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Apr 20, 2011

Swap Signups: I-Spy Japanese Imports Fabric Swap

Apr 20, 2011
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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


This is an opportunity to join a centralized swap to send in 1 yard of Japanese Import Fabric and receive a Charm Pack of cute Japanese Novelty prints in return.


 Fabric Details:

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.


2.  Send a 3" x 5" index card with your name printed at the top.  Next list the Fabric Manufacturer and the Print Name/Color  (i.e. Kokka Japan, Dress Up Dolly Natural).  



Examples of Japanese Import Fabrics perfect for I-Spy Charms!  Available at Fabricworm.


Shipping Details:

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!

Also, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics carries some Japanese Import Fabrics for you to browse as well!




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30 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun! But I couldn't access the form - got an error about not having access...

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  2. I sent an email asking for access, too. I'll be gone all day, so don't give away my spot! ;)

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  3. I'm in! This sounds like fun. I really don't have any Japanese imports in my stash, so I'll enjoy getting some charms!

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  4. Sounds great! Could I send in 2 half yards?

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  5. Ooo, sounds fun!! I wish I could participate. I've never done a swap before. I don't have a paypal account :(

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  6. I'm in... Just completed my form. Worked fine for me.

    Thanks for hosting Annemarie!

    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm in! I love this idea!!

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  8. Fantastic idea! I'm in! Must go fabric shopping now :)

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  9. I'm in! This sounds like so much fun! Thanks for hosting!

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  10. I signed up ... I so hope that I was able to grab a spot....(Shannon Margaret)....

    WOOO HOOO...will we find out soon?

    Shannon Margaret

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  11. I am so excited! I only have a small amount of japanese prints but this would be a lovely way to get some charms of more!

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  12. Me me me. . I'm in! I hope I found this one in time!

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  13. I'm in! I didn't have a problem with the form. stayathomelibrarian at gmail dot com.

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  14. Such a fun idea! I've always wanted to make a japanese/eye spy quilt. I've put it off forever. This swap will be perfect!! I filled out the form and I hope I get a chance to play.

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  15. Either way, I'm in! Just signed up. :)

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  16. I'm in too! Online shopping anyone?

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  17. I am in...can't wait. This is a new fabric style for me! You do such a great job with the swaps...thanks.

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  18. I signed up, as well. Thank you for hosting another swap.

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  19. Oh I'm in! My first crafty (sorta) swap ever! Now to buy a yard of fabric, or two....

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  20. Oh, so fun! I'm totally in!

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  21. I'm in. Completed the form. I like swapping charms.

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  22. I'm in! I'd love to get a variety of fabric that I otherwise might not choose myself. :-) Surprises are fun!

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  23. I signed up too! This is the first swap I've done and it seems like it is going to be fun! Yay! :)

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  24. Apr 21 @ 9am - ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT in the Japanese Import Swap! Get it while it's HOT!

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  25. I am so bummed!!! I saved this in my Reader to sign up after work and totally forgot!!! :( Another one very very soon?

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  26. I'm totally bummed too. I missed out while on vacation. If you do another one - let us know :)

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  27. Oh man, AnneMarie, how did I miss this? I was even watching for it too!

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