Join the I-Spy Fabric Swap flickr group and see what other’s are making with their squares!
In order to make friends and share creative blog love,
I will post the list of swap participants and their blog links (if provided)
1. Sign-up for the swap via the I-Spy Fabric Swap Form .. This swap is all filled up!!
2. Mail 200 squares to me by January 31st. Get 200 squares back, in the mail by February 20th.
1. The first 40 people to sign-up are in.
2. Purchase 10 different I-Spy fabrics (100% cotton, “fussy cut”, juvenile & novelty prints).
3. Pre-wash fabric
4. Cut 20 (twenty) 4 inch squares out of each of the 10 different fabrics for a total of 200 squares.
5. Group your squares into “packs” of 10 – one of each fabric.
6. Include return postage – either prepaid envelope or $4 (for international postage, lets talk first)
7. Mail squares to me by January 31st. Live outside the U.S.? Please mail your fabrics a little earlier.
8. You will receive 200 different 4 inch novelty squares back. Packages will be sent by February 20th.
Rules & Regulations:
Katie Kinsella, 140 Hoyt St, Apt 4H, Stamford, CT 06905
What is an I-Spy quilt? Just like the I-Spy books except made with fabric! The quilt is made up of fussy-cut fabrics, usually children’s prints or other types of novelty fabrics with motifs that depict objects the child can “spy” when looking at the quilt. Take turns spotting something in the quilt, maybe “I spy, with my little eye, a monkey” And then the first person to point out the monkey on the quilt goes next. Lots of fun to be had!
- Fussy Cutting – When cutting the squares, it is important to make sure you can see the objects clearly in each square (3.5 inch finished size). Try centering each design in its square. The images don’t necessarily have to be perfectly lined up or exactly right side up, as long as you can see them. There could be more than 1 item in the square – for instance I have a cute fabric with fish, but I will make sure at least one fish is fully viewable within the square.
- Try hard to search for unusual prints. Fabric not available at chain stores will help avoid duplicates. And check out the novelty fabric sections for fabric with objects on it, not just prints – if you love it, other swappers will love it too!
- Please stay away from “licensed” or “team” prints: No Disney, Sponge Bob, John Deere, Green Bay Packers, etc.