Monday, April 7, 2014

Hi all. I have been absent for a couple of years.  I was not designing and just let my blogs slide.

I have a question about patterns that I would love feed back on. I have 3 patterns published and had a Four Seasons series in a magazine. I love the designing, and construction of the tops, but have a hard time getting them quilted, and detailed patterns written.  I was wondering if any of you would be interested in buying patterns that are what I would call " bare bones" patterns. 

 I would include a picture of the unquilted top, some general fabric requirements, templates and/or placement diagrams and any hints as to how to complete the top. I would then leave it up to the individual to make any changes they wanted. I hate writing up detailed instructions and I very seldom use them anyway, except for diagrams and templates. These would usually be "stash" type quilts or as I call them "Planned Scrappy". I thought I could charge about $5 each and list them on ETSY or some other pattern outlets as PDF downloads. When I finally get the top quilted I could change out the old picture for the quilted one.

 Does this sound like something any of you would be interested in? I have more ideas than time to work on them and this way I could get to more of the fun stuff! I will try to show my latest project soon.


  1. I guess all you can do is try that method and see if it works hun, another platform you could try selling them on is Craftsy.....I buy alot of patterns from designers on there....not sure how expensive the fees are, as I'm just a serial purchaser lol

    Good luck, and I look forward to the Bareboned patterns being released!


  2. Yes I would be interested in purchasing a "barebones" type pattern. Just need the finished size for the block, hints etc. just found your blog through Naomi's link and love the Owl design.