January 27, 2015

Art Gallery Charm Swap

Michelle, over at From Bolt to Beauty, and I are doing another Charm Swap!!!! Last Fall we had a successful low volume charm swap so we thought we would change the theme this time and try something new. If you have never experienced Art Gallery fabrics you are missing out. They are such fun colors and patterns, and the softest fabric you will ever feel! It really is amazing.

Sorry, to all my international friends, due to postage we are going to limit it to the United States only.

Who is your favorite Art Gallery designer? To be honest there are so many to choose from! Right now my favorite would have to be Emmy Grace by Bari J., Michelle on the other hand is all about Winged by Bonnie Christine.

Emmy Grace by Bari J.
Cultivate by Bonnie Christine 


Fabric Type: Art Gallery (only)
Fabric Size: 5 inch Charms
Participants: 28 Peeps, first come first serve! Don't wait :)
Timeline: Fabrics Due, Monday February 24, 2015 
Fabric Returned: Mailed out, Monday March 10, 2015
Yield: 56 charms, 2 of each print

Meadow by Leah Duncan 

  1. Each person will purchase 1 yard of Art Gallery fabric and cut it into 5 inch charm squares.  1 yard will yield 56 charms exactly, you may want to purchase 1.25 yards just in case of an oops when cutting.  
  2. Scale matters, choose prints that will work with a 5 inch square (smaller prints work the best for charms!)
  3. Fabric should be from the manufacture Art Gallery, no other brand will be accepted. 
  4. Fabric must be new and unwashed from a smoke free home.
  5. Before mailing cut the fabric into 56 - 5 inch x 5 inch charm squares. Press/iron before cutting to ensure accuracy. Unsure how to cut a charm, check out Elizabeth Hartman's tutorial
  6. Send your fabric in a Ziploc bag with an index card with your name and email address.
  7. Upload pictures of your fabric to swap to our Flickr group and include the name of the fabric, designer, etc. This will help ensure we won't get duplicates of fabric and also, find out more about the fabrics we will be receiving. Or, if you really love one of the prints and just want more, you will know how to get more! 

Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker 


All participants must include a prepaid self-addressed, stamped envelope along with their charms when mailing. The best way is to include a prepaid priority mail envelope for $5.75, if it fits it ships :) This will make it faster for us to get your fabrics back to you A.S.A.P!

Rapture by Pat Bravo

Cherie by Frances Newcombe

Are you convinced yet?  Head over to our Google Doc's page and sign up. Remember this is first come first serve.  There is also an alternate list at the bottom if someone drops out there still could be a chance. Also check out our Flickr group to see what everyone is getting before purchasing your fabric.

If you would like to host your own charm swap head over to Ellison Lane and find out the details on how to host your own swap. The post is very helpful and includes lots of tips to help make your swap run smoothly :) 

Indelible by Katarina Roccelle

Gossamer by Sharon Holland

Hopefully Michelle and I will see you this time around as well :)

-Michelle & Chels


  1. So excited to join...I love AGF~they are sumptuous! Angela Walters is my favorite, and Sara Lawson...and... :)

  2. Darn those International postage costs - for what its worth I would have chosen the Aves Chatter Dim print from the Winged line - loove it!

  3. I'm excited. This is my first swap. What's neat is I'm making a quilt using Art Gallery Fabric in the Cleta pattern. My husband is training for a triathlon and I loved the cycling pattern. I hope to have it done by Valentines.

  4. Yay! So glad to see this again! I'm sharing on FB in my quilt groups!!!

  5. OK, I'm so excited...this is my first swap. Art Gallery is some of my favorite fabric out there.

  6. Oh my goodness! How did I only just find out about this?! Please do another one! (Even though this one is still going on I bet) ack I'm so bummed I missed this!!

  7. Please do another. I love Art Galley Fabrics. I bet you will be able to start another swap with the names in the comments of all those who missed this swap. Cindy/ bluemoonstencils@yahoo.com