Saturday, 24 September 2011

Pondering a modern christmas fabric swap.....

THIS SWAP IS NOW FULL - THANKS FOR STOPPING BY THOUGH!

Well I am certainly catching the Christmas bug....especially now the weather is turning!

I was thinking wouldn't it be nice to boost our stashes with some cute Christmas fabric, no piles of holly upon holly twee prints, just nice fresh modern Christmas prints. The kind we would be proud to use.



So how about a wee swap for just UK and Irish folk?  The swap is open internationally but we need to fill the spaces quickly in order to get the fabric sent out in time to be used!

Who would be interested?

I would need 28 participants, each to purchase a meter of fabric and cut it into 56 charm squares of 5". You post to me, I do some jiggery pokery and send you back 28 different prints with 2 squares of each, magic! Then you can get to work creating a scrummy Christmas runner, perhaps to tie in with the swap over at Susan's blog Canadian Abroad? Or perhaps a cushion or stocking.

If you would like to take part just send me an email to emilylevey(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk or leave a message below. If we get enough interest I'll set up a flikr group so that we can post our fabric choices to make sure we have no duplicates, but if we don't get 28 we wont be able to run with it so get outside, shout from the rooftops, Emily is hosting a crimbo swap!! If you shout really loud and get lots of peeps on board I may even be able to rustle up a button for us all :)

And dont forget, its only 2 days now until my 1 year anniverisary of starting trading with the patch so be sure to pop back on Monday for my giveaway!

27 comments:

susan said...

I would love to take part. One down, and you, 26 to go!!

memmens said...

haha I looked at it too and thought I wasn't up for the expense of sending to the US! count me in as long as it would be ok to use 2 different fabrics from the same range (so each swapper would get one of each). I'm not buying anymore fabric I promise!

Nicky said...

Drat - just asked if I could join the US one! Maybe I could buy 1 more metre though....! Much rather do a Brit thing so count me in - will now be swamped by Christmas fabrics but who cares!

Fiona said...

Susan has sent/tempted me over here and I'm definitely in!

SharonK said...

Hi, yes I would be interested in joining in this swap....count me in please :o)

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Hello! Popped over from Susans. I'm in!

Catherine said...

saw your discussion on Susans swap on flickr - count me in: great idea to do it just for us on this side of the pond!

Cindy said...

Hi Emily! Any other time I'd absolutely love to jump in, but I am just overwhelmed lately RE quilting. I wish you the best of luck and can't wait to see the fabrics folks choose!

gill said...

I'd like to join in if there are spaces left! I don't have a blog though - is this a problem???

Linda Coleman said...

Count me in please Emily.
LindaC

Judith said...

Hi, I've popped over from Fiona's! Count me in! Jxo

Rebecca said...

I read about the swap on fiona's blog and I would love to join in

Strawberry Patch said...

Rebecca, we'd love to have you join us, you are set as a no reply blogger, could you please email me emilylevey(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk so I can send you further details. Thanks! x

rebeccamill said...

Hi again, I am a blog novice. Hopefully this should work now and if not I will e-mail you! thanks

Sarah said...

Me me me, I love Christmas fabric! What dates are you thinking of? I would love to have it in time to makes my runner for Susan's swap!

Strawberry Patch said...

Rebecca, sorry no, still not working. There is great info here on how to amend your settings, but you can always just email me.

http://www.pleasant-home.com/2010/12/so-exciting-less-no-reply-bloggers.html

Mrs A. said...

Hi Emily,
Have just arrived here from Fiona's blog. If you still have spaces would love to join in. Hugs Mrs A.

Ann said...

I'll join in if there's space. I've a TON of scraps but not many Christmassy ones so this will be perfect.

Mad about Craft said...

I would love to join this if I can, please?

Betty said...

What a great initiative: I'd love to participate!

Trudi said...

Count me in if you still have spaces :) will we be posting pics of fabrics so there are no duplicates or just going for it?

Michael said...

I'd love to join in if there are still spaces?
Allie
Fivejeppesens@gmail.com

PhoebeP said...

And I'd love to join too - though I don't have a blog either. Is that a problem?
Ashtona@hotmail.com

Kirsten N said...

I would love to join in too please Emily:)

amy dame said...

i came over from Lily's Quilts, and i'd love to join in! i don't have any modern christmas fabrics in my stash at all, that obviously needs to be rectified!

Jules said...

Go on then, I really shouldn't do anymore swaps right now but this sounds so simple :) if you still have room I'm in, let me know :)

Mari said...

I would love to join you !