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RE: Favorite Half Square Triangle Method (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: sheeshrn on 10.07.2009 at 09:56 am in Quilting Forum

I use the grid method to make multiple HSTs. a good write up can be found here:
http://www.quiltchat.com/lessons/halfsqr.html

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how to sew a LOT of HSTs at once (Grid method)
clipped on: 10.07.2009 at 10:09 am    last updated on: 10.07.2009 at 10:09 am

Fat Quarter Swap for 2008

posted by: teresa_nc7 on 01.12.2008 at 10:43 am in Quilting Forum

As it appears we have enough interest on this forum for a fabric swap, I am announcing a Fat Quarter Swap today for the coming year 2008. There is no need to sign up, simply send me a private email to tcrouzer at yahoo dot com and I will reply to you with my mailing address where you are to send your fabrics.
Please read the swap guidelines carefully and follow them. Your fabrics will be returned if you neglect to follow the guidelines.

~ This swap is limited to participants on this Forum.

~ Fabrics sent should be 100% quilters' cottons - no home dec or poly/cotton blends. "Send fabric you would like to receive back."

~ Please be considerate of others: if your home has smokers or if you have furry/feathered critters that like to lay around on your fabric, please wash your swap fabric and keep it contained in a sealed zip bag until time to mail it. We would all like to receive clean, fur-free fabric.

~ Size: approximately 18-inches by 22-inches also known as a quilting Fat Quarter.

~ Send a minimum of one set: buy 1 1/2 yds. of 100% quilters' cotton, cut it in half down the entire length of the fabric. Cut these two half lengths in 3 pieces each that are approximately 18"x22" each. Keep one FQ for your stash and put the other 5 into a zip bag and seal it.

Optional: You may send all different FQs if you wish or two of one design and three of another, etc. but all fat quarters must be of the designated theme.

Optional: you may label your FQs with a pinned or thread basted label with your name and location if you wish. Do not use gummed labels or tape.

*** You may send a maximum of two sets, but depending on how many quilters are swapping you may get some of your own fabrics back.

~ Put your zip bags with your set(s) into a large mailing envelope along with an 8 1/2" x 11" or larger mailing envelope with your name and mailing address on the front and return postage IN STAMPS to cover the return of your fabrics. DO NOT USE METERED POSTAGE FROM THE POST OFFICE ON YOUR RETURN ENVELOPE! Sorry for yelling that but it is necessary. A little extra postage on your return envelope would be helpful on the off chance that you are short.

~Mark your calendar now with the upcoming dates and swap themes:

February 22, 2008 - Blue and Yellow - florals, batiks, prints with both blue and yellow colors in the design

April 4, 2008 - 1930s Reproduction Prints - any color, any design (circles, floral, plaid, cute animals/people, etc.) no solids, please

June 6, 2008 - Red, Red, and More Red - red tone-on-tone, red background with tiny figures in another color, red batiks, if floral, the background should also be red, red paisley, the fabric should say "RED"

September 5, 2008 - Neutrals - medium to light gray, beige, tan, taupe, gray-blue, gray-green, cream, champagne, and print or batik

November 7, 2008 - Paisley - any color but should have the specific paisley pattern like these examples:


Your package should be in the mail on or before the date listed.

Please do not send obvious holiday or children's prints.

If you have any questions please contact me or post to this thread. As mentioned before, there is no need to "sign up" for this swap. You can do all five or only one or two, but swapping is more fun with many participants!

International swappers are very welcome to join in this Swap. I will weigh fabric at my office mail room and let you know the value in US dollars of fabric you should include to your hostess to cover the cost of returning your fabrics to you. You would still include your return envelope in your swap package to me.

Teresa

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Nickel Swap for 2008

posted by: teresa_nc7 on 01.13.2008 at 09:37 am in Quilting Forum

It looks like we have interest enough to have a Nickel Swap on the Forum, so please look over the guidelines posted here and decide if you want to sign-up and commit to this swap. Please email me at tcrouzer at yahoo dot com if you want to join this swap.

Nickel Swap Guidelines and Schedule

~This swap is limited only to participants on this forum.

~A Nickel Swap is the exchange of 5-inch squares of fabric, know as Nickel Squares or "nickels" that can be used for quilt designs from Nickel Quilts and More Nickel Quilts by Pat Spaeth and Charlene Thode (That Patchwork Place, publisher) OR scrap quilts of any kind.

~We will have three (3) colors swapped each time. Smaller prints are better than large prints for nickels. Tone-on-tone, dots, plaids, stripes, paisley, and batiks are all acceptable. Please no solids, holiday designs or children's prints.

~Fabrics must be pre-washed and ironed smooth with the selvage edges cut off.

~Please exchange fabrics of the quality you would like to receive back.

~For each color purchase 1/2 yard of quilters' 100% cotton and cut your prepared fabric into 5-inch squares using straight cutters or scissors - no pinked edges please. You will get 24 nickels from 1/2 yard.

~Pin the 24 nickels by twos to form 12 pairs of nickels, all one color. Put these 12 pairs in a zip bag.

~Prepare the other two colors in the same manner, purchasing 1/2 yard of fabric for each color, preparing the fabric by washing, ironing, trimming off the selvages, and cutting into 24 squares. Then pin in pairs and put each color into a zip bag.

***You may mix and match your pairs if have lots of different fabrics in your home stash. Example: you can do in one bag of green 4 pairs from one fabric and 6 from another fabric and 2 from a third fabric to make 12 pairs of greens in one bag.

~Put your zip bags with your nickels into a large mailing envelope along with an 8 1/2" x 11" or larger mailing envelope with your name and mailing address on the front and return postage IN STAMPS to cover the return of your fabrics. DO NOT USE METERED POSTAGE FROM THE POST OFFICE ON YOUR RETURN ENVELOPE! Sorry for yelling that but it is necessary. A little extra postage on your return envelope would be helpful on the off chance that you are short.

Write the swap schedule on a calendar and mail your nickels on or before the due date:

March 14, 2008 - Primaries - medium to dark: red, green, blue

May 9, 2008 - Secondaries - medium to dark: orange, gold, purple

August 8, 2008 - Neutrals - medium to dark: gray, brown, tan/taupe

October 10, 2008 - Background Lights: cream, beige, and light gray NO WHITES

Disclaimer: If you do not follow the guidelines, your fabrics may be returned to you unswapped. Depending on how many swappers are participating, you may get some of your own fabrics back.

International swappers are very welcome to join in this Swap. I will weigh fabric at my office mail room and let you know the value in US dollars of fabric you should include to your hostess to cover the cost of returning your fabrics to you. You would still include your return envelope in your swap package to me.

Please post any questions you have on this thread. I look forward to swapping nickels with you during the year!

Teresa

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