Welcome to the Village Sewalong 2021 with Sewtopia!
Can you believe we just completed our 30th Japanese Charm swap with Bunny Designs!? We've been running the charm swap since 2014 when it debuted on Flickr. If you're like us, you may have a large amount of charms that need a project. Join us in finally sewing up your charms with our Village SewAlong! If you haven't seen this pattern by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. take a gander at a fun house quilt and a great scrap buster! Click the link below to get the pattern for FREE.
Here's what you'll need to get started:
- 297 charm squares - Bunny Designs has extra charm packs available in her store. See below.
- 3 yards of background fabric - you can get a solid, Essex linen, Manchester, or low volume from our shop or your stash!
- Gather any notions to help you along this journey to your village, we recommend the Creative Grids Ultimate Flying Geese Tool, see below for more information.
With any awesome sewalong, we're going to sweeten the pot with great prizes each week! We will be announcing them as we go. To enter the weekly giveaways, post a picture of your progress on Instagram and tag us. BUT FIRST to get it all started, tell us you're in by posting the 'I'm In' graphic on your Instagram and be sure to tag us and use #villagesewalong2021! You'll be entered in to win a $50 gift certificate from Sewtopia and mighty mini Oliso iron.
Do you need more Japanese Charms?? Did you miss out on the Japanese Charm swap? Or just need more Japanese fabric in general? Don't worry, Bunny's Design has your back! Use the link below to grab charms (discount code does not apply to charms) and any other fabric you might need for your village. Use promo code: SEWVILLAGE for 20% off other fabrics.
Extra Notions or tools for the sewalong? With the Village quilts comes many roofs aka flying geese block. A great notion to have in your box of tools is the Creative Grid Ulitmate Flying Geese Tool. Very fast, easy and accurate! Make four Flying Geese units at one time - the printed cutting chart on the ruler works for TWO different methods! Or, oversize your favorite method for making Flying Geese, then use the Ultimate Flying Geese Tool to trim to perfection.