I get it, social distancing is dragging on and it’s getting lonely stitching by ourselves! So let’s switch things up and do something safe & fun with a new sewing buddy. It’s time to kick off the Mini Quilt SWAP 2021 Edition!
After a quick poll in my private Facebook group for scrap lovers like you and me, mug rugs/mini quilts was the clear winner. And since they are one of my favorite projects to work on, I could not be happier!
You see, my collection on mini wall hangings bring me such joy. With each one there is a story. I can tell you who made what, when they were from and what I love about each one.
Mini Quilt SWAP 2021 Details:
WHAT/SIZE: Every participant will make and receive a mini quilt, mug rug, or wall hanging. 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”. The finished mini should be no larger than a fat quarter.
WHEN: Sign Up’s are happening NOW through February 10th, 2021 or earlier.* All packages must be shipped to partners by March 18th, 2021.
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. Along the way, I share helpful hints, technique based tutorials and because of the 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.
*Please note that space is limited and the event is likely to sell out. Be sure to join the fun while you can.
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 smartphone.
Here is how the SWAP will work:
The Mini Quilt Swap is open for sign-ups until February 10th, 2021. 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 their partner information by February 18th, 2021.
Need Inspiration? Never fear, I have a great round up of free mini quilt patterns here or try a new block from the Blocks2 Quilt series.
If you 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.
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 mini quilt swap” ?
Who doesn’t love a handmade gift?! By joining the Mini Quilt SWAP, you will not only be exchanging a mini quilt 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 starting your next great project.
I encourage you to keep in touch with your new sewing buddy after our minis have been exchanged and welcome you 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 #scrappygirlsclub you can follow on Instagram here.
Come join the fun with me and Scrappy Girls Club!
Still have a few questions? Leave me a note in the comment section and I will reply shortly.
You can also grab a button below: for your blog sidebar, Facebook, whatever you like to invite your friends to join the fun. I just ask that you please link to this page so that they can find it easily.
I can’t wait to meet my new partner and see what everyone makes!