I was reading some of the other posts and saw the one about the option to do a large bag, and I thought I'd share with you how another swap worked that I recently participated in. (it was also a bag swap).
This is just to give you an idea of what you could do - you can take what you like & leave the rest - I'm still in no matter what!!
We had to indicate a few things on our questionnaires to help us get matched up.
1) Size of bag to give/receive: small (clutch/wristlet), medium (purse/handbag), or large (tote bag).
2) Favorite types of bags in this size (i.e. if I picked medium, I might say Flossie Teacakes Tabitha Bag and Made by Rae Buttercup Bag, etc)
3) Favrorite fabrics (i.e. I like linen, and funky cottons such as Moda's Hunky Dory, Flea Market Fancy, etc...)
4) Things that you DON'T like (i.e. Dislike batik and holiday theme fabrics, dislike short handles - prefer a bag to hang at elbow length)
This all helps your partner make some decisions about what to make for you!!
And then, of course, there's the fill-up part of the swap. You'll want to figure out some good questions for filling up the bag, too... Favorite snacks, activities, accessories, books, etc...
So that's my 2 cents. Hope it helps.
I'm very excited about this swap and I'm definitely participating!! I already have 4 styles of bags that I have been dying to make and I am BURSTING with ideas for the fill-up!!
Let's go, baby!!