Spring  is in the air, our sewing rooms are tempting us while outdoor activities beckon.  How about a Sew Much Fun block to keep those sewing rooms company over the summer months?  Anything sewing room related would work, sewing machines, needle and thread, dress forms, the ideas are endless !!!  These block would be great for a wall quilt so embellishments could really add to your blocks and the size leaves plenty of room to add personal touches to the finished quilt.. Everyone would make 12 identical blocks (1 to keep and 11 to share).  Sign up by May 5th, blocks need to be to me by June 20th so they can be mailed back out by June30th.  This one will run a bit longer than the usual month so it will hopefully fit with busy Spring schedules.  

This swap will be for beginner quilters and beyond.

SIZE: 6.5 inches un-finished blocks

 NUMBER OF SQUARES: It takes 12 blocks for a quilt, make 12, keep one, send 11 in and you will get 11 back  

FABRICS: Whatever fits the theme just make sure you use a quilt shop quality fabric ( NO SEE THROUGH FABRIC)

 DESIGN:  Anything that fits the theme---- let's make this a fun quilt so take embellishments are fine, just make sure if you add some that the block can still be washable. It would be great if you sign your block in some way so everyone knows who they are from.

 TECHNIQUE: pieced, paper pieced, applique, free form, touches of embroidery, embroidery machine.

SWAP METHOD: Centralized. That means your  blocks will be sent to me - ( send me a friend request so I can send you my address if you don't already have it.)

 POSTAGE:Along with your blocks send me a STAMPED self-addressed FLAT RATE envelope. I will use this to send the blocks back to you.

 SIGN UP DEADLINE:   May 5th .The goal is to have 12 joiners or more so that you will get back 11 different blocks.  

 SIGN UP:    To sign-up post a comment to this discussion and send me a friend request if I am not on your friends list.Once you are signed up I will message you my address and you can do the same through a MQP message. It is a good idea not to post your address in the discussion because anyone, even those not in the swap can see it.

   MAIL IN DEADLINE:  ALL blocks must be in my hands by June 20th.  If you can get them done early, send them!  

 If you join and can not complete your blocks please notify me as soon as possible so the rest of the group is not waiting on your blocks. If life happens to throw a curve ball your way it is ok to cancel out, there's always next time! Remember to check back often for info and updates!!

If I have left anything out, or you have any questions,  please ask!


1. Mary Aldrich---------------Scissors

2. Vicky Bujnak-----------withdrawn 

3. Beth North---------------Scrap pile---------------------------------------------RECEIVED

4. Sharon Gallegos--------Vintage Singer sewing machine--------------RECEIVED

5. Chef Lisa-----------------Sewing basket--------------------------------------RECEIVED

6. Wilma Schirra-Kays----Sewing bike----------------------------------------RECEIVED

7. Carla Walton-------------Button jar--------------------------------------------RECEIVED

8. Kenya Hampton------------------------------------------------------------------RECEIVED

9. Jean McCusker---------Sunbonnet stitcher -------------------------------RECEIVED

10.Myrna Crouch-------------------------------------------------------------------RECEIVED

11.Connie Wilkerson-----Sewing sign post--------------------------------RECEIVED

12.Mary-Anne Buist------Sewing fairy----------------------------------------RECEIVED

13.Chris Michelle---------Pin cushion -----------------------------------------RECEIVED



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I agree with Connie! Do we get each one set of these? Lol

I was doing a sewing machine.  Love the pincushion.  Where did you get your designs?

Beth. I purchased them from appliquecorner.com. You can buy the whole set or just a single item. The set was a better value so I bought the whole thing.

I am going to check them out.  Thank you for the information. 

I scrolled back through and looked at possible blocks from everyone. Beth, you posted 3 possibles but I didn't see a final determination. If you are doing a sewing machine I will do something else, if not I think that is the one I will pick. Is that the one you settled on?

I was trying out ideas to make.  I finally decided on the vintage sewing machine design I have from Embroidery Library.  I am going to end up with a very large quilt if I don't quilt trying things out.  If anything, they will make cute mug rugs for my secret santa gifts.

Oh no, another place to get cute designs.  Love their towel designs.  That is such a cute way to display your towels.  Make any kid want to take a bath.  And the ribbon and ric rack designs.  How does that work?  Thanks for sharing.

Sure, I just had to buy one design.  Will stitch it out and see how I like them.  I have a wish list going as well.  The nice thing I like about this site is that you can have unlimited downloads so if something happens to your computer or backup or thumb drive, you can get them again and you know what you purchased.  Some places do not let you do that and you are just out that money and designs.

I love them all too but the pin cushion, the jar and the thread and thimble are my fav's

I agree Carla, they're all great but I particularly like that one.

Chris those are all wonderful! If I had to choose I would go with the sewing machine, don't think anyone is doing that yet.

Any one that you want to do would be great. I'm go try to take some time later today or tomorrow and make a note by everyone's name what they are doing.

That is great Mary, putting what we are doing up on the front page.  That helps us out a lot. 

I have four done already.


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