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Shift Your Scraps Swap

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Swap Coordinator:pennydog (contact)
Swap categories: Fabric 
Number of people in swap:18
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 19, 2013
Date items must be sent by:January 31, 2013
Number of swap partners:2

Got a drawer full to the brim of scraps you're bored with? Swap anything 2 1/2" square or bigger, anything goes!

You will need to compile two ziplock bags of 100% cotton patchwork quality scraps weighing 200g each. You will send a bag each to two different partners and you will get 400g of scraps back to revitalise your scrap collection. Simple! You must be willing to post overseas if the swap calls for it as your partners will be randomly assigned by Swapbot, not me.

Please give something you'd be happy to receive, don't just send your yucky fabrics in exchange for pretty ones or you may find this affects your rating. I reserve the right to boot out anyone with particularly low ratings but newcomers are welcome.


MamaMay 01/ 2/2013 #

FYI for those that are forced to work in ounces: 200 grams is 7.054 ounces. Also be aware that humidity can make fabric heavier or lighter. So if the person you are receiving from is slightly off, you might need to take that into account. I know I will be erring on too much rather than too little!

pennydog 01/ 4/2013 #

Thanks MamaMay! I'm going to include a piece or two extra just in case with my bags anyway

JLVerde 01/ 8/2013 #

All the math had me scared but it seems like a standard sandwich sized ziploc bag is 3 ounces. So fill that and maybe add one extra piece and you should be good.

(though I'm a bit uptight about things, so I'll probably dig out my old postal scale to make sure I don't cheat anyone!)

MamaMay 01/ 8/2013 #

I need to buy a kitchen scale anyway.... Might just make that a priority....

MamaMay 01/ 9/2013 #

Also @JLVerde those are fluid ounces not dry. I know, American measurements are all effed up.

pennydog 01/12/2013 #

Don't let grams scare you, they're not that bad :) We used to work in oz and lb here in the UK and some people still flit between metric and imperial. In fact they've only in recent years made it law that market traders, etc display fresh produce in g/kg. I'd be interested to see if one day we will be measuring in cm for quilting rather than inches, I never really understood how big a yard is in my head! I'm definitely a metric girl, sorry :P

CreativeRinds 01/14/2013 #

Would 100% cotton flannel be alright to send?

pennydog 01/15/2013 #

I'd check with your partner/s first before sending flannel, some people may be OK, others not

CreativeRinds 01/15/2013 #

Ok, thanks :)

amyinuk 01/20/2013 #

Anxiously waiting to have my partners names :) Can't wait!!!

swtleaf1984 01/21/2013 #

when everyone says "standard size ziplock" does that mean sandwich size..b/c for me it means gallon size?

swtleaf1984 01/21/2013 #

when do we get assigned our partners? sorry never done this?

JLVerde 01/21/2013 #

I used the sandwich sized but it was stuffed. I found my postal scale so I know I'm not under filling.

amyinuk 01/23/2013 #

I used my kitchen scale to get to the 200 grams. Ready to post - here they come!!!

pennydog 01/24/2013 #

Don't worry about the bag size as long as the weight is right, it's just in case it gets soggy in the post. If anyone doesn't know their partners, they are now available, there's a link in the top left corner of the page which will pop up a box with addresses in.

Hope that helps- I have my bags ready to go, just going to check I've not got anything tiny in there by mistake and probably post tomorrow :)

Koshka2 01/26/2013 #

How do you find out who is sending parcels to you?

heartofcharnwood 01/31/2013 #

Hi ladies, I sent my 2 fabric parcels on Tuesday the 29th of Jan, excuse the lateness of updating this but we are in the process of house selling so it's all a bit hectic here! Hope you enjoy the fabrics Ange : )

pennydog 02/ 4/2013 #

Koshka- you can do this by clicking on the leave feedback box. Please be aware that international post takes longer to arrive, particularly from the UK I have found (but quick enough coming in!)

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