|Swap Coordinator:||SandyLane (contact)|
|Number of people in swap:||6|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||August 15, 2016|
|Date items must be sent by:||August 22, 2016|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
For this swap you will make two 12.5" square string blocks for your partner.
Use 100% cotton quilting fabric and at least 6 different fabrics for each block. Use different colours and patterns to give a real scrappy look.
Here's what you do:
Cut a 13" to 14" backing square of plain fabric. This could be cotton/poly sheeting. A lighter colour is best.
Place your first strip across the diagonal, right side up. Place the second strip on top right side down, pin and sew. Open out and press. Work outwards to the corners using whatever scraps you have that fit. Press the whole block and trim to 12.5" square. Make another. Do not put batting (wadding) on the back.
When you come to make your quilt arrange your blocks in a pleasing way and sew together using a 1/4" seam.
You can use batting (wadding) or not. I use 2oz polyester. This produces a smoother backing to the finished quilt and prevents any backing fabrics and seams from the blocks showing through the back fabric of the quilt.
Important: I use novelty strips (fruit, veg, Batman, etc) in my blocks so we can play I spy. Please state in your profile either 'I like novelty strips' OR 'I don't like novelty strips'. Check your partner's profile - it would be a shame to send blocks that won't be used. If you like novelty strips you might not get them in your blocks if your send partner doesn't have them.
I will check profiles - no unresolved 1's . No unexplained 3's. Reliable, dependable swappers with proven records only with at least 10 type 3s sent and rated.
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