Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Monster Charm Swap Is Coming

This will be my last swap for quite a while (possibly the very last) so I figured I might as well make it a big one.  We will be swapping FIVE yards of charms this round.  The colors will be the 12 basic colors from the color wheel plus black & white prints and grey.  There are slots for 56 participants.


Here's the rundown:

  • Each participant will be assigned ONE color.  You must buy five different yards of fabric in that color (varying shades are appropriate such as a pink fabric for the red group).  You will then cut these into 5" charms, sort them and ship to me (I will provide very specific instructions on how to sort).  One yard must be a solid, the other four yards will be prints.  A self-addressed-stamped envelope must be included (a priority envelope will be the best option for the amount of fabric being shipped).
  • You must be on Flickr and agree to participate in the swap group.  There will be discussion groups for each color assignment.  You will be paired with three to five other participants with the same color assignment.  You are expected to work together as a group to choose the best fabrics for your color and avoid duplication.  
  • Quilt shop quality fabric only.  The only exception is Kona brand solids from Jo-Ann's or Hobby Lobby.  Large scale fabrics are not appropriate unless they are tone on tone or white on tone.  Prints may include additional colors as long as they do not detract from the target color.
  • You will send me 5 sets of 56 charms and receive 280 different charms back.
  • There is no fee for US participants, but you must include a SASE with adequate postage.
  • The shipping fee for Canadian swappers is $14.00 USD.  The shipping fee for participants from any other country outside the US is $18.00 USD.  International swappers may purchase fabrics from a US vendor and have them shipped directly to me.  I will cut and sort your charms for a $5.00 fee.  All fees are billed through PayPal.
  • US swappers must ship by March 31.  Swappers from any other country must ship by March 21.
  • The link to sign up for the group will post here Thursday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m. MST.  If you aren't available to register at this time, please make arrangements for a friend to register for you.  I anticipate the group will fill quickly.  (Information required includes name, email, mailing address, flickr photostream link, & paypal email for those outside the US).

26 comments:

  1. I am SO in! I marked my calendar, I'll be here! (that is my son's 18th birthday, but he'll be in school at that time)

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  2. Oooh, how exciting... Off to see what that time is GMT :oD

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  3. I set a reminder for myself in outlook. Very exciting!

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  4. I wanna be in. Oh my... have to find out what Mountain time is ;-) This is super exciting!!!

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  5. Wo! I want to do this! Holy cow!

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  6. Just went to see how MST translates into GMT and will be also setting a reminder. looks like it will be fun!

    Kat

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  7. We're going to be on the road moving from NY to GA, but I'm going to bookmark the blog from my phone and try to get in! Great idea!!

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  8. Looking forward to signing up. I have a Flickr account but havent' used it before - but will learn!
    Beth in AL

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  9. oh wow, i'm definitely in for this one!

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  10. I want in.....I'll have to wake up early that day!

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  11. I hope I am one of the lucky ones who signs up in time!

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  12. OMG I want in....I hope I can sneak away from my meeting for a minute to sign up.

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  13. Wow, you are doing it again. I think I want to play again too.

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  14. Wow - you must have an super awesome quilt plan going to want so many charms at once!

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  15. just double checking. you changed it from MST to GMT? Now I really gotta find someone cause I am working at that time. Can I ask another blogger to register me? Does it have to be with my name (blogger account)? cause I might have difficulties finding someone in my family whose English is good enough to understand what's going on.

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  16. How many participants is this swap open to?

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  17. Holy cow! I hope I can get into this one!

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  18. My flickr stream is so inactive! I will update this week so I can join if that is a hard requirement. I just took a bunch of pictures that I am planning on blogging so I do have a bunch of new stuff to post. I would love to be able to join!

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  19. Ooh! I would love to participate again! :)

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  20. I'm a total newbie so I have questions - We're talking about $50 worth of fabric each, right? Also, is there a shipping charge for US participants?

    Thanks, and hope I can get in!

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  21. I have never done one of these but it looks so exciting. Any tips for a newbie if I get in?

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  22. I would love to participate is the three alternate spots available by chance???

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