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Vintage/thrifted sheets as fabric #8

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Vintage/thrifted sheets as fabric #8
Swap Coordinator:sweetavalanche (contact)
Swap categories: Thrift Store  Fabric  Sewing 
Number of people in swap:20
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 22, 2010
Date items must be sent by:February 5, 2010
Number of swap partners:2

Time for round 8!

It's so much fun to sew with vintage linens. I love the idea of making something cool from "nothing", and I love that retro/shabby look. There are so many possibilities!! Here are a few links to get you inspired:

In this swap, you'll have 2 partners. You'll send each partner 2 FQ (fat quarter) sized pieces from vintage sheets. The two pieces should be different, but they don't need to coordinate. This means you'll send out a total of 4 pieces (2 pieces to each of your 2 partners). A fat quarter is approximately 18"x22" in size. You can include hems, but they should not count in the measurement for the FQ size. Please cut your pieces nicely and make sure they are AT LEAST the correct size.

The specifics:

  • You can use 100% cotton or cotton/poly blends, but no flannel, jersey, satin, silk, etc.

  • Please only send fabric that is in good condition. Some fading and wear is to be expected, but carefully inspect the pieces you send out to make sure there are no holes, stains or very worn spots that would make them unusable.

  • The color/print is wide open (except no solid colors!)! Please stick to the 50's-60's-70's era. Check out the links above for some great examples. Please do not send children's characters unless you clear it with your partners first.

  • You may suggest a color preference in the comments below, but this is only a suggestion and is not a requirement for the swap.


  • This is international.

  • You must have at least a 4.8 rating, with at least a few snail-mail swaps and no unexplained 1s. I will allow newbies, if you PM me ahead of time and have a filled-out profile.

  • I will angel if needed, but I sure hope it won't be!

  • NOTE: If you are significantly late in sending, without communication to both me and your partners, you will be banned from any future swaps I host. I know, that's a pretty lame penalty, but it's all I've got! Having to follow up on people makes hosting less fun, and I want to keep hosting. So please, just send on time. Heck, save yourself some stress - send early!


SomethingCute 01/ 4/2010 #

Is it safe to assume newer sheets are acceptable as long as they have a vintage look?

SomethingCute 01/ 4/2010 #

(I am asking because I have some thrifted twin XL Tiki themed sheets that have a very retro look, but where new in package)

sweetavalanche 01/ 4/2010 #

SomethingCute - I think if they were manufactured in the 50's-70's and just were never opened, that would be fine. But if they were recently made, I wouldn't count that as truly vintage. You could always send a picture/link to your partners to ask if it's okay, but you should be willing to send something else if they prefer. Thanks for asking!

SomethingCute 01/ 5/2010 #

Okie dokie! :)

sweetavalanche 01/ 6/2010 #

New info - Just for fun, I'm going to randomly pick one swap participant and send them an extra package. Will it be you?? Are you feeling lucky? I'll pick a name just after I assign partners, and announce it here in the comments.

alipink 01/10/2010 #

Happy New Year! Great to be part of this swap again :-)

Rachelita 01/10/2010 #

sweetavalanche, I just discovered this site and am really excited about it, but I'm also apparently an idiot- I'm trying to PM you so that I can try to participate in this swap but can't figure out how. Help?

LongVacation 01/13/2010 #

Oooh, I hope it's me! I've seen some of the fabric you have on your blog and would love to win some!

sweetavalanche 01/23/2010 #

Random generator picked #8, and that's @adaiha Yay! Thanks everyone for joining the swap. Have fun, send early, and be sure to sign up for the next round. :-)

igobylorib 01/29/2010 #

I somehow missed this sign up. Would anyone be interested in swapping with me. I have an over abundance of sheets to share. I'd love to have two partners so pm me if you'd like to trade :)

p.s: i did sign up for #9 and #10 and can't wait for more..

adaiha 02/ 1/2010 #

Oh my gosh!!! Thank you so much for the bonus fabric!!!!! :) I never win anything, so this is super exciting! I love it :)

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