Sunday, December 20, 2015

Fat Quarter Friends Fabric Swap for Jan 2016 - Signups are Now Open!

IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE SWAPS, PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST AS IT HAS LOTS OF INFO ABOUT HOW THE SWAP IS RUN.


If you're on Facebook, click the heart above to visit the Fat Quarter Friends Swap Page.



I'M IN A HURRY SO I'LL UPDATE THIS POST WITH PICTURES OF SOME OF THE NOVEMBER SWAP PACKS:



WHAT THE PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE SWAPS!:

"I just wanted to share my beautiful Fat Quarters that I received from Carla!  I'm so glad I did this swap because it got me back into my sewing room and motivated me to get back to my quilting!  I'm looking forward to the next swap! I wish I knew more people that quilt so that they could join in!"
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"Thanks for putting this together! I would love to do another one!"
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"April, look at this attachment and see what Heather sent me for the April FQ Friends Swap!
Isn't that a sweet gift!  Thanks for organizing the Swap and sharing with all us others!" 
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"Hey I got my package from Amber and LOVE what she sent.  Count me in for doing this again in May."
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 "This is my first swap ever and I am now hooked.  The fabrics my partner choose are perfect."
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 "Thanks for organizing it & can't wait to do the next one!"
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"I'm having so much fun swapping each month!"
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"I'm so glad you are still doing such a fun swap!"
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 "I have met some really great ladies in this swap.  I look forward to your swap each month."


TO SIGN UP FOR THE JANUARY 2016 SWAP, CLICK HERE!


The FAT QUARTERS FRIENDS SWAP allows participants to add their own personalization if they choose by decorating the outside of the package, using decorative wrapping for the fabric itself, including a personalized note/card, including any small gifts that their FAT QUARTER FRIEND would be totally excited to receive.  

You don't have to include any extras but some ideas are maybe:
  • A Matching Spool of Thread
  • A Cute Sewing Notion
  • Sewing Pattern you no longer want/need
  • Yummy candy
  • Anything else you would like your new friend to have!

THE DETAILS / MEAT N POTATOES / INS & OUTS OF THE SWAPS

* The Fat Quarter Friends Swaps will be open to Canada & USA Only.

* This will be a monthly swap but you only sign up for the months you want to participate.

* There are no fees other than buying 4 Fat Quarters, extra goodies & shipping costs.

* The link for the online Sign-Up Sheet is above and you have until December 31st to register.  There are 3 slots on the online form asking for favorite colors, favorite designers and favorite collections which will help you pick out Fat Quarters that your FAT QUARTER FRIEND will love!  
* I will then pair everyone up by January 2nd/3rd then send out emails to let everyone know who their FAT QUARTER FRIEND is.

* Please make sure that you ship your package by January 10th, which gives you about a week to go shopping from your local/online quilt/fabric shoppe.

* Send 4 different Fat Quarters that are unwashed &  are "quilt quality".  You can send Fat Quarters from your own stash as long as you just bought them and are full sized & selvage not trimmed off.  Or buy new Fat Quarters.

NO FABRIC FROM WALMART, TARGET, THE PRETTY "RAINBOW WALL" AT JOANN'S, MICHAELS.  You can buy Quilt Quality fabrics from your local Quilt Shop, online Quilt Shops, Joann's, Hancock Fabrics, etc.

* If for some reason you are not able to participate after signing up, PLEASE let me know by December 31st so that I can rearrange pairs.

* I will ask that all participants email me in January when they receive the package from their FAT QUARTER FRIEND so that I can keep track of who has/hasn't received theirs.  MY EMAIL IS SEWKOOLBEENZ@GMAIL.COM

* For those participants that have blogs/Facebook/Instagram, I think it will be awesome to show in a blog post what your FAT QUARTER FRIEND has sent us!

*For that that are swapping for the 1st time, I will add your email address to our special E-list so that I can notify you right away when I announce the next month's swap.



IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS AT ALL, PLEASE LEAVE THEM BELOW!  NOW, LET'S SWAP!  DON'T FORGET TO GRAB A FQ FRIENDS BUTTON BELOW (STILL TRYING TO FIX THE ONES ON MY RIGHT SIDEBAR).

PLEASE SHARE ON YOUR BLOGS OR WITH ANY FAMILY/FRIENDS THAT LOVE FABRIC TO HELP INCREASE OUR PARTICIPANT NUMBERS!  I WILL BE SHARING THE SWAP ANNOUNCEMENT ON INSTAGRAM IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN REPOSTING IT.  MY INSTAGRAM IS SEWKOOLBEENZ.

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