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#41 faithpa76

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 10:54 AM

Man I am drooling over this one! I just don't think I'm up for another swap, especially one I've never done before ... I can't wait to see all the bags though!!

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 07:33 AM

Well gals....we now have 29 signed up for the exchange! :cheerI have sent out a couple emails asking for more information from a couple people. Just get the info to me by the 25th signup deadline so I can assign you a partner. :)

Faith, we'll be doing another purse/tote swap in the spring.....so you can jump in on that one if you don't feel up to an exchange right now. :)

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#43 Mel2nsluvsCrochet

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 04:00 PM

One quick question: Would Dot's Ditty Bag count as a purse? I so do love that pattern.:yay

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 02:01 PM

I went and looked at Dot's site, and sure, if your partner wants a small bag, I think that would work perfectly. Very cute!! :)

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 09:12 PM

I went and looked at Dot's site, and sure, if your partner wants a small bag, I think that would work perfectly. Very cute!! :)

Hugs! Juli


It would also make a nice surprise to put inside a larger bag if your partner would like a larger bag. You can still whip up Dot's small bag and send it inside a larger bag and SURPRISE your partner! Who wouldn't love to find something actually already INSIDE their bag, don't you agree? Now I'm getting ideas from that....:hook
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Posted 15 September 2005 - 09:16 PM

thats a cool idea!! thanks Karla!!

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 03:34 AM

Ohh.. this sounds like fun!! I'm filling out the survey right now :cheer

I do have a few questions though :D

Do the purses/totes have to be lined? :think I can't line if my life depended on it. Past experiences have proven to be tragic when it comes to sewing without a sewing machine :eek

Do I have to spend a certain amount on yarn? How much? Since our wedding date has been moved back to a more convinient date for everyone, I can loosen up on the money and do something a little more fun and relaxing :devil

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 06:57 AM

Hi Wendy! Glad you joined us!

No, you don't have to line them. Your partner can always line it after she receives it. I'm not all that great with a needle and thread either! I tend to sew my fingers more than the fabric. :eek

No, there is no spending amount set for the yarn for the exchange. You will get an email with your partners preferences once I assign partners. It really depends what sort of bag you make and the size, and whether your buy yarn especially to make your exchange bag, or use something already in your stash.

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 09:30 AM

My first swap YAY I'm excited :cheer

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 11:16 AM

Hi Wendy! Glad you joined us!

No, you don't have to line them. Your partner can always line it after she receives it. I'm not all that great with a needle and thread either! I tend to sew my fingers more than the fabric. :eek

No, there is no spending amount set for the yarn for the exchange. You will get an email with your partners preferences once I assign partners. It really depends what sort of bag you make and the size, and whether your buy yarn especially to make your exchange bag, or use something already in your stash.

Hugs! Juli



Awesome! I'm going to really enjoy this swap :manyheart I can't wait to get started :cheer

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#51 Amberfire3

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 10:18 AM

Ok I am in this sounds like fun

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 05:05 PM

I just updated the signup list.....we're up to 37 now! WooHoo!! I can't wait to see what everyone makes! :)

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 05:39 PM

Yay yay yay, this is my first swap too and I'm sooooo excited! :cheer I already have a million ideas. . . yeeee!

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 07:01 PM

It would also make a nice surprise to put inside a larger bag if your partner would like a larger bag. You can still whip up Dot's small bag and send it inside a larger bag and SURPRISE your partner! Who wouldn't love to find something actually already INSIDE their bag, don't you agree? Now I'm getting ideas from that....:hook


I love that idea too!

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 07:19 PM

Okay....one I thought I was going to skip, but I just signed up. This looks like a lot of fun and an opportunity to work in freeform for my partner! :devil

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 12:37 PM

Glad you joined us, Melissa!! :)

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 04:01 PM

For those of you who are self-proclaimed as "lining-challenged" and to everyone else who's teetering on the decision to line or not, consider this alternative.

Buy a canvas bag from Wal-Mart and use that as your lining. You can use freeform or make a bag to go over the canvas with minimal finger poking. For the "bag in a bag," simply make gussets to go around the handles of the canvas bag:


____|---|_____|---|____ where the |---| is the space for the handle and the ____ stitches are worked in the back loops of the last round. Then join your yarn and work at least two rounds of sc to attach the bag and fold your flap down into the bag. :manyheart

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 05:08 PM

Melissa - what a fabulous idea. A bag inside a bag...That would better than lining. I made a bag out of Lion suede and lined it in material and sewed it inside by hand and it all came apart....a bag would be good inside...tks. so much:cheer
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 01:20 AM

OK I tried soooooo hard to resist this!:sweat But I cant:D So I just sent my survey and I am in!!:devil I really tried to sit this one out but I just couldnt!:D It just seemed like to much fun!! Plus I have a few ideas for projects!:devil
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 10:04 AM

:eek I tried..I really, truly honestly tried to resist this, but someone :devil MADE me do it..yeah that's it, the :devil made me do it. I'm in! :yay Like I need another project :think oh well, it'll be fun :manyheart

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