5/4 UPDATE: This swap is now full.
If you would like to be an alternate or notified of future
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I’ve wanted to participate in a Japanese Charm Swap for a while, but I never seem to find one before it’s full! I mean check out the cuteness of these fabrics:
So I decided to take the plunge and host a “half” swap to start with.
- Japanese novelty fabrics suitable for a kids quilt
- Fabric needs to be cotton/quilt weight (not heavy/thick weight)
- ½ yard cut into 5” charms = 24 charms
- Mail them in and get back an adorable charm pack
Please visist the Flickr Group first to see which fabrics have already been chosen.
Japanese fabrics are a little harder to come by and are more expensive than other designer novelty fabrics. But I’m very excited to be partnering with the Fabricsupply shop from Etsy.com. They have a large selection of adorable Japanese prints! The owner has graciously extended a 15% discount code to those participating in this swap! Just use the code HAHM15 and receive 15% off your purchase. This discount is good May 3rd-May 19th.
If you choose to order from Fabricsupply’s shop, then I will give you the option of shipping your fabric directly to me! Ang (from fabricsupply) or I will iron and cut your charms for you. After the swap is complete we can settle up on return shipping via Paypal (or combine shipping with the other swap I’m hosting as applicable).
Most Japanese novelty prints are small scale. But take size into consideration and buy extra if your fabric will require fussy cutting.
Upload a picture of your chosen fabric to the Flickr Group. Please specify that it is for the Japanese swap and include the designer/collection in the photo description. If you don’t have a Flickr account, it’s free to sign up. This is where I’ll be posting when I have received packages, share project ideas, and give periodic updates.
If you plan to cut your charms, here’s a helpful tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman.
If you are shipping from your home, please place fabric in a zip top bag and include an index card (or piece of paper) with your name and Flickr ID. As well as a PREPAID SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE for return shipping.
Tentative Deadline to receive your packages is June 1st, the same as the other swap I’m hosting. But we will have to see how quickly the swap fills up. I'll email everyone my mailing address once the swap is full.
There will be a total of 24 spots for this swap.
You can sign up for a maximum of 2 spots. Please fill out the form below to sign up. (5/4 Swap if FULL) *International participants are welcome.