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ATCT Swap Information


ATCT offers two kinds of exchanges: Granny Squares and Items.
Please select one of the following exchange choices
for more information on that particular type of exchange.

Granny Squares


7-inch Granny Squares
Crocheter's Choice

Dishcloths, Doilies, Bath Puffs, Purses, Potholders, Bookmarks, Coasters, Scarves, Ornaments, Angels & More!

Tips for a
Successful Swap

** these are just tips and not necessarily set guidelines or requirements for a swap **

Don't Overdo Yourself: Stick with patterns that are within your skill level and you enjoy.  You can choose one pattern for all your pieces, or you can make as many different varieties as you like, as long as they fall within the guidelines and requirements for the swap.  Some swaps do require a certain pattern.  It is a good idea to ask for the pattern in advance to joining the swap to see that it is within your skill level.  

Pace Yourself: Sometimes you will receive pieces from other participants early in the swap, way before the due date.  Don't let this stress you into hurrying your work.  Make as many as you can each week, and only send out what you can afford at a time.  Most swaps are allowed enough time to be well within many budgets.  Just remember to have them all mailed by the deadline.  

Large Mailing List Idea (20+ members to a group): Most swap address lists are mailed out by carbon copies, where everyone receives the same mail with the participants listed in the same order.  A good tip to follow is to start your mailing out by sending to the first person listed below you and work your way through to the end of the list, continuing at the beginning of the list until you come back to your name.  This makes it so everyone can get pieces sooner, for if everyone started with the top person and worked their way down in that format, the last people listed on the swap list won't receive their pieces until much much later than the rest of us.  

Let others know you got their items: A lot of the swaps  now require the participants to e-mail or mail those that sent items to you that you did receive them ok.  It's more of a courtesy than a requirement, but a very good idea to follow.  In return you will be informed when others get your items. 

Share your ideas: If you have a good tip to share, let your coordinator know so they may be able to have it part of the swap.  If you have an idea we can post here, please e-mail us so we can include it on our page.  All suggestions are welcome! :)

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