Showing posts with label swap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label swap. Show all posts

Monday, June 4, 2012

Modern She Made Swap

I joined the Modern She Made Swap - my first swap other than charm square swaps - when I heard about it a few months ago.  I was really nervous since I had never joined one before, but I'm so glad I did.  I had a great time making my partner's items and I LOVE what I got from my partner!

My partner had mentioned that one of the things she'd like was some placemats.  Perfect!  I sketched up a few ideas and was ready to go with those, and then the Fat Quarterly book came.  When I saw the pattern for the Satellite Placemats I was sold, so I changed gears a bit and decided to make a set of 6. 

I used Kona Khaki for the solid and the backs and Chrysalis for the tops and the binding.  I quilted them along the spokes through the center and around the border pieces as well.  I packaged them up with some other goodies and sent them off to my partner.  Hoping she gets them soon!

Whole Package
 Mary Grace from Hooked On Needles got paired up to make me something in the swap and she did an AMAZING job!  She made me the perfect sewing machine cover and even put my blog name on it!  Plus she tucked in some other wonderful goodies like a Vintage Modern charm pack :)

From Mary Grace

I had a great time participating and it's something that I'm looking forward to doing in the future as well!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Aqua & Red Charm Swap

I had so much fun hosting the Charming Green Fabric Swap that I've decided to host another.  This time we'll be swapping aqua and red fabrics!

Here are the details:

1) We are swapping 5" charm squares, each person will purchase 2 (1/2 yard) cuts of fabric, and cut it into 5" charm squares. 1/2 yard = 24 charms. You will have 48 total, 24 of each print.

2) Choose fabrics with a small print suitable for a 5" charm square. One of them should be mainly aqua, the other red. Fabrics that are aqua + red together work too! Fabric should be designer label, 100% cotton, quilt shop quality fabric. No Hancocks, Joanns or Michael's fabrics.

3) Please Upload pictures of your fabric to the Flickr group and include the name of the fabric, designer, etc. This ensures that there are no duplicate fabrics chosen and allows everyone to find out more about the fabrics in case they would like to order more once they have received their charms.

4) Fabric must be new and unwashed and must come from a smoke free environment.

5) Before mailing, cut your fabric into 5" x 5" charm squares. Press your fabric before cutting. Here's a great cutting tutorial

6) Put your fabric (48 charms) in a zip lock bag and include an index card with your name, email address and Flickr name.

7) Mail to me prior to 5/5 and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so I can return your charm squares back to you! US Participants only. Sorry international friends, soon I'll have one for all!

Interested in joining?  Just head over to the Flickr group and request to join.  The first 23 requests get spots in the swap, #24 & #25 will be alternates (if they'd like).

Aqua & Red not your colors?  There's another great swap going on that is swapping green and purple fabrics.  Head to their Flickr group to check it out!