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41  Re: Ongoing Yet Another TM Patch Swap R2 in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: October 05, 2015 05:27:00 PM
I got my patches from roler so quickly, I can't believe it! She sent them on the 1st of October and they arrived on the 3rd, from Japan!

Check out the whole lotta' awesome!

First, a patch that shows the refraction of light through a prism (but for you music lovers, it's also the cover of the Dark Side of the Moon album, if I recall Smiley ).

I love how she even did rainbow colors of floss around the border of the patch, too!

Next up, a fantastic button patch of the planets in our solar system, with a little bead for Pluto, plus a band of seed beads for the asteroid belt. The button sizes are somewhat representative of the sizes of the planets, too! The button she used for Saturn is really neat!

Thanks roler! I love them both and they will look fantastic with my other geeky science patches Smiley
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42  Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2015 --September 1 - November 30, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: September 29, 2015 07:11:09 PM
Prompt:  September Battle Royale- GOOD!
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: UFO (this was supposed to be for a prompt in one of the earlier games), Community
Project Name: Cooking with Yoda
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440891.0
Brief Description: I needed a gift for my brother and/or SIL, and I thought I'd make a potholder to go with the Star Wars apron I gave them a couple of years ago. Yoda is definitely good Smiley So, after making a practice potholder (see below), I jumped right in to something a little more difficult because, why not? Cheesy
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Prompt:  Free Range Crafting (project #2)
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: UFO (was originally for the Sword Swallower prompt in the previous round), Community
Project Name: Free Motion Quilting Practice Potholder
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440889.0
Brief Description: I've wanted to learn how to free-motion quilt for a while, and I figured a small potholder was a good way to give it a go. There's definitely an art to making nice even stitches! I also learned how to use a bias tape foot to attach the bias binding and make a mitered corner!
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43  Cooking with Yoda in Quilting: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: September 29, 2015 06:55:17 PM
After my recent attempt at free-motion quilting, I decided to jump right in to something a little more challenging. A couple of years ago, I gave my brother and sister-in-law a Star Wars apron for Christmas. I figured they needed a potholder to match. I finally had the courage to try it!

I found a stencil of Yoda (it's a pumpkin carving stencil from stencilry.org), and printed it to the size I needed. I used a layer of black fabric and batting backed by a piece of muslin, and pinned the stencil image to the top. Then, I stitched away! I stitched each section separately, and pulled the threads to the back to keep it looking nice and tidy.

I used my Silhouette to cut the words from the fabric (backed by Wonder Under) and ironed them on. Sadly, the 'U' shifted, but it was ironed on and I couldn't move it. It's a little irritating (and my brother will surely notice and comment), but I didn't have the time (or patience) to cut the letters again. I also didn't have more Wonder Under, now that I think of it. I messed up the cutting on the first try (I forgot a step), and had to start it a second time, so there was no way I was doing it for a third time! I then used a small zig-zag stitch to secure the letters. The back is also a "sandwich" of the top, batting, and muslin. Stitching inside the B and R was a bit of a challenge, but you can only see the wonkiness if you look closely.

I had intended to bind it with black bias tape, but I couldn't find the package I bought, which turned out to be okay because I realized (when I found a package of yellow) that it wasn't 100% cotton, and may have burned or melted. So, I stitched, turned, and topstitched in the green thread.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the results, and I think my brother and SIL will really like it!
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44  Free Motion Quilting Practice Potholder in Quilting: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: September 29, 2015 06:42:26 PM
I've wanted to give free-motion quilting a try for a while now, but was very intimidated by it. To get over my fear, I attempted to free-motion quilt a potholder. I figured if it didn't come out well that it was only going to get used in my kitchen, so it didn't matter. It turned out that my friend wanted it, so I had to make sure it didn't come out too badly Smiley  It's not perfect, but it isn't bad for a first attempt!

First, I pieced together a bunch of scrap pieces of fabric leftover from when I made a set of kitchen towels (the plan was to have a potholder to match, but I'm happy my friend liked it enough to want it, because I missed her birthday, so it became her gift Grin ).

Then, I drew on some random squiggles with a pencil. Next, I pinned and clipped the heck out of it so the layers wouldn't shift. I also learned how to use my bias tape foot (which I didn't even realize I had until about 2 weeks ago... amazing what you find when you clean out the sewing box!). You can see the quilting better on the "back" side of the potholder and I definitely got better as I went. I even managed to make a decent mitered corner!

I might still have some very small scraps of the printed fabrics, and if I get some more solid orange, I can make another one for myself!
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45  Ongoing Yet Another TM Patch Swap R2 in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: September 24, 2015 08:25:01 AM

Swap Claim Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440600.0
Discussion Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439961.0

Received & Posted Pics
Feedback Given
Sending Late w/Communication
Contact Organizer


1. craftADDchick
    Claimed goatgoddess- Send by 9/29
2. Inselaeffchen {does not need to make a claim- posted the final list in the last round, so she only needs to be claimed Smiley }
3. Watsonc7
            Claimed RovingAnarchist - Send by 10/17
4. goatgoddess
    Claimed Inselaeffchen- Send by 9/28
5. roler
            Claimed craftADDchick - Send by 10/1
6. RovingAnarchist
            Claimed roler - Send by 10/13

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46  Re: Ongoing Yet Another TM Patch Swap Round 1 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: September 15, 2015 04:25:00 PM
For some reason, the pics that GoldenSunshine posted don't appear on my computer (I've been having problems with photos rotating on me, so it could be my computer!), so I'm going to post a set, just in case.

I ended up making her three because one of them had a glitch that I couldn't fix. I sent it anyway, but wanted to make sure she had two that were good Smiley

For her Black Lab theme (the Black Dog is a tavern on Martha's Vineyard here in MA):

And, for her Baymax theme (one plus the replacement for the goofed up Black Dog patch):

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47  Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2015 --September 1 - November 30, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: September 14, 2015 03:27:52 PM
Prompt:  September- Isis/Osiris
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Community
Project Name: Jelly Roll Quilt-As-You-Go Baby Quilt
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440702.0
Brief Description: Once again, my aunt came across a YouTube video for making a "quick" quilt using strips of fabric. This one was a quilt-as-you-go version, and since I needed a gift for a baby shower at work, I picked up a baby flannel jelly roll and some flannel for the backing (my mom and aunt cut their own strips). Instead of adding a separate binding, I just folded over the edges of the backing fabric and stitched it down. A completed quilt in one day! And, it came out pretty good, too Smiley And, babies are children, so it fits the prompt! Grin

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Prompt:  Free Range Crafting
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: UFO
Project Name: Pillow from Scraps
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: Back in February, when my mom machine-embroidered the phases of the moon for me, there was a "reject" piece. My sister-in-law saw it, and liked it just the way it was and asked that I make her a pillow. Fast forward to September and the need to make her a birthday gift... I had planned on something else, but was unable to locate one of my supplies (I know it's here somewhere), but I came across the panel while I was looking. I used some leftover grey fabric from a TM patch to frame the panel, and used some leftover black fabric (from several projects) for the backing. I happened to have a pillow form so the gift was entirely from stash!

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Prompt:  Zap
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Keep Calm for Football
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I needed a  shirt for Patriots Day at school on Thursday, and decided to make a new one. While some could argue that I could have submitted this for the Good vs Evil prompt, it didn't take me very long to make. I had the Budweiser version all planned out, so all I did was change the text, grab an image of the logo online, trace the logo in the software, cut it out, and iron it on. It took me a little over 20 minutes for this version.

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48  Jelly Roll Quilt-As-You-Go Baby Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: September 14, 2015 03:23:18 PM
My aunt recently came across a YouTube video for a quilt-as-you-go strip quilt, so on Saturday, we got together at my mom's house to give it a try. My mom and aunt cut their own strips, but I was short on time, and needed a baby gift for Tuesday, so I bought a baby flannel jelly roll. The finished quilt is about 36" X 44".

I don't know if they're having a boy or a girl, so I backed it in "leaf green" flannel (it's super snuggly!).

And, a close up of the fabric, just because it's so cute (it has giraffes on it, and I love giraffes Smiley ).

Instead of bias binding, since I didn't have a lot of time, I just folded over the backing fabric and machine stitched it down.

ETA: Here's the link to the tutorial we used: http://www.nationalquilterscircle.com/video/quilt-as-you-go-strip-quilt-003601/
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49  Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2015 --September 1 - November 30, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: September 08, 2015 05:22:15 PM
Prompt: September-Zeus/Poseidon/Hades (Hades)
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: The Black Dog TM Patch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: It is said that the gates to the Underworld are guarded by hellhounds, so while a black lab is not the most hellish of hounds, I'm going with it Smiley This patch was made for GoldenSunshine in the Ongoing Yet Another TM Patch Swap for her theme of Black Labs. After much initial difficulty, I finally got it finished by using my Silhouette and some heat transfer vinyl. Tiny glitch on the patch, so I made her an extra (see below).

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Prompt:  September- Raven/Wolf
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Baymax Patches
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I haven't seen the movie, but from what I understand, Baymax is a hero, so he represents courage, strength, and loyalty. These patches were also made for GoldenSunshine.

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50  Ongoing Yet Another TM Patch Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups: Sept. 5- Oct. 4, 2015) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by craftADDchick on: September 05, 2015 02:43:47 PM




Swap name:  Ongoing Yet Another Teesha Moore Patch Swap Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick and Watsonc7
Sign-up date range: September 5, 2015 - October 4, 2015
Date to send item by: 21 days from the day you claim (this starts on the day you claim NOT the next day!)
Limited to a certain number of people?: No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO (if you do not wish to send out of the country, please check the country before making a claim)
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

This is an ongoing version of the Yet Another TM Patch Swap. For this round, you are limited to 2 open claims at a time, but you cannot make a second claim until the first claim has been sent. First time swappers are limited to 1 open claim at a time. The last person who makes a claim in this round will be the first person to post a list in the next round. See additional details below:
-You can not make a claim until you have been approved for the swap.
-You can only make a claim from the last list that has been posted.
- For this round, you are limited to 2 open claims at a time (an open claim is one that has not been received), but you cannot make your second claim until you have sent the first claim. First time swappers are limited to 1 open claim at a time.
- Each claim is for 2 patches
-You must PM the organizers when you have made a claim
- You will have 21 days from the date of your claim to send your patches (this starts on the day you make your claim)
- You must send the tracking # and/or customs numbers to organizers when sending.
- Once your partner has received, you may make an additional claim

Communication is the key to the success of this swap! Please do the following with all PMs:
1. Include craftADDchick and Watsonc7 in all PMs
2. Use the appropriate subject line in your PMs:
   Ongoing YATM Patch Swap R2- Approval
   Ongoing YATM Patch Swap R2- Claim Made
   Ongoing YATM Patch Swap R2- Sent
   Ongoing YATM Patch Swap R2- Received
   Ongoing YATM Patch Swap R2- Question

Additional Information:
There are lots of inspirational patches from previous swaps, so check out some of the galleries here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440254.0 (Ongoing YATM Patch Swap-R1)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436180.0 (Yet Another TM Patch Swap R3!)

IF your are new to making patches, here are some links to Teesha Moore's own video tutorials showing you her techniques. You won't want to miss these.

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

Name of swap: Ongoing Yet Another TM Patch Swap Round 2
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (please put it in the proper format for mailing to your country):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Have you read the Swap Guidelines and understand how this swap works?
Are you willing to send at least 2 patches per claim? (If not then you will not be approved )
This next section is what you will post on the thread, after you have been approved
Country  you live in: (Do not claim outside of your country unless you are willing to ship to another country):
List at least four themes to inspire your partner: (Some themes from previous swaps were the beach, peace and love, buttons, rainbows, DOTD, trees and nature, literature, stripes and polkadots, craftster's choice.)
List peferred size range, if you have one:
Preferred colors, if any:
Are there any colors or themes you really don't want to receive?
Are odd shapes desireable, such as round or triangular patches?
Do you have a Pinterest, website, or WIST site that your partner can peruse for inspiration?


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


1. Claims are made using the following procedure:

Person A (the swap organizer) will begin the swap by posting a list of themes in this swap thread.
Person B will choose a theme from one of A's themes and make a claim by posting his/her own list (see below for formatting of post).
Person C will make a claim on one of B's themes and post his/her own list.
Person D will make a claim on one of C's themes and post his/her own list etc...

This continues through the end of the swap period, when the swap organizer closes out the claiming part of the swap and continues this swap in the next round starting in the next month.

2. How to make a claim:
A claim post should include the following information:
1. The theme you are choosing and who youre sending it to.
2. The send by date (three weeks from the date the claim is made)
3. The following information from your questionnaire:
   A. Country you live in (This is so people know if they will need to send outside of their country)
   B. Themes
   C. Preferred size (if any)
   D. Preferred colors (if any)
   E. Themes, colors, shapes you do or do not wish to receive
   F. Link(s) to Pinterest, Wist, or websites that your partner can use for inspiration

1. Send a personal message to the person you have claimed and request their address
2. Send a PM to the organizers to let them know you have made a claim using the appropriate heading in the subject line: Ongoing YATM Patch Swap R2- Claim Made
3. You have 21 days to complete each claim and have it in the mail to its new owner. You cannot make a new claim until your partner receives.


1. Please PM the organizers and claimer/claimee when you send or receive your patches.
2.  Please use the appropriate heading in the subject line:
   Ongoing YATM Patch Swap R2- Sent
   Ongoing YATM Patch Swap R2- Received
3.  Be sure and include (1) the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme and (3) who sent it

Positive feedback will be given at the end of the round when all of the patches you sent have been received.   Good communication is vital and will be noted in feedback.

If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the organizers.  

This thread is for claims only! Please use the discussion thread for questions and comments, or the gallery thread for posting photos of patches.

1. craftADDchick
2. Inselaeffchen
3. Watsonc7
4. goatgoddess
5. roler
6. RovingAnarchist

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