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Stash Builder FQ swap -- Nov -- Orange

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Stash Builder FQ swap -- Nov -- Orange
Swap Coordinator:beadqueene (contact)
Swap categories: Fabric  Sewing  Quilting 
Number of people in swap:11
Location:Regional - USA only
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.97
Last day to signup/drop:November 16, 2013
Date items must be sent by:November 30, 2013
Number of swap partners:3
Description:

This will be a series of swaps (one color per month) to build a well rounded stash of blender fabrics that can be used in any project.

For November the color will be Orange. Buy 2 different yards of [orange] fabric and cut them into fat quarters. Keep one FQ of each fabric for yourself, then mail one FQ of fabric A, and one FQ of fabric B to each of 3 partners. You’ll end up with 8 FQ’s per month. Easy right?

The specifics:

Buy 100% cotton QUILT SHOP QUALITY fabrics. Don’t buy a 99 cent FQs from JoAnn and call it a day. Please aim to buy premium quilting weight fabrics. I won’t restrict it to designer fabrics since they can be pricey, but if you’re going to get it from a chain store, make sure it is high quality and that you would want to use it on your own projects. I’d say around $10 per yard retail is a reasonable price (of course you can buy it on sale to save some money).

HERE is an article on how to judge fabric quality.

No solids The fabrics should “read” one color, but have some sort of print. If you need ideas, check out the stash builders section at Pink Castle Fabrics, or search blenders by color on other sites. please no Batiks

HERE is a lovely stash building tutorial.

Choose fabrics that can be used in virtually any project (i.e. NO holiday, cartoon, novelty prints, etc.)

Here’s the schedule in case anyone wants to buy ahead:

  • November -- Orange

  • December -- Brown/Beige

USA only due to the 2013 shipping rate increase. 4.97 rating, no unexplained recent 1s or 3s, and please have at least 10 type 2 or 3 swaps under your belt. The send by deadline is Nov. 30, so shop for deals now :)

After some input from participants I am instituting a new rule: Since you have ample time between the swap being posted and the send-by date, late senders will be asked to sit out the following month. I know life happens, please communicate before the send-by date if you are going to be late.<<

If you received 2 FQ of high quality quilting fabric in the specified color from each partner, rate a 5. You can not rate down based on taste.

Any questions? Feel free to email me, or comment below :)

If you do not meet the above rules, please message me and we'll see if we can work something out. I reserve the right to ban for any reason.

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