Friday, March 29, 2013

Low Volume Mod Fat Eighth Swap

I'm so excited to be hosting this swap!! Low Volume is getting a lot of attention lately and I have already seen a few swaps pop up. Since we are doing such a fast turn around this is going to be a domestic swap this time. There are 20 spots available minus 1 for me :) So hurry if you want to get in on this swap. Leave me a comment with your email and I will send you a confirmation.

Fabric Requirements: 
Buy two and a half yards (2.5yds) of designer low volume modern fabric cut into Fat Eighths (9"x22"). You can buy 3 yards if you want some extra or just in case there is an accident. 

Press your fabric first and then cut 20 Fat Eights out of your 2 1/2 yds of fabric. I will try and get a post up on cutting soon. 

Choose a modern low volume fabric: Low Volume can mean quite a lot of things. It can be predominately white with small graphic prints (text fabrics are great) or it can just "read" as a white or neutral. I also think a colored fabric that is more muted can be a great low volume choice. Some examples below of low volume.

Fabric should be Quality Quilt Shop 100% cotton. No Joann's, Michael's or Hancock's. Make sure it's something you would love to get in a swap. Lots of online stores are getting more in. 

You will need to post pictures of your fabric on our Flickr Group to make sure we don't have any duplicates. If you have questions about a certain fabric please ask your swap mates. 

Fabric must be new/unwashed & from a smoke free environment. 

Put your fabric into a ziplock bag and include a card with your name, email and address on it. As soon as you sign up and get conformation from me you can start looking for your fabric. 

Deadline to send your fabric is May 1st. As soon as I have all the fabric I will get them back to you ASAP. The faster you get it to me the faster I get it back to you :) I know life can get in the way sometimes so if something comes up please just let me know so I can keep an eye out for it.

 When mailing your fabric, you must include a prepaid self-addressed stamped envelope. Just use the same postage you used to get your Fatties to me. Put that envelope with the postage inside your package of fabric. Smaller package envelopes are fine too, but keep in mind there is a risk of tearing in the mail. Self sealing envelopes are the best because they are super sticky and won't pop open while in transit. 

I'm so excited and have already been searching for my fabric :)
I will keep an updated list as people sign up. Remember there are only 19 spots available. 


             1. January T.          11.  Amber 
                   2. Gayla T.             12. Jennifer B.
                             3. Jolie M.              13. See Life Marvels
              4. Gabrielle R.        14. Karri G.
           5. Bonnie P.            15. Wendi  
             6. Carla                   16. Jenn N.
               7.  Sara S.               17. Leona A.
                8. Lindsey G.          18. Krista W.
            9. Daniela               19. Kim G.
         10. Jess H.                20. Jenny

I look forward to swapping with you!!


  1. Me. Gayla Tennison

  2. I would love to join a swap... but the last Low-Volume swap I was in traumatized me! :( And I still have all those dang low-volume charms hanging around!
    Have a blast with the swap! They (usually) are so much fun!!!!

  3. I would like to be a part of our swap. Fat eighths is a great swap size. robles dot gabrielle at gmail dot com

  4. Hey Jan, I am interested, but as you know I am overseas and my one and only swap so far also traumatized me. I will be in Orlando at the end of April, so I could send my fabrics from there. Are you with paypal? This way I could reimburse you for the higher shipping cost on your end.

  5. Hello! I'm interested! Thanks for coordinating!

  6. I would love to sign up! I sent my email address to you via flickrmail. Thank you! Bonnie P. in NC

  7. Oh how fun! I'd love a spot, Lindsey G. happierthanabird at gmail =)

  8. i love low volume, please count me in :) !
    daniela at mybytes dot de

  9. I was just hoping for a swap like this! Komazalea at yahoo dot com

  10. Sounds like fun, but I must restrain myself this round... taxes were not kind to the Conner household this year. hah!

  11. There is a definite hole in my stash for LV fabrics, so please count me in. seelifemarvels at gmail. Thank you!

  12. Just joined the Flickr group AND I posted your link to our guild's fb page.

  13. I joined the flickr group! Sign me up please!

  14. Hope I'm not too late, I'd like to join.

  15. Hi!! Could I still join?? I would love to if your not full yet! My email address is