Monday, July 29, 2013

Want to swap Polaroids?

Hosted by DukeSaysSewWhat
Deadline to mail your blocks:  Monday, August 26th for US
Wednesday, August 21 for International friends
SIGN UP by leaving a comment on this post!  
edited to add: I'm drawing weekly winners in August!  A random comment number from this post wins a package of sewing goodies from me - thanks for joining the swap!

Use #fabricpolaroids on IG to show us your progress and your blocks!
There are some great pics being posted!

Last month I joined a Polaroid swap that my IG friend, Elizabeth, was hosting.  I REALLY enjoyed making these blocks - in fact - they are addicting once you start!  They are also very simple and if you chain piece the white outer strips to the centers, rather than making the block one at a time, you can make a bunch really quickly.  Basically you need a white fabric such as Kona Snow and a variety of fun centers of novelty prints or anything else you want to use.

Would you like to join a Polaroid swap?  Several of my sewing friends and I are swapping and I am hosting.  I thought Elizabeth's guidelines were very easy to follow so I'll do the same.



* to participate, leave a comment on this blog post so that I can email you back a confirmation.  (This way we have each other's emails for any questions along the way).

* You can make as many Polaroids as you want.  However many you send to me, you will get the equal number of blocks returned to you.  No more than 35, please as I'm not sure how many total will be mailed in.

* Don't send in more than 2 of the same block to keep the variety in play.

* Follow the instructions in THIS post of how to make the Polaroid block and don't do step 5 which is to trim them up.  This will reduce fraying of the edges with the handling and mailing of the block.  Your blocks will look like this (not trimmed on the top, sides and bottom.  When you get them back you can trim them.  That is your final step.  At that point you will trim them to 1/2 inch of white on the top and sides and 1 inch of white on the bottom.  There is a link to CapitolaQuilter in this post that shows the chain piecing method for making these that I found very easy and fast.



* Email me when you are ready to mail them and I will email you back my address here in Gig Harbor, WA.

*Put your blocks in a zip lock bag and write your name and blog name/IG handle on the outside of the bag along with the number of blocks you are sending.  Example:  Kris Coulombe/Duke Says Sew What/25

*Write out an envelope with your own address on it for me to mail your new blocks back to you.  Weigh your return envelope with your zip lock bag filled with your Polaroids in it and ask the post man to give you this amount of postage to place on this envelope.  (Create your own self addressed, stamped envelope) Now don't seal this envelope! - place it in a larger envelope addressed to me and send me your blocks in your baggie with your self addressed stamp envelope inside.

*The deadline to MAIL your Polaroids is Monday, August 26.  International swappers are welcome!  If you live outside of the US please mail your blocks by Wednesday, August 21st.

*I will send you back the same number of Polaroid blocks.

It's that easy!

Elizabeth made this quilt with her Polaroids - isn't it great?!

Don't forget to leave a comment if you'd like to be in the swap.

Thanks!


Kris





64 comments:

  1. I'm in! My email address is windylou at gmail.com

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    1. Forgot to post my IG - wwwindylou

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  2. I'm in too!! I can't wait. buffmotherhawaii@yahoo.com BrazenLisa on Instagram

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  3. Count me in! Sarcasticquilter at yahoo dot com

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  4. Oooh yay, it's happening! I'd love to participate! ♥♥

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    1. therainbowrevolts on IG, btw c: Thanks for reminding me over there too♥

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    2. Oops! I was afraid some wouldn't see the post! All these handles! :-)

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  5. I'd love to join in! Rcoyle@olemiss.edu

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  6. I can't wait :) Jenn at quiltedthimblecottage dot com

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  7. Yes please! mldale79@hotmail.com
    michelledale79 on IG. Thanks for putting this together!

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  8. I'm in! Email: HeyLauri @ymail.com
    LauriSATX on Instagram.

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  9. Im in! I need to add to my collection :)
    clunsford at gmail dot com

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  10. love too ! funnymesjc at gmail dot com

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  11. Gayla Tennison. gtennison@curtismech.com

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  12. Yes please! Penny.poppleton@gmail.com

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  13. I am ridiculously excited about this! Count me in, please!

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  14. Totally IN!!! sallykeller814 AT gmail.com (sallykeller814 on IG!)

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  15. I would love to try this! Epawlik@sbcglobal.net (Liz Pawlik on IG)

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  16. I'm in! angela@angelab.me On IG: angelabdotme

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  17. I've been wanting to make polaroid blocks and would love to join! Quiltfairy@msn.com

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  18. Looks like you are getting a good crowd!! I'm loving your IG posts about this--you are so fabulous!

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  19. Me please gcastillomail@gmail.com.

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  20. Count me in!
    vicki at quiltedthimblecottage.com

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  21. I'm in plocherleisa@sbcglobal.net

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  22. umm, no confirmation yet, so maybe you need my email, houseofbadcats on IG. scruffycat1970 at yahoo dot come

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    1. i'm emailing everyone back over this weekend! :) but safe to say if you signed up here - you are in!

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  23. I would love to join if if there is still room! katelyn.vawter@gmail.com IG : katelynvawter

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  24. I would love to join! werner.nichole@gmail.com or I follow you on IG: niki0625

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  25. I would love to join! These blocks have been on my list! Christen (at)love-Elaine.com

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  26. Me, I would love to.
    karriofberries at gmail.com

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  27. I would love to participate if there's still room! Looks fun!!!

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  28. Kris I haven't heard from you... where do we send them when complete??? werner.nichole@gmail.com

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  29. is it too late to get in on this swap?? I'm CherrySprinkle on IG. My email is nina AT septemberpixie DOT com

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  30. Elizabeth told me about your swap and I'd love to join! My email is b78ayers at comcast.net. One more swap and I should have enough for a quilt !:)

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  31. I would love to join in! I found you and your blog via @kristastitched on IG. My email is dannielle.goodrich@gmail.com. I can't wait to get started; this will be my first polaroid swap and first time sewing fabric polaroids.

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  32. Hi! I just saw this post, and thought it would be really fun to give this a try! My email is dandtbarrett@dejazzd.com. Thanks for this awesome opportunity!

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  33. Is it too late? I would LOVE to do this!

    grosskopf5@gmail.com

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  34. Is it too late? I'd love to join. Just saw this. I made a bigger polaroid recently as a baby gift and would love to do a swap for them.

    laurelar at g mail d o t com

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  35. I just found out about this swap on gogolife IG account. Is there still time join? I would love to be part of this. thanks julie
    jhuntsman17@gmail.com

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    1. Whoops! Too quick with my fingers there, robin yes! I sent you an email.

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    2. Heading to the post office this morning! These are quite addicting to make and fun too! Can't wait to see what comes back to me! Thanks for hosting!

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  37. We are up to 50 now! Yes!!! Email me for my address when you are ready to mail your package if I have not given it to you already! I plan to mail packages back to everyone the first week of September.

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  38. And I should add that my blocks are already to go - I'm international so I'll need to mail tomorrow!

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  39. I'd like to join if it's not too late? I can have them mailed by the deadline! Thanks!

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  40. I suppose I should officially join...LOL!!!! Thank you so much for doing this swap!!!!!

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  41. I'd love to join if it's not too late.

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  42. Count me in! I've been making these today, such fun!

    ljs742 at yahoo dot com

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  43. Blocks are done. Will you email your address to me?

    Iamhollyb @ hotmail.com

    Thanks!!

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  44. Can I squeeze in at the last minute? I can mail them out tomorrow. Let me know. Please email me your address. You are right, they are addicting!
    creativeforays@gmail.com

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  45. Me, me! I want to join if I'm not too late. I can make some tonight and mail tomorrow! My email is dircomm41@yahoo.com

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  46. Can I please get an address to send these? Thanks linhs4real@aol.com

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  47. Wish I had found you six months ago!! Any chance you're doing another one? Or know of someone who is? I'd love to try it!! Mortensenmemoirs at gmail

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