July 3, 2016

Instagram #wordplayminiquiltswap!

Well that was quick...the swap is full!!! Thank you for joining the fun, and be on the lookout for a welcome email with your partner info very soon!

Hello, hello! Welcome to the #wordplayminiquiltswap! A little more information about the swap...

I am a huge fan of text/words on fabric and thought it would be fun to host an Instagram mini quilt swap. There are so many great quilts out there with words and phrases on them. (I started a Pinterest board with examples.) There are so many great alphabet piecing patterns out there...the sky is the limit on what you can say.

Before signing up, please, please, please read the guidelines and only sign up if you are willing and able to abide by them. I really dislike conflict and chasing people down to make them follow through on what they agreed to do. :) Since this is my first swap, I'm cutting sign-ups off at 50 participants or next Sunday, July 10, 2016, whichever comes first.

  1. You must have a public and active Instagram account. Use the hashtag #wordplayminiquiltswap to tag all Instagram posts so I can keep tabs on everybody's progress.
  2. This is a secret swap. Do not tag your partner in any of your progress pics. You want them to be surprised!
  3. The theme is "word play." Use the information provided by your partner to make a mini quilt with a word or phrase that is meaningful and special to him/her. The word/phrase can be embroidered, appliqued, pieced, etc. Be creative!
  4. You must make a completed (quilted, bound, labeled) mini quilt between 12" x 12" and 20" x 20". 
  5. This swap is open to quilters of all skill levels. Do your best work. You may receive a mini made by someone with less quilting experience than you but know they did their best to make you a beautiful quilt.
  6. This swap is open to international participants. I will do my best to give you a partner living in same country, but you may have to ship internationally.
  7. Extras are allowed but not required. Don't go overboard. A few small extras (fabric scraps, notions, etc) is plenty.
  8. Schedule:
    1. Sign-ups close Sunday, July 10, 2016.
    2. Mosaic/inspiration pic for your partner due by Sunday, July 24, 2016.
    3. Progress pic #1 (fabric pull, quilt idea, etc) due by Sunday, August 14, 2016.
    4. Progress pic #2 (actual progress on your quilt) due by Sunday, September 11, 2016.
    5. Ship date range is Tuesday, October 11 through Tuesday, October 18! Post a pic of your package, receipt, etc and tag me (@stephjacobson) in it. Please do not ship early. If your partner has disappeared, I may have you to ship to different participant.
  9. I get that things come up and life gets crazy sometimes. If you will be unable to follow through on your commitment, please notify me as soon as possible so I can make other arrangements for your partner.
I think that covers it! Let me know if you have any questions or if I missed something. I look forward to seeing what everybody creates, Here's the link to the form!

Edited to add...I'm not easily offended, but let's keep your desired words/phrases "family friendly" so to speak. :)


  1. I am so excited about this swap. I did want to let you know that I have no problem with a international partner. I am good either way and wanted to let you know so that it might make it easier on you...

    Let the fun BEGIN!!

  2. I am ok with international too if need be! I am also very excited about this swap!! Thanks for hosting!!