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Topic: Ongoing Fabric Fat Quarter Swap?  (Read 4370 times)
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« on: March 23, 2006 01:01:40 PM »

I love fabric...and I'm pretty sure that there are others who share my addiction (I'm not naming any names here...Wink)!!

Anyhow, I wanted to find out if there is sufficient interest to do an ongoing type fabric swap, based loosely on the swap style used in "Ongoing Things I Can Make" swaps.

Here's what I was thinking.  The first person showcases 10 different fat quarters that they're willing to sacrifice trade.  When the second person claims a fat quarter from the first person, she would then have to showcase 10 fat quarters for another member to choose.  It wouldn't cost very much to pop the fat quarter in an envelope and ship it off to someone.  It might be a little more for international shipments, but if the fabric isn't too heavy, the cost should stay pretty reasonable.  If there is a lag, the last person who chose needs to add to what they are offering for shipment.  Rules such as "All particpants must be willing to make international shipments" and limitations on what types of fabrics may be listed would obviously have to be discussed if such a swap was organized. 

   

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2006 01:12:57 PM »

Sounds like fun.

I'm not a fabric addict.  Really. Wink Wink

But this could turn into an big arguement but if two people want the same fat quarter.
LOL  Wink Wink Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2006 01:35:22 PM »

the ohnly thing is is that youd have to have a camera right? To take pictures? Thats the only thing I would have a problem with. I love fabric and I would like to join!

Does it have to be fat quarters? Cause I have some big swatches from like fabric companies.
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2006 02:23:19 PM »

qazicat!!!  You're a fabric addict?!?  Hmmm...I guess it takes one to recognize another Wink  Regarding the issue of a potential tug-o-war for a prized fat quarter, it all boils down to who has the fastest internet connection and typing skills, LOL!     


verycrafty, yes you'll have to have access to a camera so that you can post pictures of your fabric FQs.  I've given more thought to it, and I'm thinking we might have to take pictures of the FQs in batches of fives (i.e. limit it to 2 picture files per post) so that we don't overload the system Tongue  If there's enough interest to start this swap, I think I'll have to either stick with fat quarters or half yard pieces.  It'll get too confusing if both sizes are being swapped Tongue  I thought of fat quarters...mostly because I'm sure we're more likely to have 10 fat quarters, rather than 10 half yard pieces lying around, waiting to be sent to a good home Cheesy 


 
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2006 02:28:24 PM »

What about if people could pick 2 out of the 10 fatquarters.  I know that shipping for me to the US wouldn't cost any more for shipping 2 fat quarters instead of 1.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2006 02:51:19 PM »

are you swaping 1 fat quarter or 2? I know some form walmart came in packs of two. I havent brought any in a long time though. Huh Im more of a yarn addict than a fabric one i guess.  Embarrassed How many of each print come in the ones from like hancock? You know, the bundle with like 5 differnt fabrics in it. Sorry for being such a n00b but  I cant help it Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2006 02:53:30 PM »

Hello everyone!
qazicat, I was thinking the same thing, I mean choosing at least 2fq out of 10. That seems more reasonable in terms of shipping costs...
OR, we could take pics of 2 batches of 5fq's and one could claim one whole batch at a time.. just an idea  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2006 04:17:56 PM »

I think that the idea of picking 2 FQs is brilliant!  I'm not quite sure about 5 FQs though  Undecided  As a non-quilter, I don't usually purchase fat quarters by the bundle...mostly because I never like the selections they offer.

To reiterate, I would definitely go for swapping 2 FQs!!! Cheesy




verycrafty, I don't have a Hancocks near me, so I don't have an answer for you.  However, it's easy enough to buy half a yard of fabric and cut that piece in half to get 2 pieces measuring ~ 18 inches x 22 inches.  Voia!  2 FQs!!



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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2006 04:45:06 PM »

I would be interested in this one loves2experiment, what a great idea!
I may have a fat quarter or 50 to trade  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2006 04:49:36 PM »

 okay that will work. I really like this idea! When are you going to start the swap!!
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