Ok so the other day I thought it might be fun to join in with swap on Instagram. You know, something to distract me from the true MOUNTAIN of sewing I have to do for my book. So I asked for some fun swaps running.... and about 6 million people (OK maybe a few less than that) suggested that I myself run a swap. To which I responded no way honey, not on your nelly - I have WAY too much to do!
And then I thought, bugger it.
And so, I give you the Little Quilts Swap.
If you are going to participate, feel free to grab this button for your blog or Facebook or whatever! Here's the code for you if you are so inclined or just drag it off:
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How does it work?
Right you swap virgins, the way the swap will work is this:
*There are 200 places, I think that will be waaaay to many but who knows!! If we have uneven numbers then I will do an extra swap to even up.
*You need to sign up using the Google form below so that we have all your details and preferences. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO STATE IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY TO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY. Sign ups will be open until September 21, or until all the places fill up!
*Once the signups close, you will receive an email within a few days telling you your swap partner's name, address and preferences.
*Once you have your partner and have stalked them a bit on social media or had an idea of what they might like, make their quilt and package it up maybe with a little extra surprise or two! Please have parcels in the mail by December 1. Some packages might get caught up in the horrible Christmas mail vortex and not arrive until January, but hopefully this gives most of them enough time to be a holiday surprise.
The rules! (BORING but needed...)
1. The quilt you make MUST be from the book, Little Quilts by Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsiger. Please do not use other mini patterns or doll quilt patterns from my other books, this swap is just as a celebration for the release of the book. The book is widely available in bricks and mortar stores and online both here and in the USA and Europe, but if you would like to buy it from my website I will autograph it for you and it will come with a coupon for 50% off my Craftsy class. Please note that international shipping is not cheap - if you want to check how much it will be to your country, you can check the Australia Post website, the parcel weighs 560 grams. I am happy to combine shipping if friends want to order together or if there is something else you want from my shop.
2. Please don't join if you're not going to play. There's nothing more sad than to sign up to a swap and have your swap partner not follow through. If for some legitimate reason like illness you have to withdraw, please let me know ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can assign your swap partner someone new and no one is left with out a package. But please try not to do that either. :)
3. Remember that somewhere out there someone is making a lovely lovely surprise for YOU, so please make the effort to something lovely for your partner! Nice wrapping and a friendly note will make the reciever on the other end smile. And isn't that why we joined in the first place?
4. Big rule! Please don't send me cranky emails and cross things about your swap partner, your lack of email or something similar. Remeber, I'm doing this because I was asked and I am very very time poor! I want everyone to have fun with this INCLUDING ME so a nice friendly email will always be answered faster than a crabby one!
Ok everyone have fun signing up and I'm looking forward to seeing who's playing. Thank you so so much to my Swap Fairies Belinda Shreeve, Jules McMahon and of course Amy Lobsiger who are all going to be called upon to help me out over the coming weeks! bahahahaha (insert evil smile here)
Instagram hastag for this swap is #littlequiltsswap
DON"T FORGET to state if you will only ship domestically. If you say nothing we will assume you are OK with international and assign accordingly.
*** EDITED TO ADD! The signups are now CLOSED, wow that was fast!! Stand by for info on your partner Swapettes! Remember to IG anything you think might be inspiration for your partner and have fun!