2022 Pincushion SWAP

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With tons of amazing pictures being shared from our last SWAP, many of you are reaching out with excitement for the next one. Well, I’m happy to share, that wait is over and today is the day! I’m officially kicking off the 2022 Pincushion SWAP.

It's time for another SWAP. Sign up today to be teamed up with your perfect partner and receive tons of helpful hints and inspiration. 2022 Pincushion SWAP with The Sewing Loft

Pincushions happen to be one of my favorite things to collect and exchange with new friends. Not only are they easy to make but they come in all different shapes and sizes. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, they are scrap friendly!

2022 PINCUSHION SWAP Details:

WHAT/SIZE: Every participant will make and receive a handmade pincushion. The pattern/style is “Maker’s choice” and can be anything that displays your creative point of view. For this SWAP it is highly encouraged that you keep your design “scrappy”.

WHEN: Sign Up’s are happening NOW through May 20th, 2022, or earlier.* All packages must be shipped to partners by July 1st, 2022.

WHERE: Everywhere! My SWAP events are open to everyone. Each participant will be paired with a partner in their general area to keep shipping costs low.

WHO: All fabric scrap lovers and stitchers are welcome! Please remember when joining any swap, your partner may have a different skill level. We offer helpful hints, technique based tutorials and because of our community atmosphere, you are able to get help and ask questions along the way.

Price: $5 per SWAP  – I am often asked about the fee and want to clarify right upfront. Running a SWAP of this size and caliber requires a tremendous amount of effort behind the screen. There are many hours spent organizing, emailing, and following up on participants. Not to mention being a SWAP Angel when a partner falls out at the last minute.

It's time for another SWAP. Sign up today to be teamed up with your perfect partner and receive tons of helpful hints and inspiration. Pincushion SWAP 2020 Edition with The Sewing Loft

*Please remember that this is one of my most popular SWAP themes and space is limited. The event is likely to sell out. Be sure to join the fun while you can.

Where we share all things scrappy.Scrappy Girls Club is where you’ll find project inspiration to help you stitch up your scraps. Lovers of fabric, stitchers who bitch and everyone in between are welcome.

Scrappy Girls Club Group: As many of you know community is very important to me. So, I formed a private Facebook community to chat directly with you and offer a safe space for everyone to get together.  Inside the group you can share projects you are working on or have finished, meet and get to know the members from around the world, share inspiration, and participate in additional group activities. Everything is in one spot- simple and easy to use on your computer or smart phone.

You can see many of the packages sent from past SWAP participants there. Feel free to check it out because they are amazing!

Here is how the SWAP will work:

The Pincushion Swap is open for sign-ups until May 20th, 2022. Once signed up you will be sent a quick questionnaire to help me pair you with the perfect sewing buddy.  Then I’ll be digging in with my team and getting to work partnering you with the perfect sewing buddy. All participants will receive an email with your partner information by May 27th, 2022.

100 plus pincushion projects. All patterns are free with step by step instructions. The Sewing Loft #sewing #fatquarterfriendly

Need Inspiration? Never fear, I have a great round-up of free pincushion patterns here. Looking for different stuffing options? Be sure to check out this article that covers it all!

For those that have never joined a SWAP before I have a great article on SWAP Etiquette and how they work. In the meantime, remember my Scrappy Girls Club Community is always open. Feel free to stop by anytime to chat with other members and share how you are using your scraps! You can share any time during the day, we are always open.

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Please remember that SWAP’s like this are all about having fun. No one is putting your work under a microscope. Instead, I just ask that you take pride in your work by trimming off any loose threads and think about how the person receiving this special package will feel when opening. Consider including a small treat, sewing notion, or even a mini bundle of scrap fabrics. I am sure it would be much appreciated by your partner!

Why should you be part of “the pincushion swap” ?

Who doesn’t love a handmade gift?! By joining the Pincushion SWAP, you will not only be exchanging a handmade pincushion but you will be partnered with a sewing buddy that shares your passion, understands your need for fabric, and totally cringes when cutting into their favorite fabric. Basically, someone who “get’s it”!

This is a swap that fits your schedule, has members who are passionate about sewing, and gets you excited about to start your next great project.

You are encouraged to keep in touch with your new sewing buddy after our minis have been exchanged and are welcome to join our private facebook group here. Inside the group, you can upload pictures, ask questions, and meet other members. If Instagram is more your speed, be sure to share your projects & happy mail using the hashtag #sewingloftswap2022 you can follow on Instagram here.

It's time for another SWAP. Sign up today to be teamed up with your perfect partner and receive tons of helpful hints and inspiration. Pincushion SWAP 2020 Edition with The Sewing Loft
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