Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vintage Sheet FQ Swap - It's Official!!

After my last post there were at least 12 people who seemed interested in a Vintage Sheet Fat Quarter Swap - so let's just do it! The swap will happen in July - you'll need to have your FQ's in the post by Friday 2 July 2010 and I'll try and have them winging their way back to you by 23 July 2010. You can sign up for the swap (by leaving a comment on this post - including an email address so I can contact you) anytime until 30 June 2010 - as long as you are aware of the impending deadline! If you sign up and want to add a button - use the picture below and link to this post!
  1. Swap is for Australian residents only. This is to try and minimise postage costs, shipping time and also make organising the swap much easier for me!

  2. We'll be swapping METRIC fat quarters which measures 50cm x 56cm (or about 20" x 22").

  3. Mailing will only be done using pre-paid Parcel Post Satchels from Australia Post. These pre-paid satchels come in two sizes - 500g (for $5.70) and 3kg (for $9.90). Once you've worked out how many fat quarters you want to swap go to the post office and buy TWO parcel post satchels - one to post the fat quarters to me and one you'll self-address (and put into the other satchel) to allow me to return your new vintage sheet loveliness to you!

  4. You can choose how many fat quarters you wish to sent and therefore receive. I think you'll be able to fit up to 15 fat quarters into a 500g satchel and heaps more than that in a 3kg satchel (but please check your weight - I just weighed random FQ's at home to come up with this).

  5. As far as the quality of the sheets themselves, please only send what you would like to receive. That's why we're swapping fat quarters and not whole sheets! It's fine for you to send several fat quarters from the same sheet. Please send only cotton or cotton blends. Avoid anything that's overly 80's, has cartoon characters etc. Also avoid sending solids or neutrals.

  6. Please wash the sheets prior to cutting and sending them.

  7. If you send sheets I deem to be "unacceptable" (i.e. one that is stained, torn or overly worn) I will send it back to you. This may seem harsh but it's unfair on other swappers who spent time inspecting their sheets and who sent only "nice" fat quarters.

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60 comments:

bubbachenille said...

Please count me in too ! I would love to expand my vintage sheet fat quarter prints, as they are hard to find in the area I live.
Thanks for doing this, It's going to be heaps of fun!

Xena said...

I'll be in on this love the vintage sheet swap.

Jo in TAS said...

I'm in too, great way to double my stash, I only have 4 so far!

Sally said...

Yay - I'd love to join in. Looking forward to swapping very much.

Allana said...

Awesome so glad you are going ahead with this!! Have posted a link on my blog :)

willywagtail said...

I would love to join too. My email is cherie.1000@yahoo.com.au. I'll change my button across to yours now. Cherrie

Tanya said...

I forgot to comment on your other post, but please count me in too.
Thanks
Tanya

Kelly said...

Yipee count me in!!

Elyte said...

OK you can include me too. I am off to start searching!

Selina said...

Okay, count me in! I've been looking for a bit of a vintage sheet swap and have started to plan a quilt from squares of vintage sheets. Should be all ready to go by July. Thanks for organising this!

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

Count me in!

Sue said...

please count me in too.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

Yes please to me too. I have about six so far that I'm really happy with and there's plenty of time left to search for more.

I also posted about the swap on my blog and emailed a couple of people privately who are interested so you may have a couple more join. I hope that's alright.

My Vintage Swap post

A Life So Peachy said...

I am in- sounds wonderful and i already have a project in mind! Thanks so much!

Renee said...

Yep sounds good! Count me in! And there's time to collect more! Thanks for organising!

Tracey said...

I'd love to join, thank you :)

tracey_burman@yahoo.com.au

Rachel said...

I too would love to join, have been wanting to joing a vintage sheet FQ swap for a very long time! Cant wait!!

Steph said...

I'd love to join in...don't have oodles of vintage sheets but I'd love to share. Hope all is well in your world :)

Nick and Lou said...

Yes please, what a great idea. Looking forward to it. xxNick

green tea and red nails said...
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green tea and red nails said...

would love to be a part of this. my email is kellie_fm@hotmail.com :)

Nettie's Blog said...

How generous an offer is this ....and what a great way to swap you FQ's...count me in... thanks heaps
ayclark@bigpond.com

melissa said...

Thanks for hosting this, I would love to join in too!

Bellgirl said...

ooh yes please sally, count me in! it's amo [a t]zoic {do t}org

melissa said...

Sorry I forgot to leave my email address..whoops!
wayneandlou@westnet.com.au

Joanne said...

woohooo, id love to join in...

jojois@bigpond.net.au

Tracey said...

would love to join in too, so glad it is not too late!

sean the prawn said...

I'm excited by this swap... I have a large floral vintage sheet collection.
Leah.B.

Nick and Lou said...

I am so sorry I haven't got back to you earlier...my internet is playing up (read my teenage son has used all of the monthly allocation.) My email is nicolezup@gmail.com (from http://collectingfeathers.blogspot.com)
Thanks for all the work you are doing! Cheers Nick

Lisa T said...

Please count me in to this swap. It sounds like fun!

email is: sunnystreet at aapt dot net dot au.

ingrid said...

Me too please! I would love to join in!

Screamstress said...

Hello, I would like to be a part of this fantastic idea too please!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i'm in the middle of packing and moving house and boy have i got a lot of vintage sheets..i'd love to share them with others so please include me in yout FQ swap :) cheers, Marian

Leah said...

Oh, please count me in too!!

Cat B said...

;'( sad face ;'( hopefully someone does a vintage sheet fq swap for NZ residents too!
I love your idea and have lots and lots of fun everyone
Cat

ClaraBowsTeaParty said...

Please count me in too
sounds fabulous!
Kris

Gillian said...

I'd love to join.
bygillybean@gmail.com

Naomi said...

Count me in. I only have one vintage sheet FQ at the moment but it'll be an excuse to go find some more!

Naomi said...

That's
michaelandnaomi at gmail dot com :)
Cheers

Tanya said...

Ange- I have nicked this picture and put it on my blog is that okay? Let me know if it's not,
Tan

alipink said...

I'll be in it! Love, love, love vintage sheeting :-)

FunkinmyTrunk said...

I would love to be included in this sheet swap. My email address is swallace25@hotmail.com.
Looking forward to it!
Stacey

Annie said...

Count me in!!
annetteoliverwilliam@yahoo.com.au

Bec Clarke said...

I can't remember if I have signed up or not, sorry if I am doubling up but I wanted to make sure I am in. beccaj74@yahoo.com.au

bec said...

oh id so love to be in! have i missed the deadline?
beckie at
littlewiseowl@live.com.au

Mandy said...

Cool fun! I would love to give this a whirl!
Thanks! Mandy
fuzzydog69@hotmail.com

Kate said...

Please can i join, it sounds super exciting!!!

Lyn said...

Please count me in and thanks for organising!

Sue - Berriedale said...

Count me in
I am still on the hunt

Gail said...

Just found your post and would love to join in!
Gail
brigail@hotmail.com

Leah said...

Im Late...but still would love to join I have heaps of sheets in my stash! my email leahdis@gmail.com
Thanks Leah

beck said...

I'd love to be included in this swap! How fun! My email is
rebekaw@bigpond.com thanks, xo

Vanessa -a little original- said...

Oooh I can't pass this up! Please count me in :) alittleoriginal@gmail.com

knitababy said...

Me too! Yes please, I'd like to join. I am finding vintage sheets harder to find these days. My email address is trenplum@bigpond.net.au Looking forward to it! Simone

bowerbirdz said...

Hi - I'd love to join in. My email is thebuttonbower@optusnet.com
thanks!

Nycole said...

I'd love to join in too - thanks for organising!
My email is nycolewood@yahoo.com.au

bekahdu said...

Hi, I'd love to be in - are you aware though that the price of satchels is going up again on the 28Th June. 500g - $6.00, 3kg $10.30 :-) bekahdu@bigpond.com

suse said...

sounds great, count me in
I would love to share some of the sheets I have collected.
cheers suse
makebakesewgrow@gmail.com

Bessie handmade vintage and retro fabric bags said...

I have just found your swap now. What a wonderful idea and I was delighted to see one existed in Australia. Please let me know if I can participate the next time you have one.

Dappledgirl said...

Hi, will you be doing this swap again in the near future? I have a few sheets that I covet but would happily swap some of...
I'm in Katherine NT.