Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Novelty Charm Swap

This fabric swap is going to be based on novelty prints. There are no allocations for colour / theme, the only "rule" on how you pick your fabric is that it is BRIGHT. Please upload your image to the facebook group so we can all see and not repurchase. You then need to prepare it for the swap and send it to me, I'll split up all the charms and then forward them back to you (2 charms from each swap, 56 charms in total).

Please read below and then comment if you'd like to take part.

Fabric requirements:

  1.  For swapping 5" charm squares, each person will purchase 1 yard of fabric and cut it  into 5" charm squares. 1 yard = 56 charms.  (I recommend buying 1.25 yards- never hurts to have a little extra in case you make a cutting mistake.) 1 yard equals 92cms
  2. Choose a fabric that has a small print suitable for an 5" charms. Scale of the print is very important as smaller works better in this case. 
  3. Fabric should be 100% cotton, quilt shop quality fabric. 
  4. Fabric must be new and unwashed and must come from a smoke free environment.
  5. Before mailing, cut your fabric into 5" x 5" charm squares.  Press your fabric before cutting. 1 yard = 56 charm squares (5" x 5".)  Here's a great tutorial on how to cut fabric into charms by Elizabeth Hartman.
  6.  Put your fabric in a ziplock bag and include an index card with your name and email address. 
  7. Upload pictures of your fabric to the facebook swap group and include the name of the fabric, designer, etc if possible. This ensures that there are no duplicate fabrics chosen and allows everyone to find out more about the fabrics in case they would like to order more once they have received their charms. 

: Please have your fabric in the post to me no later than the 31st July 2012. 

Participants must include a prepaid self-addressed, stamped envelope along with their charms when mailing them to me. A very easy way to handle this is to include a pre paid Australian Post satchel with your charms. Smaller package envelopes are fine too but participants should keep in mind: bubble or plastic envelopes work best - no risk of tearing in the mail.  

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