#DisneyQuiltSwap2019

This is the home page for all things Disney Quilt Swap-related!

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To match the latest Disney release, teams are Lion King-themed. There are 3 teams: Team #dqsSimba, Team #dqsNala, and Team #dqsZazu. Watch for your email announcing which team you are on. REMEMBER your partner is a SECRET but will come from your team. Make sure to use the hashtag with any progress pictures so your teammates can see! Team assignments do NOT have anything to do with the actual project you choose, just a way to organize the participants.

PROGRESS POST due no later than September 15. Post as many as you like!

COMPLETION POST due no later than September 30.

DO NOT MAIL until I have commented on your completion post and given the OK.

RESOURCES

I wanted to share a few links to helpful tutorials. Feel free to comment with additional ideas you want to share with the group!

Foundation Paper Piecing tutorial by Angela Walters:

Alternative method for Foundation Paper Piecing using freezer paper: https://bryanhousequilts.com/2019/03/freezer-paper-piecing-tutorial.html

Raw edge Applique tutorial

Freezer paper edge-turn Applique tutorial:

English Paper Piecing:

A great tutorial on making mitered binding corners and matching binding ends: https://youtu.be/5xdwdfEQrRc

How to keep postage costs down (written in Australia but tips apply generally):

http://sewdelicious.com.au/2013/07/how-to-keep-postage-costs-down.html

AWESOME free printable quilt labels: https://www.brownbirddesignsquilts.com/2015/11/more-mini-quilt-swaps-plus-download-my-free-swap-labels/

PATTERN IDEAS

The Disney umbrella is SO large I know it can be overwhelming to narrow down the options. I love Fandominstitches for paper-pieced patterns. They have sections sorted by movie and by time period. Best of all, the contributors offer all the patterns for FREE. Thank you Fandominstitches for the amazing inspiration!!!

Some of my favorites:

For traditional piecing options for beginners, you could try an Economy Block highlighting a different character in the center.

Found a little time yesterday to work on my Wonderland economy block quilt. 8/36 blocks finished! Want to know a little secret? I've never liked the story of Alice in Wonderland. Nor do I care for Lewis Carroll. I find both a bit creepy. But, I'm a big fan of Rifle Paper Co., and this line is truly beautiful. ❤️☕️ #kateswonderlandquilt #riflepapercofabric #wonderlandfabric

Applique is a great option for realistic shapes and lots of room for personalization. Some of my favorites:

Moana quilt from Quilty Habit
Beauty and the Beast Rose from I Am Luna Sol
Mickey Ears pattern from Camelot Fabrics, found at Quilt Inspriation blog

EXTRAS IDEAS

NO extras are required, but if you want to add a small item or treat, go ahead!!

You could find their favorite character as an ornament, share a Disney-themed candy or Pez dispenser, add in a fun lip balm, or add a fun keychain.

I HAVE to share this adorable earbud pouch idea from the Polka Dot Chair blog. How cute and functional!

Free Sewing pattern for a Mickey Mouse inspired earbuds case / coin purse. This would be so cute to make before my next Disney vacation!