The swap is now full and no longer accepting any entries.
We’re doing it again! It’s time for Round 2 of the 1930s Fabric Swap. Round 1 successfully wrapped up last Monday (April 28th) when the last of the cut fabric arrived and I was able to get everything sorted, packaged up and to the post office that day. I must say I was blessed with a great group of participants!
Round 2 will be a repeat of Round 1 since there are several people on the wait list and some that participated wanting to do it again. I have been so pleased and humbled by the response. The details below remain the same from the last round. Those on the wait list from Round 1 are already in for Round 2.
If you’re looking to do something different, please stay tuned for Round 3. See the end of this post.
This is the fabric everybody received in the first round. It’s such a nice variety of prints and colors,
- We’re swapping quilt shop quality 1930s prints. Not sure what those are? Check out the outstanding 1930s section at Fort Worth Fabric Studio and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.
- Fabric must be new, unwashed, pressed, smoke free, etc.
- Each swap spot is responsible for one continuous yard of fabric cut into 28 pieces measuring 5″x10″ — like a double wide charm square. Be sure there are no selvages included. There’s a super helpful tutorial here about cutting charm squares. Remember we’re cutting 5″x10″ pieces for this swap.
Here’s a diagram to assist you with cutting:
You can also refer to Mara’s layout for cutting which is slightly different.
- Join the Flickr group for this swap. If you have any problems using Flickr, I can upload your fabric image for you.
- Before selecting fabric, you need to check the photos in the Flickr group to make sure you don’t chose a print that has already been claimed for the current round. No duplicate prints in the swap. Prints used in previous rounds are fine.
- Post an image of your fabric right away to the Flickr group.
- Keep tabs on the Flickr group to see what everybody is adding. Those are the fabrics we’ll all be receiving!
- Send me your cut fabric.
- Get your hands on one yard of fabric (see Fabric Requirements above).
- Don’t forget to check the Flickr group first before buying and post an image of the fabric you choose right away.
- Cut the fabric into 28 pieces measuring 5″ x 10″ (see Fabric Requirements above).
- Mail the cut fabric to me and shoot me an email letting me know.
- Include a postage paid return envelope (USPS Priority Mail flat rate is easiest) when mailing me your fabric or send me $4 via PayPal (additional for international).
- Mail no later than May 30th.
- Pay $15 (additional for international) and I’ll take care of everything for you.
- Send me $15 via PayPal (additional for international). A couple international amounts are $18 for Canada, $22 for England. At the end of the swap I will do a reconciliation and refund, if necessary.
- Pick out one print from the 1930s section at Fort Worth Fabric Studio (no panels or 108″ backing) and let me know the item number for your choice when you send me your PayPal payment.
- Don’t forget to check the Flickr group first and post an image of the fabric you choose right away.
- I will order the fabric and cut it for you.
- Pay no later than May 13th.
Here’s a special deal from Fort Worth Fabric Studio!
First, I want to say that Jodie at Fort Worth Fabric Studio has a super fantabulous ever growing selection of 1930s prints. Jodie has provided me with a special 10% off code just for the swap participants! Isn’t she the best? I will provide the code in the confirmation email to everybody who gets a spot. This code is for swap participants only and is not to be shared with others. It’s your perk for being part of the swap. The code will be good for one week. You can use it to order anything you like from her online store, including sale items. Her product range is fantastic!
A reminder about the deadlines. Mail cut fabric to me no later than May 30th. Send PayPal payments to me no later than May 13th. For those paying for me to do everything, I need time to get the order together, place it, wait for the fabric to arrive and then cut it all. The sooner everything gets to me, then the sooner I can get the cut sets sorted and mailed out to everybody.
A few things about registration. You may sign up for more than one spot in the swap but you must complete and submit the form for each spot. Below is the link for the form. It will be open for registration Thursday afternoon at 4:00 pm CST. I will let it take some extra entries in case anybody drops out, so there are some alternates. Then I’ll turn the form off. The first 28 registered will be in and the rest will alternates. No wait list for the next round, since it will be a different type of swap
>>> Click here to go to the form! <<<
Additional details about how my swaps work can be found here. You may want to check that out.
Let’s do this!
PS — The upcoming Round 3 will be different. No limit will be set for participants. We’ll be swapping fat quarters. You’ll be assigned somebody. They’ll be assigned somebody else. It’ll be secret and fun! I may or may not start Round 3 before Round 2 ends. It depends on how antsy I get.