Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thoughts On My Mind

I had a friend recently participate in a fabric charm swap, and it got me thinking of wanting to do one as well, but I can never seem to get into one on time before they fill up.  So it got me thinking, well maybe I will just host one here.  My only concern with that is, I don’t think I have the right following base to host a fabric swap, I believe most of my followers are paper crafters instead of fabric crafters.  So I got this bright idea, what about a paper charm swap?  Doing 6”x6” charms, we could get 4 out of each sheet of paper, or going 4”x4” charms we could get 9 out of each sheet.   What do you guys think? Would you be more interested in doing a fabric swap or a paper swap? Depending on how much interest I have in it, will determine the amount of sheets or yardage of fabric you will need to send.  Please leave some feedback and let me know what you all think. Would you like to participate in either of these types of swaps?

On a side note, I am working on a couple sewing projects, so look for those updates and photos in the next week or so.


Edited to add in a brief description as to what a "charm" is:

When you do a fabric charm swap, it is a precut piece of fabric normally in a 5”x5” square, and each person would get 2 or more of each fabric submitted, depending on the number of participants. Every person will receive back what everyone else submitted, and they would use those pieces to create an item, and then submit a photo of the item created using each piece/pattern. In the case of a paper charm swap, I would have everyone send me their sheets of paper along with a SASE, I would do either a 6x6 or a 4x4 precut charm and then I would send those stacks out to all participants in said SASE.


  1. I have participated in many fabric swaps, but never a paper swap. I would love a paper swap! My vote would be for 6" charms

    blessings, Patricia

    patchworkhen at gmail dot com

  2. What is a paper charm?
    sounds like fun and maybe a new thing I can learn :-)

  3. Sorry forgot to say that I like the new look as well :-)

  4. I have added in a brief description as to what a paper charm would be.

    Thank you Joanne on the new look comment.

  5. I think this would be fun. I would suggest that the folks cut the paper before sending it to you as it would be easier to find an envelope to fit 4x4 or 6x6 than it would be to send 12x12.

  6. yeah I do think I would have you cut before you send, only for the fact that it would be less likely the post office will bend/fold as well. Also would suggest putting in some cardboard to help prevent that as well if we do it as paper vs fabric.