Postage Stamp Charm Swaps…

2013-postage-stamp-quilt-challenge-buttonWelcome!

UPDATED 10/12/2013:
People had so much fun with the The Curious Quilter’s Postage Stamp Quilt 2012 Charm Swap & Challenge that I have decided to continue the swaps on a more limited basis. There will be two swaps in 2013, following the same rules listed in the posts and instructions cited here. The 2013 swap dates will be March 15-25, 2013, and also October 12-20, 2013.

Catch up on the basic rules from 2012, and get started by reading The Basics. Save your scraps, cut charms, and get ready to have some fun!

Click on any link below to find the activity or article introduced on that day. New posts and activities will be posted here really often, so keep coming back! (Note 1/4/2013: This page needs updating, and it will be changing soon, so keep an eye on it!)

Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot comCurious Quilter Postage Stamp Quilt Charm Swap BannerOctober 12-20, 2013 PSQ Charm Swap Sign-Up Begins

A discussion of postage rate changes and International mailing is included on the post Next Postage Stamp Quilt Charm Swap Starts On October 12, 2013

March 2013 Charm Swap Sign-Up

April 2012 Charm Swap Begins, open from April 6-22, 2012, posted 4/6/1012.

Postage Stamp Quilt – 2012 Charm Swap Kick Off, open from January 6-18, 2012, posted 1/6/2012.

…FAQ’s About PSQ Charm Swaps

…A Lot of LINKS to PSQ fun things!

Deadline Reminder: Last Day to Join is 1/18/2012, posted 1/17/2012.

A red cardinal for fussy-cutting.Cutting Novelty Charms for Postage Stamp Quilts, posted 1/11/2012.

Watch for the April Swap: Postage Stamp Charm Swap, Round One Closes, posted 1/19/2012.

For January 2012 Swappers: Charm Swap Matches!, posted 1/23/2012.

Looking ahead: Happy Charm Swappers Everywhere, posted 2/4/2012.

Postage Stamp Block demo 017A tutorial: Postage Stamp Quilt Block, my demonstration, posted 8/31/2011.

Just added: a page with …A Lot of Links to Postage Stamp Quilt Information, posted 2/4/2012.Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot com Attention Bloggers! The Postage Stamp Quilts – 2012 Charm Swap & Challenge is open to all, but bloggers who want to join in the fun should click here.Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot com

A favorite Postage Stamp Quilt.

Look around my blog to find more photos of this and other Postage Stamp Quilts.

Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot com Signature©2012 & 2013, The Curious Quilter, thecuriousquilter.net, maryeoriginals.com.

56 Responses to Postage Stamp Charm Swaps…

  1. J. Johnson says:

    Hmmm… this sounds like FUN! I may get motivated enough to make one of these quilts yet.

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  3. Virginia Gregoire says:

    Hi What do I have to do to join? Sounds like fun.
    Virginia

  4. Peggi says:

    How big does the quilt have to be in order for one to join?

  5. Andrea says:

    I would be interested in joining in. Call back on the 6th? It is the size of the quilt that would swing it for me. YOur quilt looks lovely though, definately and heirloom.
    Happy New Year too.

  6. Judy Purman says:

    Count me in! Try it – you’ll like it!

  7. Well, I have a complete postage stamp type-tutorial on my blog already: 100 patch quilt. And I have a few more in the works…They are the BEST! Yes, I have a slight obsession with tiny pieces of fabric. I would be interested in knowing more about your plans and I might be able to help out, depending on what you are looking for. Deanna.

  8. Astrid says:

    WOW! Sounds like tons of fun! I made my very first PSQ last year (2011) and I just looooved making it and I loooove how it turned out! I have yet to sandwich & quilt it. After reading this post I’d love to make another one, and perhaps another one… lol! It’s a wonderful way to get rid of all the strips I have saved. I have already pulled out the boxes with strips! :)

  9. Sharon Jones says:

    Wow – I would love to join in and make one of these quilts – I live in Australia and hope I am eligible to participate – I am more than willing to post squares to where ever in the world – I have been saving some small pieces of fabric.

    Is each “postage stamp” a different piece of fabric?

  10. pat p. says:

    You can soooo count me in!!! I linked up to you thru Wedding Dress Blue and had already started my cutting on Christmas Day for my very own scrapalicious postage stamp masterpiece. My youngest son has already put his request in for one of his own- he says in these modern times it would be sexist to deny a son a hope chest stocked with all the appropriate goodies therein. Good point. As this will more than likely multiply to include his brothers and no doubt a handful of great nieces-well-you see where this is going… A fabric swap is a super idea I’m really looking forward to participating in. It seems that I am going to have to learn how to post pictures much sooner rather than later.It is good to keep the middle age brain learning new things,I keep saying to myself over and over……..

  11. Jen Robertson says:

    I’ve been thinking of doing this as one of my projects of 2012 for about 4 months now and have gradually been accumulating scraps from willing donors. What a coincidence that you are blogging about the very quilt I am wanting to make! Sounds like a lot of fun :)

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  13. Jonell says:

    I have been saving scraps all this last year. And we made 6 scrappy quilts for local children’s home. I would love to join your postage stamp charm swap. I will write you privately to ask more questions. I don’t have a blog but hope I can still join you :-)

  14. Sharon Jones says:

    Do I need a blog to join? I wrote above (I am from Australia) but have no idea how to set up a blog?
    So looking forward to commencing this project – I have heaps of bits and pieces left over from quilts etc.

  15. merrie says:

    is this only for bloggers???? i hope not..i would like to participate…..

  16. rutigt says:

    I love new challenges. Will definitely try to follow this. The button is on my blog!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

  17. Sharon says:

    I would love to join i sew but have been wanting to try quilting for a long time and had recently started cuting up my scrap fabrics. Don’t have alot of different fabrics yet add to it ever chance I get. Yard Sales are a great way to get different fabrics. A swap would be great, never have joined one before let me know please what I need to do. Thanks Sharon

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  19. Willie Loudermilk says:

    Sign me up.I would like to swap 2 inch squares and do 5 sets of 100 each.At this time Only USA for this time.

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  21. ANNE G says:

    Have lot’s of scraps would love to join.

    1.Anne
    2. Flat Top WV
    3.International Yes
    4. 2″
    5. 4 matching Sets
    6.

    Thanks – Anne

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  26. uniquebabyquilts says:

    Not sure I can handle something that small. This one will have to wait till next time.

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  29. Marcia says:

    I am interested in joining your charm swap! I la, la love charms! So glad I found this. Please e-m me with more info. Thanks! 8 )

  30. Renee Smith says:

    - Renee
    2- Kentucky
    3- Yes Int’l.
    4- two inches.
    5-no sets yet working on them
    6-
    7- frist

  31. Mel says:

    1- Mary.
    2- Apple Valley MN, USA.
    3- Yes Int’l.
    4- 1.5″
    5- one or two matching sets
    6- two Newbie gifts.
    7- my second PSQ.

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  33. Betty Grove says:

    Okay, I give up. Why have I not received the name of my new swap partner? Did I fail to do something required to be part of the swap?

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  35. Helen says:

    How often do you have these PS swaps? I would like to participate in one but I don’t think I have enough fabric yet.

    • In 2012, we have had four swaps, the last one running right now in October. By popular demand, there will be one or two swaps again next year. The dates for those are not yet set, but will be posted on The Curious Quilter when they are.

      There will be other Postage Stamp Quilt Charm Swap options coming up as well, so stay tuned. – Mary

  36. Susie says:

    Can someone please point me in the direction of the sign-up page? Thanks!

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  38. Sharon Jones says:

    Woohoo just over a month away for the October PS charm swap.
    Going to commence cutting 2 inch charms on my next days off :) $

  39. Melissa W. says:

    How do I sign up for the next swap? I subscribed to the page but I don’t know how to get signed up for this swap and I would love to.

  40. Melissa W. says:

    1- Melissa W
    2- Texarkana, AR, USA.
    3- No International
    4- 2.5″
    5- 8 matching sets
    6- 2 newbie sets
    7- I have been saving this size for a while but still have not collected enough to make a scrap quilt which is what I am trying to do as my husband and I both like the scrappy look in our homemade quilts. I did also sign up for a newbie set of the 2″ or 1.5″ size I cannot remember which for sure as I am also collecting 1.5″ but did not have time to cut enough of those for this swap. Hopefully by the next round I will have enough already precut to be ready to go when the next round is announced. I am new to the group so this is my first round at going with this swap and I am excited at getting started with this group.

  41. Melissa says:

    Will you be doing this again in 2014?

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