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Teeny Weeny Piecing Ideas

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Teeny weeny piecing is the focus for this challenge. Squares, HSTs and hexies look so much cuter when they are mini sized! Think outside the box, and look at what blocks you can shrink and make teeny-weeny! Below we have included several links to pinterest boards, blogs and websites filled with inspiration and tutorials to help you with your TWS item.

We have made a Pinterest board  with a focus on tiny piecing to give you a bit of inspiration, and hopefully get those creative juices flowing!

Paper Pieces is a good place to source teeny EPP papers, if your local quilt stores doesn’t stock any.

Charise Creates has some ridiculously cute paper piecing patterns- some that are already tiny, and other could simply be scaled down before printing.

Here’s a Paper Piecing Flickr pool full of cute paper piecing inspiration!

Patchwork Please is a wonderful book full of Zakka style cuteness, including a few paper piecing bits. Zakka Style is another wonderful source of inspiration!

Sew-ichigo has a Craftsy store full of very cute paper piecing patterns, including some darling sunglasses that would look cute on a sunglasses case! Obviously you would want to scale them down before printing, in keeping with the teeny piecing theme.

For those lucky ducks who have an Electric Quilt program on their computer, and who really want to try something different, here’s a great tutorial on making your own original paper piecing pattern. You can set the finished size during the process, and come up with something unique!

Pinterest is a wonderful resource of inspiration for everything, especially quilting things! you’re bound to find a tutorial or ten for your challenge, or at the very least some inspiration. We have made a Pinterest board filled with inspiration to get you started!

Some members might not of made an item before that their swap partner has requested. Never fear, Greater Western Sydney has done a bit of leg work for you!

Pouch tutorials: 

There are an infinite number of pouch tutorials on the internet, but here are a few to get you started. Clover and Violet do a nice, simple tutorial complete with photos to help you along, and Kristin Link has a free Craftsy class that shows you how to make a pouch, if you’ve never made one before, or need a little help.

Needlebook tutorials:

Nana Company has a great tutorial that also reflects our teeny piecing and zakka style challenge!

Ellison Lane has made a really useful needlebook that feels a little more substantial for a swap- it includes space for a spool of thread and scissors!

Sometimes Crafter has a very cute log cabin needlebook pattern that is TINY!

Sunglasses / Spectacle case tutorials:

Thread Riding Hood has a cute one, though I’m not sure it would lay flat for postage. Salmon and Souvlaki has made a straightforward case that would allow you to really show off the piecing.

Collapse-able Thread Catcher tutorial:

One of our members Hilary has made the most amazing thread catcher tutorial ever, that’s light and swap-friendly!

Trivet tutorial:

Cotton Charm Quilts has an interesting tutorial, which should give you a few ideas!

Passport hold tutorial:

Craftsy once again delivers with a very thorough passport holder tutorial!

Don’t forget to tag your progress on instagram #teenyweenyswap!

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I hope these links were helpful! If you have any questions, please leave us a comment here, or in the TWS Facebook Group.


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Teeny Weeny Swap

We are very excited here at GWSMQG to announce our collaboration with Vancouver MQG, and Brisbane MQG combining forces to take part in the Teeny Weeny Swap! This swap is only open to financial members of these guilds.

The ”Teeny Weeny” bit refers to the piecing, not the actual size of the finished item, which is obligatory in this swap. It can be paper-pieced, patchwork piecing, English paper pieced, improv pieced, which may then be hand-appliquéd, but it must be pieced in some way – machine appliqué is not permitted. The overall look and feel should be intricate, cute and “zakka-tastic.

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One of our members Sheridan has made a mosaic  with links to the individual photos within the mosaic, should you feel inspired by these photos.

Swap partners have a choice of what item they would like made for them: pouch, needlebook, sunglasses/spectacles case, collapse-able thread catcher, mug rug, or passport cover.

The deadline for VMQG to finish their items is November 17th, 2014, and for GQSMQG & Brisbane MQG, items are to be handed in on the 18th of November. Items should be flat for shipping purposes, and no ”extras” are to be added to the item, in the interest of keeping postage costs down. However, all a small note addressed to your partner is absolutely fine!

Swap partners should have already received their questionnaires filled out by their secret swap person, so let the fun begin!

Don’t forget to hashtag your progress online using the hashtag #teenyweenyswap, and if you have a blog, why not use our challenge badge?

 

 

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Have fun!