LIBRARY BLOCK SWAP III
First, do not let your inexperience or fear prevent you
this swap. If you need a pattern, email me for info.
MAILING: Please read carefully. Non-compliance
is very expensive to your
hostess. There are a few changes from the last swap.
This is a centralized swap. All blocks will be sent
to Leslie for
coordinating and remail. Each block is to be placed in an individual
baggy with your name and e-mail address. Blocks should be mailed in a
padded envelope to prevent post office hiccups. You will include in
your padded envelope a return SASE also padded. For those who are
unable to send return SASE, please enclose FQ to cover postage. Thank
you. Priority mail is not required, your choice.
We are using the 12 1/2" x 8" unfinished block as described
in the pattern
from Quick Quilts premire issue.
This block contains (4) units (a, b, c, d) joined to make
Please join your units.
Any type fabric may be used. Please interface fabrics
to the weight of 100%
cotton fabrics,. i.e. lames and other lightweights. This will help with
uniformity of your block. The use of variety fabrics really added a zing to
the last swap.
You may or may not use the "slanted" book.
You may arrange your block units
in any fashion. You may design your own bookshelf as long as the
end results are 8" x 12 1/2". You may use any method to make your
blocks. Everything is Your choice.
All blocks should be embellished with design of choice.
suggestions are: coffee mugs, plants, kitties/doggies, knick-knacks,
pictures/frames, laces, buttons, embroidery (hand or machine) book
titles, etc. Permanent marking pens are great! Someone suggested that you
could put your favorite book title on a spine to enlarge our gotta read
lists. Embellish to your heartís content. If you are
uncomfortable embellishing your block, use fancy or character fabrics in your
books. Some of the best blocks were made like this and lack of
embellishments were not at all a problem.
Anyone using a fusible web technique for their block must
satin stitch or a blind hem stitch or some other type of stitching
(buttonhole) that would secure the fabric through cleaning or aging.
Background fabric will be black (no florals or prints other than black).
Making duplicate blocks (all the same) is not a problem
because we have so
many signed up and there is a limit. I will be very careful about making
sure you do not get duplicates back.
You will receive the same number of blocks back that you
send. Maximum 12
blocks per person. This third swap is meant to add even more blocks to your
collection. If you do not wish to get blocks from the same people you
already have, please include a list of the names you already have and I will
do my very best not to duplicate.
Deadline for sign up is August 15, 1997 (please post privately
firstname.lastname@example.org... please put LIBRARY BLOCK SWAP III in bold letters in
the subject line. Otherwise I may miss it with all the list mail.) Deadline
for blocks to be received by Leslie is October 15. Please don't send before
October 1st as I will be on vacation through September. Blocks will be
return mailed by October 30.
If anyone has any other information or questions, please
contact me at
Sign up deadline: 15 August
Blocks recv'd by: 15 October
Blocks returned on: 30 October
E-Mail Subject line must read: LIBRARY BLOCK SWAP III
Size: 12 1/2" x 8" unfinished
Tips: EMBELLISH EMBELLISH EMBELLISH,
alter the pattern, just keep the size uniform.
Please wait until 1 October to send your blocks.