#HarryPotterSwap2020

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

TEAM INFO

I’ve named the teams for magical creatures that assist Harry in his adventures. There are 51 participants broken into 3 teams: Team #hpsDobby, Team #hpsFawkes, and Team #hpsHedwig. 

all team images linked from wizardingworld.com

DATES

Feb 3: Signups close and MOSAICS DUE.
Feb 8: partner emails sent with additional group hash tags.
Feb 20: Fabric pull and pattern post
March 1: 1st progress photo due
March 15: Finished photo due with hash tag #hpqs2020complete
March 16: mailing period begins.

PATTERN IDEAS

The Harry Potter umbrella is SO large I know it can be overwhelming to narrow down the options.

Kellifanninquilts has a great selection of pixelated Harry Potter block patterns from her sewalong.

SewFreshQuilts has a ton of traditional piecing blocks from her quilt along.

And I love Fandominstitches for paper-pieced patterns. They have multiple Harry Potter sections.

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

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/

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 Harry Potter-themed candy or Pez dispenser, add in a fun lip balm, or throw in a fun keychain.