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Jun 14, 2011

Swap Signups: I-Spy SPOONFLOWER Fabric Swap

Jun 14, 2011
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You asked.....GXQ is answering!!  There have been many requests for a swap using the wonderfully unique and custom printed fabric site Spoonflower.

So here it is!  Your chance to try new fabrics by up-and-coming independent designers.  This swap will help us discover the undiscovered on Spoonflower.

Anyone want to play along?


Gen X Quilters' SPOONFLOWER Fabric Swap



This is an opportunity to join a centralized swap to send in 1 yard of custom printed fabric from Spoonflower and receive a Charm Pack of cute Novelty prints in return.


 Fabric Details:

1.  Each swap member will purchase 1 yard of Novelty Fabric purchased at Spoonflower.   Purchase the Quilting Weight Cotton ($18 per yard).  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, modern novelty type prints.  (The "Whimsical" search category has 272 pages of options!)

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 Designer and the Print Name/Color.  This information will be compiled and provided in a list back to you.



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 the last swap 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.  NEW:  Please put the amount of postage needed to get the swap back to you on your Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope.

3.  There will be a shipping and handling charge of $1.00 to have the swap sent back to you.  (This helps me cover the P.O. Box rental fee.)  Please include the dollar in your ziploc bag.  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 Spoonflower-y 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!!  Do not hesitate - these swaps tend to fill up quickly


Charms must be mailed to me by Fri. July 22, 2011.

NOTE:  Because these are CUSTOM printed, lead times on printing and shipping are longer than your normal online shop.  Please order your prints early!!

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 I-Spy SPOONFLOWER Fabric Swap:


This swap is now full.

 grab a button (in my right side bar) and leave a comment so we can see who's in!

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SPOONFLOWER has graciously offered a 20% off coupon for 1 yard of quilting weight cotton to Gen X Quilters readers!

Use the code:  GenXSwap11
(coupon code expires June 30, 2011.  Can be used once per account.)

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26 comments:

  1. Just signed up! What a great idea. I designed a fabric for project selvage but never did order it. I am so glad I have a good reason go order it now!
    Thanks again for organizing this! Kristin
    http://www.kheaney-writeitdown.blogspot.com/

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  2. Just signed up- yea! I've been dying to try Spoonflower so this is a great idea! Thanks AnneMarie.

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  3. I just signed up!
    What a fantastic idea!

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  4. AnneMarie, you do a terrific job with these swaps.

    I think I have participated in all of them. I "discovered" Spoonflower a few weeks ago, and this gives me the perfect excuse (or should I say Opportunity) to try them out...

    Thanks Again!
    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  5. I signed up... I hope I made it in! This is so exciting -- the designs at Spoonflower look wonderful.

    I'm a shipping noob, so I have a question: would a flat rate envelope or a normal first class thingy be a better shipping option?

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  6. Just signed up! Yay, I am excited to do this since I missed the last one. Thanks for coordinating this again!

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  7. Thanks for doing this! I'm trying to collect the remaining unique squares for my daughters I-spy quilt and would love to add in some spoonflower fabrics.

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  8. Thanks for doing this! I wasn't going to sign up, because Spoonflower is a bit rich for my taste, but the coupon discount sealed it! Thanks so much!! I can't wait to see what everyone chooses!

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  9. Just signed up - off to choose my fabric now - I don't think my fav designer is kitchy enough, but I'm sure I'll find something cool!

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  10. Signed up! I also have been wanting an excuse to order some fabric from Spoonflower. Such amazing things there.

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  11. Whoops! Nevermind my earlier question -- I just reread the post more carefully. Ahehe :}

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  12. Just signed up! Off to pick a fabric. . .

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  13. I just signed up. It's my first time doing a fabric swap and Spoonflower so excited!

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  14. I signed up. Now going to spoonflower to choose my fabric.

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  15. I LOVE this idea!!! Can't wait to see what everyone picks out!

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  16. I'm in! At least I hope I'm in! Awesome coupon from Spoonflower too! : )

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  17. What a fabulous swap- how could I resist! My only worry is how will I choose? there's so many amazing fabrics...

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  19. This is totally not fair! I was one of the first to ask for Spoonflower. I ask constantly. The one day I didn't check GENX. I'm going to cry. I don't guess you would do a double swap. CRY!

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  20. wish i had seen this two weeks ago! i've been drooling over spoonflower fabrics for months now but never had the guts to dish out $18/yd. the 20% off would've helped me convince myself and the Hubby to give it a try. oh well, i guess i'll have to wait for christmas.

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  21. AM - I am so going to join the next fabric swap!!! Paul's stack you passed around last night was amazing, and I had to sit on my hands to not steal those Japanese green apples :-) Seriously, such a great thing you have going!

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  22. I just finished my I-Spy quilt and if fabulous!!! Here is my post and pictures:

    http://dirtundermynails.com/2011/08/30/done/

    Maria

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  23. I'd love to participate if you do this swap again!

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