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« on: May 24, 2012 03:11:33 PM »

Swap name: Novelty Fabric Fat Quarter Swap

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: MareMare

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Sign-up date range:Thursday, May 24 -Thursday, May 31st, 6:30 pm, OR UNTIL FULL
Date to send item by: Monday, June 18th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24 spots (possibly less people)

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? N/A

Additional Age requirement? 18

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
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

It's time to get our *Novelty Fabric* on! In this swap,you will be placed into groups of four.  Each participant will buy 1 yard each of 4 different novelty fabrics (total of 4 yards of fabric). 100% cotton only, nice quality quilting fabric please! You will cut the fabric into **Fat Quarters,** and send a set (1 FQ from each print) of 4 fabrics to each person in your group, keeping the fourth set for yourself.

Confused? Here's an example. I'm in a group with Pam, Linda, Tonya, and myself. I buy a yard of owl fabric, a yard of dress form fabric, a yard of tiny sea turtle fabric, and a yard of hedgehog fabric. I cut those into fat quarters and then make them up into sets of 4 FQ--1 each of owl, dress form, tiny sea turtle, and hedgehog. One set goes to Pam, one to Linda, one to Tonya, and the fourth is mine!

*What do we consider Novelty Fabric? Novelty fabric, also sometimes called conversational fabric, has a fun print and probably displays an "item" as a subject rather than the more abstract prints of regular fabric like dots, geometrics, marbles, etc. There are so many novelty fabrics out there! For those swap it should only 100% cotton fabric, good quality.

**What's a Fat Quarter? A fat quarter is a piece of fabric approximately 18 inches by 21-22 inches. Standard fabric is generally 42-44 inches wide, and when you buy a 1 yard (36 inch) piece, you have a piece of fabric 36 inches by 42. When you cut that in half lengthwise and widthwise, you end up with a fat quarter. Quilters often like this cut of fabric better than a traditional 1/4 cut yard of fabric (9 inches by 41 because the dimensions may be friendlier to the squares/strips/pieces they want to cut. But anyone could have fun with a collection of Fat Quarters, they are great for sewing small items and starting or adding to a fabric stash, or you can combine some co-ordinating ones to make a fun project! See below for links of things to do with FQ's!



I'll partner people in groups according to themes and shipping ability (although I strongly consider saying "yes" to the shipping out of your country question if at all possible. It should be fairly cheap to ship a yard of fabric, plus think of the cool prints you could be receiving from other countries! I AM NOT taking allergies into consideration for this swap, it will be hard enough to group people as it is, and fabric should be coming into the home and leaving again quickly. If your allergies are bad enough that washing the fabric won't fix the problem, I advise you to sit this one out.

What themes might you pick? There are a ton of different types of fabric out there. When listing themes you can think less specific or more specific, but here's just a few~

Animals
--woodland animals
--creepy crawlies
--sea creatures
--birds
--housepets

Nature
--leaves
--trees
--flowers (some flower prints would be considered novelty and some florals would not. Use your judgement Smiley )

Transportation
--cars
--airplanes
--hot air balloons

Fruit
--Cherries
--apples
--pears

Crafty
--dress forms
--buttons
--spools of thread

Girly stuff
--hearts
--rainbows
--jewels

Holidays
--Valentine's
--Christmas
--Halloween

Seasons
--Winter
--Spring
--Summer
--Fall



If you want to participate, please reply to the thread, and then send information  to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Novelty Fabric Fat Quarter 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?

Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Have you already posted in the sign-up thread? If not please do so before sending your sign-up in so that you can get updates! (yes/no)

Please list 5 themes you might be interested in receiving. I will do my best to accommodate people into similar groups. If you are flexible please list "any" as one of your themes (or as a sixth theme):
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4.
5.

Are you signing up for 1 or 2 groups? To sign up for 2 groups you must either be an FOC, or have at least 5 swaps with very good feedback regarding shipping and communication. If you sign up for two groups, please list additional themes if you would like:

Do you understand that you will be sending out to 3 people (or 6 if you signed up for two groups)?

Do you understand that DC is required if shipping within the US?



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

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

« Last Edit: June 05, 2012 06:59:23 PM by MareMare » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012 03:11:52 PM »

1. MareMare
2. fiddlegirl8 (can pick up a second group if needed--thanks!)
3. quaggy
4. quaggy (2)
5. erica_tattoos
6. erica_tattoos (2)
7. TwistMySister
8. Deece in MN
9. bobomom
10. froggirl02 Welcome first time swapper!
11. seabound23
12. SewEnthusiastic
13. Mod35tBabe
14. camelama (can pick up a second group if needed--thanks!)
15. CraftyMamaBee
16. MissingWillow (can pick up a second group if needed--thanks!)
17. kriSmith
18. kriSmith (2)
19. camelama (2)
20. fiddlegirl8 (2)



Groups~The titles are just for fun and to show how I arranged people by trying to find commonalities. Of course you can send other things that will appeal to everyone in the group!

Group 1--Team Bees/Owls/Halloween/Kawaii
CraftyMamaBee
quaggy (1)
MissingWillow
bobomom

Group 2--Team Woodland Animals, Sewing, Written Script
MareMare
Deece in MN
mod35tbabe
froggirl02

Group 3--Team Halloween/Day of the Dead, Mythical, food
TwistMySister
seabound23
fiddlegirl8 (1)
erica_tattoos (1)

Group 4--Group Nature
camelama (1)
fiddlegirl8 (2)
SewEnthusiastic
kriSmith (1)

Group 5--Owls, Retro, Nature
camelama (2)
quaggy (2)
erica_tatoos (2)
kriSmith (2)

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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012 04:03:26 PM »

Getting ready to send in my questionnaire!!  Thanks, MareMare!!  I'm excited for more FQs!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012 04:13:22 PM »

We're not addicted to fabric...we can stop buying it any time we want to! Wink

ETA: I'm running out the door, it's date night my honey is cooking dinner for me! I'll get people added when I get home late tonight!
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012 04:17:09 PM »

We're not addicted to fabric...we can stop buying it any time we want to! Wink

Oh, No!  Not an addiction at all.  I don't WANT to stop buying fabric - I could, but I don't want to!!  I'm a full fledged member of Fabrics Anonymous - FA - which as you know, are the first two letters in FAT QUARTERS!!   Cheesy

Oh - and I added another theme to my list - I hope that's okay - CELESTIAL!  Cause I love most everything to do with the sky!!

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012 04:46:00 PM »

Thank you for opening this so soon.  Fixing to send info in.  Leaving tomorrow after work to go camping and will not return until late Monday. 

So excited to shop for fabric!
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012 05:04:29 PM »

We're not addicted to fabric...we can stop buying it any time we want to! Wink

Oh, No!  Not an addiction at all.  I don't WANT to stop buying fabric - I could, but I don't want to!!  I'm a full fledged member of Fabrics Anonymous - FA - which as you know, are the first two letters in FAT QUARTERS!!   Cheesy

Oh - and I added another theme to my list - I hope that's okay - CELESTIAL!  Cause I love most everything to do with the sky!!

 Cheesy

Yep, any themes you can come up with that you like, I just listed a few that came to mind to get ideas going. I may go back and add more as I see cool ones on sign-ups.
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012 05:06:18 PM »

love it! filling out my questionnaire now!
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012 07:57:22 PM »

Pick me! Pick me! Yay, love to be in this swap... and I LOVE buying fabric!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2012 08:09:39 PM »

oh i forgot to write alice in wonderland Shocked i have never seen a fabric in australia with that theme!
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