Howdy all of you caffeine and quilt fans!
This secret swap is for sewers/quilters who also love caffeine/Starbucks mugs. In this swap you must have an Instagram account. You will make one mug rug (description below) and purchase one of the new Starbucks Been There Mug Series mugs (examples below). If you wish to send other goodies, that's up to you! You will be partnered with someone and it must be kept secret until the end of the swap. Who you make something for will not be making something for you. Throughout the swap post on Instagram using the hashtag #BeenThereMugRugSwap, using this hashtag will allow everyone to follow along and see what everyone is making. Trying to guess your secret partner is half of the fun!
What is a mug rug?
A Mug Rug is basically a larger coaster around the 4" X 6" size and includes 3 layers: the top, batting and backing, secured by binding. This is just like a quilt with 3 layers and binding. If you're confused on mug rugs, search the hashtag #mugrug on Instagram or use google search; you will be able to see hundreds of examples. The important thing is to be creative and make something that you would wish to receive yourself.
What do the Starbucks Been There Series Mugs look like?
I've been able to purchase two mugs already and included a photo so you can be on the lookout at your local Starbucks.
1. This swap is SECRET until the end.
2. For this first round we are limiting it to USA only, if there is enough interest we can open it to International next round.
3. Make ONE Mug Rug
4. Purchase ONE Been There Series Mug from Starbucks.
-You make include other goodies in your package but it's not mandatory. (Examples: stationary, candy, tea, fabric, etc).
5. Please mail by deadline! Do not mail sooner than first mailing day, that way everyone's arrives around the same time.
6. Please be aware of your partners likes and dislikes. Be detailed in your survey to help your partner make something you love.
7. Use #BeenThereMugRugSwap during the swap on Instagram and at the end show the package your sending and receive.
8. Have FUN!
-Something helpful would be creating a collage of images you like and posting it to Instagram so your partner can see. (Example: find different mug rugs, fabrics, colors you like).
-Follow other people on Instagram who are participating in the swap as well, make new quilty friends!
-Check out your partners profile on Instagram to see what their tastes/personality/likes are.
-A great private swap to check is #starbucksmugrugswap. You can find tons of inspiration in that swap as they have done many rounds with lots of talented quilters.
-Signups are Open today April 18th and will close Wednesday April 25th.
You can signup HERE
-Partner Emails will be emailed/assigned by Wednesday May 2nd.
-Start Shipping Packages (no earlier than) Wednesday May 30th.
-Last day to Ship Packages is Wednesday June 6th.
If you're able to meet these deadlines than please sign up for our fun swap. We understand that life happens, if you're not able to complete the deadline after you've already signed up please let us know ASAP so we can get your partner a quilt angel.
If you have any questions, please email me at Jamie@sunflower-quilts.com
Follow along with Jamie as she makes our Sugar and Spice Baby Quilt Pattern from start to finish. It’s a super cute, easy pattern available on our website for $5 PDF. Click HERE to purchase pattern.
This is a time lapse video where you’ll see Jamie cut fabrics, iron, piece, chain piece, trim, sash, quilt and bind. I wish we could really make Quilts this fast but in reality it took a couple days. If you have any questions or want a more detailed video on any step please leave a comment below! Enjoy!
When Dorie was looking for bloggers for the blog hop, I jumped at the chance. I ordered the book and as soon as it came was inspired in new ways to quilt. I love free motion quilting, especially when there are very few starts and stops involved. Dorie does a great job guiding you through the process of each design and makes it easy to follow. I had a quilt top which I completed at a sewing retreat 3 years ago (embarrassing…I’m sure none of ya’ll have any of those) and still needed to be quilted.
I’m glad that I hadn’t quilted it yet, because it was the perfect quilt to practice new designs on from the Making Connections book. The quilt itself is rather busy so I decided to try one of the more simple designs in the book (connecting curves with petals) and I absolutely love how it turned out. What do ya’ll think?
Thank you Dorie and C&T Publishing for allowing me to be part of this blog hop!
C&T Publishing is giving ya’ll a chance to win a copy of this book. If you want a chance to win a copy of this fun/inspiring book leave a comment below telling me if you quilt on a longarm or domestic machine.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on this book, Dorie has signed copies on her website www.forever-quilting.com
Be sure to check out all of the posts in this fun blog hop. Schedule and links below!
BLOG HOP SCHEDULE
Friday September 1st C&T Publishing Blog: http://www.ctpub.com/blog/ IG:ctpublishing
Monday September 4th Holly Anne Knight Blog: https://www.stringandstory.com/ IG: stringandstory Susan Arnold Blog: www.quiltfabrication.com IG: quiltfabrication
Tuesday September 5th Becca Fenstermaker Blog: www.prettypiney.com IG: prettypiney
Teri Lucas Blog: www.generationqmagazine.com IG: genqmag
Wednesday September 6th Sherry Shish Blog: https://poweredbyquilting.com IG: poweredbyquilting Pam Morgan Blog: www.mysweetlittlestitches.com IG: sweetlittlestitches
Thursday September 7th Katy S Blog: http://www.katyquilts.netIG: katyquilts
Laura Piland Blog: http://www.sliceofpiquilts.comIG: sliceofpiquilts
Friday September 8th Suzy Webster Blog: https://websterquilt.blogspot.comIG: websterquilt
Bernie Kringel Blog: https://needleandfoot.comIG: needleandfoot
Monday September 11th Jamie Mueller Blog: www.sunflower-quilts.com IG: sunflower_quilt
Nancy Scott Blog: http://masterpiecequilting.blogspot.com IG: masterpiecequilting
Tuesday September 12th Sherri Noel Blog: www.rebeccamaedesigns.com IG: rebeccamaedesigns Anorina Morris Blog: www.sameliasmum.com IG: sameliasmum
Wednesday September 13th Yvonne Fuchs Blog: https://quiltingjetgirl.comIG: quiltingjetgirl
Barbie Mills Blog: https://thequiltingmill.blogspot.comIG: thequiltingmill
Thursday September 14th Afton Warrick Blog: http://www.quiltingmod.com IG: quiltingmod
Kathy Bruckman Blog: https://kathyskwiltsandmore.blogspot.com IG: kathyskwiltsandmore
Friday September 15th Susan Arnold Blog: www.quiltfabrication.com IG: quiltfabrication
Dorie Hruska Blog: http://www.forever-quilting.com/blog IG: foreverquilting
Thanks for stopping by our blog and hope everyone has a great week!
Howdy to all of our new guests arriving at our website since the launch of the Fat Quarter Shop Aqua Thread Cutter edition. We are so excited to have partnered with FQS and bring ya'll a fun aqua Thread Cutter!
Since you many of you are new to us and our Thread Cutter, we thought we share a demo video showing you how the Thread Cutter works while chain piecing. It can be used for many things, which we will show throughout the year but we created it out of necessity for chain piecing.
Enjoy and have a blessed weekend!
Jamie and Jill
Toy Pouch Tutorial
We are so excited, and a little nervous to start our video blog! Each week we will post a new video featuring a different tutorial or technique. So if ya'll have any specific requests/ideas for our next videos please comment below what you want to see and we will try to cover them all throughout the year.
Up this week is a tutorial for a Toy Pouch. Everyone knows a cute kiddo that could use a toy pouch to take their favorite toys everywhere with them! My son is a busy boy and needs to have stuff to keep him busy when we are out. I made him a bunch of toy pouches and they have been a life saver!
For a complete list of SUPPLIES you'll need for this toy pouch, please hop over to Thermoweb's blog.
*Please keep in mind that this is our first time filming and editing a video tutorial, so hopefully it's not too terrible! And I promise they won't all be this long, I wanted to introduce our new video blog and there are quite a few steps for this pouch. We hope you enjoy!