Yes, a PSQ Swap is coming up! Sign Up Starts in March…

The first of two Postage Stamp Quilt Charm Swaps for 2013 will begin in a month. A sign-up post will be coming out on March 15th, with complete instructions for joining the fun. You will have from 3/15/2013 to 3/22/2013 to sign-up once it opens.

© CQ PSQ Flickr Photo SamplerWhile the complete rules and details will be spelled out in that March 15th post, you can refer to the 2012 PSQ Basics for more detail.

If you are new to the gloriously addictive world of Postage Stamp Quilts, I encourage you to check out our Flickr pages to see some of the wonderful creations participants made last year!

I encourage you to start cutting and packaging up the sets you wish to send to other quilters. Refer to The Basics for more info, but the simplified steps are:

  1. Select your charm size, choosing from 1.5, 2, and 2.5 inch squares. (see The Basics)
  2. Cut sets of 100 UNIQUE fabric charms, no duplicates. All should come from 100% cotton fabric of good quilting quality. No flannel or homespuns are permitted. Solids are allowed, but please try to limit them to 10% or less of the set. Fussy cut novelties add a lot of fun to finished quilts.
  3. You may swap from 1 to 10 sets of 100 fabrics in any swap. If you have 10 sets, you can swap with 10 other quilters from around the world!
  4. Have your sets ready before the sign-up period starts.
  5. To sign-up, complete the instructions on the March 15, 2013 post. Please do NOT make special requests, offer to swap directly with another quilter, or share names when you get your swap partners assigned.
  6. Newbies who have not previously participated can ask for a Newbie Set, see The Basics.
  7. After the sign-up closes, with help from a couple of friends, the swap matches will be made and emailed to all participants. This can take two weeks to get through, if a lot of people sign up! Please be patient.
  8. When you receive your swap partner email list, you can contact them directly to exchange mailing information. Please ship your little packages and envelopes off asap!
  9. And yes, you guessed it, there is more to it, so do read The Basics if you did not swap in 2012!

Complete instructions will come in the March 15th post. Happy charm cutting!
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8 Responses to Yes, a PSQ Swap is coming up! Sign Up Starts in March…

  1. Oooo…swap time! And, I have two new postage stamp patterns in the works–one using 2″ squares and one using all three sizes….Anticipation!

  2. Lee says:

    so excited for the swap.. I loved all of them last year. Thanks! I better get cutting more!

  3. Nina Talbrant says:

    Thank you Mary, I’ve become addicted to those treasures. My first big PSQ is coming forward, have now sewed 1800 pieces together. When top is ready I will publish on Flickr

  4. rutigt says:

    This is gonna be so fun!!! I´ve been waiting for this swap. I´m glad you mentioned no duplicate cause last time I got 13 duplicates of the 100 squares. Not very fun. I´m working hard on my rainbowquilt and I hope to finish it soon 🙂
    Gun, Sweden

  5. MamaMay says:

    I am a newbie! Can I please a have a newbie set?

    • Hello Newbie!
      You can sign up when the swap opens, only on that post! Sorry, you have a couple of weeks to wait, but read all the swap rules while you are at it, or visit our Flickr pages and get inspired!

      • MamaMay says:

        I read the rules right after commenting! I can wait! Also I have my sister living with me and she is also new to quilting could she get one too? If not then I can share with her.

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