Let the trades continue!
Here it is again... another thread full of people willing to share and swap. Tell us what you are looking for, what you no longer want... just come and have fun!
OK... here it is. A place to get rid of some of YOUR scraps and no longer wanted yardage in exchange FOR something you DO want!
Please use the following format.
I HAVE... unless you specify, it is assumed this is 100% cotton and suitable for quilting.
If the fabric is NOT prewashed, please state that. When you are NO longer interested in trading, simply delete your post. If you have a new want, repost do not edit unless it is for qualification sake. That way "read new posts" will still be a good way to check updates.
You can exchange precut 5" charms blocks or anything else if you can find a willing exchange partner. You are responsible for having your address in the address exchange. It is a matter of trust and preference if someone will or will not trade with you. If you are NOT a member, and have not established yourself, you might have trouble finding trades. Ok, let the fun begin!!
Please post feedback so people can determine who is a "good trader" and who may be experiencing some issues.
RECAP as I currently know it for IN SEARCH OF: ANY updates quilters???
Mojoquilter/ Sonja white and/or cream tone-on tones TRUE red and white (NO other colors in the print) Dark Autumn stones: dk blue, greens, burnt orange, red, black & dk purple, beige & neutrals, ALL at least 8x8
Quilterbdsr5/ Barb: White and/or cream neutrals and tone-on-tones
BarefootT/ Thunder - Dog prints and other 'kiddie' and juvenile prints for the quilts she donates. Scraps as small as 1.5 inches for a postage stamp quilt
Quilter: WANTS nothing at this time!!! LOL
Mittsy: donates baby quilts to a neonatal center AND working on a placemat project
Abbisgranma/ Marion: does not need anything at the moment... maybe later!
Siliolegma: None stated yet?
Psychw2/ Pat: Scraps in pinks or lime greens, black&whites." Safari or jungle animal prints, they need only be 5 x 5 or bigger.
FLStu: Black & White and Black&White&Red prints, especially positive and negatives (reversal of colors on same print)
Taters55: nothing stated at the moment.
A big thank you to all the generous people who have so willingly shared their bounty!!! Barb and Karen especially! Most of us have benefited from their generousity. I hope we are all current with our postage costs, either in "advance" or "after you get your package" however any fellow quilter prefers to handle their postage expenses.
Are there any changes to the above "Want list" that I need to edit???
"remember until I get downstairs" LOL... yeah, I know "I KNOW there is something I was supposed to post" and then FORGET!! Oh well...
I have NO idea why the gas furnace stopped working last night but is 50 degrees in the house. I'm rustling up a couple of electric heaters to make do until my Sweetie can fix the furnance. I hope whatever he needs to do can be done TODAY!!
I don't work a weekend again until 2/19... We still have one DMHP that is "off the schedule" for at least another month so the work load is pretty intense. I wouldn't mind the alarm clock so much if I could sleep better consistently.
I "hear ya " Doc...I would be just thrilled if I could get more than 3 hours at a stretch...
family time is awesome, but working some days 7am - 4pm, and some days 2pm -11pm, my sleep schedule is totally out a whack...
I have tomorrow off and and hoping I can get my log cabin just about finished...
The company that used to work my husband until 11 PM and then have him back on shift at back at 7AM to 3 PM or another favorite, work until 11 PM and have another shift from 3PM to 11PM and a special mandatory meeting at 10 AM, that used to frost me!! WHEN did they expect him to sleep? Everyday I am grateful he no longer works there.
I got some FQ's in a bulk purchase that are either bum ugly or I'm sure that I will never use them.
Honest to pete, there are a couple of these that I can't even imagine in a string quilt. We're talkin' ugggggggggleeeeeeeee. Anyone want to give them a try?
I don't want anything for them - I just want to not have to move them out of my way every time I go to do something. :) Anyone want to try to make silk purses? (Though, realistically, some of these don't even rise to the level of "sow's ears." :D )
Qwilter, I'm happy to send them. Send me your snail mail address and I will get them off to you.
Psych are you looking for any specific types of greens? I have been collecting fabrics for an applique quilt and that will have a lot of tone-on-tone and small prints and blenders. I might have some extras in there.
I've been throwing all the greens that have come my way from my sister's garage sale stuff etc into one bin. I'll make a scrappy quilt out of it one of these days! ANY green is fine as long as it's basically "all green"; meaning green and black plaid is ok, or white and green print, TOT, blenders etc but not a green foliage with pink flowers. I'm probably not making myself very clear!! What you described is perfect.
Elizabeth - you must have sent the "wrong" pieces. They are so NOT ugly. it might say something about my taste. I'll post a pic. The bright pieces will look great in kids quilts & the darker ones can go into the quilts for the Veteran's home.
Pat - sent a pack of greens & a couple "surprise" fabrics out to you this afternoon.
Jean/Quilter, the BIG squishie envelope came today with all the beautiful fabrics in it. LOTS of greens and lovely teals! The giraffe fabric is so pretty. I don't think it will make it into my current Safari print, the beautiful teal does not harmonize well with the other fabrics but it is certainly going into something beautiful I'm sure!!! THANKS so much!
The other wild animal print goes REALLY well with some other jewel tones fabrics I have. I think I'll likely combine them for a lap blanket for the assisted living facility where I visit.
Those aren't that bad at all. I can think of a couple places to use some...I's like the hats made as a small purse with maybe the dots as a liner. I also like the flower one on the left with the globes as a liner...
I'm thinking the beer steins & globes would go nicely in a QOV -as background - manly, a bit different, & the right colors!!!!!
The hats, florals, & polka dots will be nice for a Downey/Childrens quilt.
That leaves just the black & beige floral needing a purpose.
I was gifted with this fabric a year or so ago. I think there are at least 6 yards if not more. It is wrapped 18 times around the bolt cardboard. I'm a pretty good crammer so I think it might go into a medium flat rate box, but not sure as I don't have one at the moment. The pattern is burgandy and hunter green. I'll get a medium box first chance I get and edit message. Let me know if you need exact yardage.
I WANT... looking for Disney type material. My sister is big into Disney cruises, and she's already planning for the next one. She wants to make something called a fish extender . . . which I hadn't heard of, until she showed me the link to the forum where all the Disney cruisers post . . . She likes fireworks, too . . . so if there are any Disney materials with fireworks, that'd be fantastic. Yardage . . . pattern calls for 1/4 yard, then smaller pieces from there.
I HAVE... a great variety of fat quarters . . . or postage, if I have nothing that someone wants . . .
LOL, Stu . . . I don't think so! If only it were that easy!
Here is a link with the instructions to make one . . . WHY they call them "fish extenders" I don't know . . . unless it's because there is a fish hook outside each room on the ship . . . and that's what they hang them from . . .
Ok, it's been a few weeks, but I finally finished one today. It actually is not a time consuming project, but I did the back . . . then a few days later I cut the pockets . . . a few days after that, I actually put the pleats/binding on the pockets . . . a day or two later attached the pockets . . .
Went on the web to find out what Fish Extenders were. Neat idea. Guess there's people who do a lot of Disney cruises and there are web sites and groups, much like this ad DG, for 'frequent fliers'... I could get into cruises as a vacation destination/hobby.
I tried cruises a couple of times, they're just not for me. I love traveling and we have done quite a bit, but I just didn't like the cruise part of our trips. I'm not a sit around the pool person, nor do I care to sit in the bars and that seemed to be the main activity on the ships.
Silio... Maybe try a quilting cruise. I haven't yet, but I have been on a seminar cruise where I was in lectures when we did the 'cruise' portion. It may not be for your companion, if you bring one, but there are usualy other things that you can do besides sit poolside. Cruises aren't for everyone, that's true. However, once in a while I don't mind doing nothing and just relaxing. It's so rare to be able to do.
I used to think the ideal trip to Hawaii would be a cruise. I've taken 2 Caribbean and Alaska, loved the touring part but too antsy on board. Even the meals were less than I had heard, at least to my way of thinking. I would fly or drive back to Alaska in a heartbeat.
Sorry Stu but unless I had my entire sewing room with me...
Ok, new to this whole thing. So, hopefully I am posting this right, lol.
I WANT: 100% Cottons in fun, bright, funky, unique prints, kids prints, holiday prints, and quirky prints
I HAVE: Tons and Tons of 100% Cotton Flannels, in fun, bright, funky, unique prints, lol, as well as baby and boring normal colors.
Now what happens next?
Between last Sunday and today, the fabric department has reappeared. Don't see the $1 0r $2 cheepies, but most of the $4.44 and $5.55/yd are of decent quality and a lot of fun prints. Maybe most not for my regular quilts, but for runners, dog covers and mats, charity quilts,etc, they're very decent.
Last year the tent sale at Keepsake had $1.00 fat quarters. I selected a lot of them. Didn't have them this year and prices were pretty high, no real bargains. The porch boxes were a bust as the "gimme hoarders" took everything and didn't share. No fun, at all.
I know what it is Pat but I'll let Mittsy explain. She's much better at that. Let me just say this. I've found myself being disappointed in Keepsake lately and I can't really put my finger on why. I don't know if it is the people there or the lack of consideration by the customers. But it is different.
When Keepsake has their giant once a year tent sale, you line up two hours (or more) before the tent is opened for business. To keep you entertained the employees bring out cardboard boxes filled with fabric for you to pick through while you are waiting in line on the porch. You can buy a quart bag for $5.00 and put as much fabric in it as possible. Last year 2010, this was the most fun! This year NOT! The early line up people literally took all the boxes and hoarded it until they picked it over and took everything they wanted. Last year we "helped" other people in line search for things they wanted, and it was very different, nice and friendly. If you mentioned that you'd like fruit fabric then every piece of fruit fabric that surfaced, you were asked did you want this one? It was wonderful! If you said you needed various greens, then we all offered you the greens. It was just FUN! Suitable for Quilts of Valor, she got first pick. This is a picture of the porch.
I was not a subscriber for a long time...and soon will not be one again...for the few "paying places" I go when here...I can not justify the expense right now...rather spend the $$$ on fabric...or something for the GD :)
Yes Thunder there are few place that I got to currently that need a subscription. Can a non-subscriber enlarge pictures (the one's we include with our post) to look at? THAT is something I would miss BIG TIME!!!
Pat, I'm not a subscriber, as far as I know, The only things I cannot do..in addition to more than 2 d-mails a day...is register my address in this area. I do know most of the garden areas are not available to me. Funny but I found this site in the first place because I had a garden question. I saw the sewing & quilting forum and Voila, here I am.
I found this site when I was googling for some more information on paper I was doing on DEPRESSION!! It was several more years before I found it again and became a member. We all get here from a different route and stay for different reasons.
yes I think that is what she was asking...thanks...my subscription is almost due, and I am trying to decide???...glad to know the pictures will work, sad I may not be able to get to some of the gardening / chat forums...but I do spend most of my time right here in the sewing and quilting forum...
I know that this move will help us financially, may even save our butts, but not sure yet what our total savings will be. Some things I'm less willing to give up than others and if I don't have to, it's even better. It's hard to be at this time of our life and not have what we had planned so carefully for. Along with many others this sad economy has turned our life upside down.
Bob's gone for an interview today - his first! sure hope he gets it, if he wants it (don't know what they're paying, for one thing - has to be close to what he had before, with me not working either...)
Anyone have any bright coloured/patterned fleece? I'm making 16 patch blocks for lap blankies for our church's cry room (behind the Sanctuary). The squares I make the blocks out of are under 4" square. A bunch of leftover fleece was given to me by my cousin, Cher, and a lot of it was browns, dark blues, dark greens, burgundy and black. There is a bit of the yellows, whitels, pinks, grays, and light greens, but not much. I'd like cheerful fleece to balance it out. I don't need much, and they don't have to match. This is a crazy quilt, of same size pieces I'm putting together, but no specific colour patterning.
Just remember postage to Canada is double what it would cost here, and they go by weight. All the flat rate boxes I have taken to the post office here, I have been told there is no flat rate for Canada.
It doesn't have to be much fabric, LK
I know that fleece weighs more than cotton,and even 10 4" squares same or different would be sufficient.
Whatever you sent would be an infusion of bright colour and that's what I want. Plus the fact that it would be something from You! :-)
Here's the first one - as I said, a lot of dark colours, but am trying to "mix 'em up" a bit.
I'd never bought any fleece before, either. It was only my cousin giving some to me that caused me to think "out of the box" and create this soft blankie for the church's cry room.
I have traded or paid postage for so many beautiful pieces of fabric and MANY of them are going into the Winter theme or Christmas swap 2011, some are being used in the Charm swap. THANKS again to all who have sent fabric my way earlier!
I bought a funky piece of flannel, 3 yards worth for $1.50 from a yard sale last weekend. It's mint green with bacon and eggs print on it. I think it will make an acceptable man's lap quilt size rag quilt of denim and flannel.
Also, does any one know of a site to go to for the socks for the sock monkeys? I made this one last night out of my one and only pair. Then of course, being Sew Sassee, hee hee, I gave her a bright pink dress with monkeys on it and a bow, lol. Crazy me. But, this pair of socks I got at a thrift store, so yeah, I need to know where to buy them preferably in other colors too. Any suggestions?
I'm collecting blocks to start an I-spy quilt and I'm looking for 5 X 5 in Novelty prints. I have some green print FQ and other fabric I could trade with or, exchange I-spy blocks if you have one going yourself. Just let me know!
greens!!! ooo ooooo oooo I like greens!!! I will look through the stash, and if I find anything I think you would like I will send with the charms, and the Christmas / winter block...and the spider web...and...
there's also jelly rolls, honey buns, layer cakes, turnovers...
jelly rolls...2 1/2 '' strips x width of fabric
honey buns.. 1 1/2'' strips x w.o.f.
layer cakes are 10 inch squares
turnovers are triangles, but i don't remember what size squares they are cut from ???
usually all made up of all of the fabrics in a "collection" most jelly rolls have 40 - 42 strips
honey buns similar
layer cakes are usually about 42 pieces
charms are often 42 pieces, but the amount varies with how many fabrics in a collection, and with manufacturer
have you been to the Moda bake shop??? http://www.modabakeshop.com/ they have lots of great free patterns, you may have to sign in?? I don't remember?? but it is free...
Pat, once we move all our rooms around I will look to see what I have for iSpy. We have a lot of neat fabrics like that and I am sure I have some that would be great for you. It may be a few weeks before I can reach them, but I will look.
Does anyone have any camouflage cotton fabric or know where I can get some? I can't find anything local, and guess I am not looking online in the right places?
Something like this one, and two or three other fabrics to go with it. 1 yard of each would be enough.
I saw your picture and instantly thought "Mossy Oak", yep. Got a hunter in the family and I've seen LOTS of different camo's! I made a big baby blanket from knit camo and flannels on the other side. I'll see if I can get a picture from my son. I'll do a little googling and see if I can find you some fabric.
hmmmmmm I would love to get some butterfly material. I need to fussy-cut some for a quilt - "butterfly hair" that I want to do, and it will be on a dark material - but I'd like some dark blue and dark red butterflies.
One of these days I'll make a "Madam Butterfly" quilt... but don't think it will be now. siiiiiiiiiiiigh
I'm changing sewing area again!!! I have a bit of scraps of "Warm and Natural" and "Warm and White". Most are pieces that were cut from a finished quilt. I usually send way too much to the quilter and she saves as much as possible and then sends it back to me. I know a few of you are interested int doning the quilt as you go blocks and these scrapps may work for you. If you are interested, I'll send for price of shipping. Let me know...(I have a totes worth of these...)
They run from about 4'' wide up to about 8 maybe 10"" There are also some triangles and odd pieces that don't make quite a 12.5" block. I was going to use that tape they have now for joining batting but I have almost two full rolls of batting as it is. If nobody wants it, I'm just going to toss it. Thought I'd ask first since it is W&N and W&W.
Barb... you can also use the Batting scraps by doubling or tripling the batting and making Christmas pads for your four legged family using scraps. I like to take my scraps and woops blocks and just add and square , working from the center out... kinda like a crazy quilt. I can use up a bunch of left-overs that way.
Yes, Stuart, I used to "weave" them into a mat, make the top and botton and then sew thru them to keep them from shifting. I would use up my batting scraps that way and my jean scraps. I made a LOT of doggy kennel pads that way for friends of mine. Guess I just hate to waste anything!
If you get no takers Barb let me know and I'll see if I can find someone closer to you that might want them.
I'm making another T-shirt quilt which means I have interfacing left over again. What I have is very light weight fusible. It is several yards long but only about 6-7 inches wide. Brand is Pellon # P44F. Let me know if you can use it I just can't bear to toss it.
Anyone need some neckties for a craft project? I have contacted Housse301, (Laura) I rounded her up ties last year but I have not heard back from her when d-mailed her earlier this month... So anyone need ties? Some are fairly attractive, others are U-G-L-Y!!
(I'll make a new thread if there is interest in this thread again)
I posted a while back about Men's ties and got No takers... *sigh*. I might just sort them and pull anything that could be combined for red/white/blue and see if I can't come up with a tote.
I just ordered the backing for a BIG quilt for kid #2. I would love to have it for his Christmas or Bday (Feb) but I doubt I'll even have all the fabric collected by then!
The grandson leaves today so I can be take down the single bed, and set back up my sewing table. He's been fun to have but I've been chaffing at the restricted space and having to put my work away between sewing!!!
2 FULL shoes boxes. Some are UGLY!! LOL. But I think several of the blues are very nice. If you want them Jean I can send them off to you. Even the "ugly" ones, if combined with the right colors will be nice.