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SGS - Pincushion Swap

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SGS - Pincushion Swap
Group:Quiltcast Supergroup Swappers
Swap Coordinator:QuiltedMagnolia (contact)
Swap categories: Sewing 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.50
Last day to signup/drop:March 22, 2013
Date items must be sent by:April 12, 2013
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

CLICK JOIN SWAP TO PARTICIPATE. If you click "watch swap" you will NOT be participating.

We will be swapping pincushions!
Here are some pattern ideas:

You can use any pattern you'd like for a pincushion. Pincushions should be regular "tomato" size or larger. They can be square, round or other shapes. No mini pincushions please.

Fabric pincushions only

Pincushion Pincushion example

Each swapper will have two partners so you will need to make two pincushions.

Fabric or Design: Read your partners profile for inspiration. If everyone lists their likes/dislikes in their profile this will make pin cushion designing much easier! Please make sure your profile is filled out. Things to include: color preferences, pattern preferences, things that inspire you, favorite fabric lines, etc.

Stuffing IMPORTANT - please do not use any nut shells for your stuffing. We do not want to have to worry about nut allergies.


Each package should include the following:

1. A completed pincushion

2. A nice new set of pins for the pincushion!

Pin sets: - please purchase a new set of pins that coordinate with the pincushion you're sending out. Check the comments here to see if your swap partner has a preference on the type. Avoid cheap pins (I.E.: Dritz) as they bend and are not made well since the coating on the pin itself flakes off.

You can also purchase decorative sets but please do not spend more than $5 for a pin set.

Minimum rating: 4.5. Make sure your profile is filled out completely. I will angel for anyone that doesn't receive a package. Failing to send a package will receive negative feedback on your rating. Please only sign up if you know you are going to follow through with this swap.

This is an international swap so be prepared to possibly have an international partner!

Discussion

twobluecrows 03/15/2013 #

Approximately how many pins are in a "set"?

QuilterinMotion 03/17/2013 #

+twobluecrows, I've received and purchased (from etsy) sets with four to six nice pins. These are pins with special heads, not your typical butterfly, flower or bead. I think that is what the Coordinator wants us to send but let's wait to see what she says.

QuiltedMagnolia 03/18/2013 #

Any set of pins is fine as long as they are of good quality and will last through several uses. They can be decorative or functional. They just need to be nicely made. (Avoid DRITZ pins - the coating flakes off and they bend easily).

I'll spell that out in the swap instructions.

I'd prefer if folks tried to match the pins to the pincushion they made so they sort of coordinate.

If you have a pin preference please list them here (I.E.: glass head, flat head, decorative)

QuiltedMagnolia 03/18/2013 #

I prefer flat head (quilters pins) or glasshead pins.

twobluecrows 03/18/2013 #

Can the pin cushions be crocheted? or Do they have to be sewn?

QuiltedMagnolia 03/19/2013 #

Sewn only.

twobluecrows 03/19/2013 #

I was all set to sew one, but things have come up now and I have to back out of the swap, I hope to join another sometime. Happy swapping!

swtleaf1984 03/22/2013 #

all sewed up and awaiting partners...had a ton of fun with this one!

I prefer decorative pins...etsy has a ton for all price ranges, i know i will only get a few but it is something i would never get for myself..so it would be something a little special

QuiltedMagnolia 03/23/2013 #

Just keep in mind - a few international swappers may not have access to decorative pins so don't get upset if you get regular pins to match your pincushion. This swap is about the cute pincushions not the pins.

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