Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I-Spy Fabric Swap 2.0


It's that time again!!


The last swap was so much fun, and I'm still completely obsessed with I-Spy, so... To help stay sane during the "lovely" month of January, my sister-in-law Susan and I are heading up another I-Spy Fabric Swap!


THE BASICS:


Mail 200 squares to me by February 3rd.

Get 200 squares back, all different, by Valentine's Day.



THE DETAILS:

1.  In order to keep our sanity, we are keeping this swap small-ish.  The first 18 people to comment are in.  [If you live outside the U.S., no problem -- but please mail your fabrics a little earlier so there's plenty of time to meet our deadline!]

2.  Cut 20 4" squares out of each of 10 different novelty print fabrics.  A 1/4-yard cut or fat quarter will get you 20 4" squares, so you will be purchasing a total of about 2 1/2 yards of fabric.  This is NOTHING when you think about all the different squares you will be getting back!

3.  In order to avoid duplicates, everyone will need to search out unusual or obscure prints.  Look for things that aren't available at chain stores.  But, please, pick FUN ones!  If you love it, the other swappers will love it too!

4.  Remember that we are looking for fabric with objects on it, not printy-prints.  (A fabric with FLOWERS on it is very different from a FLORAL PRINT.)

5.  No "licensed" prints: No Disney, Dora, L.A. Lakers, etc.

6.  Remember seam allowances!  Be sure you can tell what you are looking at within a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square. Nobody wants only half of an object in their square -- cut them well!  (Depending on your fabric choice, you may need to buy more than 1/4 yard in order to get an object into each cut square.)


If you want to join me in this obsession, leave a comment here that includes your email address!!

FIRST 18 commenters are IN!

18 comments:

Lauren said...

Oh, I want to do it so much! lissie.loo@gmail.com

Miss Muffin said...

Just in case mny email-address: ulli-xox@web.de

angela said...

Hi Care, count me in!

Kim said...

Count me in! I am so excited!!! Are you using cotton fabric or a certain type, or anything?

Jody said...

I would love to play!
jlbgeorgia@yahoo.com

Christine said...

i want to play :) yelloworanges@comcast.net

Lisa said...

Sounds like fun - count me in.

Tori said...

Yay! So awesome!
Torilynn817@hotmail.com

Jess said...

This sounds so fun!! Count me in!!
sjmtdhhood@sbcglobal.net

Beth H said...

I want in too....I'll take the big dive and commit to sewing an entire quilt.
Now off to find some fun fabrics!

Erin said...

I want in! silverstuff_00@hotmail.com

Lucashell said...

I want to do this again, I loved the quilt I made I would love to make another one...
pinkchev@comcast.net

Suzy said...

Can I do it again? It was so much fun the last time!

peachicken@gmail.com

Crystal Hendrix said...

Oh yeah I made it!!!

nmommy02@gmail.com

nrnoodle said...

I would love to play along. I swap quilts are great!! nikki.rainey@us.army.mil

Care said...

I got a panicked email from Rose who couldn't comment -- she is in!

Care said...

One more panicked email from Susan -- she's in too! Sorry for the confusion, ladies!

Elaine Wilson said...

I would love to do this! I just found out that I am going to be a Grandma for the first time!! And I was planning an eye spy quilt for the new baby! I am so excited!
Elaine

quilter16@verizon.net