|Swap Coordinator:||QuiltedMagnolia (contact)|
|Number of people in swap:||8|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||June 4, 2012|
|Date items must be sent by:||June 30, 2012|
|Number of swap partners:||4|
CLICK JOIN SWAP TO PARTICIPATE. If you click "watch swap" you will NOT be participating.
Each person will have 4 partners and will send 4 blocks to each one for a total of 16 blocks swapped.
This is a scrappy swap intended for a scrappy style quilt. Choose scrap fabrics from your scrap stash to use for this and trim them down to a 5" charm square block.
For the background fabric (the lighter one) please choose a white fabric to use so everyone will have the same light fabric for swapped blocks.
Please make sure you are using a scant 1/4 seam when sewing them together or they will not come out close to the correct size. Finished blocks should be around 5.75", precuts vary so if it doesn't come out perfect just do your best. Watch the video tutorial before sewing any blocks together as this is a new method we are using to make a pinwheel block out of two 5" charm squares put together.
Not sure how to do a proper 1/4 seam?
You can read my blog post with tips on how to achieve an accurate one (there is an accompanying podcast as well):
How to Achieve an Accurate 1/4" Seam: http://www.katiesquiltingcorner.com/2011/04/podcast-episode-12-scanty-quarter-inch.html
Please orient your HST units to resemble this block.
We will be using the tutorial Missouri Star Quilt Co. showed on how to make pinwheels from 5" charm squares.
Missouri Star Quilt Co. Charm Block Pinwheel Tutorial Video: http://youtu.be/ekYpJzHoW6E
Fabric should be of good quality and 100% cotton. Blocks do not have to be identical, especially since these blocks are generally quite scrappy. COLORS AND PATTERNS ARE SWAPPERS (your own) CHOICE. You can choose to send your partners whatever you wish, just make sure the background fabric is white or a white tone on tone. If you want to ask your partner for color preferences that is up to you but you don't have to do it.
If you have allergies please state this so your partner knows.If possible, use fabrics you already have in your stash. This is a scrap busting swap!
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