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Scrap Vomit Squares Pack - International

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Scrap Vomit Squares Pack - International
Swap Homepage:http://gnomeangel.com/
Swap Coordinator:gnomeangel (contact)
Swap categories: Fabric  Sewing  Quilting 
Number of people in swap:80
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 22, 2012
Date items must be sent by:October 5, 2012
Number of swap partners:3

For those wanting to make a Scrap Vomit Quilt as seen on "I'm a Ginger Monkey": http://imagingermonkey.blogspot.com.au/2010/10/care-for-some-scrap-vomit-aka-quilt.html


  1. What to Swap - You'll be swapping a Scrap Vomit Square Pack. The pack contains 49 x 2.5" squares of material. This is enough Scrap Vomit Squares to create one Block A. (Obviously, you can use the squares you receive any way you like.) This is a scrap quilt so there's no expectation that the squares will be fussy cut. You just have to make a 2.5" square of a single material - please don't use selvage or sew scraps together to make a square. It would be great if you could swap 49 different fabrics in your Scrap Vomit Square Pack, however if you can't do this I ask that you try to include as many different fabrics as possible it will help people to have unique and one of a kind quilts.

  2. Give unto Others - It should go without saying, but just so we're clear: only swap material that you would be happy to receive and use in a quilt yourself. This means swapping quilting quality material (preferably cotton). Using a mix of pattern that you think is both pretty and vomitty. (Obviously this one is a little subjective, so again if you'd be happy to use it swap it - if in doubt probably best to either contact the person you're swapping with to see if they'd like it or maybe keep it for yourself (and you're next scrap quilt!).)

  3. Communication is Key - I understand that life sometimes throws you a curve ball and means that you can't always do what you would like, so if for any reason you have to pull out of the swap just drop me (and if you're so inclined) your partners an email to let me know and we'll work around it. The more warning you can give the better so that I can redirect packages, etc.

  4. Time is Money - Please post your squares to your swap partner by the postage date specified. If you're anything like me just knowing that something is coming in the mail is uber exciting, so it would be great if all our packages arrive around the same time so that we can all celebrate together.

  5. Quilt Karma - Ultimately a swap like this is only as good as what you put in to it so please remember to treat everyone as you would expect to be treated. Chances are if you shaft someone today, you'll be shafted tomorrow.


Lpsimpson 09/ 9/2012 #

Thanks for setting this up :)

Barbandcleo 09/13/2012 #

Looking forward to this!

Koshka2 09/13/2012 #

Looking forward to this swap!

mcall 09/14/2012 #

Vomit squares?!

kristananne 09/14/2012 #


institches 09/14/2012 #

Back when I was a kid and my grandma quilted these, they were called charm quilts. I think I like that name better than vomit quilts! Not a sewer/quilter. Have fun making yours everyone. They are beautiful quilts when done.

amyinuk 09/15/2012 #

yay fun!! Can they all be different or all be the same?

karry 09/15/2012 #

Am I clear-- we need to cut 147 squares because we are trading with 3 people?

lttleetoile 09/15/2012 #

Yes, please clarify - is it 147 total, 49 to each partner?

gnomeangel 09/15/2012 #

@amyinuk - the fabrics used in the packs should all be different (where possible), but your packs can be the same. Ie. Cut 3 squares from 49 different fabrics. Does that make sense?

@karry & @lttleetoile - that's correct. You will be allocated 3 swap partners who you send 49 squares to, so you need to cut 147 in total.

Hope this helps - let me know if you need anything else :)

Koshka2 09/16/2012 #

I have got my 3 swap packages ready. Have a look at my photos on koshka2 photostream on Flickr if you are still uncertain about how many squares you have to cut etc.

mitmeg 09/17/2012 #

This is my first experience with Swapbot~ thank you for offering this!

hereiam 09/19/2012 #

This is an awesome swap idea! The quilt pictured in your swap link used strips not squares. The quilter stitched together seven strips of material and then cut those into either 13 strips for the blocks with the black and blue pattern or 12 for the unpatterned blocks. She then repeated this seven more times for each block. It cuts the sewing time down dramatically and makes lining up points much easier. Of course the cut blocks like Gnomeangel is using makes swapping much easier! :-) I am just mentioning it in case someone wants to recreate the quilt pictured on their own. Here is a Youtube video showing this method used on a much smaller 9 patch block: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quzu2H5xeGQ&feature=relmfu

hereiam 09/19/2012 #

Oops! I was looking at the shorter quilt when I counted blocks. The longer quilt has 17 black and blue patterned blocks and 18 unpatterned blocks. Not 13 adn 12. ::::red face::::

crimsonmeg 09/20/2012 #

So exciting! I have been circling around the idea of a scrap vomit quilt and this swap gave me the needed extra push! I am registered, the 3 packs are ready to go, and I am only waiting to know who my partners are!!!

Nicole2 09/21/2012 #


The original picture you're looking at is a computerized mockup for demo purposes. The actual quilt had many many more fabrics, sewn from squares not strips.

amyinuk 09/21/2012 #

Ok - I'm ready to swap - I have cut 3 bundles of 49 squares each. Where am I sending them? :) Can't wait to see what I get back!

yolandagypsy 09/21/2012 #

Wow, what a cool swap, im so excited about this one! Are you going to run this more times so we get to swap more to build a whole quilt? Hope so

snpyrunner 09/21/2012 #

I welcome any type of fabric, including textured like corduroy, as long as it's quilt worthy (i.e. no satin or silk or very lightweight).

lavendarcat 09/21/2012 #

Is there anyone in the US who would like to do a private swap? I can't afford 3 international packages right now.

sporkfoo 09/21/2012 #

just signed up for this one - and then i noticed the deadline is right around the corner and freaked out a little. Wound up cutting about 50 on my lunch break!

Wendy66 09/21/2012 #

lavendarcat I will do a private swap just email me at [email protected] be sure and put scrap vomit in the email so I know who you are.

snpyrunner 09/22/2012 #

lavendarcat I will do a private swap!

Zusjeb 09/23/2012 #

where do I see who I'm partered up with?

lmarchbanks 09/23/2012 #

lavendercat--I will do a private swap as well! [email protected]

gnomeangel 09/25/2012 #

@Zusjeb - did you work out how to see who your partners are?

Lixie 09/25/2012 #

I'd like to nominate SusieB for the 'speediest swapper' award! I got my squares this morning. Now that's fast. Have left highly appreciative feedback.

Zusjeb 09/25/2012 #

no, I feel like a nitwit (-; pleas help! where do I see who my partners are?

Zusjeb 09/25/2012 #

Yeah I found it!

gccmom 09/30/2012 #

It's okay, Zusjeb. I had trouble making my way around too! This is the first time I am using Swap-bot and it took awhile to figure things out. Glad you found it!

elsa 10/ 1/2012 #

Sent my packages off today ~ feels so good to get them out ~ sure hope my swap partners like what I've sent!

nanu 10/ 4/2012 #

Thank you Lucy Dufendach, my squares have arrived. You did not include your e-mail or blog address. I love the selection of colours and patterns. Happy sewing

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