Okay ladies, I have an idea for a swap that I need to run by you.
What do you think about all of us making an apron using the same fat quarter in some fashion? Or, if not an apron, some other household item like a table runner, mug rug or ?? I would purchase the fabric, measure, cut, and mail off the fat quarters to participants. Then, YOU would have two weeks (or so) to make your item and send it off. Sound good?
What would the design be? Well, remember this swap?
Patricia Shea, also designs fabrics at Spoonflower.com. She has cupcake images plus other cool designs. Patricia is working on a new fabric design for us to include in our possible selections, so I can put up a poll soon. Here are some of her current fabrics/graphics I like:
One thing, though, is that website's fat quarter prices are MUCH higher than per-yard pricing ($11 for FQ vs $18 per yd). In order to be more affordable, I would have everyone would sign up with me via PayPal for their fat quarter plus some toward shipping from Spoonflower to Oregon and then to your house. I would place a bulk order, measure, cut, and mail off the fabric to participants. Then, YOU would have two weeks (or so) to make your item and send it off.
Or do you think this would be a better sew-along instead of a swap? We would still use the same fabric but you'd keep your creation instead of sending it away.
Leave me your comments and suggestions!