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Topic: Lap Quilts For All Swap- Round 4! CLOSED!  (Read 29803 times)
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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2008 03:19:06 AM »

I joined this swap, it's my 1st doing it.
I am planning a trip to the fabric store this week-end, I am thinking 5 different fabric but we'll see.
Now I have a question, how much of each fabric should I send? I am fairly new at this.
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i usually send five different prints along or more because I want them to have enough fabric just incase, they dont have to use all five prints if they dont want to but its there incase they run out of something else Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2008 03:48:07 AM »

I joined this swap, it's my 1st doing it.
I am planning a trip to the fabric store this week-end, I am thinking 5 different fabric but we'll see.
Now I have a question, how much of each fabric should I send? I am fairly new at this.
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The blocks you send should be bigger than the required 9"x9"  It's hard to work with such small pieces.
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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2008 03:55:02 AM »

I really wish I could do this one, but I just started full time instead of relief at my job and don't know the time or how it's going to affect me at all.  I'll definitely be lurking in the gallery though and hoping to join a round in the future.
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« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2008 05:58:37 AM »

I've found a good rule of thumb is to start with fat quarters (18" x 22" cuts) and halve them into 18" X 11" pieces.  I think this is what I sent last round.  Or, you could halve them again into 9" x 11" pieces and still meet the requirement.  Remember, the more you send, the more flexibility you are giving the maker to choose from a lot of different design options.

Another tip ... choose a solid or neutral that matches your fabrics and send a piece in every package.  It helps to tie all of the finished  blocks together.

Also, be sure to indicate whether or not you're OK with people adding in some of their own fabrics into your blocks, or if you'd rather they just stick to what was sent.
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« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2008 07:02:19 AM »

Oh boy! I've been waiting for round 4 since round 2, since I skipped round 3...

BUT I still haven't put my quilt top together from the last round...


what to do, what to do...
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« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2008 07:56:23 AM »

It has been a long time since I quilted and I was just wondering what everybody's favorite pattern or technique is. I've been looking up patterns and practicing.

I did a Goshen Star yesterday, which I got from www.quilt.com . It's beautiful. Anyone wanna see? I'll get a photo uploaded soon.
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« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2008 08:16:18 AM »

I've found a good rule of thumb is to start with fat quarters (18" x 22" cuts) and halve them into 18" X 11" pieces.  I think this is what I sent last round.  Or, you could halve them again into 9" x 11" pieces and still meet the requirement.  Remember, the more you send, the more flexibility you are giving the maker to choose from a lot of different design options.

Another tip ... choose a solid or neutral that matches your fabrics and send a piece in every package.  It helps to tie all of the finished  blocks together.

Also, be sure to indicate whether or not you're OK with people adding in some of their own fabrics into your blocks, or if you'd rather they just stick to what was sent.

Thank you.
It's what i was thinking but i just wanted to be sure.
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« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2008 11:23:57 AM »

In the last round, I had 1.5 yards of my main fabric and bought the others in 1 yard increments. That gave me about 9x11" pieces of the coordinating fabrics and a a bit more for the main fabric (I don't feel like doing the math right now!)

What I'd do is make 1 pack of fabric with how much you're planning on sending and use that to make your first block to make sure it's enough.
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« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2008 01:24:24 PM »

This looks like such a fun swap!  I've been following along with Audrey for the last round and I'm quite excited  to participate during this round!

I've done so many swaps, but never here at Crafster, so hopefully I won't make a major faux pas!

Now, for those fabrics....
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« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2008 03:26:48 PM »

I really want to do this but should probably wait. I'll check my stash though. I could have sworn that I was good to go on fabric for a sushi quilt.
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