Monday, August 17, 2015

I Spy Swap: Strips!

I've been seeing so many Jelly Roll patterns lately that I really want an I Spy jelly roll to make them with. So I thought, “let's swap strips and make an I Spy Jelly Roll!”

The Rules:
1) We are swapping 2 ½ inch strips of fabric.  Each "spot" in the swap will contribute 10 strips each of 4 different fabrics.  Each spot will get back a 40-strip jelly roll! You should get at least 10 strips from ¾ of a yard of fabric. Each spot is a total of 3 yards of fabric.

2) I'm going to do 2 jelly rolls, so if you have 2 spots, you will get back 2 completely different jelly rolls! If you are doing 2 spots, each of your 8 fabrics must be different.

3) Quilt shop quality fabric, please.  No licensed characters or teams. I Spy quilts are for everyone, so no adult-themed fabric.  Anything identifiable by your average child is a-okay. Creative and unusual fabrics encouraged!

4) Please pay attention to the scale of your fabric. Since we are swapping strips, fabrics should be of small scale. You want objects to be easily recognizable.

5) Packages must be mailed to me no later than September 24th if you are in the United States and September 18th if you are international. This is a mail-by date. Earlier mailing is encouraged. If you do not think you can meet this deadline, do not sign up. I will send an email with my address once the swap is full.

6) Sign up at the form on the bottom of the page.  Then check out our Flickr Group.  I will use Flickr to track who has signed up and when I receive fabrics.  If you don't have an account, it is free to create one.  You can also post pictures of your fabrics on the group if you choose, but that is not required.

7)   Place your strips in a ziplock bag with an index card/piece of paper/sticker in the bag or on the outside containing your name, address, and Flickr ID.  Please place all 4 fabrics for a “spot” in one bag together, alternating fabrics strips. (ABCD, ABCD, ABCD....)  Please don't forget to put your name on or in your bag--that's how I sort, so it helps me a lot.

8Include a prepaid self addressed envelope.  If you do not, I will not be able to return your squares to you!

9) Have fun!  Leave me a comment with questions! 


  1. Do I ned a flicker ID?alsoif I have more time I will do 2 sets but signed up for 1 set just now. Thankyou referred by Linda Newman

  2. No, it's not necessary to have a Flickr account to participate. But a lot of people will post pictures of their fabrics on Flickr, so it's a good way to avoid duplicates, and some of my communication will be there, though I'll email the really important stuff. And it is free to get a Flickr account.