Sunday, July 17, 2011

a vintage sheet FQ swap... take two

lovely people...

Thanks so much for the support and positive feedback from the last vintage sheet FQ swap! since then I have been getting lots of comments and emails asking if there were plans for another one... last week i floated the idea on the blog and got such a great response that i have decided to take the leap and host round two of the AUSTRALIAN VINTAGE SHEET FQ SWAP!!!It is a big job but it was so lovely so see all those sheet squares coming through my living room (mu husband might disagree here) AND i have met some awesome people in the blog world through this swap which makes it completely worthwhile! have a look at part one over here and check out some of the lovely creations that came from the swap here and here.

This swap will be a little smaller than the last one and i will cut off sign-ups at 40 people or the postage date - whichever comes first! If you do sign up PLEASE make sure that you are sending your FQ's by the due dates. If you need to pull out that is okay but please let me know via email as soon as you know - it was difficult last time as i was waiting for FQ's to come in that never came!

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 (this makes it a lot easier for me)! 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 17th of August. You have a little less time than the last swap but it should still give you plenty of time to scout your local oppies for lovely sheets to cut and swap. I will attempt to have them back in the post for you by the end of August and you should receive your new stash of vintage fabric sometime in the next week ready for spring crafting!

Sign ups... I am happy to take sign ups until the 17th of August or until we reach the limit of 40 people signed up. Please make sure that 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.

I will be updating all the swap participants through email and through this blog so stay tuned! i am so excited for this (again!)... 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...

30 comments:

  1. Would love to join in! My email is melocoe@yahoo.com.au
    Thanks :)

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  2. Hello hello, I am so glad to hear there is a second round as I didn't participate last time! Count me in please :) Sharni. fallandthesunshines(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. Please count me in Kel: just the excuse I needed to do some 'intentional' opshopping!! xx

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  4. Yes please!!!!! I am in! My email address is naughtyshorts@y7mail.com.au

    Thankyou so much miss Kel!! So excited.

    Bec x

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  5. I would love to be involved in this sheet swap. I cant wait to make something with the FQ's I receive especially after seeing those inspirational creations from your last swap.
    Zara
    zara-117@hotmail.com

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  6. Definetely count me in Kel. I'm so glad you're hosting this again. Yay and thank you x

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  7. count me in pretty lady! sooooo excited! i'll start cutting up now! :) xx

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  8. Count me in- I've been buying cute sheets 'just in case' there was another swap...

    cherrymonty@gmail.com

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  9. Yes please! More yummy vintage sheet goodness. Yay!!! Wishing you a wonderful week :) x

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  10. Count me in s'il vous plait. Love these, monetpaisley@hotmail.com. Great job!

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  11. yayaya - Yes please count me in again too
    delliechan@optusnet.com.au

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  12. Count me in again too. I can't wait!

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  13. I'd love to be a part of this swap, info@onedenimbird.com.au
    Thanks
    Dee

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  14. I would love to take part. cazandlatts@westnet.com.au
    Thank you

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  15. I'm in on this one! Thanks,
    renea78@bigpond.com

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  16. I don't think my comment saved yesterday (good thing I checked)! I'd love to join in, and have my stash out already! email is rebeccabarrett35@gmail.com. Cheers!

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  17. count me in, i am ready this time kel, been collecting since last swap that i didn't get into! XX

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  18. Would love to be in please!! Sandrine1@bigpond.com

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  19. Please count me in if there is room left xoxoxo
    michellewalkerdesigns@gmail.com

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  20. Count me in (my comment wasn't saved yesterday!) funkbunny72@gmail.com

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  21. I would love to join as well, treso@activ8.net.au

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  22. OHHH ME!!!! calocke(at)bigpond(dot)net(dot)au.. Cant wait. I have afew sheets here but might scour my local oppies too!

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  23. Hooray! I was so bummed i missed the last one. Please count me in.

    rachelwilliams1@westnet.com.au

    thanks love xo

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  24. Is there still room for me too? I have a bounty to share.
    kittyspeer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I hope I am not too late to join in. I was going to cut up some FQ this week to swap with a friend, as I want to start a quilt soon. I would love to be part of this.

    monkeemoo@aapt.net.au

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  26. Wow, this looks so great! I would love to be involved! Please email me the details if I am not too late to be added to the list!!!

    :: motherwho@live.com

    Thanks so much! Lucinda xo

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  27. Hi Kel, Sorry, but I seem to have misplaced your last email with the postage details. Wondering if you could please resend it to me? Also, has the long sleeve dress sold? Hope you're having a good weekend Tania xo (melocoe@yahoo.com.au)

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  28. can I still sign up to this? i'm new to opshopping for vintage sheets but have quickly become slightly obsessed! this is me sarah.hirst1@iinet.net.au

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  29. Okay, I think I missed the last one...so I would love to join this one.
    Thanks again.
    leahdis(at)gmail.com

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  30. I loved the first one so much! Can't believe i missed this one...Lizzie

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