With 50% of the vote the next BTRSswap project will be place mat and napkin sets! Both of the patterns from Bend-the-Rules Sewing by Amy Karol are quick and simple, but boy do we have an opportunity to "bend-the-rules" on this project! I can't wait to see what is created this time.
(Photo courtesy of Maita R as posted in the flickr group)
Sign up for the Place mats & Napkins Swap will end at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on Saturday, June 7 (two weeks from the date of this post). If all goes well, I should be able to e-mail the swapping partners within a few days. I will try my best to match everyone with a different partner from the first swap.
Want to join in on this swap? Here's what to do:
~Sign up by sending me an e-mail to jimmydogbrand(at)aol(dot)com. Include:
Preferred colors/patterns (if you don't have a preference try to describe your kitchen and/or dining area)
Disliked colors/patterns (if any)
How many sets do you need/want (Somewhere between 4 and 6 will probably be average. If your family rivals the Bradys or the Waltons, please request as many sets as are needed at your table.)
Blog address and/or flickr ID (optional, but helpful for your partner to learn a little about your style)
Whether or not you’re willing to ship overseas
~Make sets of place mats and napkins for the swapper whose info is e-mailed to you. Wash and dry the fabric before making the projects. I am sure these beauties will be well used and will need washing. I'd hate for them to shrink and pucker after one use.
~Send the sets and a recipe for your favorite picnic or pot-luck dish no later than Saturday, July 7. (My fellow Americans: Yes, this is the Monday after the 4th of July holiday weekend, plan accordingly. Feel free to send your package early.) Be sure to include a little note with the package revealing your name and some way for your partner to contact you so she can thank you. A blog or e-mail address would be great.
~Post a picture of your sets on the Bend-the-Rules Sewing Flickr group. Tag your photo with BTRSswap. Keep it all one word for easy tagging and searching.
After your package is in the mail, please send me an e-mail letting me know it has been sent. When you receive your beautiful package, send me another e-mail letting me know you received it. Please be sure to send your partner a thank you message (blog comment, e-mail, actual hand-written note).
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I am pretty excited about this swap, too. I have really enjoyed using the place mats and napkins I've made, but I never seem to have enough. There's only two of us here. I think we are messy eaters...
Sign-up, tell your friends, tell your family and tell your blog readers to sign-up, too!
We are still trying to straighten out some swap issues from the Pleated Beauty Bag. Don't worry, I haven't forgot about the swappers who haven't receive bags yet. I am still in contact with your swap partners. I know we'll get it sorted out soon.