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Old 06-10-2013, 10:55 AM   #1951
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It depends on how your FE group is set up. On our last cruise, there was so much interest that it was decided to divide into two groups. In our group there were 16 staterooms (15 + us). Every was to give gifts to each stateroom in our group of 15. Whether they gave gifts to each person or each stateroom was up to each person.

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Old 06-10-2013, 10:14 PM   #1952
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I've never participated in an FE exchange but I see people make amazing items and spend a lot of time and even money. I make passport holders for my family's and CC photo postcards from an aerial shot of the Dream I took while parasailing. I wonder if either of these items is too cheap? I don't have a lot of time due to work and an active 3YO. Any feedback is welcomed.




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Old 06-10-2013, 10:18 PM   #1953
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I've never participated in an FE exchange but I see people make amazing items and spend a lot of time and even money. I make passport holders for my family's and CC photo postcards from an aerial shot of the Dream I took while parasailing. I wonder if either of these items is too cheap? I don't have a lot of time due to work and an active 3YO. Any feedback is welcomed.

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I think those are both great! I'd enjoy them.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:30 PM   #1954
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I've never participated in an FE exchange but I see people make amazing items and spend a lot of time and even money. I make passport holders for my family's and CC photo postcards from an aerial shot of the Dream I took while parasailing. I wonder if either of these items is too cheap? I don't have a lot of time due to work and an active 3YO. Any feedback is welcomed.



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I think both are very nice and not cheap to me at all!!!
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:42 PM   #1955
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Thank you for the quick feedback - I may go ahead and participate if our cruise gets one together.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:27 AM   #1956
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I've never participated in an FE exchange but I see people make amazing items and spend a lot of time and even money. I make passport holders for my family's and CC photo postcards from an aerial shot of the Dream I took while parasailing. I wonder if either of these items is too cheap? I don't have a lot of time due to work and an active 3YO. Any feedback is welcomed.




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I would definitely use those, especially the Passport Holder. What a great idea!
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #1957
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Smile Fish extenders list questions.

New to DIS and have a DCL fish extenders question.

We are planning a large family cruise for my moms retirement. It will be many of our groups 1st cruise but everyone's 1st Disney Cruise.

We are doing the fish extenders but we have a question about the list. When you sign up and the list is made will you know which family (all their names) will be in which cabin? We want to maybe personalize one of our gifts but before we decide what we are going to do we want to know this question.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #1958
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New to DIS and have a DCL fish extenders question.

We are planning a large family cruise for my moms retirement. It will be many of our groups 1st cruise but everyone's 1st Disney Cruise.

We are doing the fish extenders but we have a question about the list. When you sign up and the list is made will you know which family (all their names) will be in which cabin? We want to maybe personalize one of our gifts but before we decide what we are going to do we want to know this question.
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Cabin numbers are usually included on the FE lists - the only time you might not have a cabin number from the start is if the family has booked GTY cabins, and then the cabin numbers should be updated as soon as they are assigned.

When I manage FE groups, I include columns for first & last names as well as favorite characters to help out those who would like to personalize a bit more.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:20 PM   #1959
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New to DIS and have a DCL fish extenders question.

We are planning a large family cruise for my moms retirement. It will be many of our groups 1st cruise but everyone's 1st Disney Cruise.

We are doing the fish extenders but we have a question about the list. When you sign up and the list is made will you know which family (all their names) will be in which cabin? We want to maybe personalize one of our gifts but before we decide what we are going to do we want to know this question.
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In our FE group for our cruise, the person who is managing the FE list has made a spreadsheet with columns that include first names, last names, children's names and ages, cabin number, favourite characters, what is being celebrated, if anything. It is great to have as much info as possible for those of us that would like to tailor their gifts to each person or family.

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I am new at FE's and I love to do homemade stuff. Are there any good patterns out there for Fish Extenders. I would prefer not to buy since I have several of my family going for wedding/family cruise and everyone wants to participate. But of course they want me to make them...lol

I would be so forever grateful if someone can either provide me with a nice pattern or direct me to somewhere with patterns. You can email me at nanasb1214@yahoo.com if you would like. Thank you so much!!!!
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #1961
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After several requests I have finally gotten around to writing the directions to how I did it. What I did is very similar to the directions on earlier posts so those provided great guidance.

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2 yards of fabric (two colors Ė one yard each)
Double fold bias tape
Dowell Rod
Iron-On Patches
1 Package of Iron-On Interfacing
1 Package of Heat-n-Bond No Sew Ultra Hold 7/8 in. hem
1 Package of Heat-n-Bond No Sew 1 Yard
Various Colors of Ribbon

1. Cut fabric to be used as the body of the FE to be 8 in. wide by 58 in. in length. When folded the FE will be 29 in. in length.
2. Cut fabric for the three pockets, cut each pocket 11 in. wide by 12 in. in length. When folded each pocked will be 6 in. in length.
3. On the inside of the FE body piece and each pocket iron on the interfacing. Once cooled completely I ironed on the sheet of Heat-n-Bond cut 8 in. by 29 in. to the inside of the body of the FE.
4. On each of the 3 folded pockets I made pleats so that the pockets were 2 in.-pleat-4 in.-pleat 2 in. To secure the pleats I used the Heat-n-Bond Ultrahold hem. This was done on the cut side so that the top edge would be folded and clean.
5. Next I used the heat-n-bond hem to add 8 in. strips of the double fold bias tape to the bottom of each pocket.
6. Next I lined up the pockets on the body of the FE starting 8 in. from the top and then about 1 in. apart. I market the spots with a pencil and secured the bottom and sides of the pockets using the heat-n-bond hem.
7. Once all cooled. I used the double fold bias tape for the perimeter of the body of the FE which again was secured using the iron on hem.
8. Once cooled I ironed on the patches to each of the pockets.
9. I then folded down the top of the FE about 2 inches and secured to the back of the FE by the iron-on hem creating a little opening to insert the dowel rod.
10. Using the multicolored ribbon I made it long enough so that the FE would hang approximately 7-8 in. from a hanger.
11. For our names I bough iron-on computer paper and printed the names on the computer. Then I cut and surrounded the paper with double fold bias tape attached using the iron-on hem. Finally I ironed on the name piece.

I think thatís all. Iíve never tried to write directions for anything like this before. Everything I used I bought from either Wal-Mart, Michaels, or Joannís Fabrics.

Here's the picture again of the final result.
Do you have a picture of this FE so I can see the turnout?
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:21 PM   #1962
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I am new at FE's and I love to do homemade stuff. Are there any good patterns out there for Fish Extenders. I would prefer not to buy since I have several of my family going for wedding/family cruise and everyone wants to participate. But of course they want me to make them...lol

I would be so forever grateful if someone can either provide me with a nice pattern or direct me to somewhere with patterns. You can email me at nanasb1214@yahoo.com if you would like. Thank you so much!!!!
Hope these help, here are some:

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This is from the DisBoards, Disney Cruise Line Forum, thanks to DisGirl: No-Sew FE
After several requests I have finally gotten around to writing the directions to how I did it. What I did is very similar to the directions on earlier posts so those provided great guidance.
Supplies:
2 yards of fabric (two colors Ė one yard each)
Double fold bias tape
Dowell Rod
Iron-On Patches
1 Package of Iron-On Interfacing
1 Package of Heat-n-Bond No Sew Ultra Hold 7/8 in. hem
1 Package of Heat-n-Bond No Sew 1 Yard
Various Colors of Ribbon
1. Cut fabric to be used as the body of the FE to be 8 in. wide by 58 in. in length. When folded the FE will be 29 in. in length.
2. Cut fabric for the three pockets, cut each pocket 11 in. wide by 12 in. in length. When folded each pocked will be 6 in. in length.
3. On the inside of the FE body piece and each pocket iron on the interfacing. Once cooled completely I ironed on the sheet of Heat-n-Bond cut 8 in. by 29 in. to the inside of the body of the FE.
4. On each of the 3 folded pockets I made pleats so that the pockets were 2 in.-pleat-4 in.-pleat 2 in. To secure the pleats I used the Heat-n-Bond Ultrahold hem. This was done on the cut side so that the top edge would be folded and clean.
5. Next I used the heat-n-bond hem to add 8 in. strips of the double fold bias tape to the bottom of each pocket.
6. Next I lined up the pockets on the body of the FE starting 8 in. from the top and then about 1 in. apart. I market the spots with a pencil and secured the bottom and sides of the pockets using the heat-n-bond hem.
7. Once all cooled. I used the double fold bias tape for the perimeter of the body of the FE which again was secured using the iron on hem.
8. Once cooled I ironed on the patches to each of the pockets.
9. I then folded down the top of the FE about 2 inches and secured to the back of the FE by the iron-on hem creating a little opening to insert the dowel rod.
10. Using the multicolored ribbon I made it long enough so that the FE would hang approximately 7-8 in. from a hanger.
11. For our names I bough iron-on computer paper and printed the names on the computer. Then I cut and surrounded the paper with double fold bias tape attached using the iron-on hem. Finally I ironed on the name piece.
I think thatís all. Iíve never tried to write directions for anything like this before. Everything I used I bought from either Wal-Mart, Michaels, or Joannís Fabrics.

This has pictures and great instructions:
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...0&postcount=27

Finally, Ikea sells a pocket hanger that many have redesigned as an FE. Here is an example of a really nice conversion (this is on FB, hope I can post the link here): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1673...al_comments=21

Hope it helps!
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Thank you so much Maggiesam! This is very helpful and gives me some great ideas!
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Om my gosh! I now found a second thread of all kinds of FE ideas! Thse 2 threads should keep me busy for the rest of the week.
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Om my gosh! I now found a second thread of all kinds of FE ideas! Thse 2 threads should keep me busy for the rest of the week.
There are a few fish extender groups on Facebook too, just in case you get through these threads too quickly.
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