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Just so we all have the information in one place – here are the swap partners for the third Very Berry Scrap Swap…

Emma, It’s all About the Fabric is sending to Nikki, Sew Quine Stitches

Nikki is sending to Helen F (IndiannaDreams on Pinterest)

Helen F is sending to Kerry, PennyDog

Kerry is sending to Emma

Gill is sending to Susan, Canadian Abroad

Susan is sending to Jane G, Flaming Nora

Jane is sending to Mary, Handmade by Mary Emmens

Mary is sending to Jane W

Jane W  is sending to me

I’m sending to Sarah, Pings and Needles

Sarah is sending to Lindsey

Lindsey is sending to Cricket, Wise Cricket

Cricket  is sending to Helen W, Undomesticated Scientist

Helen W is sending to Linda, Farm Girl at Home

Linda is sending to Charlotte

Charlotte is sending to Gill

Please remember the rules:

*Pack up around 100g (4oz) of fabric in a padded envelope

– fabric must be good quality

– fabric must be clean & relatively crumple free

– scraps should be no smaller than 5cm x 5cm (2″x2″)

– at least three-quarters of the fabric scraps should be 100% cotton

– you can include vintage or thrifted fabric as long as it meets the above criteria

* Include any other treats or crafting / sewing goodies that you want to put in your parcel (don’t go mad – let’s keep this pressure-free!)

* Send your parcel off to your swap recipient by 31 August

* Keep in touch and let us know how your swap has gone

The 2 most important instructions – send a parcel that you would be glad to receive yourself and have fun!

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Sorry for the lacklustre blogging recently – I’ve not been in fantastic health recently (not sure what the problem is, have various hospital appointments coming up to try and solve the mystery), so I’m doing the bare minimum to keep on top of things. I must apologise too for not being so good at replying to comments and blog reading recently – I’m trying to have some early nights, so not spending quite as much time at the PC…

Having said all that, although it’s a little bit of work to organise, having a scrap swap always really cheers me up, so I think it’s time for another…

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Here are the all-important Rules – but really, it’s dead simple! Sign up by next Friday, 29 July if you’d like to join in.

The Rules

The swap is open to anyone, anywhere – but PLEASE let me know if you would prefer NOT to send overseas – it’s definitely not obligatory!

Pack up around 100g (4oz) of fabric in a padded envelope

– fabric must be good quality

– fabric must be clean & relatively crumple free

– scraps should be no smaller than 5cm x 5cm (2″x2″)

– at least three-quarters of the fabric scraps should be 100% cotton

– you can include vintage or thrifted fabric as long as it meets the above criteria

* Include any other treats or crafting / sewing goodies that you want to put in your parcel (don’t go mad – let’s keep this pressure-free!)

* Send your parcel off to your swap recipient by 31 August

* Keep in touch and let us know how your swap has gone

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Hexalong progress

It’s totally obvious really – but I’ve just discovered that scraps are brilliant for making hexagons for the Hexalong at Lily’s Quilts. I ran these hexies (my first!) up last night..

My first hexalong hexies

They’re mostly made with scraps that I’ve received in the first two Very Berry Scrap Swaps.  I still have no real idea what I’m going to make, mind you, but I’m realising that one of the great things about hexies is, once I’ve got to this stage, I can play around with them happily until I’ve got a combination I like, for a project I feel like doing. If I have any spares, or bits I don’t need, I can just save them for another project  – brilliant!   So if you’ve got the hexie bug too, then taking part in the scrap swap would be the very thing…

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Here are the fabric scrap swap details for everyone. I’ll be sending an email to all the participants with your swap partner’s details, but do take time to explore the blogs of the other folks taking part and enjoy the swap!

Deborah, Sew Here Goes, is sending to  Helen P

Helen P, Find a Happy Place, is sending Cath

Cath, Cottage Crafts, is sending to Gina

Gina, Lulu Cutie, is sending to Helen F

Helen F, Hollie in Bloom, is sending to Joanne

Joanne, Stitch Art, is sending to Jane

Jane, Flaming Nora, is sending to Laura

Laura, Made in Oxford, is sending to Carla

Carla, Half Dozen Daily, is sending to Dannette,

Dannette, Dannie’s Creative Outlet is sending to Cassidy

Cassidy, 9/10 – An Almost Perfect Blog, is sending to Janet

Janet, Caribou Crossing Chronicles, is sending to Mary

Mary, Mary Emmens Handmade, is sending to Teresa

Teresa, A Time for Stitching, is sending to Linnhe,

Linnhe, Wee Mindings, is sending to Colette

Colette, Collette Moscrop, is sending to Linda,

Linda, Farm Girl at Home, is sending to Sandi,

Sandi is sending to Ali,

Ali, Very Berry Handmade, is sending to Jenny

Jenny, Gingerbread House, is sending to Sarah

Sarah, Sew Sare, is sending to Ellen,

Ellen, The Frog Princess, is sending to Deborah

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The Rules

Just in case you’ve forgotten – here’s a recap of the rules…

Pack up around 100g (4oz) of fabric in a padded envelope

– fabric must be good quality

– fabric must be clean & relatively crumple free

– scraps should be no smaller than 5cm x 5cm (2″x2″)

– at least three-quarters of the fabric scraps should be 100% cotton

– you can include vintage or thrifted fabric as long as it meets the above criteria

* Include any other treats or crafting / sewing goodies that you want to put in your parcel (don’t go mad – let’s keep this pressure-free!)

* Send your parcel off to your swap recipient by 27 May (I’ll allow a bit longer than last time because of all the holidays we’re having over the next few weeks)

* Keep in touch and let us know how your swap has gone

When you make something with the scraps that you’ve received, do let me know and add a photo to the Very Berry Makes group on Flickr.

And while you’re here, don’t forget to enter the big Very Berry Handmade / Prints to Polka Dots Easter Competition. It’s EGGSELENT!