Let's Get Strippin' "Fabric Strip Swap" CLOSED

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Acre of Blessings, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Please read ALL rules before signing up.

    This swap is for....... 2 1/2 inch (width of fabric) Strips ~~~ 3 yards total

    For the fabrics that will be used for this swap, they need to be..... 1 yard of Black with a white print, 1 yard of Red with a white print and 1 yard of White with black or red print (ie. paisley, zebra, scroll etc. for prints)

    Colors: Blacks, Reds & Whites (each color printed with black, red or white) Please wash all fabrics before cutting.
    Note:::White Vinegar will help hold the color/ make the fabrics colorfast

    Fabric: All fabrics used should be 100% cotton, very nice quality quilt appropriate fabrics. No flimsy fabrics, please. Fabrics need to be 44" in width

    Size of finished Strips: 44" long (you will need to cut the width of the fabric)

    Number of Strips: 36 strips total~~~12 strips of each color

    Sign Up Deadline: Oct. 13th, 2011

    Strips due to me: Nov. 12th, 2011.....Strips will be swapped and mailed out asap after all are received. I will only wait 5 days for stragglers.

    Here is a beautiful quilt design showing the acceptable fabrics and what these strips can be used for....... http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-37555-1.htm

    : When you mail your blocks to me, be sure to INCLUDE INSIDE a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) with your address in both the From and To slots with the EXACT same amount of postage as it costs you to send them to me. If your packages do not have the appropriate postage, I will "return to sender". Blocks and SASE should be able to fit in a small flat rate Priorty Mail Envelope--I believe the stamp is $4.95 + Delivery Confirmation (75 more cents) $5.70 total. Be sure to get 2 stamps. 1 for sending to me. 1 for sending back to you. (2 sets will easily fit) Also, add your screen name to the package so I will know who you are whe I receive your package. [​IMG]

    Please post here if you would like to join.

    Disclaimer:::: This swap is not endorsed by BYC (owner, website, staff, etc.). The BYC Staff is not responsible and will not mediate if something goes "wrong" or a deal goes "bad". If you choose to participate in a swap, it is best to know who you are swapping with and not to swap more than you can afford to lose.

    THANK YOU BYC STAFF FOR LETTING US TO CONTINUE OUR QUILTING SWAPS!! We have had great fun with this in the past and want to continue doing so!!

    Swap Strippers are......
    Acre of Blessings~~received~~
    sunrise farms~~received~~
    Majestic Lane Poultry~~received~~
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I'm in!!!!
  3. minniechicks

    minniechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2010
    Phenix City, AL
    Does it have to be the same or can it be a bunch of different fabric.
  4. Cadeau

    Cadeau Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2011
    This sounds fun!
    Are we then going to do something with the strips?
  5. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:You can do whatever you want with them once you receive them back. I made a strip quilt for my grand-daughter with strips we swapped a couple years ago. But you can do so many other things with them. Just search the web for ideas.
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Here you go Acre,

    Hope this helps everyone. I guess I'm in. [​IMG]


    Cadeau, you could do something like this, now these are with diference colors but it's sew easy you wouldn't believe it. If you want the directions let me know.


    SORRY one more thing, Is that 36 of each or total? If it's of each you would need more than one yard. Sorry I just need to ask.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  7. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:YOu will need to buy 1 yard of Black fabric that is printed with either scrolls, paisleys, dots, floral, stripes, plaid, pen pal or zebra (in white or red).....you will also need to buy 1 yard of Red fabric that is printed with either scrolls, paisleys, dots, floral, stripes, plaid, pen pal or zebra (in white or black)....and you will also need to buy 1 yard of White that is printed with...you guessed it.....scrolls, paisleys, dots, floral, stripes, plaid, pen pal or zebra (in red or black)

    Here is a link for some ideas of the printed fabrics I am talking about.....these can be bought at Wal-mart, Jo Anns, Hobby Lobby for a fraction of the cost......

    http://www.housefabric.com/Black-and-White-Fabric-C406.aspx ---- http://www.trinityquilts.com/category.php?category_id=137 (Whites and Blacks)

    http://www.thefabricdeli.com/Red--White-Fabric_c_349.html (Reds and Whites)

    Here is a beautiful quilt design that we can use these strips for....... http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-37555-1.htm

    hope you all get the idea. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  8. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:Thanks ginbart.....that would be 36 total strips. 12 strips of each color

    Folks remember the later pic that ginbart posted is a block that you can do with the 2 1/2 inch strips. But the colors in the first pic are examples of the colors that we are going to use in this swap. They are so beautiful when put together into a quilt.
  9. jc12551

    jc12551 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    S.W. TN
    Here are the three possibilities I am looking at. I don't know anything about the Keepsake Calico brand of fabric. Not being able to touch the fabric is a bit...scary to me [​IMG]

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?PRODID=xprd862727 or http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?CATID=cat2920&PRODID=xprd944453


    this one is almost an exact replica of my granny's bathroom wall paper. Except the larger flowers are in red. [​IMG] Gotta love 1973 interior decoration. She loves that wall paper so much that when the house was remodeled (and the shag carpet torn out and replaced) 11 years ago she kept it and got new red carpet to match!
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  10. off to the basement to dig in my stash............[​IMG] Hopefully I have all three [​IMG]

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