Wednesday, February 15, 2012

i spy fabric charm swap

Thanks for stopping by, but the swap is now full!

I've been wanting to make an "i spy" quilt for a long time.  I'm too impatient to slowly collect enough appropriate fabric and I keep missing out on all the charm swaps.  I figured the best solution was to host my own swap!  Want to join in the fun?  I'm looking for 55 participants (US residents only for my first swap).  You send me 56 charms of one fabric and get 56 unique charm squares in return.  What a deal!

If you know of anybody that may be interested, please pass this along.  I'm fearful that my first swap will be a huge flop!

to join the swap:
  • Leave a comment on this post if you want to join the swap.  Leave an e-mail address if you are a no-reply blogger.  I will e-mail you to confirm your spot in the swap.
  • Purchase one yard of 100% cotton, designer fabric appropriate for an "i spy" quilt.  (No Hancocks or JoAnns and no licensed prints.)  We will be exchanging 5 inch charms so make sure the scale of the print you choose is appropriate.
  • After you purchase your fabric, upload a picture to the Flickr group.  Do this as soon as possible so we can make sure there aren't any duplicates.
  • Do not prewash your fabric.  Cut your fabric into 5 inch charms.  If you need a tutorial on cutting your fabric into charms, please read this tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman.
  • Place your 5 inch fabric charms in a plastic zipper bag along with a 3x5 card with your name, mailing address and e-mail address.  Mail your charms to me (my address will be e-mailed to you) and be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope so I can mail your charms back to you.  The tentative due date for me to receive your charms will be March 15th.  (I've never coordinated a swap before, so we'll see how quickly the group fills up!)
  • Try and wait patiently for your charms to arrive in the mail then create something amazing!

I'm so excited I've already ordered my fabric!

Red Fish Odyssea by MoMo for Moda

There are so many cute fabrics, though.  Here are some of my favorites from Fort Worth Fabric Studio (my new favorite on-line fabric source):




If you have any questions please leave a comment below or send me an e-mail.  Thanks for stopping by!

37 comments:

Katie said...

I would like to join your swap.

katie.m.hall@gmail.com

Marian said...

I would love to be in!! I will stop by Flickr now! Here's my email

marian dot griffin 87 at gmail dot com

Thanks!

krdlpaperandfabric.com said...

I would love to join, and I probably have a suitable fabric in my stash already! I will check when I get home and post a picture.

krdlthings@gmail.com

krdlpaperandfabric.com said...

I would love to join, and I probably have a suitable fabric in my stash already! I will check when I get home and post a picture.

krdlthings@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

Count me in - thanks for posting it in the group :)

diane said...

I would love to join! Thanks so much. :)

Katie said...

I am SO in!! Thanks!

Allison C said...

Would love to join! alibear167 at gmail dot com

Nicole @ Patchwork Duck Designs said...

Yes, I would like to join! BTW, if it's a small group of swappers, you could always do a group of 24 people. This way, each person could cut two different half-yards of i-Spy fabrics (24 charms per half yard), and get 48 different charms in return!

Danny said...

I joined in on the Flickr page. I'm bringing toasters!

Richard Healey said...

My wife and I would love to Join with you all. We will go looking and find something cool and let you know when we find it.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

Marci Warren-Elmer said...

I would like to join your swap. My email is marci_elmer@hotmail.com

Karen P. said...

I'd love to join another charm swap!

Kara said...

I'd love to participate!

whimbrella said...

I would like to play! Please add me to the list: whimbrella@yahoo.com

sranft said...

Please add me, I would like to join the swap. I am working on an I Spy quilt for my grandsons.

The Johnsons said...

I would like to join. This will be my second I spy swap...I am addicted lol!

coryshilokids@netzero.com

Nutella Nutterson said...

I'd love to play! I have some adorable kittens waiting to be cut up. Wait, I mean kitten fabric! My email is nutellanut at gmail dot com

FabricFascination said...

Hi Steph, This sounds like fun. I have a granddaughter who would love an I Spy quilt. I already have the fabric - Amy Schimler's Fly Away from Robert Kaufman. The picture is up on Flickr.

Thanks for doing this.

Margaret said...

If there is still room, I would like to join.

Linda said...

I would like to join in on the fun too!

Ljs742 at yahoo

JAF said...

I would love to join this swap!

frazierfamily05@gmail.com

Kelly said...

Count me in.
kellysmith89@hotmail(dot)com

Sonia B said...

If you still have space, I'd love to join.

MandCsmom said...

I would love to join this swap. Since I pre-wash all my fabric I need to go to my favorite fabric store and buy something new. Once I do I'll post it to flickr. My email address is mandcsmom at gmail dot com

fordcowgirl_85 said...

I'd like to join the swap and I can do 2 spots :)

lilbunnymama said...

I'd love to join and I too can do two spots.

Lilbunnymama at gmail dot com :)

KarenD said...

I would love to join and can also take 2 spots.

sarah said...

I would love in and could do two spots too!

Sarah16@gmail.com

Thanks!

Amy said...

I would love to join your swap!!

Velita said...

i would love to join! Count me in please..

~ Julie ~ said...

If you still have space (I noticed some people want two spaces) I'd love to join in the fun! :)

Valerie said...

I know you'd prefer Americans only but if you'd bend the rules for a Canadian I'd really love to join...

Colleen said...

I would love to join ! Ar words ok? I have just ordered a great print that actually says I Spy on it!

Pat V. said...

If you still have space, I would like to join in!

Linda said...

I would love to join!

Jennie said...

I would love to join if you still have a spot.