It’s finally done!! After many, many weeks, I finally have finished writing the first pattern for my Beaded Art Quilt Pins! (The previous post here gives more info about the creation of the pattern.) My fibro has been giving me more grief than usual, so fuzz-brain and crash days made it take longer than my other patterns to get written…
Another reason it took so long to do is that I ended up with 22 pages including 77 photos to show the process. This pattern is written so that just about anyone can be successful creating their own pins. As long as you know how to use your sewing machine and can set it up for a zig-zag stitch (and aren’t afraid of tiny pieces), you can make these pretty little gems using little bits of leftover fabrics from other projects. I have added instructions for fusing, satin stitch seaming, couching yarn, and more. A more advanced user of the pattern can just skim through things they already are familiar with and move to the next steps.
I’ve got helpers!!
Now that the stitching, beading, photos and writing are done, I needed a bit of help…. Before I make the pattern available for the public through my Craftsy Pattern Store, I would like to have it looked at by a few others first. I have sent a bunch patterns out free to commenters willing to read through it to see if there are any glaring boo boo’s in the writing, and give making pins a try, to see that the instructions make sense to others. I am always worried about missing something or having a confusing step or two. I really want my customers to be successful with my patterns and learn techniques that are needed for the project and also be able to use them in other projects of their own.
How to get a FREE Pattern… Ooops! All freebies are gone..
I will be sending free patterns out on a first come, first sent basis… They will be sent in PDF form via email. PLEASE, ask for a free pattern only if you have the time in the next couple days to read through it and make a pin or two, then give me feedback as to confusing areas, steps, wording, etc. Any other input would be appreciated…. Were the instructions easy to follow? Do the photos show what is needed? Are there photos that don’t seem necessary? Would you recommend this pattern to a friend?
Woo Hoo!! I have 11 testers now (I was away this afternoon and came home to one extra, so sending to that one, too), so if you are interested in finding out about when it “goes live” for purchase, check back, or subscribe to my blog by email or RSS to find out about new posts as they are available.
Many Thanks in advance to those giving my pattern a try!!