Monday, March 18, 2013

Traveling Stash Box #1...

  I have won two Traveling Stash boxes. They were at the post office today when I checked the mail. The first box is up for grabs until Friday at midnight central time. So leave a comment if you want a chance to win this box. It is a nice box full of great goodies.
 This is what I am keeping:
  This is what I am putting back into the box.
 12 Fat quarters and some yardage...some epp paper pieces...a panel with 12 different houses on it...a disc with simple patterns...and a pillow pattern...a couple of quilting magazines.
I may add a few more items as well, we had a storm to come up and I had to stop fiddling with the box. We are under tornado watch/warnings until 9pm central time tonight, so I won't be adding anything else today. If this box is not your cup of tea come by Friday evening and I will have the other box ready for you to take a look see at.


  1. Be an active blogger. Post about receiving and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner.
  2. There is a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.
  3. There is a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.
  4. You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken. See guidelines below.
  5. Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.
  6. Due to the amount of postage shipping is only within the USA.
The definition of a stash is a secret store of valuables. For quilters it's a collection of usable quality products. The stash should contain mostly fabric with a few patterns and/or books and other items.

  • FABRIC:     Should be quilt shop quality in new condition. Scraps should only be included if they are cut for adding to a collection and packaged accordingly (i.e. I-Spy squares, postage stamp squares, etc.). There should not be anything under a Fat Quarter unless packaged like this.
  • PATTERNS/BOOKS:     Should be in new or gently used condition. They should be kept to a minimum (books are bulky and add weight).
  • OTHER ITEMS:     Should be in new or gently used condition. Tools, notions, etc. These items should be packaged if necessary.

  • If you receive a box with anything that is of "poor" condition you should not feel guilty in tossing it out.
  • Only put items in the box that you would be proud to own. The box is NOT a dumping place for all your outdated unwanted items.
  • Items should be free of smoke and pet hairs.
  • You must replace items you take with the same quantity of like-kind items. Replacing more than you take is always welcome.  :)  There is a guide to Pre-Cut amounts below for your reference.

  • Jelly Roll strips are 2-1/2 inches so every 10 strips is 2/3 yard (plus an inch). 30 strips is 2 yards plus 3 inches. 40 strips is 2-3/4 yards. 50 strips is 3-1/2 yards.
  • Honey Buns are 1-1/2 inches so 10 strips is just slightly under 1/3 yard. 40 strips are 1-2/3 yards.
  • Desert Rolls are 10 (5 x 45) strips or just slightly over 1-1/3 yard.
  • Turnovers are 80 (6 inch) triangles and is equal to slightly over 1 yard.
  • Charms are 5 inch squares. 40 charms is equal to 2/3 of a yard.
  • Layer Cakes are 10 inch squares. 40 layer cake squares are equal to 2-3/4 yards
Keep Stitchin,


Terry said...

You know me...I'd love to win the travelling stash! Thanks for the chance! :0)

Shauna said...

Sounds like fun, I'm game!!!!

Gina E. said...

I'm a bit far away to particpate in that (cost a fortune in postage each way), but it sounds like fun! I do not envy you living in that part of the world with tornadoes every year.
We had a tornado in Australia last night that ripped into two states doing terrible damage. We just are not prepared for those. Cyclones in northern Australia - yes, but Tornadoes are not common here at all.

Terry in California said...

Sounds fun. Where do I jjoin?


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