PM »

FQs and 1/2-yards are just as fine though...

Ah, yes.  Good point!  TYVM
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2007 11:13:59 AM »

Noone else want to swap a yard of fabric?
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2007 01:23:46 PM »

Me, Me, Me. Do I have to re-apply?
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