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« on: April 29, 2009 10:15:39 AM »

Swap name:  Fat Quarter Sewing Challenge Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  Homerof2
Sign-up date range:  Wednesday, April 29 - Monday, May 4 at 7:00 pm EST
Date to send item by:  Tuesday, June 2nd

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country?  No
Age requirement?  Over 13

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 organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: 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 13 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the US:  YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


If you want to read the original discussion about this swap, click here

This is not an original idea, I participated in one on another board and thought it might be fun to try here.

The basic idea is that you pick between 2 and 5 FQs of material (no less and no more), each one has to be different and no solid color material allowed in main project.  You then sew something for your partner with that material, doing the best of your ability - not something just thrown together.

You are welcome whether you sew by hand or machine but do remember, it's a challenge so push yourself to do your best.  Maybe try something new - if you haven't done a zipper try it, if you are quilting, add some fancy stitches or anything else that pushes your skill level.  While your partner gets to pick their colors, the choice of project is up to you - you can check wists if you want to but it's not expected - I say again, the project choice is up to the sender.  I want everyone to understand that so that when you receive, you won't PM me to say that you don't like what you got or it doesn't suit your style.  If you can't abide by sender's choice, then please don't join this swap!  This is really about making something you are proud of and sharing it with someone else.

You must use at least 2 FQs but no more than 5, each one must be different (no solid color allowed in main project but see below) and you must use the majority of each FQ - so if you decide to use 2 FQs, you will be making a smaller project, if you decide to use 5 FQs, you will be making a larger project.

A solid color fabric can be used for lining or backing projects but not part of the main project (in other words, if you make a fantastic bag, you can line it with solid fabric or if you make a beautiful pillow cover, the back can be a solid fabric.)

A note about colors - please don't get too specific - if you like blues, browns or reds, just say that, don't say I only want robin's egg blue or cherry red - give your partner some leeway to work with!

Any question, please read the discussion thread shown above and if you don't find an answer there, please PM me rather than discuss it here, if it's something that I think others need to know about, I'll add the question and answer.


If you want to participate, please PM the following information to me:


Name of swap:  Fat Quarter Sewing Challenge Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
Colors you like (remember not to be too specific)

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

« Last Edit: June 17, 2009 08:25:23 PM by Homerof2 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009 10:16:06 AM »

One note about feedback - I know some might be concerned since this is a long crafting time and they don't want a swap spot tied up for that long - once you make your project, send it and your partner receives, I'll give you feedback.


red = sent

mcbenno  --  Jeane
imafundork  --  mrs.dutt
loobie  --  tonistagg

« Last Edit: June 06, 2009 06:28:06 PM by Homerof2 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009 09:43:09 AM »

This sounds cool, I wish more folks were interested...

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009 09:46:46 AM »

This sounds cool, I wish more folks were interested...

Well....it has only been ONE DAY since signups were opened....and I believe there were a bunch of swaps open several weeks or a month ago and most should be coming to a close opening up slots on people that are full right now...like....ME!  I have this bookmarked and will see how projects and money goes if I will be able to join or not Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009 02:35:11 PM »

Just sent my questionnaire in!  I've been selling my CD collection on Ebay, so that I'll have extra money to ship things. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009 03:56:49 PM »

this sounds like lots of fun  Smiley a good way to try out my new sewing machine, and I can get my exams out of the way mid-may then get the crafting done - hurrah!!!

send my leetle questionnaire in now  Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009 08:51:49 AM »

Just sent in my questionnaire.  This sounds like it could be really fun.  I already have an idea in mind - a little something I've been wanting to make for awhile now!  Can't wait to get started........ Shocked

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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009 04:23:29 PM »

Just sent in my info! Looking forward to this one!

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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009 05:22:02 PM »

I am soooOoooo tempted!  I have been eyeballing that quiltigami book at the library and am soooOooo close to grabbing it, bringing it home and giving it a go... but I'm worried the timing could not be worse for me with the end of this one.  I have to have two sections of quilt done before I go on vacation in 19 days so my mother can teach me how to quilt as you go.... sigh... so torn!

Homerof2 you are killing me here! 

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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009 05:35:14 PM »

Come on craftydeb! You know you want to! Wink

Also, quiltigami sounds intriguing Cheesy Might have to look that one up on Amazon Grin

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