Yellow, Aqua & Gray Charm Swap!

We’ve been chatting with the lovely Anna at Crafty Girls Workshop and had a great idea for a color-themed fabric swap, and we hope you join us!

For this fabric swap, you will choose one yard of modern fabric that’s yellow, aqua, gray or a combination of those colors. After the yard of fabric is cut into 5-inch charm squares (see this tutorial for details), you will have 56 charm squares which you will then mail to a central location to be sorted and swapped with others. In return, you’ll receive 2 charms each of 28 prints. What a great stash builder!

Please read through all rules first, then click the link at the bottom to sign up! This swap will be first come, first served. It is limited to 28 spots. (U.S. and International swappers welcome, but postage is at your own expense.)

Mosaic Aqua Yellow Gray

Fabrics 1, 2, 3, 5, & 7 Crafty Girls Workshop; Fabric stack: Flickr/JenniferLGB; Whirligig block: Flickr/SewCraftyJess; Fabric 8 Hawthorne Threads; Fabric 9 Sew Fresh Fabrics.



1. We will be swapping modern, quilt-store quality fabric only. (No JoAnn’s, please.) If you have any questions about what would be considered modern fabrics, we’re happy to make suggestions! Prints or Solids are both okay for this round as long as there are no duplicates.

Online Quilting Class

2. Once you’ve been accepted into the swap, we’ll send you confirmation and you can claim your choice of fabric. We’ll post a linky here so you can see the fabrics we have so far and choose a coordinating print.

3. There is a generous 15% discount on your order through Crafty Girl’s Workshop with the coupon code CRAFTBUDSWAP. In fact, Anna has graciously volunteered to do all of the hard work for swappers purchasing fabric from her shop. When you place your order, you’ll “add to your cart” a nominal $2.50 cutting fee (also covers PayPal’s transaction fee) and she’ll cut it up for you right there at the shop, and all you have to do is sit back and wait for your lovely assortment of pre-cut fabric to arrive in the mail! This is actually the same cost as shipping your fabric to her within the U.S. (but less work!), and a cheaper option for International swappers. (Deadline for orders will be November 2, 2011.)

*Normal shipping charges for a yard’s worth of fabric also run about $2.50 within the U.S. ($4.81 Canada & Mexico and $6.77 everywhere else), so your fabric will be 15% off, plus shipping and the cutting fee if you choose this option.

4. If you already have one yard of fabric in these colors, you are welcome to cut the charms yourself and mail them to Anna for sorting. (Crafty Girls Workshop, 1100 Broadway Suite #311, San Antonio, TX 78215.) For this option, make sure you include a self-addressed-stamped envelope marked with the same postage for shipping back to you. You’ll want to put your fabric in a plastic zip bag and envelope and have it weighed at the post office before sealing it with your SASE inside. If you don’t wish to do Option #3, please have your 56 charm squares mailed to Anna by November 9, 2011, mailing early for international shipments.

Join Us!

Only the first 28 people will get to join this swap, so please fill fill out the form here with your contact info to join.

This swap is now full! If you signed up, please look for an e-mail with more info on selecting your fabrics, and please share a link to your fabric in the linky below!

  • If you are ordering from Crafty Girl’s Workshop, please select your fabric, then include a link to it here so no one orders the same kind. You can find a selection of color-appropriate fabrics on the front page.
  • You are now free to place your order for one yard of fabric with the 15% discount code CRAFTBUDSWAP.
  • Be sure to add the $2.50 cutting fee to your cart before checkout, so she knows you are  a swap participant!
  • If you are cutting your own yard of fabric, please also link up a photo of your fabric choice here, from somewhere online, to avoid duplicates!

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  24 comments for “Yellow, Aqua & Gray Charm Swap!

  1. October 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    One question about option #3:

    “Your fabric will be 15% off, plus shipping, plus the cutting fee”. So that “plus shipping” means shipping all of my charms back to me, correct? So this replaces the “SASE” in option 4?

    Thanks for the clarification! Excited about this swap – These are some of my favorite colors!

    • October 10, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      Yep, that’s correct! When you order your fabric from CGW, you’ll pay the shipping charge just once, because the fabric will be cut right there and an assortment will be sent back to you. Glad to have you!

  2. October 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    What a deal! Sounds like great fun!

  3. October 10, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    This sounds like so much fun!

  4. Katy
    October 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Yay, so glad I got into this, I feared I might be too late :o) Ordered and linked up now

  5. October 11, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    This is such a fun swap! especially since she’s doing the cutting for me 😉 can’t wait to see what we all make!

  6. October 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    So glad I got into this swap…could we set up a flickr page for posting the projects made from the swap?..and perhaps if anyone has links to quilt patterns for charm squares they could post them somewhere too?

  7. RachaelAdele
    October 11, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Lindsay– if you need any help sorting for shipping, just let me know!

    • RachaelAdele
      October 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      Ack, just saw it’s being mailed out of TX. Nevermind!

  8. Ella
    October 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Did I make the cut?

  9. October 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I tried to add the swap button to my blog… but the image doesn’t display… anyone else having this problem or is this very tired mum who’s doing it wrong??

  10. October 11, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Love this! These colors are to die for! The button is not working on my blog either so I was going to try just putting it in as a picture and then linking to your page!

  11. October 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Oh, good idea Melinda… I hadn’t thought of that.. :)

    • October 11, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      Sorry about the button problems ladies! I updated the code and it looks like it’s working now but please let us know if there are still problems!

      • Rie
        October 16, 2011 at 7:17 pm

        Yay… the button works now! Thanks for that Mary, I’ve now added it to my blog!

  12. October 11, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I have a yard of both the chairs print and the yellow in my stash… any preferences? I think I’ll wait to see if we need more aqua or more yellow to erase one.

  13. October 12, 2011 at 7:44 am

    These prints are great – some I have, some are new to me – all are awesome! Love being able to see all the prints and drool over the charm pack that is to come haha. Glad to help support a great store and it is def. a nice easy swap for me – no cutting and no mailing :) Thanks for organizing this Lindsay!

  14. October 12, 2011 at 8:38 am

    If there is any chance that someone drops out of this swap or if you have enough people for another, please feel free to contact me. If you snooze, you lose!

  15. October 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

    This collage of the fabric choices is looking awesome. This is a great swap Lindsay!

  16. October 16, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Every time someone adds a new one I get more excited! Love them all!

  17. October 20, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Darn, too late!! I’ve only just discovered the existence of this swap via CraftyRie… hope you do this again because I’d be in for sure!

  18. October 29, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Cute choices everyone! Yay, we have our 28!

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