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Old 01-10-2006, 08:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My neighbor gave me a chain letter for quilters--you send out two 6x6 inch squares of purple fabric, add your name, etc, etc. I'm not a fan of chain letters myself, plus mathematically I don't think the numbers work quite right, but I think it would be neat to have a quilt with fabrics that others chose.

So how about it? I'm thinking we could all go and get some 100% cotton fabric with some purple on it, whether it be checked, floral, patterened, solid, stripe, etc--whatever speaks to us-- cut the squares and have a swap.

I guess it would depend on how many people wanted to participate, how many squares we would each have to contribute. I'd be willing to collect the squares and then send them back out to everyone. I was thinking a 72 block quilt, but that's negotiable.

Pm me if you're interested.
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count me in!

I would love to do this! and the timing couldn't be better as I am currently collecting 6x6 purple squares for a quilt! what are the odds of that?

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Perfect! I figure I'll give this a few days to see who all is interested, then get down to the details.
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I'm in! (took me a while to figure out how it would work.... LOL)
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I think I have some purple! I would be interested.

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So far I'm counting 8 of us that are interested. No one has commented on the 72 block size, so I'm guessing that that is ok with everyone? I'm thinking that we will each have to cut 72 blocks out of our chosen fabric. Dividing out the fabric could be done a couple of ways, but I prefer this:

I compile a list of all our addresses and we could mail a letter to each woman participating with our squares in them, which would be cool IMO because then we would be getting 7 (or however many) letters in the mail with different fabrics which would make for fun mail.

I figure we'll wait till the end of the day tomorrow, and whoever is in by then is in. I'm so happy that people are interested in doing this!

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ok, I just sent out an email or private message to everyone that has responded so far to this thread. I'll compile the list and then we can swap away. I still have to go get my fabric. A good project for this weekend!
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Uh oh, did I miss it? If not, I'm really interested!
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It does not seem like there are many people interested. If you want more people, maybe we should cross post this in co-op and swaps.

Or if the ideas was the 72 block quilt, then we should each pick 2 or 3 fabrics to cut squares from.

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i like the idea of using more than one kind of fabric, since at least i will be stash diving! the more dicersity, the better, imo!

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So far I have names and addresses for 8 people that want to participate. If we go with the 72 block quilt, we would have to send 9 squares to each of the others on the list, keeping 9 for ourselves. I don't mind if people send more than one fabric. I checked what I already have, and I don't have purple, so I'm going to go out and buy some and send everyone the same.

I don't know what to do about cross-posting this elsewhere. My hesitation is just wanting to get the list out so that people can start swapping.

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Nine sqaures sounds fine to me. Don't worry about cross-posting, it was just a thought

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9 squares of what size?

Sounds good to me!

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me too! sorry, i just saw this post. i hope it's not too late!

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I emailed out the names and addresses this morning, so if you didn't get a copy, just pm me here. I'm glad I found people to do this with.
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Do we have a deadline? Just so I know how to juggle finances...

Also, are we shooting for red purples or blue purples? Since the two together can look horrible!

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Do we have a deadline? Just so I know how to juggle finances...

Also, are we shooting for red purples or blue purples? Since the two together can look horrible!
i was wondering the same on both points. i'd vote for blue purple, myself, but that's just me!

additionally, i haven't ever pre-washed my fabrics, so... i'm wondering if you use Fray Check or something to keep them from coming apart, or what?

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Usually you wash the large cut that you get from the fabric store prior to cutting it into blocks. Just pre shrinks it.

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additionally, i haven't ever pre-washed my fabrics, so... i'm wondering if you use Fray Check or something to keep them from coming apart, or what?
Normally I zigzag or serge the fabric before prewash, so they don't fray in the wash.
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I sent out my stuff today!

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I sent mine this afternoon as well.
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I sent mine out, too!
In case anyone was wondering- it cost $.63 to mail the fabric in a legal sized envelope.

I'm getting really excited!!
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got my first fabrics in the mail yesterday! Thx Helen, they're beautiful!

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I havn't sent mine yet, but will be soon. Sorry for the wait.
I've been so busy!
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