Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone


Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone

This Group is for All to come and join in on the Swapping fun. PLEASE READ THE RULES BEFORE JOINING. This is group is for all to SWAP...no matter where they get their fabrics...as long as its a good quality. Give Quality nice fabrics if you would like to GET Quality.  We will be swapping from fabric to potholders. Its great to make new friends and see what surprises you get in your mail box. People from all over the world join in on the Swaps.

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~ Swap til you Drop ~

Hey there Girls...its so nice to see so many getting involved in the Swaps.

I hope your all happy with your fabrics. I get so excited to see so many joining in...its AWESOME. Have a blessed day.


Hello to alll you Newbies....I hope you enjoy the group.

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Comment by Garnie P. Bethea on September 4, 2011 at 2:35am



Make sure you write down the name of the swap you're joining.  I have received 2 batik blocks with just names.  Yet I don't know what swap they are coming from.  Now I've got to do some research on my other quilting groups to try to find out where they're coming from.  Also, when sending in your blocks, make sure to put the name of the swap in the envelope with the block.

Comment by Nancy Halstead Burkhalter on August 19, 2011 at 2:36pm
When you go to the Post Office, just tell them you need the postage in stamps, not metered.  They will put them on the return envelope for you.  Then put that envelope inside the other with the fat quarters and mail it.  It's easier than you think.
Comment by Garnie P. Bethea on August 19, 2011 at 2:12pm
No problem, Lynn.  Some people get the $1.00 stamps and just put 5 on each envelope.  The fiber envelope is bigger than the cardboard one. But both are $4.95 postage.
Comment by Lynn Michel on August 19, 2011 at 2:05pm
Suzanne, I am sending 12 FQs.

Garnie, Thanks for the info. I have the priority mail envelopes but I think I need the bigger size. My biggest concern was how to get the postage on the return envelope. I will look around my PO. I understand now, why no metered mail, thanks Suzanne,
Comment by Garnie P. Bethea on August 19, 2011 at 2:04pm
Lynn,  I just hosted the August swap and some of my swappers sent 12 FQs with the cardboard envelope folded inside.  No problem and it was still $4.95 both ways each.  Like I said, they do carry a fiber envelope that is not as bulky as the cardboard one.
Comment by Garnie P. Bethea on August 19, 2011 at 1:48pm


I find the best way to mail your FQs is with a Priority Mail envelope at the post office. The envelopes are free, just pick up a few. They carry 2 different kinds of envelopes that will run you $4.95 postage as long as your weight does not exceed 13lbs. There is a cardboard and a woven fiber type. If you fold your FQs flat, they stack neatly in either envelope. My post office has a vendor machine. I just punch in some info, including zipcode where the package is going, pop in my cc and just address the label when it comes out. My FQs, going and coming, cost me $9.90 total. And it is well worth it when I finally receive all my FQs.

Sorry, I seem to get going when I get going. But I hope this helps!!

PS... they also have a small box for $4.95 postage.


Comment by Suzanne Montgomery on August 19, 2011 at 1:36pm

Lynn, No Metered Mail, means stamps only.  Metered mail is dated and the post office won't take mail where the meter date stamp is not the date of mailing.

How many FQs are you sending?  That may determine the best way.

Comment by Lynn Michel on August 19, 2011 at 1:26pm
Experienced Swappers! The batik swap is my first swap, therefore I would like to ask how to best send my package and deal with the return postage. What is "NO METERED MAIL"? I wanted to try a USPS Flat rate envelope ($4.95) but then I have to squeeze another one in with the FQs and postage paid. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
Comment by Pam Bellis on August 17, 2011 at 4:56pm
Garnie, I just received my fall fat quarters today. They are beautiful. I'm trying to decide what to make with them. Count me in for the Christmas swap. I love Christmas fabric. Suzanne, I'm going to get my batiks out sometime next week. I recently joined the Keepsake Quilting Medley of the Month Club. Every month I receive a package of batik fabrics. They are so gorgeous. I love the surprise each month not knowing what I will receive.
Comment by Laura Watts on August 15, 2011 at 3:33pm
Garnie... sign me up for the Christmas FQ Swap.

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