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Topic: Make A Charm Pack Swap! US only. (Sign-ups Closed, Sendouts June 24)  (Read 8210 times)
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« on: May 24, 2009 02:09:27 PM »

Swap name: Make a Charm Pack Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: MareMare
Sign-up date range: May 24 - June 7 (6 pm pacific), 2009
Date to send item by: June 24, 2009

Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309687.0

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Possibly. I want to have equal groups of 4, so if sign-ups are almost over and we have equal groups I may close early.

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES
If so, which country? United States Only

Age requirement? no

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/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES/NO
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO


The discussion thread about this swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305053.0

Details of swap:
For this swap you will create your own charm pack to send out. A charm pack is a group of coordinating fabrics that are 5 inches square. For this swap our charm packs will contain 40 pieces of fabric each.  Participants will be placed into groups of 4, which means you will send out 3 identical charm packs.

Requirements for charm packs:
1. Fabric needs to measure 5 inches by 5 inches. Please measure carefully.
2. Fabrics must coordinate somehow, do not send a total mish-mash of fabrics. You may have a few fabrics from the same line that you want to supplement with others that go well with it, or you may just find fabrics in your stash that work well together
4. Try to send as many different fabrics as you can. You may have some repeats in the fabrics, but please send at least 30 different fabrics, and the maximum is 2 blocks of one fabric (so do not repeat more than 10 fabrics)
5. Some solids are ok, but please try to use as many prints as possible. No more than 5 solids total. Tone on tone counts as a print.
6. Fabric must be 100% cotton, and please use good quality fabric. we dont want to receive $2 a yard wal-mart fabric here!


People may sign up for more than one group, but you must create different charm packs for each group. First time swappers may only sign up for one group. Before you sign up you need to figure out the theme for your charm packs for each group you are signing up for. I will have a question for colors/themes you really hate and I will do my best to not put you in a group with those, but no promises.

Please put some thought into creating your charm pack! Although this is a great swap for stash busting, you may need to buy some fabric to flesh out your charm pack, if you dont have enough fabrics to work together, do not send fabrics that dont match, go to the store! Try picking a few colors and working with different prints to create a pleasing combination, and make sure to include darks, lights, and mediums, as well as small scale and large scale prints.

This is from the discussion thread on ideas for creating your charm pack theme.

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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!


Feedback:
Communication is very important to me. Please let me and your partner know when you send and when you receive. When you send out you need to pm both myself and your partner with your delivery confirmation numbers. You need to post in the thread after you sign-up and remember to hit that all important replies to your posts button, since I may put updates on the thread. This is a quick swap so I wont expect people to check in or chat a lot on the thread, but please return pms from myself or your partner in a timely manner (a timely manner to me is 2 days or less). I get very upset when I hear from people that their partner is not returning their pms, so please be courteous and responsible! If you dont follow these rules I will note it in your feedback.




If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Make A Charm Pack Swap

Craftster username:

Email address:

Your real name & Mailing address including the country, formatted for shipping:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? N/A

Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)

Did you read the section on feedback and understand that I insist on timely communication for this swap?

How many groups are you signing up for?

What theme will your charm pack have? (if signing up for multiple groups, list themes for each group)

Any colors/themes you really hate? (I will do my best to keep you out of groups with themes you hate, but no guarantees)



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


Also remember to read the Swap Info

Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309687.0
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2009 02:10:25 PM »

Participants:
1. MareMare x3 (1. browns/greens 2. black/white 3. pink/yellow floral blues/purples)
2. imafundork x1 (batiks)
3. SimplySandy x1 (polka dots)
4. klum78 x2 (still deciding)
5. mambosushi x3 (1.Christmas, 2. Asian 3. Skulls)
6. Smmarrt x1 (dots/stripes)
7. GatsbyGirl x1 (West Elm Contemporary, see pg 5 for pic link)


Group 1

MareMare--pink/yellow/floral blues/purples
mambosushi--Asian
Klum78--rainbow
imafundork--batiks

Group 2

MareMare--black/white
mambosushi--Christmas
Klum78--brown/red/yellow/blue
SimplySandy--dots

Group3

MareMare--brown/green
mambosushi--skulls
GatsbyGirl--west elm contemporary
Smmarrt--dots/stripes
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009 02:52:40 PM »

Oh, oh, me!  I need to flesh out what I will be sending before I send you my PM MareMare. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2009 04:33:43 PM »

OH I'm definitely going to have to consider this one, the hardest bit for me would be coordinating fabrics unless 'novelty' is coordinated.  I have more than a slight addiction to novelty fabrics probably have over 400 of them very little of anything that would be a traditional type quilting fabric
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2009 04:53:37 PM »

Well maybe if you had some novelty fabrics that went together and added some polka dots and stripes and whatever in the same color groups? I don't know but I'm sure you could do it!

I was also thinking maybe an "I Spy" charm pack would be cool, to make an I Spy quilt? I have lots of animal and other type stuff that would work for that.
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2009 05:28:08 PM »

This will give me the perfect excuse to go in the office and look about and see what I can coordinate color wise.  I've only ever made 1 'real' top that was intentionally coordinated colorwise.  Though an I spy set would be a real possibility if there would be enough interest in such things Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2009 10:59:02 PM »

I would be interested in an I-Spy set.  (Or two, if you were both planning on doing it.) 
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2009 02:14:43 PM »

Ooh, Goth Chic, I would love a charm pack of novelty fabrics!  Off to send my PM for this swap.
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2009 02:33:10 PM »

I probably won't make an I spy set but I would definitely be down with receiving one!
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2009 03:34:35 PM »

I'd love to make an I-spy quilt for my nephews!  I'm at work now, but will try to remember to fill out the questionnaire this evening when I get home.
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