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Topic: Make a Charm Pack Swap--Stash bust that fabric! (US Only)  (Read 2810 times)
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« on: May 15, 2009 12:28:46 AM »

So, I have been a wee bit obsessed with fabric in general and charm packs specifically lately! Obsessing on etsy, drooling over awesome quilts by whoopdedoo_5 , doing the strip swap, organizing my fabric stash...all these things have helped feed the obsession! I was given a fun charm pack recently (moda Oh Cherry Oh, since you asked! Smiley ), and while cutting some squares from yardage of white on white fabric to go with it, I thought it would be fun to make our own charm packs to swap!

The idea~ Make charm packs in a set of color or theme and send them out to 5 people. I think putting people in groups of 6 would work nicely, experience swappers could have the option of doing more than 1 group. Charm packs could be 40 squares (more or less? that's pretty standard I think?) and people could list colors or themes they would have available. We could either include solids or not, but no more than 2 of each fabric per charm pack, preferably 1 of each fabric (maybe 2 of some that you think are super awesome if you need to round out the numbers?) I'm thinking this would maybe US only for quick turn-around and cheaper shipping?

So, for instance, in my sign-up I might list that I could do a browns and greens charm pack, or a charm pack with leafy patterns, or a certain tone/hue/shade, ie all deep jewel tones? Each person could list what their stash could yield as far as different themes/colors, and people would be sorted into groups according what would give a good variety. If you have a pretty random stash, you could see what you have that would go together nicely...maybe you have lots of polka dot prints, and you could put those all together and then add in prints and solids that match the colors. Maybe a theme could be "girly" with some conversation fabric of high heels, various pink, purples, and reds, and cherry and hearts fabrics! You might want to check your stash, and then pick up a half dozen FQ's to add with what you have for some extra good variety!

All fabric would need to be 100% cotton of course, and preferably good quality. I'm not really interested in getting any Wal Mart fabric for quilting, personally! And carefully cut to be 5 x 5 inches!

Yay? Nay?
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009 03:37:52 AM »

YES PLEASE! lol
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009 04:23:25 AM »

This would be awesome but I dont have enough to do that many - maybe 1 or 2. I could if I could use recycled/repurposed fabric. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009 04:59:44 AM »

Actually, cancel that last post.  This would be a good excuse for me to GET a stash going. I could hit up the local quilt stores (or whoopdedoo_5's store hehe) and get a bunch of 1/2 yards and keep a quarter of each for myself and cut up the rest. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009 06:41:27 AM »

Haha, yeah if you don't need to stash bust you need to stash buy! And I've been collecting fabric for over ten years...most of that time spent sewing random things, ie not quilting so I have some serious large pieces of fabrics!
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2009 12:15:43 PM »

I felt the burning need to buy some momo wonderland fabric yesterday! Drool!
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2009 01:56:12 PM »

Count me in on this one.  It will be a great way to see what I can come up with for charm packs and what I would receive.  Sounds fun!
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2009 02:03:24 PM »

Count me in on this one.  It will be a great way to see what I can come up with for charm packs and what I would receive.  Sounds fun!

um, did you change your username?  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2009 08:02:21 PM »

Count me in on this one.  It will be a great way to see what I can come up with for charm packs and what I would receive.  Sounds fun!

um, did you change your username?  Grin

ya I thought you might have! haha Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2009 11:53:37 AM »

I did change my user name.  But it's the same ole me! Wink
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