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1691  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Pillow Cover Swap (Signup 6/6/2011-6/20/2011, Mail by 7/18/2011 on: June 06, 2011 04:33:58 PM
Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=384171.0

Swap name: Pillow Cover Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Calabaza
Sign-up date range: 6/6/2011-6/20/2011
Date to send item by: 7/18/2011

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No. I'll recruit a co-organizer if needed.

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No.
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? No.

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of swap:

Imagine resting against a pillow. Now imagine resting against a pillow covered in an awesome pillow cover! No comparison, right?

In this swap you'll send your partner either 2 couch pillow-sized covers (20"x20" or less) or 1 large pillow cover (more than 20" square). The covers can be sewn, crocheted, etc. Since we won't be sending the pillows themselves, shipping will be a lot cheaper.

You can choose to have 1 or 2 partners. 1st time swappers will be limited to 1 partner.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Pillow Cover Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (as it would appear on a package):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Do you have any allergens in your home (pets, smoke, etc.)?
Do you have any allergies?
Would you like 1 partner or 2 (if you are a 1st time swapper you can only have 1)?
Do you want your cover to be a special shape? (Round? Cylindrical?)
What size pillow cover(s) do you want? (Remember: you get 2 covers per partner up to 20"x20", 1 cover per partner over that. You supply your own pillow forms)
What kinds of crafts are you good at?/What kind of crafts might you do for this swap?
Is there anything in particular you would like? (Crocheted? Red and yellow? Sherlock Holmes themed?)
Is there anything you really don't want?
Is there anything else you would like to add?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

1692  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Beginners inchies (& and ATC) round 2 Gallery. Send outs 6th June on: June 06, 2011 06:22:40 AM
Hee, hee, I love that angry octopus!
1693  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Pillow Swap on: June 06, 2011 06:15:31 AM
I'd be happy to organize, if that's all right with you, Alchamy. I've been really looking forward to this swap, it's such a great idea!

How about sign-ups starting today and running for 2 weeks until the 20th then 4 weeks of crafting time?
1694  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I'm bored...I'll make a dress! on: June 05, 2011 04:58:06 PM
I finished my assignments in fashion class so I had a free day. I took the opportunity to make this dress:





I made my own pattern. The top part is basically a peasant blouse and the skirt part is an A-line that reaches to just above my knee. In between is an elastic waistline. I've been having lots of fun trying it on dressed up and down. It is so pretty and comfy I want to wear it all the time! Next up: more of this in different fabrics  Smiley
1695  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Dated Dress Into Summer Refashion on: June 05, 2011 02:41:08 PM
Neat! And nice job making it work! I'd love to see the back and shoulders...
1696  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: T-shirt to yoga pants- Question about stitching on: June 05, 2011 02:37:31 PM
Cool! Did you come up with the pattern or use a tutorial?

You didn't say where the thread breaks, but I'm assuming that it is because of the stretch of the fabric and not stress on the fabric (like the crotch area-for that I'd do a zig-zag over the straight stitch or sew over the straight stitch with another).

You will find many answers out there about which is the best, but I use a straight stitch, a narrow zig-zag, a serger or overlock machine depending on the area and the effect wanted, or a twin needle. I sometimes have to stablize the seams as well. I'd test on a leftover scrap to find which one works best  Smiley
1697  Washington / Washington: West / Tacoma area fabric stores? on: June 05, 2011 10:05:09 AM
I'd love to hear your reviews on stores south of Seattle and north of Portland.

Since the Puyallup Pac. Fab. (AKA Pacific Fabrics) closed, I'm having a harder time getting fabrics for clothing. I know there are a lot of quilting stores in the area and Hancock's, JoAnn's and thrift stores but I'd like to expand my options.

Do you know of any? Ready...Steady...Go!  Smiley
1698  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: chick, snail and cute baby guineapig amis... on: June 05, 2011 06:11:41 AM
Too cute! My faves are the guinea pig and snail.
1699  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Crafty Skirt Swap Gallery on: June 05, 2011 05:40:26 AM
So cute on you! What great details too!
1700  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Beginners inchies (& and ATC) round 2 Gallery. Send outs 6th June on: June 04, 2011 02:58:16 PM
I got my inchies and ATC from Opalgryphon today! They are, well, words can not describe their awesomeness so here are the pics:


A be-a-u-tiful flamingo set


Inchies with pictures labeled, if I'm not mistaken, in the Русский язык! I'm still a beginner in Russian so please correct me if I'm wrong. The labels are stunning and the backgrounds are perfect!

And would you believe it?

Maxwell Smart, Secret Agent 86! Perfect! How on earth did you do that picture, Opalgryphon?

What a just plain WOW package! Thank you, Opalgryphon!
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