To organise a swap you’ll need participants firstly

To organise a swap you’ll need participants firstly. These are easily recruited through your own quilt groups. You must have a theme to the swap that entices more people to join. Keep the rules simple so that people understand what they are doing.Rules for swaps include the size, shape, design or colour of the fabric/block to be swapped. For instance, you could organise a swap of blue and white, 6.5″ nine patches. You find out how many people are interested in participating, and that’s how many blocks each person makes. One for themselves, and one for everyone else. Set a deadline for the swap to be finished and that’s about it.
Other things to consider are these.Is this a centralised swap or not? A centralised swap is where the swap hostess collects all of the items on the due date, swaps them all about, and redistributes them to the participants so each person has one of everything. The hostess needs to be organised and not mind spending a lot of time sorting it out. A non-centralised swap is where each individual sends/gives each other person involved in the swap their own item. If you are posting, this can become costly. If there is a person who drops out and doesn’t contribute, then you don’t always get the same amount back that you sent.Are you swapping blocks?
Give a good description of the block that everyone is making. Include instructions. Make sure that it is within every ones sewing ability. Be very clear on the colours to use, if this is important. Be clear on what the finished measurements of the block should be. Be prepared to accept blocks that might not be sewn well, remember that there are all levels of ability out there, and we should encourage more quilters to join these activities.Variations on a block swap.
Have the same block every month but change the colour scheme. Change the fabric every month to relate to a social calendar ie, Christmas fabric for December, hearts for February. Give each person the choice of block that they would like, and give them their blocks on their birthday. Choose a theme for the blocks such as hearts, stars etc.
Are you swapping fabrics?
Decide on what size the fabric should be. Fat quarters are nice, but you may want to take into account peoples finances. Choose a colour scheme for the swap. Often it’s hard to find a particular colour, so if everyone in the swap provides 8 FQ’s of one yellow fabric, and there are 8 people in the swap, everyone should end up with 8 different yellow fabrics. An excellent way to increase those bare spots in the stash. Rules for this sort of swap need to specify quality of fabric, to pre-wash or not, and believe it or not, some people are allergic to cat hair and cigarette smoke and we all know that these permeate the fabrics.Are you swapping Charm Squares?
This is a Composite Wire Chiffon great way to get lots of fabrics for those quilts that just need scraps. Decide how many different fabrics should be in each pack. Then you provide one pack for each participant. If there are twenty 10″ squares per pack, and 10 people in the swap, each person will end up with 200 different fabrics. Excellent. Rules for this swap are similar to fabric swaps. You’ll need to be exact with the cutting measurements, just in case people want to sew the squares together as is. A good way to use up the fabrics in your stash that you may not wish to keep anymore.Other things that you can swap include buttons, signature squares, or hand made items such as pincushions, Christmas ornaments and place mats. The variations on a swap are endless. Just be prepared to join in, accept what you receive in the spirit it is sent and you’ll have loads of fun, and make new friends too.

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This Quartet B447MA stylish, contemporary fabric bulletin board can heighten the power of important communications in any environment. The durable diamond mesh fabric and sleek design make it the ideal choice for executive offices and high-profile conference rooms. Diamond mesh fabric is densely woven to securely hold documents, self-healing fabric ensures the surface looks new after years of use. Backed by high-density fiberboard, these top-of-the-line boards hold pins tightly in place so documents stay securely posted. Fasten photos or important documents without holes using the included Quick Clips.

The board is ideal to customize any contemporary office environment with a range of bold, contoured frame finishes.Quick Overview * B447MA Prestige Plus® 6×4 Diamond Mesh Fabric Bulletin Board – satin fabric Maple * 6` W x 4` H Sleek maple finish frame * Self-healing surface eliminates unsightly pin holes Fasten photos or important documents without holes using included Quartet® Quick Clips * Patented Easy Mount™ hanging system secures board to wall in multiple places for easy installation * Durable diamond-mesh bulletin board backed by high-density fiberboardAdditional Information Manufacturer Quartet Manuf Part # B447MA Model B447MA Expected Ship Date 7-10 Days Weight 1.0000 Warranty 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Finish Maple Frame Light maple wood frame Surface Self-healing Diamond Mesh Fabric Number of Displays 1 Comes With Quick Clips Board Color Dark Grey Mounting System Included Yes Board Layout 6′ X 4’Located in the hustle and bustle of New York City, Mono Machines LLC is an authorized reseller for Quartet B447MA Prestige Plus® 6×4 Diamond Mesh Fabric Bulletin Board – Maple.

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This Quartet MB547M grey magnetic fabric

This Quartet MB547M grey magnetic fabric bulletin board is extremely durable and offers the ability to hang documents with push pins or magnets. The densely woven bulletin surface is self-healing and board comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Its durable construction and contemporary frame make this board suitable for high-profile professional environments.The board also comes with magnets or pushpins to secure documents to the grey, self-healing magnetic fabric bulletin board surface.Quick Overview * MB547M Prestige Plus® 6×4 Magnetic Fabric Bulletin Board – Mahogany * 6`W x 4`H board features a mahogany finish frame * Ultra-durable, self-healing, and high-density magnetic fabric bulletin board surface * Included Easy Mount™ hanging system secures board to the wall in multiple places * Magnets and Quartet® Quick Clips for hanging documents and photos * Magnets or push pins hold documents in place in heavy-use environmentsAdditional Information Manufacturer Quartet Manuf Part Shiny Spendex Satin MB547M Model MB547M Expected Ship Date 7-10 Days Weight 1.0000 Warranty 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Finish Mahogany Frame Framed Surface Self-healing and magnetic surface Number of Displays 1 Comes With Quick Clips & Mounting Kit Board Color Dark Grey Mounting System Included Yes Board Layout 6′ x 4’Located in the hustle and bustle of New York City, Mono Machines LLC is an authorized reseller for Quartet MB547M Prestige Plus® 6×4 Magnetic Fabric Bulletin Board – Mahogany. Through our unique contracts we are able to ship directly from the manufacturer warehouse, cutting costs and delivering the LOWEST PRICES around.

We strive to provide the best service at the lowest possible price. We have product specialists available for most products. Please call us with any questions or concerns that you may have. We are staffed with highly knowledgeable employees and look forward to meeting your needs.Highly trained customer service staff and state of the art technologies have made Mono Machines a preferred vendor for many federal and local government agencies as well as schools, churches and fortune 500 companies. Mono Machines is classified as a disadvantaged minority owned business and holds a GSA contract with the federal government.The company began as a Sole Proprietorship in 2006 with the vision of providing unmatched customer service while utilizing bleeding-edge web technologies for an unprecedented customer experience.

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