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« on: May 15, 2007 12:50:19 PM »

Short version of a long story- About two years ago I was given a huge amount of fabric by a very nice woman who maybe had a teensy little hoarding problem.  It is still in boxes (lots and lots of boxes) piled to the ceiling in the office in the apartment I live in with my boyfriend.  I have just moved all the rest of my stuff into this apartment, and we're quite short on space.
The stash must go.  At least some of it.
Would anyone be interested in a stash-busting swap where we all bust my stash?
Here's what I'm thinking:
I would make packages of fabric around certain themes.  Possibilities which spring to mind: The Goth Queen; It Came From The Seventies; I'm A Lumberjack And I'm Okay; Cuter Than A Basket Of Kittens.
Each package would have at least:
1-2 yards of one or two main fabrics. 
Some smaller pieces of other fabrics.
Some ribbon, lace, buttons, slip-straps, etc.
I would post pics of these and people who joined the swap would message me with a) their preferred packages to receive, and b) their preferred packages to work with.
I would match people up and mail the packages to the participants, who would then make fabulous crafts and mail them to their partners.
Because this would involve me spending quite a bit on mailing (worth it to get the space available), I'd have to limit it to within the USA.
Obviously, in addition to the package I would mail, participants would be free to add anything they like.  You wouldn't have to use it up, either.  Just don't mail it back to me.
Anyone interested?
Ideas on how to make it work better?
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2007 12:55:42 PM »

That is so generous of you!!   I think I might take part in something like this.  I'd even be willing to help with shipping.

« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007 01:49:11 PM »

Oh yes, I'd be quite interested in partaking in this swaparoo. My only suggestion would be that you should get something out of the deal other than freeing up space. But that, my dear, is only a suggestion Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2007 02:12:04 PM »

Always willing to help!

But you're too generous. Could we pay postage? Or just do a personal swap with you?

For example, you send me a box of fabric, and I'll send you a $9 stamp  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007 02:17:38 PM »

I'm glad it looks like people are interested-
I'd be thrilled if people wanted to help pay postage on their packages, but I'm not sure how it would work.  I could send out info and people could mail me checks?  That would be great.
Honestly, though, I just want to reduce my stash.  It looms.  It hulks in the corner.  If it falls over, it's going to kill someone.
Also, I would be getting something from this- I'd also participate and get wonderful crafty items from some talented craftster. Smiley
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2007 02:19:15 PM »

Also, I forgot-
I'm out of town May 25-June 2, so I wouldn't be able to start it until I get back.  I'm just trying to get a feeling of whether there's enough interest to actually make a dent.
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2007 02:22:14 PM »

i certainly might be interested Smiley 

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2007 02:36:17 PM »

I would definitely be interested in this! Unlike most other crafters, I don't have a ginormous stash of fabric. *tear* But I would really like to remedy that! I would happily take anything you have to offer. (Although the goth and cuter than a bunny stuff sounds particularly interesting) I'd be up for paying the shipping costs too.  Grin

Oh, and did I mention how generous you are? I'm sure the gods smile upon you with much favor.  Wink

« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2007 04:57:44 PM »

Unlike most other crafters, I don't have a ginormous stash of fabric. *tear*

You don't have a ginormous stash of fabric YET.

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2007 02:35:10 PM »

hey hey now!!!! that is quite an offer!!!!! how could anyone refuse?? and how convenient it is that my age- of my membership that is- will be of the thirty days required right around the time u wanna begin??? excellent!! YAY for me/us!!!!!!

and i think the only way to make the postage thing work would be to make it optional/the honor system type deal where if the receipent desires to, they may, but u arent gonna (and probably dont wanna) hunt forgettful people down to get postage dues, ya know?? and u dont wanna sit around and wait for checks before sending (getting rid of) your packages, right?? just a thought!!

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