How to run a quilt swap

Written by Michelle Steel


Lots of quilters enjoy participating in a swap. The main aim of a swap is to get more ofrepparttar particular object that you are swapping. Considering we are talking to quilters here,repparttar 140887 things that they like to swap include, charm squares, completed blocks or pieces of fabric. To organise a swap youíll need participants firstly. These are easily recruited through your own quilt groups. You must have a theme torepparttar 140888 swap that entices more people to join. Keeprepparttar 140889 rules simple so that people understand what they are doing. Rules for swaps includerepparttar 140890 size, shape, design or colour ofrepparttar 140891 fabric/block to be swapped. For instance, you could organise a swap of blue and white, 6.5" nine patches. You find out how many people are interested in participating, and thatís how many blocks each person makes. One for themselves, and one for everyone else. Set a deadline forrepparttar 140892 swap to be finished and thatís about it. Other things to consider are these. Is this a centralised swap or not? A centralised swap is whererepparttar 140893 swap hostess collects all ofrepparttar 140894 items onrepparttar 140895 due date, swaps them all about, and redistributes them torepparttar 140896 participants so each person has one of everything. The hostess needs to be organised and not mind spending a lot of time sorting it out. A non-centralised swap is where each individual sends/gives each other person involved inrepparttar 140897 swap their own item. If you are posting, this can become costly. If there is a person who drops out and doesnít contribute, then you donít always getrepparttar 140898 same amount back that you sent. Are you swapping blocks? Give a good description ofrepparttar 140899 block that everyone is making. Include instructions. Make sure that it is within every ones sewing ability. Be very clear onrepparttar 140900 colours to use, if this is important. Be clear on whatrepparttar 140901 finished measurements ofrepparttar 140902 block should be. Be prepared to accept blocks that might not be sewn well, remember that there are all levels of ability out there, and we should encourage more quilters to join these activities.

Getting Started In Radio Control Cars

Written by Philip Lim


Take note that you need to decide whether you want a radio control nitro or gas car or perhaps one that has an electric engine. You could purchase either one which is ready to run (rtr) or a kit. Now, knowing how much you would want to spend start going shopping for a vehicle that fits your specifications. Like me passion is what drew me to this exciting hobby and there's a lot you are going to learn before you can "get behindrepparttar wheel".

It is always good start at a nearby hobby store - look for one that specializes in radio control vehicles. Speak to people you'll find working inrepparttar 140862 store and chances are that these people are true blue rc hobbyists as well. There is much you can learn from, so pick their brains well. You'll find these machines to be sleek and powerful, tearing uprepparttar 140863 terrain in a jiffy and it's certainly a lot of fun watching them go.

The types of radio control vehicles that you need to get aquainted with are nitro and electric cars, monster trucks, stadium trucks, minis and micros. If you want to get your feet wet and don't wish to spend a whole lot of money, go and get a used vehicle - this isrepparttar 140864 cheapest way of building your skills. To find used radio control vehicles for sale, ask your friends, checkrepparttar 140865 local newspapers, read RC magazines or browse through listings at auction sites like eBay.

If you decide that you want a new vehicle, you can choose a kit, an ARR ("almost ready to run") model, or an RTR ("ready to run") model. What'srepparttar 140866 difference? A kit will take you time and a certain amount of expertise to assemble. The advantage of a kit, of course is that once you're finished, you'll know exactly how your vehicle is built and therefore how to repair any damage.

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