I mentioned in a previous post that I may be crazy enough to host another swap - and I just can't help myself!
I love trying out something different - different fabrics, colors, textures. I thought that an I-Spy Swap with Japanese Import Fabric would be a super cool way to sample a bunch of fabrics not easily found without having to invest a fortune. I have bought a couple I-Spy packs and I like having those small squares to add some unique flair to those little projects, bee blocks, etc.
Anyone else willing to play along?
Gen X Quilters' Japanese Imports Fabric Swap
1. Each swap member will purchase 1 yard of Japanese Import Fabric. Fabric may be 100% cotton or a linen/cotton blend. Fabric must be new and unwashed. When purchasing fabric, please consider that the yardage will be cut into 5" charm squares and that large prints may not be desirable once cut down to size. The I-spy theme should lead you to purchase cute, kitschy, novelty type prints (very typical of Japanese Imports!).
Before sending to me, fabric must be cut into Charm Squares (5" x 5" squares). 1 yard = 56 charms
Elizabeth Hartman has a great tutorial for cutting yardage into charms here.
|Examples of Japanese Import Fabrics perfect for I-Spy Charms! Available at Fabricworm.|
1. Your package of 56 charm squares and 3" x 5" index card should be placed in a ziploc bag to protect the fabric. The going rate according to most etsy shops I surveyed for shipping a charm pack is roughly $2.50-$3.
2. Included inside your package, please put another Self-Addressed Envelope for me to mail the swapped fabric back to you. Postage is paid on these packages at the time of shipment.
3. There will be a shipping and handling charge of $4.00 to have the swap sent back to you. (This is the estimated $3 return shipment, plus $1.00 to help cover the P.O. Box rental fee.) I will request the payment via PayPal. Payment must be complete prior to the shipment of your package!
Once I receive every one's Charm Squares, I will sort them out and give you back an array of new Japanese Novelty Charms for you to try!
This swap will be limited to 28 participants. With 28 participants, each person will receive 2 charm squares from each participant's package. Sign ups start today and end 05/04/2011 or until the cap is reached.
Charms must be mailed to me by Fri. May 20, 2011.
I hope to have the packages back to you within 2 weeks!
(Participants must be in the U.S. or Canada please.)
To Sign up for the Japanese Imports Fabric Swap:
This swap is now closed - all spots have been filled!
grab a button (in my right side bar) and leave a comment so we can see who's in!
As mentioned in Fabricworm's Giveaway post (you still have time to enter!), Fabricworm is one of the largest sources of Japanese Import Fabrics online, so be sure to check it out!