Swap name: Novelty Fabric Fat Quarter Swap Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: donniesgirl
Sign-up date range: Friday, January 18 -Saturday, February 9th, OR UNTIL FULL
Date to send item by: Saturday, March 9th
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 coordinating ones to make a fun project!
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~
--flowers (some flower prints would be considered novelty and some florals would not. Use your judgment )
--hot air balloons
--spools of thread
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 Round 2
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):
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 donniesgirl 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.Groups:
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