***Update- SWAP sign up’s have closed. Be sure to join our Scrappy Girls Club Newsletter for updates and the Facebook Community for inspiration.***
WOO HOO, new year new budget! You know what I mean, it’s that time of year when we all look at our stash and vow never to buy fabric again…
That is until we see the latest and greatest new fabric line, in just the right colors, that we MUST HAVE!! Well, to help refresh our fabric stashes, keep our 2017 budget on track and prevent an epic squirrel moment, let’s switch!
Remember, scraps are great for smaller projects, I don’t know about you, but I love to complete smaller-scale sewing projects. They give me great satisfaction to leave my sewing session with a completed project.
2017 Scrap Bag SWAP details:
WHAT: 1 Gallon size bag of scraps. Fabric scraps should be 100% quilting cottons no smaller than 2″ x 4″ and no larger than a fat quarter.
WHEN: Sign Up’s start NOW through January 11th, 2017
WHERE: Everywhere! This swap is 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/design aesthetic. 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
Did you know…
That the Scrappy Girls Club has a private Facebook Community? We do! Not only will you find Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft in there chatting it up but you can share your current projects or have finished, meet and get to know other members from around the world, share inspiration, and participate in the group. Everything is in one spot- simple and easy to use on your computer or smart phone.
And here’s how it works:
The 2017 Scrap Bag SWAP is open for sign ups until January 11th, 2017. Once signed up, you will be sent a quick questionnaire to help us partner you with the perfect sewing buddy. Then it’s time for us to get to work pairing everyone together. In the meantime, you can start gathering your scraps and begin to fill a 1 Gallon size bag with fun quilting cotton prints and solids that you would like to exchange. SWAP partners will be emailed January 18th, 2017.
All packages must be posted by January 31st, 2017. **If for some reason you are not able to post your package by the January 31st deadline, please communicate with your partner directly and keep them updated. We all understand that things happen but it’s hard to be understanding when left in the dark.
If you have never joined a SWAP before here is a great article on SWAP Etiquette and how the work. In the meantime, remember our Scrappy Girls Club Group page 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 day or night.
Please remember to 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. Including a small treat, sewing notion or scrap bundle is totally encouraged and will be much appreciated by your partner!
Why should you be part of “the Scrap Bag SWAP” ?
Who doesn’t love fabric?! By joining the 2017 Scrap Bag SWAP, you will not only be exchanging a new to you fabrics 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 no sew SWAP that fits your schedule, has members who are passionate about sewing and will help get you excited to start your next great project.
You are encourage to keep in touch with your new sewing buddy after our packages have been exchanged and welcome you to join our private facebook group. 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 Scrappy Girls Club!
Still have a few questions? Check out our Swap FAQ’s page here.
You can also grab a button below: for your blog sidebar, Facebook, whatever you like to invite your friends along- please link to this page https://scrappygirlsclub.com.