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Topic: Make a Charm Pack Swap--Stash bust that fabric! (US Only)  (Read 2754 times)
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« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2009 12:17:21 AM »

No I definitely meant coordinating. Trying to replicate the fun selections you see in the stores out of your stash! For instance, I could take my brown and greens and find 40 that went well together...if I didn't have 40 I would probably buy a few more fq's (or yardage lol) to round it out. Or, alternately, buy  some fq's or yardage that go well together and match stuff in your stash that looks good with it. Yeah, I don't want 40 completely random squares either. I did mention that some of the 40 could be repeats or solids or tone on tone that could go together, but the majority should be different prints. I think I had some other suggestions further up, not necessarily having to be color-co-ordinated but somehow went together...all cherry fabric or a few focus type fabrics with stuff that went with them. What I'm thinking is definitely more structured than the swap that imafundork linked above. Everyone would list their "theme" or colors when sending in the questionnaire and that would help determine groups.

Groups of 4 would mean that you would be sending and receiving 3 packs...does anybody else prefer it that way? And I totally didn't know they made pinking rotary cutter blades, that is very cool! Do you know if I can just buy a different blade to fit the rotary cutter I already have, or is it a special handle thing to start with?
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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2009 01:03:29 AM »

You can buy a pinking replacement blade for almost all rotary cutters.  I know I have seen one for mine.  I personally see no need to pink the edges.  It would just be extra work for those who don't have a pinking blade or shears.  Also I wouldn't mind have two pinked edges and two straight edges if you wanted to cut up that layer cake, Mare Mare.  (It has some great fabrics!)

I am glad you were thinking coordinating fabrics also.  I have been scouting the outdoor sale at Fabric Depot and I think I know what I want to pick up for this swap. 

As far as group numbers, I am fine with either 6 or 4.  I think if we did groups of 4, I would sign up for two and if we did 6, then I'd probably only do one group. 
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« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2009 01:34:14 AM »

Oh ok, that's good to know! I haven't hit the outdoor sale yet, it closes like an hour before the rest of the store I think and got there too late the other night.  Groups of 4 it is, and you can sign up for multiple groups if you want! That will make it easier to match up colors too I think.

I love that layer cake! It is moda cotton blossoms (I think that's the name) if anyone is curious Wink

Also, I wasn't feeling well today or yesterday, so I indulged in a little online retail therapy!  I ordered the charm pack and jelly roll in "cotton candy" here...loving the bargain bin on this website! Ordered last night and got email today that it has shipped out already! http://www.quiltersbiz.com/QBStore/catalog.aspx?name=Cotton_Candy&cid=173&pid=103 Also got the Layer Cake and Honey Bun in Sultry by Basic Grey for Moda...been wanting some of that line, and lookit that, it's on sale! http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_dept_items.asp?T=1&Store_id=499&page_id=17
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« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2009 01:38:40 AM »

I should be getting feedback tomorrow, so I will get the sign-up ready to post sometime tomorrow. If anybody has any more ideas/changes/suggestions please let me know before then! Should there be a limit of being in 2 groups? Or however many people want to do? If you are doing multiple groups you would probably want to do different charm packs...or I guess you could do the same, just thinking out loud about how to match people into groups!
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« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2009 04:55:56 AM »

I'm thinking they should probably be coordinating fabrics so people can do stuff with them...otherwise it's not busting your stash, it's just trading your stash.
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« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2009 11:06:54 AM »

this lady on ebay has terrrific jelly rolls, layer cakes, ect. She also has items for buy now or best offer and everything that I got on best offer, i offered her half of buy now price and she excepted them! the items are beautiful! moda jelly rolls and layer cakes for 17.95! She will also let you shop for 10 days before you check out, loved it Cheesy looking at all of the charm packs has given me good inspiration for this swap. Smiley

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« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2009 11:41:03 AM »

Thanks for doing groups of 4!  Grin

The main appeal of this swap for me was getting (and giving) coordinating fabric unlike the previous fabric charm swap!  I'm going to have to look through what I have and see what grouping I can offer.  More than likely it will be bright colored florals (pink, green, aqua, etc).  My problem is that my stash is so eclectic it's hard to make anything from it!  But I'll pick up some fqs to work with.  No worries....I won't send a crazy hodge podge!  Shocked

I'm going to check out all of the links y'all have posted now. And maybe do some online shopping...
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« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2009 02:44:05 PM »

Boo, I still don't have feedback! I will put a link here when I get it posted.
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« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2009 12:05:56 AM »

Wow, I got my shipment from quiltersbiz today (saturday) and I ordered thursday night! That's some nice quick shipping!

I've got the info all ready to go, if anybody has any more suggestions now is the time to post em!
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« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2009 02:14:32 PM »

We are a go-go! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=306344.0
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