Fabric Swap Group

The rules of a typical quilt fabric swap are simple:

The rules of a typical quilt fabric swap are simple:

  • You sign up for the months you want to participate.
  • There are no fees to join, you only pay for the fabric you purchase, any goodies you send as extra fun, and the shipping costs.
  • You generally have until the end of the month to register for the following month. You might be asked to provide such information such as your favorite colors, favorite designers, or favorite collections which will help your swap partner pick out the perfect fabric for you.
  • There will generally be a deadline by which to have your package sent out.

Each month we send out four different fat quarters that are unwashed and quilt quality. 

Quick Fabric Lesson

Speaking of fabrics, did you know that all fabric is not created equally? There is craft fabric, sewing fabric,and quilting cottons. Craft fabric is stiffer and feels rough, and is often carried at big box stores like Walmart. Sewing fabric is soft and often has polyester in it. There will be quite a bit of stretch in this fabric because it’s used for sewing clothing, which needs to move with the body. Jo-Ann’s, Hancock, and Hobby Lobby sell all variety of these fabrics. (You really need to know what you are looking for if you shop at these stores.)

Quilt quality fabric is made of cotton and is tightly woven. If you hold it up to the light you will not be able to see between the thread weaves. The best bet for buying appropriate fabric is to frequent your local quilt store.

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