Sunday, February 19, 2012

I Spy Swap #3 Sign ups!

Hello swappers.

I was going through my stash and seems I've accumulated a lot
of new I Spy fabric so I'm ready to host another swap.

Fabric will be due to me by March 17th

I will send shipping details once we have the 19 swappers signed up.

Here are the details to consider:

The details:
The first 19 people to sign up here (and confirm via my email confirmation) are in.

Just leave a comment and your email on this post, and make sure I have a way to contact you.
I will send a confirmation email which you need to return to guarantee your spot.

Each person will send (20) 4" squares from each of 10 novelty fabrics to me
by March 17th.

I'll have some details on how to sort them, and I will also need for you to send a stamped envelope so I can mail your squares back to you.

You will receive (200) 4" novelty squares (enough for 2 small I-SPY quilts
or 1 large one) We're hoping to send packages out by April 1st.

A few thoughts and guidelines on the fabrics...
Please measure carefully and use a rotary cutter to cut your fabric
When picking fabric please use good quality. Joanns or local quilt store are
If you can see through it or the fabric is really thin, then the fabric cannot be used for this swap.
(I reserve the right to send your fabric back if I deem it too thin)

Many fabric stores have a dedicated novelty fabric section.
But generally these are fabrics with objects... animals, food, people, etc. It may help to
think in terms of things you could use for the I-SPY game. (I spy the letter G,
I spy a sushi roll, I spy a monkey eating a banana, etc....)

In order to avoid duplicate patterns, go on a mission for some really
obscure, hard to find prints that aren't available at the chain retailers.

No team prints or licenses characters (SpongeBob, Dora, etc.) So for
example, a print with basketballs would be great, but a Dallas Mavericks print
is not. Or a print with ducks wearing hats is great, but Donald Duck is not.

The object in the fabric should be distinguishable in a 3.5 x 3.5 square,
which will be its finished size. Keep this in mind when choosing fabrics. Either
go with smaller prints, or be ready to fussy-cut.

You can get (20) 4" squares out of a 1/4 yard cut of fabric or out of a
fat quarter. So you'll need to purchase at least 2 1/2 yards of

What is an I-SPY quilt?
It's a quilt made with novelty fabrics. And it's a wonderful
toy to play I-SPY with. Great for traveling with kids or rest time or when you
need something to occupy little ones. How to play? Take turns spotting something
in the quilt, maybe "I spy, with my little eye, a frog in a tutu!" And the first
person to point out the tutu frog on the quilt goes next, and so on. Hours and
hours of fun!

If you want to participate, leave a comment and email on this post!

If you are not one of the first 19 people to comment but would like to be an
alternate, please go ahead and comment. I'll contact you if someone drops out.


  1. Ooh, Count me in! emzucker at gmail.

  2. Sign me up please!

  3. i'm in! katherine.gibson at gmail.

  4. it's been a while so i'm in!

  5. I'm so in!!

    Misscraftiepants (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. My boys are ready for a new I Spy quilt!

    1squishypickle at gmail dot com

  8. Sounds like a fun project to me!

    carlyhale at gmail dot com

  9. Z is just starting to spot things and name them, so I am IN!

  10. I just made 3 I Spy quilts so I need more I Spy squares!
    amyurena (at) hotmail (dot) com

  11. count me in!

  12. I'd love to join in! starfish7328 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  13. Please count me in!

  14. Oh, I so need to get rid of some of my stash! Thanks! Katieahoffman(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks for the email!!!

  16. I would like to play too, and If it is a double swap I don't mind being in both groups. LCM0008 @

  17. Count me in. I also have a lot of space left in my color charm swap, especially in swap #3

  18. In. Patricksings at hotmail dot com. Will you have a Flickr account to help avoid duplicates?

  19. Sounds like fun. I'd love to participate. My email is

  20. would love to if there's still room! marian dot griffin 87 at gmail dot com


  21. I would love to join if there's a spot left.