Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Big Stitch Swap Signups Are Open


That's right!  In invite you to join into a swap that myself and my friend Sarah are organizing.  The Big Stitch Swap.  Sarah had the super idea of doing a swap where hand stitching of some variety is a significant contribution to the swapped item.  It can be embroidery, hand quilting, cross stitch...what ever floats your boat!


What to make, what to make?  Well, our suggestions would be something along the scale of a iPad cover, a zippy pouch, a fancy notebook cover or a tote bag.  I am in the mood to make a mini quilt.  You get the idea.  The only guideline is that your hand stitching has to be a significant portion of the item's design.  



Want to join in?  The swap is open to 40 people.  The only catch is you need to have participated in two other swaps before joining into this one.  If you have, just click here and complete our entry form.  We will then secretly assign partners.  Know that your partner is not necessarily making an item for you.  While you are waiting for your partner assignment, join into our Flickr group and start thinking about an inspirational mosaic like the one I have below.  I used Big Huge Labs for mine, but you can use what ever works for you.

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The swap timeline is as follows:
- Signups open today (19 June) and will close on 27 June or when we reach 40 participants.
- Partner assignments will be distributed on 4 July (before my celebratory BBQ!)
- Posting dates are from 4-8 August depending on your postal system and where your partner lives.  


As usual, we ask that everyone actively participate in Flickr conversation threads, drop hints on photo comments for your partner, etc.   If you have any questions before you sign up, please do ask!  Better to ask before you sign up than after...it only makes my life more difficult to find a substitute if you drop out.

I do hope you join us!  This will be so very fun!

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19 comments:

Canadian Abroad said...

Crap! Can't do it and gutted. This is the first swap that has tempted me in ages.

pennydog said...

I'm not a hand stitcher, otherwise I'd be jumping in right away, haven't done a decent swap in a long time and this looks like a goodie!

Dianne Neale said...

Ooh I've been waiting for a good swap to come along! My form is in - hope I'm quick enough.

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cheeky monkey said...

this will be tricky but I have to make an other swap and stitching should be fine in summer. Hope my partner is happy with a hoop as I can not take my machine with me ...

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

My form is in, I hope I am in as well. How do we know if we are accepted?

Thanks for this swap.

Isisjem said...

I love the sound of this swap. Have just sent my form in!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I had my form all filled out and then remembered 2 of my husbands granddaughters (9 & 11) will be here for over a week during that time frame and I am on vacation another week. I could have stitched during vacation but they are high maintenance girls so they would probably cause me to be late. Not fair for my partner!! Like Susan, first swap in a long while that has tempted me!!

Leanne said...

Of course I will stitch with you two! I have to do the mailing to and from my island but oh well. I guess I will have stitch at the beach too.

Flying Blind... said...

Oh pants - crappy timing with FQR and end of term here :(

Plus I won't have learnt how to do it all properly until FQR, so probably for the best.

Round 2, yes please xxx

Archie the wonder dog said...

Sounds like a great idea! I'm afraid I won't be able to join in (just too tired at the moment which is a shame as it's right up my street :o( ) but I will be cheering you on! Can't wait to see what you all make!

Coser Tejer Crear said...

Hi Cindy! I do hope you organize a second round! I'll be away until September but I'll join the Flickr group so I can see all the amazing things you'll come up with! It's a great swap! xxx

Nicky said...

Argh wish I was free to join in Cindy but I'm still finishing things off and have FQR stuff to do.....but after the school hols and I'd join in!

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Nicky said...

Argh wish I was free to join in Cindy but I'm still finishing things off and have FQR stuff to do.....but after the school hols and I'd join in!

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Katy Cameron said...

Alas, hand stitching kills me (oh, and that complete lack of time too o.O) but I'm looking forward to seeing what you all make :o)

Ruth said...

Just finishing off one swap so need to get some WIP's finished or I'll be 0 again for FAL! After summer would be cool if you do another?

SewHappyGeek said...

Oh go on then...I haven't done a swap in ages! The last one was the Sailor Mouth swap and I got some really funny stuff, so I'm in! (Jennaexcell at gmail.com) :) I'm in the UK. You already knew that. I'll...just go now...

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