I'm so thrilled that we have a group to do the fabric swap, and I'm already eyeing my fabrics to see what gets sent on a journey to find a new home! Participants, here's what to do:
- Email your name and address to me at patternjunkie1 (at) gmail (dot) com by Tuesday morning. (This is the correct address -- yesterday I managed to post it incorrectly. You can also click the "email me" button in the top left corner of the page.)
- Optional: if you'd like, include in your email a description of what kind of fabrics, lengths and colors you'd be most happy to get. You can also include photos or descriptions of fabric you'll be sending. Don't stress about this step -- it's strictly optional, and is just a tool to help people get the sorts of things they're hoping for.
- I'll compile all the information and email it to all participants.
- I'll kick the round robin off by filling a medium size Priority Mail box with fabric. (Depending on what fits, I'm looking at sending some semi-sheer pretty chiffons, vintage flowered fabric in oranges and yellows, knits, a pink stretch velvet, a vintage tablecloth, some solid color bottomweights and whatever other fun surprises I can find!)
- I'll send off the box along with a list of participants and the fun will begin!
Phyllis raised a good point about smaller pieces, so I'm doing away with the minimum one yard requirement. Remnants and pieces less than a yard can make great details or small projects like pouches and baby clothes. Try to aim for a mix of lengths in what you send, though -- getting a box full of scraps won't be any fun.
Here's a piece of fabric I can't decide whether or not to send. I'll never use it -- it's just not me -- but I don't know if anyone else will be interested. It's a 3 yard length of Vera Wang silk chiffon that I received in one of Fabric Mart's "mystery boxes."
Yup, it's a pale cheetah-print silk chiffon embossed with gold flowers that are about 17 inches tall. The photo doesn't really capture the shininess and pure goldness of the gold. This fabric absolutely baffles me. It's so out there that I don't know if it CAN find a happy home -- if any of you are inspired by it, let me know!