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« on: March 05, 2013 07:41:38 PM »

Swap name: Batik Fabric Fat Quarter Swap



Craftster member who is organizing this swap: donniesgirl

Sign-up date range: Tuesday, March 5th –Sunday March 31st, OR UNTIL FULL
Date to send item by: Tuesday, April 30th
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:

This is a spinoff of the Novelty Fat Quarter Swap, except that instead of swapping novelty fabrics, we will swap batiks!.  Each participant will buy 1 yard each of 4 different batik fabrics (total of 4 yards of fabric). 100% cotton only, nice quality fabric please! You will cut the fabric into **Fat Quarters,** and send a set (1 FQ from each batik) 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 multi colored sailboat batik, a yard of pink flower batik, a yard of green sea turtle fabric, and a yard of blue dolphin batik. I cut those into fat quarters and then make them up into sets of 4 FQ--1 each of sailboat, flower, sea turtle, and dolphin. One set goes to Pam, one to Linda, one to Tonya, and the fourth is mine!

*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 batiks 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
--sea creatures
--birds

Nature
--leaves
--trees
--flowers

Communication is very important to me.  If you do not let me and/or your partners know when you have received, you will receive feedback comments.    It only takes two minutes to thank someone versus all the time they spent picking out fabric (and all the time I spend chasing down packagages) for you so thank you for your attention to this.   Smiley

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Batik 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/colors 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 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.

Read more: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=419216.0#ixzz2Mj82nNeh

Sign Ups
1.  donniesgirl
2.  A2K
3.  hayleylujah
4.  littlehajerika
5.  Artmomto5
6.  Nolansmomster
7.  Smmarrt

Group 1
A2K
hayleylujah
littlehajerika
Nolansmomster

Group 2
A2K
Nolansmomster
Artmomto5
Smmarrt

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013 07:44:22 PM »

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Can I fit this in? Let's see if my swaps all reach their destinations this week.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013 07:47:22 PM »

lol - well I closed you out of the Novelty FQ one, so I'm not the hold up.   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013 09:12:55 PM »

I will be signing up for this one! I do feel like send-outs have kind of been dragging out for the novelty FQ swap though...
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013 04:20:03 AM »

I'm in for this one!  I'll send my signup pronto!  Thanks for organizing this one donniesgirl!
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donniesgirl
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013 04:42:07 AM »

I will be signing up for this one! I do feel like send-outs have kind of been dragging out for the novelty FQ swap though...


There are only 3 people left to send and Saturday is the deadline. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013 10:54:35 AM »

I would love to sign up for this one, but gotta make sure I have enough money in the budget... I'll have to get back to this one later and hope that it doesn't fill up too fast!
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013 05:59:05 PM »

My fabric stash is running low, so this is perfect! I'll send my questionnaire as soon as I finish my homework (which will motivate me to get it done faster).  Cheesy
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donniesgirl
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2013 07:50:31 PM »

With all the people on the Novelty FQ swap expressing interest, I thought we'd have more sign ups than this...  Huh
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littlehajerika
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013 09:52:58 AM »

You're right donniesgirl! I sent in my questionnaire just now. I am excited for this. My local quilt shop has an insane batik room with probably 800 bolts of batiks. I can't wait to have a good reason to go in crazy in there!
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2013 09:07:49 PM »

Sending my questionaire now. I had fun with the novelty fabric swap.
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013 08:47:55 PM »

Yay! Sending my sign up!
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2013 01:33:11 PM »

Okay, I caved. I'm getting a nice refund from the feds and the great state of California so what the heck.
And I am trying to actually finish a quilt, which I rarely do,  - a rag quilt made from batiks only.

Happy Bunny Day!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2013 06:47:26 PM »

Off to sign up, we just got beautiful batiks in at work.
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Looking for Sophia the first fabric and Frozen fabric (preferably flannel, but would settle for cotton) and Phoomph.  I'm in Canada and the companies are that I could order from charge $20-$30 shipping, so if anybody can find some and wants to swap/sell, I would be eternally greatfull.
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2013 08:42:07 PM »

Yea! Partners! I can't believe that so few people signed up for this one! Batiks are so beautiful!
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2013 03:28:16 AM »

Hooray, partners! And just in time for the monthly Bag Lady Sale at the quilt shop across the street!
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2013 04:00:43 AM »

Hooray, partners! And just in time for the monthly Bag Lady Sale at the quilt shop across the street!

Bag lady sale?  I want to go! Cheesy 
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2013 06:43:52 AM »

Hooray, partners! And just in time for the monthly Bag Lady Sale at the quilt shop across the street!

Bag lady sale?  I want to go! Cheesy 

Right?  If you find yourself in Wisconsin on Thursday, you let me know... I'll take you!
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2013 06:45:41 AM »

Hooray, partners! And just in time for the monthly Bag Lady Sale at the quilt shop across the street!

Bag lady sale?  I want to go! Cheesy 

Right?  If you find yourself in Wisconsin on Thursday, you let me know... I'll take you!

Okay!!!  You got it!!!  I turn left in Menominee.  Then what?  Cheesy 
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2013 08:16:31 AM »

Hooray, partners! And just in time for the monthly Bag Lady Sale at the quilt shop across the street!

Bag lady sale?  I want to go! Cheesy 

Right?  If you find yourself in Wisconsin on Thursday, you let me know... I'll take you!

Okay!!!  You got it!!!  I turn left in Menominee.  Then wbucket?  Cheesy 

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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2013 08:48:17 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2013 10:37:06 PM »

I bought a few yards online today ($1.00 shipping!) but we'll see how it looks in real life.
But an excuse to go to the fabric store and shop? Thank you!
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« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2013 03:45:31 PM »

Next weekend I will begin my hunt and peruse the different local fabric stores to see which ones have the best Batik fabric. Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2013 08:26:59 AM »

Can't wait to get shopping for this! Hopefully I will be able to go next week Smiley

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« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2013 11:57:50 AM »

Woo hoo!!! I am done shopping and chopping!  Now if only I had thought to pick up the packaging materials last time I saw them...  Oh well. I am still WAY farther ahead of the game than normal!
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« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2013 03:15:33 PM »

Online fabric arrived and it's not bad. In fact, I might have to keep one yard all to myself.
I hope Uncle Sam comes through and I can shop this weekend. Whoo hoo - fabric!
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« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2013 09:06:49 PM »

Tomorrow, my weekend shall arrive and I will go fabric shopping!  Cheesy I can't wait.
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« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2013 08:50:20 AM »

Crazy busy here - I hope all swappers are well in Boston, my former hometown. I used to work right across the street from the Lenox Hotel.

Anywho, I hope to shop tonight and get the FQs sent out this weekend.
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« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2013 09:40:47 PM »

Bought my fabrics today! Now just to choose which 4 of the five I bought to send out! I love the ones I picked and it's going to be hard to cut them up and send them away.
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« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2013 08:20:05 AM »

We certainly haven't been a very chatty group, have we?  I haven't had a chance to shop, but I've done a little poking around online.  I have a favorite store for batiks I want to go to.  It's an hour away, but I have to go pick up my sewing machine from the repair shop in that town, so I'll pop in then!  The hard part will be choosing from her totally awesome bunch of yummy batiks!
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« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2013 09:21:19 AM »

Bought my fabrics today! Now just to choose which 4 of the five I bought to send out! I love the ones I picked and it's going to be hard to cut them up and send them away.

I did the same thing since I am SO indecisive...

If I can't choose which to keep, my partners may get a bonus (I make no guarantees, though!)
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« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2013 09:54:54 AM »

Bought my fabrics today! Now just to choose which 4 of the five I bought to send out! I love the ones I picked and it's going to be hard to cut them up and send them away.

I did the same thing since I am SO indecisive...

If I can't choose which to keep, my partners may get a bonus (I make no guarantees, though!)

I was thinking the same thing but didn't want to say it in case I decided to be a little greedy...
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« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2013 03:18:40 PM »

Two of four fabrics have passed the test and envelopes are addressed.
Need to go to one other fabric store to see something new and different.


I have a funny feeling that some of us will buy the same fabrics - that is A-OK with me. If you get something from me that you already bought/sent.

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« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2013 04:50:41 PM »

I sent today! I will get tracking numbers PM'ed tonight!
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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2013 06:19:46 PM »

I received today from Nolansmomster!  Yippee!  I LOVE batiks! 
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« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2013 07:12:06 PM »

I can't wait to get mine. It always feels like Christmas when I have a package in the mailbox. I bought my fabrics on Monday, just have to find the time to get to the post office. Hopefully, Friday.
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« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2013 06:30:53 AM »

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« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2013 06:53:26 AM »

I ended up having to order my fabrics online due to family crisis.  They are on their way, but I may be shipping a day or two late.  It's such a bummer to live in the boonies sometimes!  Sad
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« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2013 12:03:30 AM »

I've had my fabrics for a week but have been a bit overwhelmed with life! I cut them tonight and will be sending tomorrow! Also, about to post pics in the gallery with the fabrics I received from nolansmomster last week. Thanks!
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« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2013 12:25:27 PM »

My fabrics arrived today.  I have them cut and sorted.  Will package them up this afternoon and ship tomorrow.

Just so there's no hubbub -- I ordered a fat quarter bundle and divided it out among my partners.  This means the patterns are the same, but the fabrics colors are different.  Unfortunately, I didn't get to keep many!  I hope you like the bundle of colors I picked for you.  Some of you will get another couple of fabrics as well! 

More fabric arrived today!  Cheesy
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« Reply #40 on: May 07, 2013 11:56:49 AM »

All right everyone should have feedback.  Than you for a fabulous & flake free swap!
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« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2013 05:32:40 PM »

All right everyone should have feedback.  Than you for a fabulous & flake free swap!

THank you for organizing!  You rock!
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