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21  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Ongoing Yet Another TM Patch Swap Round 1 (July 29- September 30, 2015) on: July 29, 2015 01:41:33 PM



PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU READ THE WHOLE POST BEFORE JOINING THE SWAP.



DISCUSSION THREAD
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439961.0

SWAP INFO
Swap name:  Ongoing Yet Another Teesha Moore Patch Swap Round 1
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick and Watsonc7
Sign-up date range: July 29, 2015 - September 30, 2015
Date to send item by: 14 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

DETAILS OF SWAP:
This is an ongoing version of the Yet Another TM Patch Swap. For this round, you are limited to 1 open claim at a time, but once your partner has received, you may make another claim. 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:
Claims:
-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 the first round, you are limited to 1 open claim at a time (an open claim is one that has not been received)
- Each claim is for 2 patches
-You must PM the organizers when you have made a claim
- You will have 14 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:
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 R1- Approval
   Ongoing YATM Patch Swap R1- Claim Made
   Ongoing YATM Patch Swap R1- Sent
   Ongoing YATM Patch Swap R1- Received
   Ongoing YATM Patch Swap R1- 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=439296.0 (Yet Another TM Patch Swap R5!)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437989.0 (Yet Another TM Patch Swap R4!)

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

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434712.0#axzz37wXpySPV (Yet Another TM Patch Swap R2!)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432695.#axzz2yLfpYtaO (Yet Another TM Patch Swap!)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407645.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402089.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426480.0#axzz2bcdxNvuF

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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cm4RoEsgl0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt49UgGzy6k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=246iSNnS8So
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njd3J7ttslQ


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer for approval (please use the appropriate heading in the subject line: Ongoing YATM Patch Swap R1- Approval)

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Ongoing Yet Another TM Patch Swap Round 1
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 also post on the thread, after you have been approved
Country (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?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZERS 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.


HOW THIS SWAP WORKS:

CLAIMING
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 (two weeks from the date the claim is made)
3. The following information from your questionnaire:
   A. 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

ONCE YOU HAVE MADE A CLAIM
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 R1- Claim Made
3. You have 14 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.

ONCE YOU HAVE SENT OR RECEIVED PATCHES

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 R1- Sent
   Ongoing YATM Patch Swap R1- Received
3.  Be sure and include (1) the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme and (3) who sent it

FEEDBACK
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.



ANY QUESTIONS?
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.


Participants:
1. craftADDchick
2. meowari
3. roler
4. lindyv321
5. crazyda79
6. MommyTheMaid
7. Sharalee
8. Inselaeffchen

22  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Summer Nerd Games 2015 --June 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015-- ~Join Anytime!~ on: July 27, 2015 06:45:21 PM
Ludi, I wish I could reach into the screen and steal that Little Audrey 2! Fantastic!
23  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing Yet Another TM Patch Swap? on: July 27, 2015 01:09:11 PM
I actually forgot to put this on my to-do list, so I'm going to add it and get it done for tomorrow!
24  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bend it Like Beckham Pouch on: July 24, 2015 08:25:42 PM
No problem, giz! And, if you make one, I wanna see Wink
25  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bend it Like Beckham Pouch on: July 24, 2015 03:56:39 PM
I used an iron-on fusible fleece (I think it's the Pellon brand). She recommends a specific brand in the video- I never heard of it (but I can look it up) and I had a gift card to JoAnn Fabrics to use Smiley I think someone asked about regular cotton batting and she said it wouldn't hold the shape well.

ETA: It's Dreamy Fusible Fleece by Sew Lazy (item SLG106).
26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: T-shirt Yarn from the Back of the Shirt Only- Tutorial on: July 24, 2015 08:09:21 AM
Thanks, gozer! Eventually, when I make more, I'll keep it sorted by 100% cotton and cotton/poly. That won't be for a while, however Smiley
27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bend it Like Beckham Pouch on: July 23, 2015 06:20:03 PM
Thanks, giz! And, now that I've made one, the next ones will be even easier. The class had 3 different bags, and I think you were supposed to do this one last, but I started with this one, 'cause I got skilz Smiley
28  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Summer Nerd Games 2015 --June 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015-- ~Join Anytime!~ on: July 23, 2015 06:03:08 PM
Prompt:  UFO Sighting (1948: Green Fireballs)
Team: Textbook
Event: Craftology
Bonus Points: UFO, Reused/Repurposed/Recycled, Engineering, Community
Project Name:T-Shirt Yarn from the Back of the Shirt Only (w/tutorial)
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440092.0
Brief Description: I have wanted to try making t-shirt yarn for a while, and saved a scrap of a shirt from an earlier project. When I came across it today, I figured I'd give it a go. Every tutorial I've ever seen uses a t-shirt that is still in a tube, but I only had the back, so I modified the method!

Project Picture:


29  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / T-shirt Yarn from the Back of the Shirt Only- Tutorial on: July 23, 2015 05:55:10 PM


A while ago, I made my sister a tote bag by using the graphic (a Boston Terrier with a moustache) from a t-shirt as an applique. I never threw out the remaining scraps, and just came across them today while doing some cleaning.

I've been meaning to try making t-shirt yarn, but every tutorial I've seen has used a shirt that is still a tube with the front and back still attached.

So, I decided to see if I could still do it by modifying the method.

First (not pictured), I trimmed the shirt back to make a rectangle. I only used the area from the armpits down, but since you're not using the front, you could easily use the entire back (and I don't know why I didn't think of that sooner!).

Next, I folded over two opposite edges by about a half of an inch. I think I had the stretch going the right way (the stretch should run from fold to fold), but I was just winging it and didn't check.



Then, using a rotary cutter, cutting mat, and ruler (alternately, you could use a ruler to draw lines and cut with scissors), I cut lines 1 inch apart between the folded edges only- do not cut into the folded over area.



If you'd like, you can trim the uncut areas to 1 inch wide (I trimmed them at the end).

Now, and here's where I crossed my fingers that I was doing it correctly, I cut the bottom and top edges. First, I cut the bottom edge- I cut one "strip" over, and then every two strips all the way across.



Next, I cut the top edge- I started two "strips" over, and then every two strips all the way across. If you did it correctly, you should end up with one continuous strip.


To eliminate little "flags" of t-shirt sticking out of the yarn, you should trim the square corners of the strip (not pictured). If you didn't trim them earlier, you can do it as part of this step. First, cut the corners at an angle (cut off little triangles). Second, cut the "height" of the edge so that it is about an inch (you'll cut off a trapezoid shape).

The rest is just like making the yarn from a whole t-shirt! Run the yarn through your hands, stretching it as you do. This will make the yarn curl up along the edges.



Finally, wind the yarn into a cute little ball!



I used the back of small girl's t-shirt, so it didn't make very much. I do have a matching shirt (the front is destined to be a pillow), so I can make some more in the same color.

Also, this shirt was 100% cotton (pre-washed), and I tore the tag off of the shirt and stuck it into the ball of yarn so I would know what it was later.

ETA: I just realized that, for the first step pictured, I could have probably folded the fabric in half and made my cuts from the folded edge to 1 inch from the cut edge. I'll try that the next time!
30  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 15 hats in 2015 on: July 21, 2015 07:57:25 PM
I have a lot of stash yarn (acrylic) to use up, too. I could also make some fingerless gloves or give mittens a go.

I don't know if middle school kids would go for matchy-matchy items, but if I made things that sort of matched, that might work!
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