Saturday, 21 February 2015

vintage sheet FQ swap 2015

I've found some beautiful vintage sheets lately and am also in the process of making a quilt. this got me thinking about when I last hosted the vintage sheet FQ swap. looking back through my blog it's been well over a year.. September 2013 to be exact.
it was such fun swapping all those vintage sheets with others who have a soft spot for pretty florals so I'm hosting another.

to get involved simply leave a comment with your email address. alternatively you can email me at zara-117(at)hotmail(dot)com and let me know that you're interested in joining in this swap.

i will email all participants as you sign up with more details on the swap.

please have your vintage sheet FQs in the post to me by the 31st March, 2015. this gives you a bit over a month to source/raid the stash for vintage sheets. i will aim to have the FQs swapped and in the post by the end of the following week.

you can choose to swap as many or as few FQs as you want. the number of FQs you send will be the number you receive back.

place your FQs into a pre-paid parcel satchel. also include a self-addressed pre-paid post satchel so I can send your newly swapped FQs back to you.

pre-paid post satchels can be purchased from the post office in 3 sizes:

small satchel $10.55
holds up to 500g
35 x 22cm

medium satchel $14.80
holds up to 3kg
40 x 31cm

large satchel $23.60
holds up to 5kg
51 x 43cm
(Australia Post prices)

the small sized satchel will fit approximately 15 FQs and the medium 3kg satchel will fit 50+ FQs.

now for the important details-

- a fat quarter (FQ) measures approximately 50 x 56cm. these can be ripped or cut to size from the sheet as long as they meet these measurements.
- sheets should be washed prior to being sent
- ensure FQs are free from marks, stains, rips or holes. please only send sheets you would be happy to receive
- please only send cotton or cotton blend sheets. no flannelette or polyester. do not send sheets with cartoon characters or any solid colours

due to differences in how prepaid satchels would work for posting/returning of prepaid satchels overseas, this swap is only open to those living in Australia. sorry.

please share this swap if you'd like. the more involved the greater the variety of sheets you will receive.
if you have any questions please ask.
i'm really looking forward to this swap, and cant wait to see all the pretty florals you find.


  1. Count me in again. I have collected some lovely designs over the last 12 months. xx

  2. Hello Zara! Yes definately joining again! I love looking at my FQ's from last time hanging in my room! Email is yay

  3. This sounds like fun; I would love to join in! I've never done this before so a couple of silly questions: the minimum amount of fat quarters is 15? Do they all have to be different fat quarter prints? I may need to build up my to the oppy!

    1. Hi Zena. It's lovely having you join in the swap.
      There is no minimum amount of FQs. You could send one or two, though the postage bag is the same price so I guess it's better value if you fill it to its 500g maximum weight capacity (for the smallest bag).
      You can send numerous FQs (as many as you can get) from the same sheet. The more people that sign up for the swap means the greater variety of designs to distribute between the participants.

  4. Yes please, I'm in! I've just started cutting up squares for some quilt tops and I'd love more variety! My email is

  5. count me in!

  6. Would love to join in too :)

  7. Yes please. My stash is a bit crazy big at the moment but I have started on a hexi quilt and wood love a bit more variety

  8. Yes please, Zara, count me in again. I have had some pretty Oppy finds recently, I'd love to share. You know my email address!


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