A Stash Swap is a great way to add variety to your stash! Last June, we swapped fat quarters of low volume fabrics and it went so well, we’re going to do it again.
At our February guild meeting, we’ll be swapping fat quarters of TEXT FABRIC!
What’s a text fabric? It’s a fabric with text, either words or letters, printed on it. Pretty simple, right? The fabric you choose should be a MODERN text fabric, where the letters or words are the MAIN FOCUS of the print. So that fun map print with scattered words written on it? Not really a text print. The print that shows quotes from Anne of Green Gables? Totally a text print!
Here’s how the swap works –
You bring a gallon ziplock bag clearly labelled with your name with 4 fat quarters in it.
(the fat quarters in this photo are from the low volume stash swap, but prepare your text fabric FQs the same way!)
Each person can bring up to TWO bags – that means 8 fat quarters, but keep them in separate bags for ease of swapping.
These need to be MODERN text prints. Please bring fabric of a quality that you would like to receive.*
Please limit the variety of prints per bag to two, for ease of swapping. (ie, please don’t bring 4 different fat quarters in one bag!)
Fat quarters can be either US or Canadian, either size is fine. If you bring Canadian size FQs, be aware that you might receive US size FQs back.
When you arrive at the February meeting, there will be a table set up to drop your bag(s) off. Amy, Michelle and Holly will swap the fat quarters between the bags, and after the meeting, you’ll come back and pick up your bag, with 4 new FQs in it!
Easy peasy, right? We’ll do what we can to make sure you don’t get the same print back, but please feel free to swap among yourselves if you end up with something you already have.
*It’s not fun, but we reserve the right to not swap your fabric if it doesn’t fit the guidelines. We have to be fair to others who do.