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« on: January 25, 2007 05:47:43 PM »

 Cheesy i just had the most awesome idea. this isn't as much of a swap as it is a chain. it would have to work like a swap though (getting addresses and feedback from the moderator). so here's my brilliant plan.

it starts of with 1 person, say me...
i can knit, crochet, sew, whatever a square say 4"x4" or 8"x8"
i then send it to the next person (it can go in order of sign-ups) who also makes the same sized square. that person attatches their square to mine, then sends it to their assigned partner, and so on...
each person would take a picture of the quilt after adding their square and post it in the gallery.   Grin
you can theme your square however you want.

it could be an ongoing swap. it would be amazing to see how big this thing gets. what do you guys think?

« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2007 05:49:59 PM »

That is a pretty cool idea, but I bet shipping would get expensive after a while... 
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2007 05:51:22 PM »

I think this is an awesome idea! glittergirl is right about the shipping part, but I would totally join in!

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2007 05:51:53 PM »

maybe each person could put a dollar in the box. kind of like a give a penny take a penny.

Edited by Moderator: We can't allow money to pass hands in a Craftster swap. Sorry, swappers.
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2007 09:57:58 PM »

it would take dedication. i think it would be cool for leah to have in the end. you know, something tangible for her to see how much people love craftster.

« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2007 05:39:03 PM »

Wouldn't it be cheaper/easier for, say, if 20 people signed up, each person made 19 random squares of a specific size and sent one each to the 19 other people?  That would only require tiny padded envelopes and minimal shipping charge and be much cheaper and easier than trying to send the whole quilt/afghan from person to person. 

Or am I missing the point?

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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2007 04:08:04 PM »

no. that could work too. all the pieces would have to be shiiped to a common place to be sewn together though. but, it might be a little harder to keep track of.

« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2007 04:14:47 PM »

What if people signed up and everyone made one square, sent it to a specific person (probably the orgainzer), who put all of it together and then either had a random lottery for who got to keep the finished quilt (the organizer or whoever would have to ship it to them), have a poll/contest for the best square, and whoever won got the quilt, or send it to Leah or whatever.  Though, it would be cool to do one of the first two things so that someone actually involved in the quilt would get to keep it....

« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2007 04:58:21 PM »

i like your idea about sending your piece to one person. kityy1256. i think it would be cool if the quilt could travel with the bazarr bizarr or maybe be auctioned off to charity. actually... i like the charity idea the best.

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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2007 08:37:25 PM »

This is a beautiful idea!
Just a couple things:
Money can't be exchanged/mailed as a part of a swap.

Since this isn't technically a swap (exchange of items), I think it should be considered a Craft-a-long or maybe, if the quilt was going for auction to benefit a charity, this project could be posted in the "Crafting for Good, not Evil" section.

These are just technical points, and I don't want to discourage anyone from this very interesting and fun idea.

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