Try to say that fast three times! ;-)
Stephanie from Quarter Incher organized another great swap in January of this year! It was time for round 2 of the Triple-Zip-Pouch Swap.
These were the rules as discribed by Stephanie:
Make a triple-zip pouch based on your secret partners requests. You can alter the pouch size if you wish. There were some great modifications in Round 1 you can skim through in the flickr group
- Stuff it with goodies
- Everything must fit in the pouch before mailing to save everyone money on postage
- Mail it off by March 1st!
We used a tutorial by A Quilters Table. As this is my first swap, EVER, I decided to stick to the tutorial. (Mostly that is…)
This is what I made for my swap partner Jennifer:
Somehow I ended up with a too large piece of fabric for the inside largest pocket… I just cut it off so it would fit. I will try this pouch again and hope to find where I missed something. My pouch looks the same as the others, so I am guessing it is alright! ;-)
I spied the Flick site of my swap partner en discover that she likes working with squares and fussy cutting cute kids fabric. I decided to make her something that was a little bit different and just for her. Elegant, scrappy and feminine, even in blue! Some tiny paper piecing and some pretty feathers! She had indicated that she had no special request and that I could do whatever I liked… so that is what I did!
I used an iron on batting /fleece and a polyester Aurifil thread for the quilting. All of the fabrics are cotton. All of the inside pockets are the same white fabric with the blue flowers.
Of course I put some fabric goodies in this pouch!
Yes, it is the same collection of fabrics that I gave away on my blogaversary in January. And of course the cute button magnets I also bought for myself!
Question: I have never participated in a swap, so I have no experience with this at all. Is there an “unwritten rule” on what goodies to add to your swap item? I have seen people put all kinds of candy in their packages, but I know that some people have food allergies or intolerances. I opted for fabric as that’s what quilters want, right? I also found it hard to find items that were not too heavy so the postage would not become outrageous.
Out of curiousity: What was the best / worst item you have ever received from a swap?
For the next couple of days I will be watching my mailbox as I am expecting two packages… one pouch for me and lots of fabric to finish op the paper pieced train.
Thank you so much, Stephanie for organzing such a wonderful swap. I had a lot of fun creating the pouch!!!