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.

Members: 350
Latest Activity: on Saturday

~ 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 June 29, 2011 at 4:49pm

Patricia C and Suzanne

As far a postage, that was not included in the $10 limit.  And another think is that if you wanted to add something you already had at home, that was not included either.  How could you tell was was new and what was from something you had at home, I have no idea.  But you have the postal service 'If it fits' mailing.  You only pay one rate if it fits in a certain size box.  I have never known of a swap where you recoup your postage money.  I wasn't able to participate in the June swap.  Did you recoup postage on it?


Suzanne, in that swap, everyone who participated was asked to send in answers to certain questions, likes, dislikes, favorite candy (that's why I got the Mounds), favorite color, less favorite color, etc.  A lot of people sent quilting stuff.  I decided to since everyone was getting quilting stuff, I sent a box entirely unrelated to quilting, sort of a break.  I went to the Dollar Store and sent decorative note pads, pens, pencils, tote bags, a few gag gifts.  I am a Watkins rep, so I sent some sample bottles of lotions and some packs of dips to try.  In a swap of this sort, you have to just trust that the participants will follow the rules and play fair.  And so far, this group is still new enough and small enough to believe that everyone will be honest and play by the rules. 

Comment by Garnie P. Bethea on June 29, 2011 at 4:32pm

Bridget, I'm interested in everything right now.  You remember how that was when you first got started.  So let's play a game called "You Pick, I Take".  Pick out 5 or 10 books and/or magazines that you don't want and let me know how much you want for them including postage.  I'll send you a money order.  I love surprises!  And you know me pretty well by now.  So... pick away!!!

Comment by QuilterBridget on June 29, 2011 at 2:30pm
Hey Garnie, it would be easier if you told me what techniques you're interested in.  And what kinds/titles of magazines.  I have hundreds of books and magaznies and no way could I list them all!  I can try to do the books since I know which ones I'm no longer interested in.  Just let me know what you're looking for.
Comment by Patricia C. on June 29, 2011 at 8:28am
Garnie, I like the idea of the swap, but I was thinking how did ya'll do for return postage.  I would assume that all the packages wouldn't weigh all the same.  I like the idea, though.
Comment by Suzanne Montgomery on June 28, 2011 at 11:27pm
Garnie, that swap sounds like a fun one.  And even if some of the items are of a dubious nature (like Nancy was saying), I think it all goes with the territory.  Kinda like a white elephant gift exchange.  You win some, you lose some, but the process sure is fun. 
Comment by Garnie P. Bethea on June 28, 2011 at 11:22pm
Bridget, send me a list of your books/mags. I'm in the market and will buy some of them from you, including postage. PS... still looking for just the right block for my stash!
Comment by Garnie P. Bethea on June 28, 2011 at 11:21pm
I just did a swap with another quilting group I'm with. There was a $10 limit. Everyone listed their likes and dislikes. We could send anything we wanted. I even got a Mound's candy bar. Had to go into the freezer as soon as I got it. This group also swaps 12" blocks. Will be looking forward to this swap.
Comment by Nancy Halstead Burkhalter on June 28, 2011 at 9:01pm

I think coaster or mug rugs would be fun.  Maybe a set of four to exchange for another set of four. 

An earlier time I participated in a swap of "stuff", and those I received were really crappy. People were just trying to get rid of things they didn't want and they were just awful.  This was an exchange box, so you took what you wanted out of the box, added yours, and sent it on - really terrible!  I had some good things to ad, but my friends who was with me also checked the box and made me keep some of my good ones home - not share.

So, if we do that, we really need to set some strict rules.

I'd rather do finished projects like coasters or mug rugs, or fat quarters (batiks). or blocks with a design theme.


I'm probably not available for anything until August - we have lots of travel plans for July.  The third week of July I am spending in Syracuse, NY at Quilting by the Lake taking a week-long workshop on Complex Cloth (surface design) with Jane Dunnewald. I really can't wait for this workshop. 

Comment by Kimberly Mulder on June 28, 2011 at 3:59pm

Notions would be cool. I like the mug rug idea also just never made one. I did a coaster swap once and it was fun.

Comment by QuilterBridget on June 28, 2011 at 12:49pm
Wow, Laura, I never would have thought about notions.  Notions...threads....books...this could really be fun!  I especially love specialty threads.  Or even just do trades among ourselves.  Trade a book for some fabric for instance.  I have lots of books I'm no longer interested in. 

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