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2002 Crappy Scrappy Spring Cleaning Swap

Welcome to the 2002 Crappy Scrappy Spring Cleaning Swap!

One quilter's trash is another quilter's treasure! This swap is a little different than others we've hosted. Read the details below...

RULES FOR THIS SWAP

Signup and Deadlines: This swap is run by swap hostess BeckyJ. You will email me to sign up and ask any questions needed. Please sign up before making your swap blocks and send your full Name, Email address, and Mailing address. Once you sign up I will confirm with my snail mail address for you to send the blocks. There are no signup deadlines, but this swap will be sent out on time, so make sure that you get your blocks in by the due date which is June 15, 2002. Any blocks received after this date may not be included in the swap and be returned to you unswapped.

The swap hostess will swap the blocks and get them back to you within 10 days of the swap due date. Email becky@create-a-quilt.com for any questions or to sign up.

Number of Blocks: There will be no set amount of blocks for this swap. Whatever number of blocks you send in will be the amount of blocks you receive back.

Block Type: Any block pattern is acceptable and since they are not necessarily in sets, you may send several different types of blocks in different fabrics, or you can make several of the same block. It is up to you. Block size will be 6" finished (6 1/2" unfinished). Any construction method may be used. You may paper piece, machine or hand appliqué, or piece your blocks traditionally.Please make sure to check your size before sending your blocks. If you paper piece your blocks, please leave on the paper for stability when others put the blocks together. NO fusible web, no paint. If you appliqué embellishments then please use a satin stitch or a small zigzag to secure all edges. Any blocks that are not well secured or are the wrong size may be returned to you unswapped.

Fabric and Colors: Here's the fun part! Go thru your stash and pull out anything you look at and wonder "Why the heck did I buy this??"....or maybe you got a squishy with fabrics that you don't particularly care for....Anything in your stash that you know you will not use for anything else will work. It can be the ugliest fabric you've ever seen, or just something that is not quite your style. The Swap Hostess reserves the right to send back blocks that are not properly constructed, that are the wrong size, or that do not follow the guidelines in the swap rules. Any questions, please ask becky@create-a-quilt.com .

Packaging: Please pin or machine baste a label to each block you send in. NO STICKY LABELS OR STAPLES ALLOWED! The label must have your email address, your name, and the town, state or country where you live. DO NOT write on the actual block with any type of pen or pencil. You may also include a chat nick if you have one or any other information you wish to share. You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope (postage affixed) large enough to return the blocks. It is suggested you use US Post Office Priority mail with $3.50 postage on it. DO NOT USE METERED POSTAGE ON YOUR RETURN ENVELOPE. If you use metered strips on the return, you will be contacted for proper stamp postage and your swap will be held until stamps are provided. Place EACH SET of blocks in a separate plastic zip-lock bag before placing them in a large flexible mailing envelope. (For example: each priority mail envelope can usually contain approximately 6 sets of 10” blocks.) International swappers are welcome...please email me for information.

You can send your blocks to the swap hostess at any time, but please remember to send them in time for swapping as this swap will be swapped on time. It is totally understood that everyone does not sew/quilt on the same level...so swappers keep this in mind...this swap is meant to be fun more than anything. If you have any questions at all please email BeckyJ at becky@create-a-quilt.com .

Special Note: Now we realize that the blocks you may receive back, you may not care for any more than what you sent out...so this is the special part of this swap. I have compiled a list of charities who take quilt donations for very worthwhile causes. If you do not like the blocks you receive back and are unsure of what to do with them (or even if you do like them), please consider putting together a small quilt with them and donating to one of these wonderful groups:

Project Linus
ABC Quilts
Binky Patrol
Quilts 4 Cancer
Quilts for Kids
Wrap Them In Love
Sunshine Quilts

If there are any other organizations I have missed that should be mentioned, please let me know and I will add them to the list.



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