Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Community Swap

Would you, the Fluffy Sheep Quilting community, like to participate in a fabric swap?  I am not ready to propose an actual swap just yet, but want to throw a few ideas out there.  If I can get 10 or more people interested, I would love to organize it.

Generally speaking, I would like to make this as inexpensive as possible.  So, we can do this from fabric you have in your stash at the lowest possible postal rates.  I still have to work out the details, but first need to know if anyone is interested.

Option 1: We swap fat quarters.  You toss into the virtual pot as many FQs as you would like to, and you will get the same number in return.  Now, this is not for your ugly, unwanted, left over FQ from your guild Christmas party.  This is for pretty, bright, happy FQs that you would love to have in your stash yourself. I posted a photo here of 6 that I have floating around in my stash that I would be happy to toss into the swap.

Option 2: Do you have either solids or tone-on-tones in your stash?  Something you have left over from a past project?  They'd be great stash builders for our fellow readers.  What if we swapped 1/4 yards of solids or tone-on-tones as described in Option1?

Option 3: A scrap swap.  What do you have left over from your last quilt?  Toss all reasonable sized scraps into a bag and we swap from there.  Maybe we choose a size (say, 3 inch squares) and a number (by the dozen) and swapped evenly between readers.  It will give each of us a new pattern to include in our next scrappy quilt.

If you are interested in participating in a swap, leave a comment below or email me at and let me know what your favorite option is.  I am looking for at least 10 people for any one exchange before organizing further.  Leave your comments or thoughts by Monday 2 May and we can take it from there.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! 

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