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*WELCOME TO THE COMBO SWAP! PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY BEFORE COMMITTING TO THE SWAP(S) OR CUTTING! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK!

YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THE SWAP BY JUNE 21, 2014 IN ORDER TO PLAY. SWAPS ARE DUE TO ME NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 TO SWAP OUT.

**THIS SWAP IS FOR WASHED FABRIC ONLY**

**We will be having a maximum of 10 sets per theme**

Please email me at 2013hexagonswap@gmail.com with which swap theme(s) you will participate in, your HGTV board name (if you have one), real name, address, phone and email address. I will forward you the same. All information sent to me is confidential and will not be shared.

IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THE SWAP, PLEASE SWAP! IF YOU CANNOT DO IT AND KNOW WELL IN ADVANCE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

I know life sometimes throws you curve balls, but it has happened that people get excited and want to play, only to wait two months later when the swap is due in a day or so to say they didn't have time. By that time you should have already been ready to mail the package. That leaves me hanging to replace your swap with my stash (or running to buy more fabric to swap!) and totally unfair IF you know you cannot make the deadline to begin with. I give you ample notice so you have plenty of time to make an informed decision. Be honest with me up front, or a repeat offender might not be able to play in the future The success of this swap depends on your ability follow through your commitment to our group of players. Thank you for your understanding!

By all of us being honest and accountable, I'm sure we will have a great 2013 swapping year! I really do enjoy hostessing and want to continue to enjoy it, so by coming up front with any issues is not really a complaint, but a way to correct it so my frustration level (and blood pressure!) stays at an even keel. Probably the MOST important thing I can say about a successful swap is the high level of communication between all parties. Without that, we are setting ourselves up for failure.

Please be sure that the prints you submit are small scale so that when you cut the swaps the patterns are not lost due to size. *NO SOLIDS, HOMESPUN, GLITTER, FLANNEL, THIN FABRICS, CHILDREN'S OR NOVELTY PRINTS. * Wash and iron all 100% cotton good quality fabrics - please send good quality - they do not have to be quilt shop fabrics. Please do not send in any plastic-feeling, flimsy fabrics or THIN fabrics. They do not meet the guidelines? They will be returned.

I’m allergic to dogs and cats, perfumes and scents, so please do what you can to control the problem. My nose and lungs thank you (not only do I have sinus issues, but my throat closes up—and I like to breathe!

Some packages come in with so much pet hair that they look like they need to be brushed! For health reasons, I cannot handle them and they will be returned untouched at YOUR expense. My health depends on it and I thank you in advance for your understanding.

Okay, here are our swaps and the guidelines for cutting!

**THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE IS >>NO ODDS AND ENDS<<--IF THE SWAP ASKS FOR A SET OF TEN OF THE SAME FABRIC, THAT IS WHAT YOU SEND IN. NOT EIGHT OF ONE AND TWO OF ANOTHER. IT MAKES IT VERY HARD FOR ME TO LAY OUT THE SUBMISSIONS TO SWAP OUT**

**Just a “gentle” reminder**

**While you can only use the same fabric ONCE in each set, but you can use it again in the other swaps. For instance, you can use the same fabric for the Stashbusters bricks and 2 ½” strips. It is my hope that we bust your stash instead of buying more fabric.

**When cutting directional fabrics, such as checks or patterns, PLEASE open the fabric up and cut on the grain. Lining up the fabric when folded might be perfect of the top, but crooked on the bottom section. Mis-cuts will be returned! PLEASE remove all selvedges before cutting!

**Please separate your sets by index cards, slips of paper, etc. AND put into a plastic bag. Please do NOT individually package each set to save me time when swapping. Be sure to mark your HGTV board name, real name and address, swap theme AND the number of sets enclosed on each bag.

**Please be sure there are no BOWING/ELBOWS in your pieces if cutting from 2 ½” strips. If you are cutting your squares with scissors, please no frayed ends. Any odd angle cuts, selvedges or any other mis-cuts will be returned back to you. I’m trusting that you are inspecting your submits before mailing to me. It saves me so much time and makes the swapping quick work.

**This swap is for WASHED fabric, so pre-cut noodles/strips/jelly rolls CANNOT be used as all fabrics must be washed, dried and ironed before cutting. They will shrink and not be the required size and will be returned. Trust me when I say I found out the hard way!

Now on with the show….

You can join one or join them all—your choice! The number of sets you can send in will be posted after the sign-up deadline.

Here are our themes:

*Stashbusters Diet Noodles (2 ½” x 16”)-ten pieces of the same print per set.

*Stashbusters 2 ½” squares (2 ½” x 2 ½”)-20 pieces per set. We will swap out in pairs. Please be sure the prints used are size appropriate! Please stagger a pair when stacking for easy pick up during the swap (see photo below).

*Stashbusters Bricks (3 ½” x 6 ½”)-ten pieces of the same print per set.

*Stashbusters Coins (2 ½” x 5 ½”)-20 pieces per set. We will swap out in pairs. Please be sure the prints used are size appropriate! Please stagger a pair when stacking for easy pick up during the swap (see photo below).

*Bright Bricks (3 ½” x 6 ½”)-ten pieces of the same print per set. Remember, the theme is BRIGHT--think POP! See photo below of bricks from a past swap.

Our players:

Stashbusters Diet Noodles-

1. KC1930
2. Katie C.
3. Terrimae
4. SewFun2
5. Califshrimp
6. Sue Stitches

Stashbusters 2 1/2" squares-

1. KC1930
2. Nancyc20
3. Connie D.
4. Katie C.
5. Mirka
6. SewFun2
7. Califshrimp
8. CQWannabe

Stashbusters Bricks-

1. KC1930
2. Nancyc20
3. Katznquilter
4. Katie C.
5. SewFun2
6. Califshrimp
7. CQWannabe
8. Sue Stitches

Stashbusters Coins-

1. KC1930
2. Nancyc20
3. Connie D.
4. Katie C.
5. Mirka
6. SewFun2
7. Califshrimp
8. CQWannabe

BRIGHT Bricks-

1. KC1930
2. KaribbeanQuilter
3. Chris M.
4. Katznquilter
5. Katie C.
6. Terrimae
7. SewFun2
8. Gracie207
9. CQWannabe
10.Lisa-TX
11.Sue Stitches

POSTAGE or POSTAGE money must be included in your package. Be sure to add a stamp or two to your stamped envelopes if not going priority mail flat rate boxes. They also seem to weigh more returning than coming in! If you are a frequent swapper, you can also send in $20 or so and I can keep it on “account” and deduct your postage from it. This was worked nicely with some swappers in the past and that way you don’t have to worry about sending in money each time. Once the swap is complete, I will PM you your postage balance on account for your records.

If you wish to include a self-addressed mailer for the return trip back to you, remember NO metered postage or ACP postage on the return mailer. Stamps only. Our post office will not allow more than a 13 oz. pre-stamped mailer in any mailboxes nor can mail carriers accept them (since 9/11 our East coast mail guidelines have been modified). While your local p.o. may say it is okay to use metered or ACP postage, our p.o. will not accept anything that has been pre-dated. I’m just trying to make it as easy as possible for all concerned. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! Also, let me know if you want a delivery confirmation.

For Priority mail packages, I have plenty of mailing envelopes and boxes here so there is no need to send a new one in. I do, however, try to recycle the boxes if possible. IF YOU ARE SENDING YOUR SWAP IN A MANILLA ENVELOPE OR PADDED MAILER, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO SEND IN A RETURN ENVELOPE.

Any questions? Have a photo of a fabric and you question to use it or not? Email me at 2013hexagonswap@gmail.com and be sure to check out our blog at http://hexagonswap.blogspot.com/

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Sent you a PM, KC. Your swaps are always OUTSTANDING and I hope it works out for me to participate in this one. Thank you!
 
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Just sent you and e-mail to sign up. Big Grin happy happy!


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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All set, Nancy! How about you, KQ? Eek


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Please count me in for brights, KC. You do an awesome job of hostessing -- thank you!
 
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Here is a photo of what I mean by stagger the pairs for coins and 2 1/2" squares.


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OH! I see that you mean..."not enebriated"

bwahaha


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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Where are all my swappers???


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bump!!!

These are so good for variety. Yoo hoo y'all!


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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Smile


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With great confidence of more swappers to come, I'm am cutting some darling dots today, she says cheerfully! Big Grin


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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I'm thinking about the bright bricks. Today is the first day of summer vacation for the kids, so I'll be able to look at my fabric options next week.
 
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My 2 cents...
These are great swaps. Don't be intimidated by all the directions -- they are really just common sense, but sometimes we do need reminding. And you can be absolutely positively assured that the quality/quantity you send in will be the same as what you receive. And fast -- no frustrations at waiting a month past the due date for your swap to come back.
Ok, guess that wasn't just two cents, maybe a quarter; just jump in!
 
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I've made 15 charity quilts with these and all the variety made the fun factor of making them off the charts! Big Grin


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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Thanks for your comments, KQ! Yes, it seems like a lot of rules, but they ensure that you get back a quality swap--and fast!


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I have decided (and contacted all the swappers signed up for the swap thus far) to have a maximum of ten sets per theme.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! Smile


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Since this is stash buster, are older prints acceptable? some pieces I think would work for diet noodles have lived at my house for several years. Ifthey are allowed, please sign me up for each...trying to get organized and this would help!! Alison
 
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Yes, older prints are allowed. Please send me your contact info to the email listed on the top of the post. Thanks! Smile


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Only *SIX* more day to sign up! Eek


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Thinking about this one. You do run wonderful swaps.
 
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Like they say, KC, "Go big or go home" ... I'll be sending in the max for brights (10 sets of 10). Looking forward to making a cheery bright quilt this fall. As always, a big thank you for hosting!
 
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This Monday needed brightening, so I WIC'ed (wash/iron/cut) my bright bricks for this swap

 
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Very pretty, KQ! Smile

Do you have any other who would like to play? The deadline to sign up is fast approaching...


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Welcome SewFun2 and Terrimae to the swap! Tick, tock, ladies. Jump off the fence and play with us.

KQ--you are TOO much, girlfriend! Group Hug


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Hi All!
Hey KC sent you an email.
Excited to swap again.
Love the due date!
Gives me plenty of time.
Wave


I want to be the kind of woman that when my feet hit the floor each morning the devil says: "Oh NO! She's UP!"
 
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I hopped off the fence! Just sent you email, sign me up :-)
 
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Welcome Califshrimp, CQWannabe and Gracie207 to the swap!

Only one more day before the swap sign ups end!


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Sent you a PM. Woke up and wondered what day it was. Whew! I made it. I've never done a combo swap before but I certainly have an impressive hexie collection.
 
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I would like to welcome Lisa-TX and Sue Stitches to the swap!

Don't forget--today is the LAST day to sign up!

P.S. I already got my first package--our own Karibbean Quilter is right on the ball! Smile

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With the rainy weather, I was able to completely cut up my part of the swap! Smile

Now I can get back to my hexies!

How are YOU doing?


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Oh to have rain here. 106. Frown


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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I have been cutting, might be able to finish cutting this weekend.
 
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Nancy, I just checked our rain gauge and it had 5 1/2" of the wet stuff in it. No mowing or playing in the flooded gardens for a couple of days. And now the wind begins to blow...


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Stay safe, KC! What a storm y'all have experienced Frown
We had a shower yesterday evening (2nd time it's rained in the 5 months we've been here). All the neighborhood kids were outside, giddy, like kids in VaBeach used to be when it snowed.
 
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I need to start my cutting soon. Is the maximum still 10 sets on the bright bricks? Didn't know if you considered upping the max on that one Smile.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Hope that you dry out up there, KC.
 
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For some reason I had trouble finding this post, needed to check due dates, and remind myself of what I had signed up to swap. Of all the things I've lost...I miss my mind the most. Wink
 
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I hear you, Terrimae! Smile

Lisa, check your PM.


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TTT! How are you all doing with your cutting? I'm DONE! Smile


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To the top
 
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I started cutting my diet noodles, thinking we were using fat quarters like we did before. No way I can get 10 noodles from a FQ. duh! Guess I'll look to my yardage and start over.
 
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Washed my fabric - does that count? Thought I had more brights.
 
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Just came up with a new idea for the brights bricks quilt. Getting excited -- we're only about a month away!
 
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Please share your idea with us!


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I expect to mail my package to KC on Monday Smile
 
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I'm working on getting mine cut.

Smile
 
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Thanks for the head's up, Terrimae!

Tater, that is one cute pup! Big Grin


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KQ mentioned a pattern she might adapt the bright bricks...

https://www.threadbias.com/blo...roads-block-tutorial


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Bump for reminder! Smile


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