I signed up to participate in a Batik swap over at the quilting forum on about.com. This is a monthly swap and the first month’s theme is “Anything.”
These are the fabrics I chose:
I’m to cut each yard into 4 fat quarters, keep 1 for myself and send the other 3 to the swap hostess. In turn, she will send me 6 FQs.
But I have a problem. The lighter fabric is terribly off grain. It’s off by 3 inches on one end. If I’m lucky, I’ll get 2 FQs out of it. I can keep the smallest cut for myself but I’m afraid I’m going to have to buy more. There’s no way that I’m going to send fabric that doesn’t absolutely adhere to the rules of the swap. Heaven forbid I should become a swapper not in good standing the first time I try one with this group.
Well, I guess this is a learning experience. Next month, I’ll have the lady at the quilt shop tear the fabric rather than cut it. Will they do that? I hope so. It’s not their fault the fabric is on the bolt that way, but I would hope they’d help me out.