Small, quick hitter projects always seem to be popular among Scrappy Girl Club members but the two most requested items that we have time and time again are: mini quilts and zipper bags. After a quick poll in our community, mini quilts came back as the winner. So, I’m excited to share our next adventure…. a Mini Quilt SWAP!
Not only are these little babies are super cute to hang on the walls but they are the perfect quick hitter afternoon sewing project. I just love that I always walk away from the machine having finished something fun!
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.
Mini Quilt SWAP 2018 details:
WHAT/SIZE: Every participant will make and receive a mini quilt ready to hang on the wall. The pattern/style is makers choice and can be anything that displays your creative point of view. We encourage you to keep your design “scrappy” and ask that you make something no larger than a fat quarter.
WHEN: Sign Up’s start NOW through March 23rd, 2018. Packages must ship by April 21st, 2018.
WHERE: Everywhere! This swap is open to everyone. When possible, we do our best to pair each participant 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
Scrappy Girls Club Group: The group has a private Facebook Community for members only. There you can share your own projects you are working on or have finished, meet and get to know the 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 will work:
The Mini Quilt Swap is open for sign ups until March 23, 2018. After signing up you will be sent a quick questionnaire to help us pair you with the perfect sewing buddy. Then it’s time for us to get to work partnering you with the perfect sewing buddy. All participants will receive a special label for you to attach to the back of your mini quilt. This label will be sent with your SWAP receipt and can be printed from any home computer.
Want to see what one looks like?
Here is a great example that anything goes. It’s really all about having fun. We think this mini is a playful mix of scrappy style and texture. Perfect for hanging on any wall.
Need More Inspiration? Never fear, we’ll have you covered! Check out this amazing round up of free mini quilt patterns.
While waiting for your swap partners information, you can start to gather your materials and select a mini quilt pattern to make for your partner. Swap partner information will be emailed directly to you by March 30th, 2018. This will allow you plenty of time to create your mini quilt and have your package posted by April 21st, 2018.
If you have never joined a SWAP before here is a great article on SWAP Etiquette and how they 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 during the day, we are always open.
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. You are welcome to include a small treat, sewing notion or scrap bundle inside your swap package. Remember, this is no required but we know it will be 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 to start your next great project.
You are encourage to keep in touch with your new sewing buddy after our mini’s 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.