Writing Quilt Patterns



A blurb from the Introduction page: 
(Cotton Spice is no longer in business, I had to close it due to health reasons.)


Knowing how to make a quilt and knowing how to write a quilt pattern are 2 entirely different things. Having knowledge of good design principles, and color values are useless when it comes to actually writing the pattern for someone else to use.

    But this is a skill you can learn just like you learned to quilt, and learned to design. I will show you how to prepare a model of a quilt pattern, that you can use every time you have a new quilt pattern. Just plug in the different numbers.

    I’ve lost count of the number of quilt patterns I’ve written. I wrote some bad ones! But over the years, I’ve learned to do it and do it well. I have some qualifications for writing this little book -

    I started my Quilt Designing career with Idaho Quilt Company. I experienced moderate sucess there, I had patterns in a few quilt shops, and some fairly regular retail orders from my website.

    I published a book with Martingale and Company, Log Cabin Quilts: A Brand New Story by Karen Murphy and wrote the directions for 12 quilts in that. Having an editor focus on every single character, teaches you to be meticulous - Quick!

    I published Cotton Spice Quilting Magazine for 3 years, with anywhere from 3-5 quilt patterns in the issues. Some were mine, but others came from some very talented designers that I’ve been privileged to work with. My goal was to write all quilt patterns in the same format, so Cotton Spice readers would be familiar with each quilt design and know what to expect.

      I designed and wrote patterns for Quilt Dash, Quilt Block Dash and Mystery Quilt Dash on an every other month basis.

      And now I am the Editor of the ezine The Quilt Pattern Magazine, after a year of copy-editing for them.

    So, I do have quite a bit of experience in writing quilt patterns, and I’m happy to pass it on to you. This is an eBook, and you are purchasing a download only. No actual book will be mailed to you. The eBook costs $10.00 And no shipping cost! :)

Mar 31, 2012 - I am in the process of Updating the eBook. If you purchase it now, you will be notified when the updated version is ready, and you will receive it at no extra cost to you.  

You are welcome to purchase the eBook here, but if you want an instant download, please visit my shop at Handmade Artists or at Craftsy





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