Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I-Spy Swap SEVEN!

It's that time again!!


THE BASICS:

Mail 200 I-Spy squares to me by August 9th.

Get 200 I-Spy squares back, all different, by August 19th.
I know this is a tight schedule, but recent experience has shown that swaps with tighter schedules are more successful... so this one will have a fairly tight schedule too.
PLEASE be sure you can meet the deadlines BEFORE you sign up!

THE DETAILS:

1. The first 36 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 the 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
!!


Remember: The FIRST 36 who comment are IN!
*IF by chance we don't make it to the full double swap,
we'll do a single swap with the first 18 and save the rest
of the swappers for the next swap.

SERIOUS SWAPPERS ONLY...
Please read the guidelines before signing up!

36 comments:

Susan Y said...

Memememememeeeeeee!

Emily said...

I'm in! Emilykolson@aim.com

Suzi said...

Yep, I'll play!
suziking7@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Me too!! Jlthaye{at}gmail{dot}com

tamir said...

This sounds fun...but where do you suggest we get non chain store fabrics from? Love to have suggestions before I commit!

And should we prewash fabric before we cut? As that's what I do and I would love the same back to me! Though no biggie.
Tamirlikestoread/at/gmail

DallasJenn said...

How exciting! This will be my first swap of any kind EVER! I'm in - this will make a perfect Christmas present for my little one. 721jennifer at gmail.com

quiltsbyjessica said...

I would love to join in! (Although, this would be from my stash and everything has already been pre-washed...will this be an issue?)
mugirl113 at gmail dot com

AmberLou said...

mememe! heers04 at msn dot com!

Okay Stacey said...

Waaaay too fun! I can't wait! I'm in! skolsen71(at)yahoo(dot)com

MommaM said...

I can't wait!!

jennifer.s.milburn@gmail.com

AddieNCE said...

I'm in as well! addictedtoc64 {at} googlemail [dot]com

craftytammie said...

yaaay! i made it in time!

tammieschafferATyahooDOTcom

~Ginger~ said...

Sounds like fun :)

~Ginger~
casperl25ATyahooDOTcom

Kathy said...

I want to too!!
I am at sewmuchbetter(at)gmail dot com

Bolo heads said...

I have been a good swapper in the past I hope that I make the cut. I really need more girly, candy and buggy ones for something I am trying to do for my nephews (and daughter hence the girly ones)

Kadybug said...

1kadybug at gmail (dot) com

ccorey said...

Count me in again. I'm in the process of making 6 I Spy quilts with all of my other swap squares and need to replenish the stash.

patches77@cfl.rr.com

Julie Kelley said...

I would love to join in the fun! julieannkelley at gmail

homemadewithatwist said...

I would love to swap! Homemadewithatwist at gmail dot com


Carrie

kollerskrafts said...

I'd love to join - kollerskrafts at gmail :)

Toni said...

Count me in please

Cammie said...

I'm in!
Thanks Care!

lauren said...

count me in...im obsessed with swaps!! laurenjfrederick at gmail dot com

fawnjenee said...

Oh I want to, too! funfawn(at)yahoo(dot)com

Catherine said...

me!!! :)
cmentillo(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lynn Mitcham said...

I would love to! Lynn
LCM0008@tigermail.auburn.edu

Aubrey said...

I was in on swap 6....I needed this for child 2. ;)

aub79 at hotmail dot com

SuburbanApple said...

I'd like to be in on this. allison_krupski(at) yahoo dot com

mtnquiltr said...

Yes, please! I'm in too (from Canada, but I'll get right on it!)

Sue

DeniseDZ said...

Would love to try! denisedz at mac.com

Looking forward to it!

Kim said...

Would love to do this again, from Canada but th are ready to go!

Kim

Kimberleyrayner@xplornet.com

Mabel said...

Would love to join this swap!
Mabel
yodamom50@gmail.com

quiltsbyjessica said...

I am in for a second spot! So excited!
mugirl113@gmail.com

Care said...

reserved for Susan! :o)

Michelle Evans said...

yay! if you still have spots, count me in!!

michelle
mcevans24 at gmail dot com

Care said...

reserved for Irelle!! :o)