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4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap
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misisipimenace
Posted 2009-05-02 4:39 PM (#26165)
Subject: 4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap



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4” Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap
Hostess – Cindy (misisipimenace)
Co-Hostess - Doreen
 

Several of us are making the hexagons for our interpretation of a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt.  To give each of us more variety in our flower petals, I propose that we swap 4” squares of fabric.
After putting MUCHO thought into this, here is what we have come up with for this swap!

Fabrics are to be 100% cotton ... no thin fabrics, please! All fabrics should be washed and pressed with selvage edges removed.  There will be no specific “theme” for the fabrics – anything that fits in a garden/flower bed is fine - including 30’s repros, solids, floral prints, tonals, etc. Please don’t send batiks or novelties and such which would obviously not go into a flower garden. If you have questions, feel free to post a picture and ask!

A “set” will consist of six (6) 4” squares that are from the same piece of fabric.  This set should be placed into a small baggie and clearly marked with your name and address on the bag.  You may send as many baggies as you wish as long as each baggie contains six (6) squares that are from the same piece of fabric.  You may choose to use the same piece of fabric for several sets with a maximum of 12 baggies with the same print OR you could use one print for each baggie.  This would be a great way to use up your larger scraps!  (Example – I sign up for 15 baggies. I send up to 12 baggies with the same fabric, but as long as each baggie only contains one fabric, I can actually send up to 15 different fabrics since I signed up for 15 baggies.)  Clear as mud?

I will swap baggies exactly baggie for baggie – I will not be swapping the squares individually.

You must include a large envelope with your return address and correct amount of postage ... STAMPS ONLY!    My post office will not accept the pre-dated, prepaid postage stickers that you get at the counter nor at the automated machines that are found in some of the larger post offices now.

International Swappers, you are more than welcome to join this swap!  Just send me a PM (misisipimenace) and we will work out postage cost details between us.

Doreen and I will take sign-ups through Friday, May 15th.  Your swap package containing your sets will need to postmarked by June 15th, but remember that the sooner I receive the sets, the sooner I can swap them!!  I will swap the baggies within two (2) weeks of receiving the last package, which will hopefully be by June 30th.
To sign-up for this swap, just respond to this thread and let me know how many sets you want to commit to. 

You will also need to PM the following information to me before your name will be added to the Sign-Up List on the first post of this thread:
Name
Forum Username
Mailing Address
Telephone number and/or Cell phone number
Email addy

Doreen and I are looking forward to this swap and hope you'll join us!!  Also, a Hexagon Quilt-a-Long is being started as well, so please sign up for that project so we can share our hexes and what we make with them with each other!

Thanks!!  Cindy and Doreen

SIGN-UPS:
Cindy - 125 Sets - home day i swapped LOL
Doreen -31 Sets - rcvd home 7/10/09
Gerda - 20 Sets - rcvd home 7/28/09
Dorian - 12 Sets - rcvd home 7/17/09
Cherie - 16 Sets -
Milica -110 Sets - rcvd home 7/22/09
Susie - 46 Sets - rcvd home 7/28/09
Sally - 40 Sets - rcvd home 7/10/09
Jenn - 50 Sets - rcvd home 7/11/09
Betty Jo - 12 Sets - rcvd home 7/12/09
Nola - 100 Sets - rcvd home 7/10/09
LindaJ - 5 Sets (never received swap sets)
Genia - ? Sets - rcvd home7/13/09
Laura Parks - ? Sets - rcvd home 7/13/09
Ms Pat - 112 Sets - rcvd home 7/16/09
Jess - 38 Sets - rcvd home 7/28/09
Tracy - 25 Sets - rcvd home 7/13/09
Sherry - 44 Sets - rcvd home 7/12/09
Denise - 26 Sets - rcvd home 7/17/09
Gail - 20 Sets - rcvd home 7/17/09
Ann - 14 Sets - rcvd home 7/24/09

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Gerda
Posted 2009-05-02 5:11 PM (#26168 - in reply to #26165)
Subject: Re: 4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap



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I'm in!!! I will let you know soon how many sets.

Gerda
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Dorian
Posted 2009-05-02 5:46 PM (#26172 - in reply to #26165)
Subject: RE: 4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap



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Ok, lets see if I understand....

In 1 baggie, I put six  4" squares of fabric. They can all be the same fabric, or they can all be different (or 2 different, or 3 different) as long as the colors/shades all blend well together...so they look nice together in a flower....right? And all the baggies can be the same, or they can all be different..as long as the fabrics in each bag blend well together.

Now, if I choose scraps, and say I want to make 5 baggies....does the fabric in ALL the bags have to blend together? or can one bag be pastels and other brights?

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misisipimenace
Posted 2009-05-02 6:08 PM (#26179 - in reply to #26172)
Subject: RE: 4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap



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no dorian - the 6 squares in each baggie must match

if you sign up for 6 sets, then each separate set can be different but the squares inside each baggie should be alike.  each set does not have to blend with another set so yes, you can have pastel in one baggie and bright in another.

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scrapatches
Posted 2009-05-02 9:15 PM (#26186 - in reply to #26165)
Subject: RE: 4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap



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Cindy and Doreen ... this looks good  

 ... right now I am helping my DD get everything set behind the scenes for her flute recital tomorrow  ... I am doing the refreshments for the reception that follows ... then we are having a backyard barbecue ... who knew there was so much for  momma to do for this ????  

... so I will be get back to you tomorrow night or Monday ... Pat

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Dorian
Posted 2009-05-03 8:53 AM (#26193 - in reply to #26165)
Subject: RE: 4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap



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Ok, I think the word that threw me was 'match' You are saying that the 6 squares in each baggie should all be from the same piece of fabric, right?

So, go ahead and sign me up for 5 sets please.

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misisipimenace
Posted 2009-05-03 9:15 AM (#26195 - in reply to #26193)
Subject: RE: 4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap



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great, dorian!  and i'll change my wording thanks!
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kittyquilter
Posted 2009-05-03 12:11 PM (#26201 - in reply to #26165)
Subject: RE: 4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap


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Hi Cindy,

Put me down for 15 sets! This is going to be fun.

Thanks.
Cherie
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logcabin1961
Posted 2009-05-03 4:20 PM (#26212 - in reply to #26201)
Subject: RE: 4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap



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Hi Cindy

Yes please, count me in - haven't decided on how many sets yet but will let you know as soon as poss.

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smt42
Posted 2009-05-03 4:56 PM (#26213 - in reply to #26165)
Subject: RE: 4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap


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hi Cindy, sign me up, I will let you know how many sets later.

Susie
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Gerda
Posted 2009-05-03 5:42 PM (#26215 - in reply to #26165)
Subject: Re: 4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap



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Hey, Doreen!! Seeing as you are wanting a totally scrappy look for your hexes, does this look something like what you want? http://www.historyofquilts.com/hexagon_quilt.html

Gerda
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Gerda
Posted 2009-05-03 5:53 PM (#26216 - in reply to #26165)
Subject: Re: 4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap



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Here's a few ideas for settings/stitching together (some one would need more than 6 identical hexes, but still.....) http://ajpadilla.com/tutorials/reversible-hexagons/samples-hexagon-...

Look what Bonnie Hunter over at quiltville is doing - scrappy but planned! I like it!
http://www.quiltville.com/hexagons.shtml

Gerda
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Dorian
Posted 2009-05-03 6:22 PM (#26217 - in reply to #26165)
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Thanks for the links Gerda. I especially like the one under the "history of quilts..", that's beautiful.

(Thanks Cindy, makes it much easier for this simple mind to understand  )

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misisipimenace
Posted 2009-05-04 8:37 AM (#26223 - in reply to #26217)
Subject: RE: 4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap



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thanks, cherie, milica & susie!  y'all just let me know!

and gerda!  you have once again proven you are THE ISQ!!!  beautiful finds!  love that watercolor one too!

yoou're welcome dorian!

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logcabin1961
Posted 2009-05-04 12:07 PM (#26230 - in reply to #26223)
Subject: RE: 4" Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap



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Ladies

 I found a great website that has lots of different quilt block designs that you can print out the papers and colour in your designs etc but it also has quilt layouts - check out the hexagon one as it gives you different sizes of quilts and sizes of hexagons and even tells you how many hexagons needed to make the quilt top.

http://www.lizardofoz.com.au/free_stuff/design_papers.aspx

 

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