Thursday, July 18, 2013

travelling fabric stash!

A few days ago, I was the recipient of the travelling stash box from Katie! This box, and several others, have been travelling around the country for some time now, passing from home to home, losing and gaining items at each stop! What fun!

The box was filled to the brim when I received it, as you can see! 

I then went through it and added a few items; mostly some mini charm packs, some FQs and a few panel pieces that I don't plan to use. 

I took a few things too - a few fats, some white thread, and a small cutting board that will be great for guild meetings! I definitely added more than I took, which is fine! 

Would you like to receive the box next? These are the rules of playing:

Rules and Guidelines 
Be an active blogger -- post about receiving the box and the giveaway in a timely manner 
Update the travel log in the box to let others know where the box has been.
There is a list of rules and guidelines in the box -- be sure to follow these to keep the box full of quality items and the experience positive for everyone. 
You may take any items from the box just be sure that you are replacing them with quality and comparable items. (Guidelines for fabric below) 
Ship box to the next person timely -- and communicate tracking information with recipient.
Shipping is within the US only  (sorry international friends!)

Fabric and other item Guidelines 
Fabric should be quilt shop quality and in new condition. 
Do not include items smaller than a fat quarter unless it falls into one of the other categories and these should be packaged together. 
Jelly Roll -- 2.5 inch strips (typically 40 strips per set)
Honey Buns -- 1.5 inch strips (typically 40 strips per set) 
Desert Roll -- 10 strips 5 inches wide cut the length of the fabric 
Turnovers -- 80 (6 inch) triangles
Candy Squares  -- 2.5 inch squares (typically 45 squares per set) 
Charms -- 5 inch squares (typically 40 squares per set)
Layer Cake -- 10 inch squares (typically 40 squares per set)
Patterns / Books should be in new or nearly new condition and should be kept to a minimum as this adds bulk and weight. 
Other items should be new or gently used condition and should be packaged as necessary to ensure that all parts remain together. 

Important Things to Remember
Please ensure that items in the box are quality. If items in the box are poor quality they should be removed. Items that are being removed can be offered for optional inclusion to the next recipient. Poor quality items can be discarded but this should be done with digression. 
Only include items that you would be proud to own -- this is not a dumping ground for outdated or worn items
Items should be free of smoke, odors  and pet hair 
You must replace all items that you take with items of equal value and replacing with more than you take is welcome. 

How to Save Money when Shipping 
You can purchase postage online from USPS at a discounted rate
When you purchase online delivery confirmation is included
You can schedule pickup from your home or office -- so no waiting in line at the post office. 


If you'd like to perhaps receive the box next, leave me a comment here and tell me what your current project is. For a second chance, tell me what you're dying to try next! I'll randomly pick a winner next Friday (July 26), and mail the box the following Monday. How does that sound to you? Let your friends know too, so they can try to win! 


Katie said...

looks great thanks for getting this posted and adding some realy great stuff.

Kiki and Lala said...

Looks amazing xxx

Sue said...

Count me in! Sounds like fun!

TheStylishHome said...

Looks like an awesome box! I'd love to be included for a chance. Currently, I'm working on a Medallion Mystery Quilt

TheStylishHome said...

I'm dying to try a landscape quilt. I took a mini class here, but there was no way they were going to finish it up in 3 hours. :(

TheStylishHome said...

Looks like an awesome box! I'd love to be included for a chance. Currently, I'm working on a Medallion Mystery Quilt

Sue said...

Forgot to tell you what I am working on. I am now making some wonderful Messenger bags by Michelle! They are so lovely when they are finished!