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Nancy_MN
#1 Posted : Saturday, February 9, 2019 11:59:21 AM(UTC)
Nancy_MN

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Location: north central Minnesota

BENCH   PILLOW SWAP 

"WELCOMING SPRING"

 

Winter has gone on long enough!  It's time to dream of spring!  It's time to sew a trendy bench pillow!  

The Requirements:  Open to all QATW members who have signed the swap agreement and who are in good standing, i.e. not in the dreaded Briar Patch.  Swappers should be confident beginners and above.  New members are encouraged to join us!

Weekly check-ins are required by posting in this thread.

The Swap:  Each swapper will make one bench pillow cover.  The theme of the pillow will be “Welcoming Spring”.  Pillow covers must be  16” x 38."  To save on shipping, you will not include the pillow insert.   Each swapper will be responsible to fill the pillow cover they receive for their own use. 

The pillow cover can be pieced, machine or hand embroidered, machine or hand appliqued, and can be made of cotton, flannel, or wool with the addition of silk, corduroy, home decor, or more.  Fusibles and stabilizers can/should be used as needed. "Bling" can be added as desired.  This swap will be fairly open in regard to techniques and materials so that you can have FUN and use your imagination!

We'd like the front of the pillow cover to have some structure.  If yours seems flimsy, consider backing it with a soft stabilizer or light batting w/quilting before adding the back fabric of your cover, but be careful that the interior remains at 16" x 38" so the pillow insert will fit.  As an opening for the pillow form, add a long zipper at the bottom seam or or an envelope-style back flap with a 5" overlap.

The Fabric:  All fabrics must be Quilt-Shop-Quality (QSQ); no fabrics from big box stores like Walmart, Joann’s, etc.  You may use cotton, flannel, or wool with the addition of silk, corduroy, home decor, or more.  Fabrics and trims must be prewashed until the water runs clear if they are launderable. 

To join: Post intent below and send a personal message (PM) to the hostess, NancyMN, which includes the following:   

  • Given and Screen Names
  • Mailing and Email addresses
  • Telephone number
Please indicate if you have a wool allergy.  We need a minimum of 6 swappers for this to become a swap. This swap is a GO!

Once your PM is received, the hostess will reply with further instructions and contact information.  You will receive the name to whom you are mailing your pillow cover after the sign-ups close.

Deadlines:  

Sign-up by February 28.

Mail by March 30 (one week earlier for international)

~ Dreaming about lambs & bunnies, flowers & more! ~

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~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
Nancy_MN
#2 Posted : Saturday, February 9, 2019 11:59:45 AM(UTC)
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Springtime Pillow Swap
  Swappers PM Check-in Mailed Received from...
1 Nancy_MN   3/27  3/25  3/30 from Bonita  
2 QB Candis     3/29  3/22  3/29 from Sheila 
3 jcorsbie Jann   3/26    4/9 from Laura 
4 Bonita   3/30  3/27  4/3 from Deb 
5 KathyFL   3/24  withdraw  3/29 from Laura (returned)
6 deb.morseth    3/30  3/30  3/26 from Nancy 
7 LauraB   3/29  3/26  3/19 from ToniAnn 
8 ladysaint ToniAnn   na  3/16  3/25 from Candis 
Fabrih Sheila   3/29  3/27  4/3 from Jann 
           
           

 

~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
Nancy_MN
#3 Posted : Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:00:33 PM(UTC)
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If anyone is uncertain how this swap will work, please refer to the Bench It swap held last November, hosted by Jann.   Check out the pictures to see the variety of pretty pillow covers that were swapped by our members back then.

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Don't know where to order a bench pillow insert for yourself?  The 16" x 38" pillows are sold at Joann's, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, and Amazon.  You can also sew your own out of lightweight muslin and stuff it with polyfil.  (remember that we are not mailing these pillow inserts to each other)  

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For the pillow closure, you can use a zipper

      https://www.heytherehome.com/how-to-make-a-zippered-pillow-cover/

or an envelope style flap

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7EieX7G6Js

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~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
Quiltbaby
#4 Posted : Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:37:54 PM(UTC)
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HObby Lobby also has the pillows, you can use the 40% off coupon too. Got mine there last swap.

I am in! I loved making and receiving mine last swap. So much fun. PM coming.
A FRIEND IS WORTH A THOUSAND STITCHES!!

Candis
jcorsbie
#5 Posted : Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:58:55 PM(UTC)
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Me, please. Info to follow.

jann

Always do more than is required of/from you. (My mom)
Bonita
#6 Posted : Saturday, February 9, 2019 2:23:28 PM(UTC)
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I'm in again for this one. I've been looking at the Snowman one I received before Christmas and thinking with the temps creeping up, I need to retire it until next winter. Sending PM.

Bonita
KathyFL
#7 Posted : Saturday, February 9, 2019 2:34:08 PM(UTC)
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I'm in info coming soon

 

HUGS
Kathy
deb.morseth
#8 Posted : Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:31:54 PM(UTC)
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I'm in. Loved making and receiving last time. Already know what I'm going to makebigGrin
MN DEB from Mall of America land
Nancy_MN
#9 Posted : Saturday, February 9, 2019 9:20:36 PM(UTC)
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This swap is officially a "Go!"  Who is joining us next?

~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
Quiltbaby
#10 Posted : Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:17:37 PM(UTC)
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Woo-hoooo! Heh Laura where you at???
A FRIEND IS WORTH A THOUSAND STITCHES!!

Candis
mgallardo68
#11 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:58:46 PM(UTC)
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I am in, PM sent already.

Nancy_MN
#12 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:36:29 PM(UTC)
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So happy to have Candis, Jann, Bonita, Kathy, Deb, and Marie ready to start a pretty springtime pillow! This is just what the doctor ordered to get me out of my late winter slump. 

We still have plenty of time for others to join in.  The more, the merrier!  It will be so fun to change out these pillow covers as the seasons change.  I have my winter snowflake pillow displayed on a long table in the hallway.  There's nothing to say these have to go on a bench, you know!  

~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
deb.morseth
#13 Posted : Monday, February 11, 2019 3:54:36 PM(UTC)
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Can't wait to get home and start sewing. Jump on it, Brenda. Seriously, this is a fun swapbigGrin
MN DEB from Mall of America land
LauraB
#14 Posted : Monday, February 11, 2019 8:36:27 PM(UTC)
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Count me in please
Laura
Quote:
It is what you make it
LauraB
#15 Posted : Monday, February 11, 2019 8:43:31 PM(UTC)
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PM sent

Let the fun begin
Laura
Quote:
It is what you make it
Nancy_MN
#16 Posted : Monday, February 11, 2019 9:01:05 PM(UTC)
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Woohoo, Candis' invite to Laura worked! Will Deb's invite to Brenda sway her??
~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
Quiltbaby
#17 Posted : Monday, February 11, 2019 9:46:36 PM(UTC)
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Wooooo. Yeee hawwww! Laura’s In! Now, Lady Saint. Come on down! Sew much fun!
A FRIEND IS WORTH A THOUSAND STITCHES!!

Candis
LauraB
#18 Posted : Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:21:56 AM(UTC)
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Yes TA

Come on down

Laura
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It is what you make it
Fabriholic
#19 Posted : Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:47:09 AM(UTC)
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I am thinking about this but going to wait until i get home to see what I want to do before I sign up for sure. 

Sheila
Today is a new day!
Nancy_MN
#20 Posted : Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:48:18 AM(UTC)
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Oh Sheila, you know you want to, and WE certainly want you to! Who doesn't need something light, bright, and cheery right about now?
~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
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