How to run a quilt swap

Written by Michelle Steel

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Variations on a block swap. Haverepparttar same block every month but changerepparttar 140887 colour scheme. Changerepparttar 140888 fabric every month to relate to a social calendar ie, Christmas fabric for December, hearts for February. Give each personrepparttar 140889 choice of block that they would like, and give them their blocks on their birthday. Choose a theme forrepparttar 140890 blocks such as hearts, stars etc. Are you swapping fabrics? Decide on what sizerepparttar 140891 fabric should be. Fat quarters are nice, but you may want to take into account peoples finances. Choose a colour scheme forrepparttar 140892 swap. Often its hard to find a particular colour, so if everyone inrepparttar 140893 swap provides 8 FQs of one yellow fabric, and there are 8 people inrepparttar 140894 swap, everyone should end up with 8 different yellow fabrics. An excellent way to increase those bare spots inrepparttar 140895 stash. Rules for this sort of swap need to specify quality of fabric, to pre-wash or not, and believe it or not, some people are allergic to cat hair and cigarette smoke and we all know that these permeaterepparttar 140896 fabrics. Are you swapping Charm Squares? This is a great way to get lots of fabrics for those quilts that just need scraps. Decide how many different fabrics should be in each pack. Then you provide one pack for each participant. If there are twenty 10" squares per pack, and 10 people inrepparttar 140897 swap, each person will end up with 200 different fabrics. Excellent. Rules for this swap are similar to fabric swaps. Youll need to be exact withrepparttar 140898 cutting measurements, just in case people want to sewrepparttar 140899 squares together as is. A good way to use uprepparttar 140900 fabrics in your stash that you may not wish to keep anymore. Other things that you can swap include buttons, signature squares, or hand made items such as pincushions, Christmas ornaments and place mats. The variations on a swap are endless. Just be prepared to join in, accept what you receive inrepparttar 140901 spirit it is sent and youll have loads of fun, and make new friends too.

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Getting Started In Radio Control Cars

Written by Philip Lim

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ARR and RTR models come already assembled. The difference is usually thatrepparttar ARR model doesn't have a radio system installed, while an RTR model does. So don't be fooled byrepparttar 140862 difference in price. When you buy an ARR car, you're going to have to addrepparttar 140863 cost ofrepparttar 140864 radio system to your final cost.

The expense of operating your radio control car can be as little as an occasional replacement battery pack. But as with any hobby,repparttar 140865 more you playrepparttar 140866 more you pay. If you become a dedicated radio control vehicle fan, be prepared for repairs, upgrades, special tools, magazine subscriptions, books, racing entry fees, association dues, travel expenses torepparttar 140867 big meets and races -repparttar 140868 list can be endless. The best advice is to start small, and let your radio control hobby grow little by little to whatever level you find most satisfying.

So all in all, what'srepparttar 140869 best advice for getting started in radio control? Start small, get to know experienced radio control drivers, and learn as you go. Make a list before you buy anything, and make sure have allrepparttar 140870 accessories and parts you're going to need to use your vehicle. Most of all, have fun - RC is a wonderful way to meet people, to challenge yourself, and to fulfill your driving fantasies.

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