Who doesn’t love a great sewing swap? I started my first with a swap hosted by The Sewing Loft. Soon after, I found out about the Schnitzelandboo mini quilt swap. I think I started on the second round of that swap and have stayed in it ever since. I even participated in another smaller themed sewing swap that was a lot of fun. And in October of 2016, The Modern Quilt Guild announced its first mini quilt swap, open to members worldwide.
To be honest, I was really bummed when I first heard about the swap. I recently quit my real job to sew and quilt as my full time job and (as I type this) am about to be a new mom. The odds of me signing up for this swap didn’t look too good. But then I started thinking about it, and realized I needed something to look forward to in the first few months of being a new mom. I don’t want to lose myself entirely in my new role and hopefully I will find bits and pieces of time to work on this for my partner (sorry partner… ;).
So I signed up. I got my partner assignment, and wouldn’t you know…their instagram profile is PRIVATE. GRRRRRRRR…….Seriously. If you’re going to do a swap, have a public profile. You’re ruining the surprise. Or at least include some other form of social media where you post your preferences. I was a little miffed. But my swap fairy came through for me and managed to get a Pinterest profile for me. This provided tons of inspiration and so I’m currently working on tweaking some things I’ve found to make it my own.