Friday, August 07, 2015

Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap: Round Four

{epp mini by @alexouq on Instagram}

It's that time again!  Are your ready?  This is the swap that everyone loves to be a part of, or even watch from the sidelines.  I'm not even sure how it became so hugely popular, but I like to think it's because we encourage every one in our sewing community to do their best, make new friends, learn new techniques, step out of their comfort zones and stay positive and encouraging towards each other every step of the way. 

 {by Sami Casanova}

There will be discounts offered, and I will update you as they come in.  We have some very generous offers from lots of your favorite fabric shops, so stay tuned!

{by Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft}

More details will follow, I have a couple of small jobs that have kept me pretty busy (which is why the sign ups are happening a few days late.)

{by Piece At Last}


The Nitty Gritty:

This round will be EXCLUSIVE to Instagram users.  Since this is an Instagram based swap, I thought it would be best to keep it on that platform.  We have a Flickr group that is great for communicating and stalking, but most of our activity happens on IG.  If you DO NOT have an Instagram account, you WILL NOT be able to participate.  I have so many participants in this swap that it is extremely challenging to keep on top of it if everyone isn't in the same place.  I know this is a disappointment for some, but it's the way it needs to be.  Thank you so much for understanding!

Here's some of the important stuff to know:
1. You will be assigned a partner according to the answers you submit, so think carefully!
2. Be sure to give as much information as possible so your swap is a happy success.
3. Quilts can be as small as 6"x6" and as big as 24"x24".
4. This is a secret swap, give us sneak peeks or even full views, but don't tag your partner!
5. Due dates to have your mini quilt in the mail is Monday, November 02, 2015 for International and Monday, November 09, 2015 for National swappers.  This gives you three months to get through back-to-school, finish up your WIP's, clear your cutting table off and stock your shelves.
6. Come join the Flickr group to share all of your pictures, gather ideas and meet up with new and current friends.
7. Use the hashtag #schnitzelandboominiquiltswap, #makeaquiltmakeafriend and our newest one #quiltersofawesome to check out what everyone else is doing. These are the exact same hashtags that we used during the first round, let's keep it going!
8. Feel free to send goodies with your Quilts, if you want.  It is nice, but NOT necessary, so don't feel obligated to do so and don't feel bad if you don't. 
10. Have fun!
11. Upon receipt of your Swap Package, PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE take the time to post in on IG, say thank you and send your partner an email.  This is ESSENTIAL!

Please keep in mind that this swap is open to ALL SKILL LEVELS.  You may not get something that equals your own skills, so please be thoughtful (and gentle!) when receiving.  Send something that you are proud of and would be proud to display on your own wall. 

For more information on how this works, click here:

Are you ready to sign up?

Well then, here you go...


Now, sit back, relax and enjoy the flight!  Erm, I mean, give me and Nisha a little time to organize.  Because I don't set a limit on the number of participants, the partnering up process can take a week or so.  HANG TIGHT!

(Without her, this would NOT be possible.  Not even a little possible!)

Happy Swapping!

PS Sign-ups end Friday, August 14, 2015 at 11:59pm, so run!  Tell all your IG friends!  Let's make this one even better and bigger than Round Three!


  1. Done signed up excited this is my first time wish me luck.

  2. My first time too! Just signed up: -)

  3. Thanks so much for including my mini from Round 3! I'm in for Round 4!

  4. This looks like so much fun but with a baby due in 4 weeks I might just wait till round 5. Enjoy everyone & looking forward to seeing the pics :0)

  5. What if we got some information wrong? Haha I switched emails not long ago and "dashed" when I should have "dotted".

  6. I think I missed the sign up by just two days :( Is there any way I could get in on this?

  7. so excited to join in on this one... I missed the last one