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« on: September 08, 2010 09:22:02 PM »

I'm not sure if this is a new idea, but it is something I've been thinking about for some time....

I REALLY want to make my girls an eye spy quilt (maybe even a queen sized one!). I was inspired by these quilts made by Summertimerolls

More detail in her post here:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=316785.msg3647796#msg3647796

BUT I'm struggling to afford to buy enough material to get enough different fussy cut squares.

I was hoping to make it from 2" square fussy cut squares (ie you cut the fabric to capture a specific part of the pattern)

Is anyone else interested in doing a swap like this? I suppose the size of the squares that you require could be negotiable (ie you might want 5" squares) as long as the same amount of material was sent in total. say 1 or 2 square feet? (1 square foot = 12" by 12" would work out to be 36 two inch squares)

The mechanics of how the groups would work would need to be worked out too. Maybe you could request to be partnered with 1, 2, 3 4 or even 5 other people (obviously depending on the number of participants involved).

I'm also thinking that we would need to request that the fabric be prewashed by the sender before cutting otherwise we would either have to try to wash 2" squares of material  Undecided or end up with wonky quilts at the end.

Would love some feedback...any one interested? If we don't get enough interest to do an organised swap, would anyone be interested in a personal swap

I'd be really happy to organise, but would need to wait a couple of weeks before the start of signups as I'm not qualified to organise until I get feedback from another swap!. (also will be away 12-24th sept, so please feel free to chat and I'll catch up on my return). I'm thinking a 3-4 week turn around from partnering to sending would be enough time to buy / find, wash & cut fabric and parcel to post?
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010 09:44:55 PM »

I think there was an I-spy squares swap at one point. 

I would love another!  But I prefer a bit larger squares, maybe 5" or 6"
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010 10:50:02 PM »

I'd be interested too!  I've never done a swap before, only a couple personal swaps.
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010 10:54:41 PM »

If it were for a younger kid, you could just to fat corners of different prints that have themed objects on them. Like one's with different animals or different foods. So you could say "i spy an elephant" and they'd know to look in the animal square for a little help "]

otherwise, that looks like an awful lot of tiny squares!
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010 12:20:29 AM »

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otherwise, that looks like an awful lot of tiny squares!

I certainly don't believe in making my life easy. Grin

I'm certainly negotiable about size. Even if there isn't enough people interested for a big swap we could always organise a mini personal swap.
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2010 05:10:13 AM »

I would be interested. I couldn't do it until after October 15th-ish. I'm currently in a swap, and it's my first, so I can't sign up for more than one. But I would love to do this!
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010 09:00:03 AM »

I would be interested as well. I would be in the 5-6" square category as well because mine would actually be used for a patchwork skirt for my mom's xmas present Smiley But I have a ton of fabric on hand with small print the would be perfect for an I-Spy quilt!
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2010 07:58:51 AM »

I haven't done a swap of any kind on here yet, but I think I would like to do this one! I keep hearing about these Eye-Spy quilts and want to make one for my son. =)
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2010 05:09:44 AM »

Ok, Will work out the fine details and organise my first swap then!!!!  Grin

I think Sign ups finishing around the middle of October as requested and send outs at the end october would work?

Will PM you all when I get it up and running.

Thanks for your interest.
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2010 08:58:19 AM »

keep me in mind for this swap as well would love to do the fussy cut ones.
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