edited to add: I'm drawing weekly winners in August! A random comment number from this post wins a package of sewing goodies from me - thanks for joining the swap!
There are some great pics being posted!
Last month I joined a Polaroid swap that my IG friend, Elizabeth, was hosting. I REALLY enjoyed making these blocks - in fact - they are addicting once you start! They are also very simple and if you chain piece the white outer strips to the centers, rather than making the block one at a time, you can make a bunch really quickly. Basically you need a white fabric such as Kona Snow and a variety of fun centers of novelty prints or anything else you want to use.
Would you like to join a Polaroid swap? Several of my sewing friends and I are swapping and I am hosting. I thought Elizabeth's guidelines were very easy to follow so I'll do the same.
* to participate, leave a comment on this blog post so that I can email you back a confirmation. (This way we have each other's emails for any questions along the way).
* You can make as many Polaroids as you want. However many you send to me, you will get the equal number of blocks returned to you. No more than 35, please as I'm not sure how many total will be mailed in.
* Don't send in more than 2 of the same block to keep the variety in play.
* Follow the instructions in THIS post of how to make the Polaroid block and don't do step 5 which is to trim them up. This will reduce fraying of the edges with the handling and mailing of the block. Your blocks will look like this (not trimmed on the top, sides and bottom. When you get them back you can trim them. That is your final step. At that point you will trim them to 1/2 inch of white on the top and sides and 1 inch of white on the bottom. There is a link to CapitolaQuilter in this post that shows the chain piecing method for making these that I found very easy and fast.
* Email me when you are ready to mail them and I will email you back my address here in Gig Harbor, WA.
*Put your blocks in a zip lock bag and write your name and blog name/IG handle on the outside of the bag along with the number of blocks you are sending. Example: Kris Coulombe/Duke Says Sew What/25
*Write out an envelope with your own address on it for me to mail your new blocks back to you. Weigh your return envelope with your zip lock bag filled with your Polaroids in it and ask the post man to give you this amount of postage to place on this envelope. (Create your own self addressed, stamped envelope) Now don't seal this envelope! - place it in a larger envelope addressed to me and send me your blocks in your baggie with your self addressed stamp envelope inside.
*The deadline to MAIL your Polaroids is Monday, August 26. International swappers are welcome! If you live outside of the US please mail your blocks by Wednesday, August 21st.
*I will send you back the same number of Polaroid blocks.
It's that easy!
Elizabeth made this quilt with her Polaroids - isn't it great?!
Don't forget to leave a comment if you'd like to be in the swap.