Monday, October 21, 2013

Traveling Stash #2

I was the lucky recipient of another traveling stash.  This one had fabric that was more my style.  Also, it had some Tula Pink Flutterby 1/2 yards in it.  How great is that.

Here is the original contents of the box:

See the lovely Flutterby in the left corner

Some nice Honeybuns and some mini-charms


This is what I took out.

I love the Innocent Crush voile, Ty Pennington Impressions, Flutterby, etc.  Yeah.

This is what I replaced it with:

Top row has three Art Gallery Girly Girl fabrics, Amy Butler Love, and two Flight Patterns 1/2 yards (all good for bags)
Second Row has thread 
Third Row has blue mirror ball fq (not pictured) , Timeless Treasure 1/2 yard, quarter yard of orange and blue fabric, a fat eighth of original Flea Market Fancy from my stash and two Shades of Blue charm packs

I will pick a winner next Monday.  They are lots of fun to go through and pick up goodies.  

Here are the rules for the traveling stash:  

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  

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. 

I also finally finished my stack of charity blocks for the Austin Modern Quilt Guild.


  1. throw my name in for this one

  2. Oh How fun! You made some great choices, I can't wait to see what you make with the honey buns! Throw my name for the drawing please.