September 2014 Postage Stamp Charm Swap Begins!

Sept-Oct 2014 PSQ Charm SwapWelcome to the eighth PSQ charm swap here at The Curious Quilter! The September/October 2014 Postage Stamp Quilt Fabric Charm Swap begins today. You can sign-up to swap, or request a Newbie Gift by leaving a comment on THIS post, anytime between September 20-October 5, 2014. Complete details follow, and even return swappers should read on to learn more.  Update 10/6/2014: This sign-up period is now closed. The ninth swap will be during the month of April 2015, dates to be announced.

Cut b4 signup reminderStart packaging your sets and sign up to swap. I KNOW that many of you are already hooked, but I encourage you to invite a friend to join this time. The more swappers, the more variety. Returning swappers, I am glad to have you back. If you are a new swapper, you must review all the rules below carefully, look through the links included. You can find inspiration in the Postage Stamp Quilt pages on the menu bar above.

© CQ PSQ Flickr Photo SamplerYes, I am repeating my words from previous swaps, but there are new swappers out there too, so bear with me please. Even if you didn’t take part in a previous swap, you are most welcome to take part in this one. And if you have been here before, I am comforted to know that my obsession is shared. Be sure to put your collections and progress shots up on our Flickr pages! We have lots of photos, and there are a couple of really fun variations shown.

What is this all about? Postage Stamp Quilts (PSQ’s) are made with small square charms, ranging from 1″ to 2.5″ before sewing. Most quilters strive to make one with as few duplicate fabric squares as possible, but there are some really striking quilts out there that have alternating solids, or lots of repeats. A lot of people are like me, they collect fabric scraps or charms with the plan to make a PSQ sometime. The goal is to get people to actually MAKE a postage stamp quilt. Sooner, not later.

Me? Obsessed? HA! My collection of two-inch treasures reached well over 40,000 charms, and I started stitching them up a couple of years ago. I have finished seven of them, with 3-4,000 charms in each. And yes, I do keep cutting and collecting them. Every quilt fabric that comes into my house gets a few charms cut out of it. If you are new here, or just want to prove to your family that SOME people have more piles of charms than you, read more, and even more, about my journey to use my collection.

Postage Stamp Quilts Playing with Color

There are many ways to play with little fabric charms!

Help a New Quilter start a charm collection! Newbie Gifts are included in the swap this again round. I hear from new quilters who want to make a PSQ quilt, but do not have 100 fabrics to cut charms from. This is NOT a swap, it is a gift. If you are a new quilter who cannot swap, but would like to start a charm collection, sign up below. If you are a quilter with charms to spare, please sign up to donate a set or two. Details below.

Special note about newbie gifts. Many previous Newbie Gift Donors do not want to do it anymore because their Newbie Partners never acknowledged receiving their gift. Some common courtesy is absolutely required. Your donor makes the effort to cut and pack your charms, and pays the postage to get them to you. Let them know when the package arrives!

I am repeating the basic rules (updated here!) for swapping below, but also want to refer you to the main Postage Stamp Quilt 2012 Swaps and Challenge page, and the FAQ’s About Postage Stamp Charm Swaps.

One note for returning swappers: I am not a meanie, really, but if your partner(s) still hasn’t received their charms from you, I will not be matching you with a new partner this round. Fix it, and you can join!

Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot comHow to Swap PSQ Charms

Preparing your Charm Sets to Swap Sign-Up to Swap Newbie Gifts! Puzzled? Find help!

Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot comPreparing Your Charm Sets To Swap:

Before you sign-up to swap, you MUST have your charm sets ready to mail. That saves time at the mailing week, and ensures that you actually have as many sets as you want to swap already cut and ready. Last minute cutting messes up swapping big time! Please note, for the Sept/Oct 2014 swap, you are limited to swapping 8 charm sets in each size that you select.

Charm Size Comparison - stitchedYou have to decide which size charms you want to swap. (My personal favorites are 2″ charms, but most beginners use the 2.5″ ones.) Check out the info in Let’s Talk Size, which compares sizes and the number of charms needed for a quilt, then pick 1.5″, 2″, or 2.5″ charm squares, get out your scraps, and start cutting. Cut some for you, and some to swap. Please use only 100% cotton fabric that is suitable for quilting. When you hold it up to the light, you should not be able to see through it. Homespuns or flannels should not be used for this swap. Yes, a few solids are fine in a set, and if you have the pinked-edge pre-cut charms a few of them can be included as well. Hopefully, your fabric has been pre-washed before cutting, but that may not always be possible. Be sure to use good cutting practices while preparing your charms, no selvages, never torn, no ripped-out stitch holes showing, and so on. No one cuts perfectly, but strive for accuracy in your cutting.

For this swap, if you are interested in one inch charms, please cut two-inch charms to swap. You will have more people available to swap with, although you will have to quarter the ones you receive.

Novelty Charms

Novelty charms are fun in these quilts!

Keep cutting. Fussy cut some fun novelties. Solids, stripes, plaids, prints, metallics, embellished, almost anything goes. Bust up as much stash as you want. Cut up strips and charm squares that you are not using.

Make sets of 100 to swap. Count them out into stacks of 100, with no duplicates in each stack. (Large-scale prints may read as different fabrics when cut into small charms, which is acceptable.) So every set of 100 charms will have no duplicates, and is a UNIQUE set. If you cut 400 squares from 400 fabrics, you have four unique sets. If you cut 400 squares, 4 each from 100 fabrics, you have four matching sets. OK, that may sound confusing, but think of it this way: with unique sets, you could swap them all to one person, but with matching sets, you would swap one set to each of four people, so no duplicates came through!* Don’t sweat it, justRed Star Means Changedholler if you are stuck. If you have 100 charms to swap, you will get 100 charms back. If you have 800 charms to swap, you can get 800 charms back. You are limited to swapping 1-8 sets in each charm size you select.

*Note: A UNIQUE set has each one different. Two UNIQUE sets have 200 different fabrics. If you only have one set, with all different fabrics, it is UNIQUE. Two MATCHING SETS means that you have two sets cut from 100 different fabrics, but each set is the same. The sets match each other. A goal with postage stamp quilts is to have few or no repeats, so ‘coordinated sets’ – say with 4 each of 25 fabrics, are not acceptable for this swap. That said, however, some duplicates are acceptable in Newbie Sets, read below.

Keep some for yourself. Set aside the number of these stacks that you want to keep for your own stash, after all, they are YOUR little treasures! Once you get started, you may want to make more than one quilt.
Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot comSign-Up To Swap!

A favorite Postage Stamp Quilt.

My classic PSQ that I made with over 4,000 two-inch charms.

Now that you have cut and counted, you are ready to sign-up to swap. I will be matching you up to one or more other swappers, and emailing you both so you can share mailing addresses. I will be getting those emails off as fast as I can, but please do not worry if you do not hear before March 31st! (Remember, I have a job and write two blogs, so it takes me a little while to pull it all together.) Once you have the swap info, you should contact your partner/s and arrange for mailing your charms and get them out within one week.

SWAPPERS! Anytime between September 20-October 5, 2014, leave a comment below ON THIS POST ONLY, stating each of these items: (it will be helpful if you use the numbers to answer.) Update 10/6/2014: This sign-up period is now closed. The ninth swap will be during the month of April 2015, dates to be announced.

  1. Your first name, middle initial, and the first letter of your last name. (I am asking for more info, as last time I had three people named Cathy R. sign up, two from the same state, and I messed up their swap partners.).
  2. Your City, State or Territory, and Country.
  3. Are you willing to swap with people in other countries? (Often more variety, but higher postage rates may apply. Check out the postage rate discussion included in my 10/6/2013 post.)
  4. What size charms you want to swap, 2.5, 2 or 1.5 inches. If you are doing a 1 inch project please swap 2 inch charms.
  5. How many UNIQUE sets or MATCHING sets of 100 you have to swap. LIMIT 8 SETS per charm size.
  6. How many NEWBIE GIFTS you have to share.
  7. A brief comment progress report on what you are doing with your charms. Please, start sewing asap, do not just save charms!

Please DO NOT include your email address or your mailing address in your comment below! You email address is held privately when you submit the comment form. By joining the swap, you are giving me permission to share your email information with your swap partner/s.

Here is a sample blank SWAPPER comment, you could copy it and replace the info with your own:
1- Mary E. W.
2- St. Paul, MN, USA.
3- Yes Int’l.
4- two inches.
5- three matching sets, and two unique sets
6- two Newbie gifts.
7- After I finish two wedding quilts, I will finish my 7th PSQ this year for sure.

If you swapped in previous swaps through The Curious Quilter, an effort will be made to give you different swap partner/s this round, to help you get more diversity in your charm stash. But this will not always be possible, so please just enjoy what comes your way!

Red Star Means ChangedBefore you sign up, double-check that your charms are all set to mail! That is why we have a week to sign up, if you want to swap but aren’t through cutting your sets, do not sign-up until you finish cutting and counting them. Please do not directly point a comment at another swapper asking them to swap with you. The only sharing of info between swappers should be through me. I am not trying to be controlling, REALLY, just trying to keep it fair.
Lovely Color Sorted Charms
NEWBIE QUILTERS! Are you requesting a NEWBIE SET? Read those rules below. You can only be a NEWBIE once, though. To actually sign-up, any time between September 20-October 5, 2014, leave a comment below, stating each of these items: (it will be helpful if you use the numbers to answer, you can copy and paste sample below and type over my info.) Update 10/6/2014: This sign-up period is now closed. The ninth swap will be during the month of April 2015, dates to be announced.

  1. Your first name, middle initial, and the first letter of your last name.
  2. Your City, State or Territory, and Country.
  3. What size charms you are collecting, 2.5, 2 or 1.5 inches. If you are doing a 1 inch project please request 2 inch charms.
  4. A brief comment about what you are planning to make with your little squares; or share some comments about progress on your project.

Please DO NOT include your email address or your mailing address! You email address is held privately when you submit the comment form. By signing up for Newbie Gift/s, you are giving me permission to share your email information with your donor/s.

Red Star Means Changed*Note: Please Do Not Share Info once you get your swap lists! I really am not a total control freak, but I work hard to keep swapping fun. So I have a firm reminder for everyone. Looking ahead to the matching, please remember that you simply can not share your swapper’s names and emails with other swappers. This is a privacy issue, as well as a swapping issue. Also, do not offer to swap with people in the comments, all matching is done behind the scenes, not by comments.

Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot comNEWBIE GIFT INFORMATION!

What is a Newbie Gift?

Two Inch Treasure Frames

There are many ways to use PSQ charms, even if you do not have thousands of them.

A Newbie Gift is a set of 50 fabric charms in the size requested. All fabrics must be suitable for quilting, with no homespuns or flannels. Preferably, all 50 fabrics will be different, but, since these are probably ‘overstash’ from a seasoned quilter, some duplicates will be acceptable. (After all, the new quilter can trade them with a fellow quilter.) In no case shall a set include fewer than 25 different fabrics, so two of each.

Who Donates Them?
Any quilter with charms to spare! As you probably know, most quilters are very generous people. They may be stash-busting, or have duplicates to share. Or they just may take delight in helping stash-less quilters become fabric addicts!

Red Star Means ChangedBut they are donations, not swaps, so they REALLY MUST GET an email when the gift gets to you. Sounds so basic, but well over half of our NEWBIES in the past have not acknowledged receiving their gifts. Do let your donor know!

Who Can Receive Newbie Gifts?
Red Star Means ChangedAny quilter who has insufficient stash to create a charm set of 100 different fabrics AND HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY REQUESTED NEWBIE SETS! you will receive one or more Newbie Gifts depending on how many donors sign up! But please note, if you sign-up to swap, you cannot receive a Newbie Gift. While you are waiting for gifts, you might enjoy my PSQ tutorial. Then, keep cutting so you can be a SWAPPER in the next round of swaps. When you GET your gifts, remember to send your donor an email letting them know it arrived safely. (I simply cannot stress that enough!)

How Do I Participate?
Follow the directions in the Sign-Up section, above! Donors, use the SWAPPER instructions. New quilters will find their own instructions there as well.

How Can I Build My Stash?
Red Star Means ChangedOur Newbie Gift Goddess from 2012, BARB K., had a few super ideas for building your own stash quickly, and moving into being a swapper.

  1. Join a local quilt group, as quilters are always willing to share the wealth. Ask for small pieces they don’t need anymore, tell them why!
  2. Check at your local quilt shops, one near Barb has a basket that people leave their leftovers!
  3. recycle or freecyle! Check online for local free-cycle sites, Craigslist, and more. Join these groups locally online and place an ad that you are looking for unwanted fabric suitable for quilting. You will have to pick it up.
  4. Buy SMALL! Buy from your local quilt shop, or the chain stores like Joann’s and Hancock Fabrics. Barb buys a 3″ piece when they are on sale and cuts it into squares. Most of the time the fabric piece is around 35-50 cents. She doesn’t know how small a quilt shop will cut but most Joann’s and Hancock’s will cut as small as 2″ BUT allow for crooked cutting and shrinking and get at least half an inch extra. (Mary says: When I find nifty small novelties, but feel broke, I treat myself to an eighth of a yard, and get as many fussy-cuts as I can out of that!)

Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot comHave fun! Keep watching for more Postage Stamp Quilt goodness. And thanks so much for taking part!! Oh, and do not forget to start SEWING the charms together. Collecting is fun, but a finished quilt is an accomplishment. And a QUILT is the goal of all this swapping!!
Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot comHere is the SWAP sign-up model, repeated so you can copy, paste, and change to share your own info:

Update 10/6/2014: This sign-up period is now closed. The ninth swap will be during the month of April 2015, dates to be announced. Any time between September 20-October 5, 2014, leave a comment below ON THIS POST ONLY, stating each of these items: (it will be helpful if you use the numbers to answer)

  1. Your first name, middle initial, and the first letter of your last name.
  2. Your City, State or Territory, and Country.
  3. Are you willing to swap with people in other countries? (Often more variety, but higher postage rates may apply.)
  4. What size charms you want to swap, 2.5, 2 or 1.5 inches. If you are doing a 1 inch project please swap 2 inch charms.
  5. How many UNIQUE sets or MATCHING sets of 100 you have to swap. LIMIT 8 SETS per charm size.
  6. How many NEWBIE GIFTS you have to share.
  7. A brief comment progress report on what you are doing with your charms. Please, start sewing asap, do not just save charms!

Newbie request? Please scroll up for your sign-up directions.

Matches will be made after sign-up closes, and it takes a few days to a week to get that accomplished. Do be patient, please! Will there be another swap after this one? Of course!  The ninth swap will be during the month of April 2015, dates to be announced.

Happy swapping, and have fun drooling over little fabric charms!

Update 10/6/2014: This sign-up period is now closed. 

Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot comMarch 2014 PSQ Charm Swap Sign Up Begins © 2014 by The Curious Quilter, thecuriousquilter.net, maryeoriginals.com. All rights reserved.

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158 Responses to September 2014 Postage Stamp Charm Swap Begins!

  1. Curious to see if DJ or Nancy are FIRST to sign up! Or will someone beat them to it??

    • Bernie T says:

      1. Bernie T.
      2. Hesperus, CO, USA
      3. Yes to international
      4. Collecting all sizes, please
      5. Have packaged and ready to ship the following swaps:
      -8 matching sets of 1.5″ that are 100 count each
      -8 matching sets of 2″ that are 100 count each
      -8 matching sets of 2.5″ that are 100 count each

      6. Have packaged & ready to ship the following newbie gifts:
      -2 newbie sets of 50 count each

      7. This is my third swap. I tried sewing some squares together randomly and didn’t like the way it was looking so in Novemer our guild is doing a watercolor quilt where I plan to use the charms I have received. It should be beautiful. Thank you Mary for all the hard work you put into doing these swaps.

  2. wildfiresnow says:

    1- J Snow W
    2- Mooresville, NC, USA.
    3- Yes Int’l.
    4- two inches.
    5- eight unique-ish sets (they might share some similar fabrics between them; should I say matching instead?)
    6- four Newbie gifts — MUCH love to the four folks who sent me Newbie gifts last swap!!
    7- I swear I’m going to get a queen size quilt made with my postage stamp charms, but I’m still collecting enough. Soon!!

  3. jfruehwirth says:

    1. S. Jane F
    2. Brandon, SD, USA
    3. Yes, international
    4. 2 and 2 1/2″
    5. 8 matching sets each
    6. 2 newbies
    7. Piecing together 3 quilts…1 for each college 2 children, one boy and girl and a king size quilt for my husband and I.

  4. Nancy Robinson says:

    1. Nancy L. R.
    2. Bridgewater Corners, Vermont
    3. Yes, international
    4. 2.5 inch
    5. 8 matching sets
    6. I can do several newbie gifts
    7. Sewing charms together from last fall’s exchange

    Mary, thank you for taking this on again – it is so much fun!

  5. Deb Lovejoy says:

    1. Deb S. L.
    2.Central City, Nebraska
    3. No international if possible (money tight right now sorry)
    4. 2 inch
    5. 8 matching sets
    6. I have 4 newbie gifts ready in 2 inch size also
    7. I was a newbie last time and have also since been gifted fabric from others nearby, sewing together to make a queen size quilt. I love seeing how I am getting better at matching seams as I also have only quilted for about a year 🙂

  6. Karen Thurn says:

    1. Karen L. T.
    2. Bismarck ND USA
    3. I am a newbie and need help collecting 2.5 and 1.5 inch squares.
    4. I plan to sew them together and make a quilt. I saw a postage stamp quilt made with the 1.5 and 2.5 inch squares on the MN Quilt Hop this summer and just loved it. But I don’t have a lot of fabric variety yet since I’ve just started. I know it’ll take a while but one has to start somewhere. I’ve just retired and winters are long and cold in ND with lots of time for sewing and quilting. I’ve been waiting for something just like this and would appreciate any help and charms that you can send my way. Thanks.

  7. 1. Cathy M.L. (new to this swap this year but not new to swapping)
    2. Long Grove, IA, USA
    3. yes, international is fine
    4. 1.5 and 2.5
    5. 8 matching 1.5 and 2 matching 2.5
    6. I have 2 newbie 1.5 sets
    7. Several 1.5 inch ps quilts are in progress and have finished several 2.5 inch over the years.

    • Bunny Eisele says:

      1- Bunny E.
      2- Denver, CO
      3- No to international
      4- 2.5
      5- 8 Unique
      6- two Newbie gifts.
      7- I’m still collecting, but I’ve got a couple of patterns in mind for when I am ready to go

  8. djmat says:

    1. djmat
    2. Broken Arrow, OK, USA
    3. No to international
    4. Collecting all sizes, please
    5. Have packaged and ready to ship the following swaps:

    8 sets of 1.5″ that are 100 count each
    8 sets of 2″ that are 100 count each
    8 sets of 2.5″ that are 100 count each

    6. Have packaged & ready to ship the following newbie gifts:
    4 newbie sets of 1.5″ that are 50 count each
    4 newbie sets of 2″ that are 50 count each
    4 newbie sets of 2.5″ that are 50 count each

    Glad to help Mary with the Newbie assignments. Thanks to all the generous swappers for putting together newbie sets of 50 count each! Mary will direct us when the time comes to assign newbies, have fun everyone!!!

    Hugs,
    dj

  9. Jess Barlow says:

    1. Jessica L Barlow.
    2. Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia
    3. Yes happy to swap int. but if possible a few aussie partners would be great 🙂
    4. Have packaged and ready to swap the following:

    5 matching sets of 100 2″ squares.
    1 unique set of 100 2.5″ squares
    2 matching sets of 100 1.5″ squares

    5. As above.
    6. Zero this time 😦
    7. I’m sewing a checkerboard 2″ postage stamp quilt with alternating white squares and fussy cut animals. It’s taking a LONG time but hoping I’ll be lucky enough to have a few animal squares come through in this swap. You can check out progress at http://www.jessmadethis.com

    Thanks Mary for once again putting on such a fabulous swap – very excited!

  10. Sharon Jones says:

    1. Sharon E U Jones
    2. Cloncurry QLD Australia
    3. Yes, international
    4. 2 inch
    5. 8 matching sets each
    6. 2 newbies
    7. Still collecting, and piecing together for a Queen size bed quilt, which is coming along nicely and slowly.

  11. Lydia W. says:

    1. Lydia A. W.
    2. Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
    3. Yes to international.
    4. 2″ squares
    5. I have 3 matching sets and 1 unique set.
    6. None this time
    7. I am over 20 blocks in of 64 2″ squares, all unique, but have a ways to go to make my queen!

    Thanks, Mary!

  12. Brooke Lindenman says:

    1- Brooke Lindenman
    2- Grinnell, Iowa
    3- Yes, International
    4- Two inches
    5- Eight matching sets
    6- No newbie gifts this time
    7- Finished a scrappy twin-ish size quilt top after the last swap, collecting for the next one. 🙂 So addicting.

  13. PeginCO says:

    1. Peggy D. R.
    2. Parker, CO
    3. Not this time.
    Are you willing to swap with people in other countries? (Often more variety, but higher postage rates may apply. Check out the postage rate discussion included in my 10/6/2013 post.)
    4. 2.5″
    5. 8 semi-matching sets (most fabrics the same, may be a few different)
    6. Not this time
    7. I have made a few pot holders/mug rugs, but mostly I am saving up to do a large quilt. I have the pattern, and after receiving this round, I’ll start making the blocks.

  14. Barbara F says:

    Barbara F 2. Newport News,va 3. No international 4. 2.5

  15. Eve Roth says:

    1. Eve R
    2. Airdrie, AB Canada
    3. No, to international this time
    4. 2.5 ”
    5. 8 sets ready to go
    6. No
    7. Saving to do a quilt.
    Thanks Mary for all your hard work♥️

  16. Pam Mamon says:

    1. Pam J M
    2. Tucson, AZ, USA
    3. Yes to International
    4. 2″ and 2.5″
    5. 3 matching sets of each
    6. 2 newbie, (1 of each size)
    7. I have made 1 PSQ for myself and love it, made 1 for one of my sons for Christmas last year, and am currently working on 2 more. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into this!

  17. Mindy Roberts says:

    1) Mindy L. R.
    2) Sherman,TX
    3) yes, international
    4) 2″
    5) I have ready to mail 8- 2″ matching sets.
    6) I have ready to mail 2-2″ newbie sets.
    7) I made a ps quilt in 2012 using charms from previous swaps. It is my personal favorite cuddle quilt. I’m ready to start on another ps quilt.

  18. Melissa says:

    1. Melissa A B
    2. Merrillville, in, usa
    3. No intl
    4. Two unique sets
    5. None
    6. Currently two projects, 16 patch and pinwheel and Arkansas road.

  19. Rosemarie A.Mullenix
    Richfield,MN USA
    no intl
    6 matching 2.5 sets
    none
    1st time just starting o postage quilt

  20. Denise says:

    1. Denise
    2. Melbourne, Australia
    3. Yes
    4. 5 matching 1.5 inch & 1 2.5 inch sets
    5. 1 1.5 inch newbie set
    6. I’m very naughty since I haven’t touched my PSQ since last swap😢

  21. coleandtaffy says:

    1- Michelle A. H.
    2- Sydney, Australia
    3- Prefer Australia, but OK for international
    4- 2.5″
    5- 2 sets (half matching!)
    6- 1 newbie set
    7- Just started cutting squares for my first postage stamp quilt. I have about 400 so far!

  22. Brenda Roth says:

    1. Brenda J.R.
    2. Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    3. Yes, please!
    4. Two inch squares, all ready
    5. 8 matching sets
    6. 4 newbie sets
    7. My son LOVES geography and I would like to make him a quilt with pieces from as many different countries as possible.

  23. MARILOU K H
    MOORESVILLE NC, USA
    INT’L YES
    2.5
    I HAVE 2 SETS READY AND 1 SET FOR A NEWBIE

  24. Emily Reznechek says:

    1. Emily, K, R
    2. Rochester, MN, United States
    3. I am a newbie and would appreciate help collecting 1.5″ squares.
    4. I participated in the Minnesota quilt hop with my parents and saw beautiful postage stamp quilts through the hop. It will take some time to collect the charms but this will absolutely help! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  25. Carrie says:

    1. Carrie D. B.
    2. St. Charles, MO, USA
    3. Yes international!
    4. 2 1/2 inches
    5. 8 matching sets
    6. 2 newbie gifts
    7. I’m still working on my scrappy Irish Chain as leader/enders.

    This is my fourth swap!! Mary, Thank you for hosting this again.

  26. Rhi H says:

    1. Rhiannon J. H.
    2. Wales, UK.
    3. Yes, International.
    4. 2”
    5. 8 matching sets.
    6. 1 newbie gift.
    7. Hoping to make a lap quilt.
    Thank you for organizing this, Mary. Excited to be a part of the swap again!

  27. snausages22 says:

    Hi, I would like to apply for a Newbee gift, please.
    !. Jacqueline F. V.
    2. Pitt Meadows, BC Canada
    3. 2″ squares please.
    4. I am anxious to start a Bonnie Hunter project from one of her books, that I got for Christmas last year!
    Thanks for your consideration!
    JVH

  28. 1. Patricia F Mc.
    2. Lakehills, Texas, USA
    3. International OK
    4. 2 inch charms.
    5. 8 MATCHING sets of 2″ charms
    6. 5 NEWBIE GIFTS of 2″ charms
    7. I have 3 queen size quilt tops ready to quilt but just haven’t had time. My goal is to finish these 3 in October/ November as Christmas gifts & then make each of my 2 granddaughters a small quilt. I’ve been able to participate in all but one of these swaps & I love them! Thank you so very much Mary!

  29. 1. Susan J. H.
    2. Laytonsville, MD, USA
    3. Yes international
    4. 2″
    5. 8 matching sets ready to send
    6. 2 newbie gifts ready
    7. I will make something completely awesome with all the squares I receive from new friends.

  30. Clara Zolud says:

    Hi, I would like to apply for a Newbie gift, please. I just found you, thanks to a dear friend!
    1. Clara L Zolud
    2. Canyon Country, CA
    4. 2.5 inch squares
    I am currently using my 2.5 in. sqrs. to make HEXIES, hopefully one day I will have enough for a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt.

  31. Sandra Gross says:

    1. Sandra L. G.
    2. Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    3. I am willing to swap with people in other countries.
    4. I have 2 inch charms to swap.
    5. I have 8 matching sets of 100 to swap.
    6. I have 4 NEWBIE GIFTS to share.
    7. This is my first time doing this and I am excited to share and excited to receive!

  32. Margaret Shifflett says:

    Requesting a newbie set, please
    1. Margaret H S
    2. Harrisonburg, VA
    3. 2″ squares
    4. Am a quilter but never worked with postage stamp quilts before. Looking forward to beginning a PSQ.

  33. Debbie Meade says:

    1. Debbie L. M.
    2. New Carlisle, OH USA
    3. Yes to International
    4. 2 inches
    5. 7 Matching sets
    6. 2 Newbie gifts
    7. This is my 3rd swap. I make a 64 piece square from each partner and will eventually piece those together. I am saving some from each partner to plan a ‘rainbow’ PSQ at some point.

    I’ve had my packages ready for months just waiting on the swap! Thanks for all your work on these swaps Mary!

  34. 1. Jacqueline c. T.
    2. Durand, Wisconsin, USA
    3. Yes to international!!
    4. 2.5 inches
    5. I have 8 matching sets ready to go!
    6. I have 2 newbie gifts ready to go.
    7. I made a few PS blocks for an online bee I belong to and loved how fun they were to make and how they looked. I have a son graduating from High School this spring and I want to make him a PSQ. All my older children have their quilts, he needs a new one too!! Plan on tackling this at a quilt retreat I have in November. Thank you for running this swap!!

  35. cathywhitby says:

    1- Cathy W
    2- New South Wales, Australia
    3- Yes Int’l.
    4- 2.5 inches.
    5- 6 unique sets
    6- 2 Newbie gifts.
    7- Just started. I will probably just stitch randomly until I like it.

  36. Beverly Dean says:

    I do not have enough stash to participate in this year’s swap, but should be set for the next one.
    I would love to receive a newbie gift of 2″ squares as I have recently started hand stitching scrappy 9 patches that hopefully will become a PSQ.

  37. linda newman says:

    1- Linda J. N.
    2- Dallas, TX
    3- Yes Int’l but only 2 spots
    4- two inches. –
    5- 5 unique sets (but some squares match in each set
    6- one Newbie set of 2 inches
    7- thinking of double or triple Irish chains

  38. linda newman says:

    1- linda J N
    2- dallas, Tx
    3- no intl
    4- 2.5 inches
    5- four matching sets,
    6- no newbie (did one in 2 inch)
    7- I just finished the top of a pink and green “rhubarb pie” quilt with all 2.5 inch squares

  39. linda newman says:

    1-linda j n
    2- dallas, TX
    3- no intl
    4. 1.5
    5-one set
    6-none
    7- miniquilt

  40. Jenny Doyle says:

    Hi I would like to be considered for a Newbie gift pack! Thankyou!
    1. Jennifer R D
    2. Adelaide, Australia
    3. I am collecting 1.5 inch squares
    4. After making a needle book using 1.5 inch squares and hst last year, I have been inspired to make a postage stamp quilt graduated by color and value hopefully – similar to the one at this link:http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_ho6Ume7OHQ/Uvrj9cjYpKI/AAAAAAAAHT8/MIXaSxu6oLc/s1600/Image.jpg
    thanks for the opportunity!

  41. Donna Clement says:

    1. Donna GC
    2. Greenville, NC, USA
    3. Yes to international
    4. 2.5 inch
    5. 4 matching sets
    6. 1 newbie gift
    7. I’ve made one checkerboard pattern with 2.5 inch squares, about 60×60 inches. I’m hooked!

  42. Robin says:

    I would love to ask for a newbie gift if a generous quilter still has some to offer!

    1. Robin S. M.
    2. Augusta, GA
    3. 2 inch, or 2.5 inch. As a newbie I’m not picky!!
    4. I am wanting to make a PSQ collecting bits and pieces from all over, as a young quilter I am hoping my stash builds up by the by the next swap so I can sign up for one then.

  43. 1. Alison L. S.
    2. Pleasant Hill, MO USA
    3. 1.5″
    4. I have just started quilting about a year ago, but do not have any charms yet. I saw a quilt at the Kansas Troubles in Bennington, KS that used a postage stamp 1″ finished center. I would like to make a similar one. It does not have to be KT fabric. I like this size because it was fun to make the 9 patch for the baby quilt I just finished. These could be my leader/enders for a long while. I would love to make a twin size quilt for the extra bed in my home that does not have a quilt yet.

  44. Vicki Walch says:

    1. Vicki I W
    2. Iowa City, IA USA
    3. Yes to international swaps
    4. 2.5″ and 2″
    5. Five matching 2.5″ sets, five matching 2″ sets
    6. Two 2.5″ newbie gifts
    7. Working on two PSQs, one using contemporary fabrics, the other using “traditional” ones.I’m so glad you’re continuing to do this. It’s so much fun to participate and see the wide variety of fabrics as the PS squares arrive!

  45. Sarah Barnes says:

    1. Sarah Z. B.
    2. Linthicum, MD USA
    3. Yes to international
    4. 2.5″ charms
    5. 2 matching sets
    6. 1 Newbie set 2″
    7. Just saw your blog recently and am very excited to do something with scraps

  46. Susan says:

    1- Susan E. S.
    2- Negaunee, MI, USA.
    3- No Int’l.
    4- two inches.
    5- 8 matching sets
    6- 3 Newbie gifts.
    7- Finished my first PSQ and gave it to my son. Want to start another one for myself!

  47. JLVerde says:

    1. Jenny L G.
    2. Pittsburgh, PA
    3. Yes, international
    4. 2.5 inch
    5. 3 matching sets
    6. 2 newbie sets (2.5 inch)
    7. I’ve neglected my PSQ project for so long, so I’m setting a goal to work on it from now until I receive my swaps to see how much I can get done (I know it will go fast once I just get back to it).

    Thanks for doing this swap, I love it.

  48. I would love to ask for a newbie gift

    1. Heather A. P.
    2. Baltimore Maryland
    3. 2.5 inch
    4. I would love to make a rainbow PSQ but for my first one I will probably stick with the traditional random psq.

  49. Jennifer Robertson says:

    1 – Jen R.
    2 – Freeport, Pennsylvania
    3 – No to International this time around (sorry)
    4 – 2-inch
    5 – 5 matching sets
    6 – No newbie sets this time around
    7 – I am bad. I am still collecting and playing with the squares, but I am oh so close to starting to sew!!

    • Some evening why not start chaining pairs together?

      • Jennifer Robertson says:

        I finally have them separated according to light and darks in case I choose to alternate them, but then on the other hand, I am tempted to grab a paper bag and toss them in and sew them together how ever they get picked from the bag. I know I do not want to have it too controlled or planned.

      • If you have no duplicates, or don’t care about duplicates, I recommend the bag! Allow yourself permission to not chain two almost identical ones together if you want. Besides, if you chain up a lot of them, you can then draw THEM out of a bag for more randomness!

  50. Susan Hartley says:

    1. Susan R. H.
    2. Clearwater, FL
    3. No international
    4. 2.5 inch squares
    5. 3 matching sets
    6. 1 newbie gift
    7. I am working on a Bonnie Hunter scrap quilt.

  51. Shannon B says:

    1. Shannon E. B.
    2. San Antonio, Texas, USA
    3. Yes, International
    4. 2″ sq.
    5. 8 matching sets
    6. No newbie
    7. Farther along than last swap! Chainstitching 8 patches!! This has been a great Leader/Enders project!

  52. Bobbie G. Machart says:

    1- Bobbie G. M.
    2- The Woodlands, TX, USA.
    3- Yes Int’l.
    4- two inches.
    5- two matching sets
    6- one Newbie gift
    7- I am working on a PS bed runner

  53. Liane says:

    1- Liane F. B.
    2- Aurora, CO,USA.
    3- Yes Int’l.
    4- two inches.
    5- eight matching sets,
    6- two 2 inch matching and two 1.5 inch matching Newbie gifts.
    7- Working on a rainbow trip around the world queen size and looking to do something watercolor style after that.

    So excited to join the swap!

  54. Carolyn in NC says:

    1. Carolyn B W
    2. Pittsboro, NC/ USA
    3. US only please
    4. 2.5
    5. two sets (not identical but some fabrics overlapping)
    6. let’s count my 1st attempt to swap with you a newbie gift (even though I’m the newbie here)
    7. I love scrap quilts with four patches and nine patches (and I SPY type quilts, too)

  55. Lori Mahar says:

    1. Lori A.M.
    2. Kensington, PE, Canada
    3. yes, Int’l
    4. 2 ” and 2.5″
    5. 1 unique set 2″, 3 matching sets 2″
    3 unique sets 2.5″, 4 matching sets 2.5″
    6. 1 newbie gift 2″ and 1 newbie gift 2.5″
    7. I am making a scrappy Irish Chain, and have plans to make. a few more Bonnie Hunter patterns.

  56. jill lombard says:

    jill a l
    san diego, ca
    yes, intl
    2 and 2.5
    1 unique set of each
    no newbie
    while daughter in hospital making charm quilts is therapeutic!

  57. Nancy says:

    1. Nancy L S
    2. Pittsburgh, PA
    3. Yes-Int’l
    4. 1 inch, 2 inch and 2.5 inch
    5. 1 inch– 3 matching sets
    2 inch–5 matching sets
    2.5 inch–3 matching sets
    6. 1 inch–1 “newbie” set
    2.5 inch–1 “newbie” set
    7. Still collecting. Hope to begin sewing this winter.

  58. 1. Mimi Kočanová
    2. Bratislava, Slovakia
    3. Yes, international (and I don´t mind swapping with the previous swap partners)
    4. 2″
    5. 8 matching sets
    6. 2 newbie sets
    7. I have made a 1000-piece rainbow wall hanger and some smaller projects using 2″ charms. I have 2 big works in progress (tops ready): a king size bead spread and a wall hanger in autumn colours. Hope to finish them soon.

  59. Wanda Harrison says:

    Newbie here! This looks like so much fun!
    1. Wanda W. H.
    2. Pelzer, SC, USA
    3. 2.5″, or any size will be fine since I really don’t know what I’m doing 😏
    4. I hope to make a bed-size quilt. My Mama used to make quilts out of very small scraps left from making my dresses. She really did use flour sacks for some. Looking forward to participating in this. I’ve only made 2 quilts, so I don’t have much stash at this point. Thanks to all of you who are so generous to share.

  60. 1- Linda M D
    2- Coralville IA
    3- Yes Int’l.
    4- two inches.
    5- two matching sets (I’m so behind on cutting!)
    6- no Newbie gifts, (I’m so behind on cutting!)
    7- I’m ready to start on my third PSQ, the second is ready for quilting and gifting!

  61. Jaime Bruner says:

    1- Jaime M. B.
    2- San Francisco, CA; USA.
    3- no international.
    4- two inches.
    5- eight matching sets
    6- one Newbie gift.
    7- Just learned about leaders and enders, picked out a pattern and making slow but steady progress on my ps quilt.

  62. Sandra says:

    1. Sandra L. S.
    2. Columbia SC USA
    3. Yes, Intl
    4. 2.5 inches
    5. 4 sets (sets not identical but each contains fabrics from other sets)
    6. None
    7. Working on 1st PSQ

  63. Nicole says:

    1. Nicole A.H.
    2. Victoria, BC
    3. North America is preferred but a few overseas will be fine.
    4. 2.5″!!!
    5. I can’t think how to express this in the least confusing way. I have 2×4 matching sets. (I can swap 200 fabrics to the same person, 4 times. Or I can send out 8 sets to 8 people).
    6. Sorry newbies 8(
    7. My husband likes our “scrap vomit” quilt a la Katy Jones from “I’m a Ginger Monkey” so much I’m making another one, but this one with stars in it, more like Sarah Fielke’s pixelated star quilt.

    Thanks for co-ordinating all this for us!

    • Nicole says:

      I’m totally changing my numbers. I cut all that new fabric into squares and didn’t keep any for myself!
      UPDATED:
      5. 6 sets, either 200 to 3 people, or 100 to six people
      6. 1 newbie set to give away!

  64. Micheline Smith says:

    A newbie gift would be really appreciated 🙂
    1. Micheline J. S.
    2. Marathon, Ontario, Canada
    3. 2″ (or whatever is available!)
    4. I am collecting to do a scrappy Irish chain and someday a PSQ.

  65. 1- Sharon R C.
    2- Des Moines, IA
    3- Some international is ok
    4- 2.5
    5- 8 matching
    6- two Newbie gifts.
    7- I’ve been moving pieces around to find a great visual pattern. The pieces I get this trade will make the difference. Thanks to those I have traded with in the past! I’m always amazed at how wonderfully different your fabric choices are from mine!

  66. Laura J Reifsnider says:

    1.Laura J. R.
    2.Mt. Airy, MD, USA
    3.2″ Charms
    4. I am new to quilting and want to make each of my 3 daughters a scrappy quilt. This will give me a great start. THANKS so much!

  67. Sharon Ingalls says:

    1. Sharon M I.
    2. Avon Park,Florida
    3. I’m a Newbie
    4. 2 inch
    5. I have a few patterns in mine but not sure what I’m going to do yet

  68. Karen E. Cawthon says:

    Newbie this year.
    1. Karen E. C.
    2. King George, VA, USA
    3. 2.5″
    4. Being a Newbie I want to make a postage stamp quilt of different fabrics. I have never done this before so am looking forward to doing this.

  69. 1. Victoria C. P.
    2. Gilmanton Iron Works, NH, USA
    3. USA only, please.
    4. Two inch charms.
    5. Six matching sets
    6. One Newbie Gift
    7. I have started sewing them into two-sies as a leader ender for a classic Postage Stamp Quilt. Thank you so very much for this swap! -Vic in NH

  70. Lee says:

    1-Lee A D.
    2-Calgary, AB Canada
    3-Yes
    4-2.5″
    5- 2 matching sets
    6-no newbie sets
    7-all my charms from the previous swaps have been sewn into colour blocks of 16, The blocks are ready to be sewn together. Two other quilts have been made and gifted already from these swaps.

  71. Monique Nugent says:

    1. Monique E N
    2. Sydney, NSW Australia
    3. Happy to post internationally
    4. 1.5″
    5. One set of unique
    6. No newbie as just started collecting material!
    7. Just started collecting – have the matching 100 to this set. But would love to make a lap quilt initially.
    Thanks for organising

  72. Jeannie Dubbelde says:

    1- Jeannie J. D.
    2- Garretson SD USA
    3- yes to international
    4- 2in & 2.5in
    5- 8 sets each
    6- 4 2.0 and 4 2.5 newbies
    7- I am working on my second PSQ.

  73. Linda V says:

    1. Linda M. V.
    2. Jacksonville, FL
    3. Yes to international
    4. 2.5
    5. 1 unique
    6. no newbie
    7. This is my first swap. I’d like to try one of the tops I saw on the Flickr page.

  74. TarenLK says:

    1. Taren L K
    2. Anchorage, AK, US
    3. I’m a newbie to quilting (I began only a few months ago) and am requesting 2.5″ squares
    4. I LOVE the homey, cozy, and happy look of a random PS quilt and would love to be able to start one to have as a WIP between projects or when I need a break from whatever I’m working on but still want to sew!

    Thanks so much for not only organizing this swap, which I’m excited to participate as a SWAPPER in the next one, but for having this newbie option. It is so kind, helpful, and generous!

  75. Bonnie Sharpe says:

    1 – Bonnie L S
    2 – Culpeper, VA, USA
    3 – No to international
    4 – 2 inch
    5 – 3 Matching sets.
    6 – 2 Newbie sets
    7 – Still collecting but plan to start sewing in 2015!

  76. Debbie G.H. says:

    1. Debbie G.H.
    2. Near CR, IA, US
    3. Yes, Intl
    4. 1.5″
    5. 8 matching
    6. 2 Newbie, 1.5″
    7. Since I was a newbie last time, I’m still working on the same quilt pattern as before (with 2.5″ squares and 2.5″x4.5″ bricks to fill it out). But I’ve been piecing the little squares as I’ve worked on other things–a la Bonnie Hunter!

  77. neyenhs says:

    Sue G. N.
    Macungie, PA, USA, 18062
    I’m willing to pay international postage
    2.5″ charms, please
    I’m requesting a NEWBIE GIFT, please
    I hope to make 3 quilts (for my grandchildren). I hope to have enough fabric so that I can swap in the next round. Your gift will be greatly appreciated and graciously acknowledged!!!!!!

  78. Jayne LaLonde says:

    1. Jayne A.
    2. Groton, CT
    3. Yes, yes, yes to international
    4. 2″
    5. 8 matching
    6. 8 newbie
    7. I am still patiently collecting and sewing my sets as I quîlt for everyone’s bdays and now, with Christmas coming up my sewing machine is busier than ever!

  79. brandy says:

    1- brandy l. y
    2- bluffton, sc, USA.
    3- Yes Int’l.
    4- 2.5 inches.
    5- two matching sets, and two unique sets
    6- 0 newbie gifts
    7- will start ps quilt for me/almost finished ps started from last swap as a gift for uncle.

  80. Elizabeth Carter says:

    1- Elizabeth S C
    2- Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
    3- Yes to international
    4- 2 inch
    5- 8 matching sets
    6 – Four newbie sets 1- 1.5 set, 2 – 2 in sets and one 2.5 set
    7 – I took a long time to get started because I counted my swap charms but NOT the ones I had cut for myself (slaps forhead). Once I realized I had enough for the first project on my list I haven’t stopped cutting and sewing since. Currently hand quilting a blue/green baby charm quilt. My fav is the Film at Five pattern. Thanks to you Mary

  81. Teresa Fraley says:

    1.Teresa A F
    2.Newark Ohio
    3. 2.5
    4.This quilt looks like it would be fun and easy to do for a newbie.

  82. Fiona Hittler says:

    1 Fiona m h
    2 Cape Town South Africa
    3 I’m a newbie.have just discovered this site . 2″. Or 2.5″ squares will be great
    4 wanting to do Bonnie’s new quilt.

  83. Ashley says:

    1.Ashley N K
    2.Tulsa, OK.
    3. Preferably not
    4.2″
    5.2 matching sets of 2″.
    6. 1 NEWBIE GIFTS
    7. This is my first time swapping charms, so except for the ones I just cut myself, I don’t have any others.

  84. maramooo says:

    1- Marama
    2- South Korea this time.
    3- Yes to International!
    4- Two inches.
    5- Six semi matching sets (2″)
    6- One newbie gift (2″)
    7- I’m still working on a paper pieced hand stitched quilt.

  85. Corinna Wood says:

    1.Corinna M W.
    2.Manitoba, Canada
    3. Yes
    4. 2″
    5. 8 matching sets
    6. two newbie sets 2″
    7. I’ve just started my PSQ this fall and when I sat down and calculated how many fabrics I’d need I knew I’d need some help collecting. I’m so glad I saw your post on the Quiltville fb page!

  86. Okalea C says:

    1. Okalea C.
    2. Holly Hill, Florida. USA.
    3. I am a newbie so 2.5 inch would be great.
    4. I am very new to quilting. I would like to make my first Postage stamp quilt with them.

    Thank you for this great opportunity.

  87. Tami says:

    1- Tami L. M.
    2- Greenwood, IN, USA
    3- Yes Int’l. for one set only, please..
    4- two inches and two and a half inches.
    5- 8 matched sets (mostly) of 2″ and 3 matched sets (mostly) of 2 1/2″
    6- One each 2″ and 2 1/2″ newbie sets.
    7- I am still collecting, I hope to start on my postage stamp quilt sometime next year.

  88. Nina Talbrant says:

    1- Nina T
    2- Boraas, Sweden
    3- Yes Int’l.
    4- 2 and 2-1/2 inches.
    5- 2 inches – 8 matching sets, 2-1/2 inches – 4 matching sets
    6- 2 inches – 8 newbie gifts, 2-1/2 inches 6 newbie gifts.
    7- First big psq (2300 pieces) is now quilted, just binding to doo and I have done a lot of smaller projects. Have published the most of projects at Mary’s Flickr pages. Perhaps soon to make a simple indoor-jacket of squares? And I also enjoy sending newbie gifts, I know the feeling of recieving goodies.

  89. Alex Turner says:

    1.Alex MT.
    2.Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
    3. Yes
    4. 2.5 inch.
    5.4 matching sets.
    6.4.
    7. Still haven’t sewn the charms I received last year, but am inspired to start!

  90. Stacy McCaw says:

    Stacy M
    2- Manassas, VA
    3- No Int’l.
    4- two inches.
    5-8 ,matching
    6- none.
    7- still collecting

  91. Iris says:

    1. Iris
    2. Koeln, Germany
    3. Yes, international
    4. 1.5″ and 2″
    5. 1.5″: 4 matching sets and 2″: one set
    6. one newbie set 1.5″
    Since I started swapping these little charms I discovered my preference for the “scrappy look”, and I have included postage stamp size charms in other projects as well.
    Mary, these swaps are really fun! Thanks for organizing them!

  92. Melissa A. Wilkie says:

    1. Melissa A. W.
    2. Longview, Washington (the state)
    3. Yes, international
    4. 2.5 inch
    5. 8 sort of matching sets
    6. I can do a couple newbie gifts
    7 Just finished 2 60×80 tops from previous swaps. gonna start another one.

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  94. Ruthee says:

    1- Ruthee
    2- Jacksonville, Florida
    3- No to international
    4- 2.5
    5- I have 2 groups of 4 matching sets of 2.5″ squares, i.e., 4 matching sets of squares of 100 fabrics and another 4 matching sets of 100 matching fabrics.
    6- two Newbie gifts.
    7- Thinking about a Trip Around the World

  95. joyce hogan says:

    I would like to sign ffor the newbie postage stamp

  96. L.Jane O. says:

    1. L. Jane O.
    2. Texarkana, AR, USA
    3. NO to international
    4. Collecting all sizes, please
    5. 8 matching set of 1.5″ of 100 each
    8 matching sets of 2″ of 100 each
    8 matching sets of 2.5″ of 100 each
    6. Newbie sets: 1.5″ 2 unique sets of 50 each
    2″ 2 unique sets of 50 each
    2.5″ 2 unique sets of 50 each
    (The unique sets (2 of each size) are the same fabrics of the matching sets above)
    7. I plan to make a Postage Stamp Quilt and will probably have to swap several times to get enough squares….not sure what size I will make.

  97. Samantha Glorioso says:

    This is my first swap. Is this where I sign up?
    1. Samantha G.
    2. San Rafael, CA USA
    3. Yes to Int’l
    4. 2 inches
    5. one unique set
    6. 1 Newbie gift
    7. I have used them for an Irish Chi\ain from the Leaders and Enders book by Bonnie Hunter

  98. Sharon Bass says:

    1. Sharon G. B.
    2. Auburn, AL, USA
    3. No to international this time.
    4. 2.5 inch
    5. 5 matching sets
    6. One newbie set 1.5 inch squares

  99. Lauri M G
    Redmond, Washington, USA
    International is OK
    2.5 ” charms
    1 set of 100 charms
    sorry, no newbie gift at this time
    Just finishing a cancer donation quilt in 2.5″ charms (mostly blues & greens)

  100. Lynn H. M. says:

    3.US only
    4.2″
    5.2 matching sets
    6.I am using the postage stamps to make nine patches to surround 3″ bowtie. This pattern comes from Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville blog.

  101. Karen Long says:

    1. Karen L.
    2. Northern Virginia
    3. No international
    4. 2″
    5. 2 matching sets
    6. no newbie at this time

  102. Brooxie Meeks says:

    I would appreciate a Newbie Gift please and hope to participate next time.
    1. Brooxie M.
    2. Saint Marys, Georgia
    3. 2.5″
    4. Looking forward to making my first PSQ wall hanging!

  103. Barb Kissell says:

    1. Barb R. K.
    2. Macungie, PA USA
    3.Yes to international
    4. 2″.
    5. 2 unique sets
    2 matching sets
    6. 4 newbie gifts
    7. Looking forward to the challenge of making my first postage stamp quilt!

  104. ada dalley says:

    1- Ada Dalley
    2- Newfoundland, Canada
    3- No
    4 1.5{ 7- matching sets }Like to swap with USA ladies. If you don’t have [ 7 ]1.5in I can
    swap 2in and cut them 1.5
    5 – 2- 2in matching set from Canada
    6- 2 -1.5 0r 2in Newbie Gifts
    7 I hope this will be enough 1.5 charms to finish my quilt from all USA swappers Thank you
    Mary and all those ladies who take the time to cut all those squares .

  105. Rebecca says:

    1. Rebecca D.
    2. Middlesex , VT
    3. I am a newbie and would love either 2.5 or 2 inch squares
    I am a newbie that would love to make a postage stamp quilt! Thanks so much!

  106. Tammy Jo Halbig says:

    I am a newbie
    1. Tammy J. H.
    2. Summerville, SC USA
    3. 2.5 charms
    4. There is a new quilted slipper pattern on etsy that I am going to buy to make my best friends in my group Heartfelt Sisters on Facebook. Thank you!

  107. Sandra Ferguson says:

    I would like a newbie pack.
    1. Sandra P. F.
    2. Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
    3. 2 inch
    4. I am trying to make a cathedral window with no repeats, but this could inspire me to try a psq.

  108. Rene' Trahan says:

    1- Rene’ M. T.
    2- Waddell, AZ, USA.
    3- No Int’l.
    4- two inches.
    5- eight matching sets
    6- not at this time
    7- I have a couple of PSQ quilts started and am going to start a cathedral window and Irish chain in the next couple of months

  109. Jeanette says:

    I am a newbie
    1.- Jeanette, L., B.
    2. Columbus, Ohio, USA
    3. Collecting 2.5
    I am new and would like to look at some of the tutorials before picking a pattern. This has inspired me to already begin cutting charms for the next time!

  110. Ellen k. Hurd says:

    Newbie gift please Ellen K. H
    Greenwood, IN 46142-3830 USA
    2 or 1.5 please
    I recently did a mini 2 color 12 patch with 1.5 squares and really enjoyed it. So I am looking forward to this group and series of swaps in the future.

  111. Melissa A. Q. says:

    1. Melissa A. Q.
    2. Endicott, NY
    3. Yes to International
    4. 2.5 inch
    5. 4 matching sets
    6. 1 newbie gift
    7. My 2nd swap, should have enough to get started on a rainbow ordered quilt.

  112. auntymagpie says:

    1. Tilly S
    2. Taupo, NZ
    3. Yes it international
    4. 2.5″
    5. 2 matching (almost)
    6. 2 newbies
    7. Was a newbie in the last swap. Have changed my mind to 2.5″ but the gifts from last time will still be put to good use. Am going to do a PSQ for myself! Long term project…

  113. Astrid says:

    1. Astrid
    2. Mauritius (Indian Ocean)
    3. Yes to international
    4. 2 inch only
    5. 5 matching
    6. 3 newbie gifts
    7. It goes slow, but I have near to 30 blocks (6×6) done – 2.5 inch. I have a couple of patterns in mind and hope to add the blocks together before Christmas.

    Thanks again Mary for hosting this wonderful – and addictive – swap!

  114. Al R. L. says:

    1. Al R. L.
    2. Miami, FL
    3. No
    4. 2.5″
    5. 4 matching sets 100 x 2.5″
    6. 1 set 50 x 2.5″
    7. Just getting started. Was the recipient of newbie gifts last time (thank you again, donors) — first time actually swapping charms here. Eventually, hope to have enough to create a King size PSQ.
    Thank you for all the hard work you put into this! 🙂

  115. Pam J L says:

    1. Pam J L
    2. Culpeper VA USA
    3. Yes
    4. 2.5
    5. 2
    6. 1
    7. Baby quilts

  116. 1- Connie J G
    2- Boise, ID, USA.
    3- No Int’l.
    4- two inches.
    5- eight matching sets
    6- No Newbie gifts.
    7- I’m still working on my first PSQ quilt, trying to decide the layout and continuing to use them as leaders/enders.

  117. Val says:

    1. Val B. K.
    2. Loveland, CO USA
    3. No, Int’l
    4. two inch
    5. 6 matching
    6. none
    7. This is my first swap, I haven’t made a postage stamp quilt yet, I have been cutting my own scraps and decided to join to get more variety.

  118. Theresa Smith says:

    Theresa A. S
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Yes International
    1.5 inch charms
    5 Matching set
    1 Newbie gift
    I have completed one row of (6) 10X10″ blocks of 1.5″ charms. It’s going to be so cute!

  119. Jo Ellen says:

    Is it too late to sign up?

  120. Jo Ellen says:

    1. Jo E. C.
    2. Columbia, MS, USA
    3. Yes, International
    4. 1.5 inches
    5. 5 matching sets
    6. 2 Newbie set in 1.5 inch
    7. I just started collecting charms and this will be the 2nd time I have swapped. Working on getting enough to start a quilt. Excited to see this group!!

  121. Melba says:

    1 – Melba H
    2 – Atlanta, Ga USA
    3- Yes to international 🙂
    4 -2.5 inch
    5 – 8 matching sets
    6 – 2 Newbie gifts
    7 – trying to decide what pattern I will use. My problem is that I like everything I see!

  122. A newbie request (moved from other location by Mary)
    1 Jeri D. A.
    2 Payette, Idaho (ID), USA
    3 I am collecting 2.5″ charms
    4 With my little charm squares I am planning on making a quilt for myself. I didn’t grow up with a grandma or mom that sewed (grandma did use her needles to hem pants or get splinters out the grandkids hands). I only recently found out that my Great Grandmother sewed and was gifted one of her unfinished quilts. I love the scrappy square quilts with random fabrics and would like to make one myself. This is my goal.
    Thank you so much for this opportunity to be part of the Newbie Gifting. I am so excited and have read the ideas to use for starting a stash. I’m going to begin implementing the ideas and be prepared for the April 2015 Swap and gift to at least one newbie!

  123. Sarah Barnes says:

    So just checking in case i missed it in my inbox
    When do you sent out the swap list?
    thanks

  124. Liane says:

    Yay! It’s started. I got my newbie list and 2 responses, and I’ll be mailing the charms today!

    I’m so excited to share. I’ve sewed about 1/3 of my current project into 6×6 charm blocks. When I get halfway, I’ll spread them out and take some pictures to post.

    So glad I found this site, thank you!

    Liane

  125. Ellen k. Hurd says:

    I am having email issues so I at least wanted to try and let the swap mamma know!! I have received my gifts from djmat and Sharon. I was able to get an email out to Jo E before they messed my email up changing my internet provider. This makes me so mad as it is the same company and they said I would have no issues. As soon as I can get my email back I will also respond to you all once again!! I seriously appreciate your donations and can’t wait to be on the giving end next swap!!

  126. Sharon says:

    What a great idea. I’ve missed the deadline just for this swap but will be keen for April.
    I will have to work on my stash as I’m wanting to make a queen size psq where only 2squares are duplicated. Almost like an “oopsy” to see if anyone can spot it. A new sort of eye spy.
    I figured I’d have no chance of getting the variety, but maybe now I will.

  127. Yvonne S. B. says:

    question, do they have to be prewashed? I don’t prewash any of my fabrics.

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