Have you ever participated in an online fabric swap? I hadn’t. Until the recent fat quarter swap with my quilt guild I had never participated in any kind of fabric swap.
Then Tuesday this blog post appeared in my Bloglovin’ feed for a Japanese charm swap. I quickly read the rules and decided to go for it. I signed up! All 56 spots were filled up in no time. I am so lucky I got in!
The deal is you buy a yard of Japanese print fabric, cut it into 56 charm squares (5″) and send them to Amy. You also need to provide her with a postage paid Priority Mail flat rate envelope or send her $6 by PayPal. Then you’ll receive a set of 56 charm squares made up of all of the fabric contributed by the participants.
Amy arranged with Bunny’s Designs on Etsy for swap participants (if they want) to buy their yard of fabric from their shop with a 20% off code and they will cut the fabric into the charm squares and send them to Amy. Isn’t that fantastic?
That’s the Etsy shop I bought these great prints from a few months ago. Can you tell I like green? Not just green but odd shades of green. Love!
I got a sweet surprise finding these tucked in with my order.
Back to the charm swap. So, I ordered a yard of fabric from Bunny’s Designs and sent $6 to Amy by PayPal for the postage to mail the charms to me. Done! All participants are to upload an image of the fabric they bought to the Flickr group for the swap. That’s to hopefully ensure there won’t be duplicates.
After looking at the images of some of the fabrics that will be in the charm squares, I’m even more excited! I am so looking forward to a happy mail day some time in February.
Now I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for more fabric swaps to see if any tickle my fancy.