Last year I participated in the most wonderful vintage sheet FQ swap. I cut up some lovely sheets into fat quarters, popped them in the mail and a few weeks later I unwrapped 50+ new to me squares of vintage sheets and fabrics.To say it gave my fabric stash a boost is an understatement! This influx inspired me to sew, make and create once again.
As the months have worn on, my pile of vintage goodness has slowly diminished. I have been searching online for a vintage sheet or fabric swap for a while now with no luck. There are plenty of vintage sheet FQ swaps for U.S residents only but nothing for Australia.
So... I have decided to take the leap and host my first swap! Without further ado...
What you need to do... if you are keen to be involved in this swap then just leave a comment on this post indicating your interest with your EMAIL ADDRESS! Alternatively, you can email me at kellie_fm (at) hotmail (dot) com and let me know that way.
As people sign up for the swap I will send out all the necessary information via email to participants.
The time frame... Please have your vintage sheets washed, cut into FQ's and posted no later than the 22nd of April. This should give you plenty of time to scout your local oppies for plenty of sheets to cut and swap. I will have them back in the post for you by the 3rd of May and you should receive your new stash of vintage fabric sometime in the next week.
Sign ups... I am happy to take sign ups until the 15th of April, as long as you have your FQ's in the mail by the cut off date.
Spread the word... the more people we have involved in this, the more variety you will receive in your vintage FQ's. Feel free to blog about this and save the above image to use as a button for this swap... just make sure you are linking back to this post.
How the swap will work... it is up to you how many fat quarters you want to contribute to the swap. The number of FQ's you send to me will be the number that you receive back. THEN... you will need to place your washed, cut up sheets into a pre-paid parcel post satchel (available at the post office in 500g and 3kg varietys). You should be able to fit about 15 FQs in a 500g satchel and 50+ in the 3kg satchel. you MUST also include a self-addresses pre-paid post satchel in your parcel to me for me to mail your new vintage loveliness to you.
A few more things...
*sheets must be washed prior to being sent
*this swap is for AUSTRALIAN residents only (sorry to my other readers - it is just easier for postage)
*your fat quarters should measure approx 50cm x 56cm
*ensure your fat quarters are free from marks, rips and stains. only send sheets that you would want to receive (i reserve the right to return to you any sheets you send which do not meet this quality standard)
*only COTTON or COTTON BLEND sheets please (nothing flannelette or polyester - thanks!)
*it is more than okay for you to send multiple fat quarters from the one sheet!!
*please do not send any sheets with cartoon characters, kids sheets or any solid colours.
Over the next few days I will be posting some examples of the AWESOME vintage sheet FQ's i received in the last swap so you have an idea of what to be looking for!
I will be updating all the swap participants through email and through this blog so stay tuned! i am so excited for this... I do hope that you will join me!
woohoo! KEL xx
p.s - feel free to ask any questions that you have in the comments section of this post...