A call for pattern testers

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I am working on creating new patterns and am looking for some pattern testers to double check that I’ve gotten everything right before I release them.

I’m looking for experienced quilters who can complete a quilt top within two weeks to a month, depending on the complexity and size of the pattern.

In exchange for testing the pattern, you will receive:

  • A free copy of the pattern
  • A photo of your quilt will be featured on QuiltAddictsAnonymous.com
  • If you write a blog, I will link to it with the photo
  • A $25 gift certificate to Fabric.com

If you are interested in becoming  pattern tester, please email stephanie.soebbing@gmail.com with the subject line: Pattern tester. Tell me a little bit about yourself and how you started quilting and what techniques you are confident in, such as fusible applique, curved seams or paper piecing.

When I have a pattern ready to go, I’ll email everyone who applies to see who is available and interested in testing the pattern. If you’re not into that pattern or too busy, no big deal, I’ll keep you on the list for the next time. Then I’ll choose four testers who are available to try out the pattern.

Thank you in advance for everyone who applies to be a tester. Let’s make some great quilts together!

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Comment (23)

  1. I’m ready to start when you are. I have sent my into to you so you can “check me out”. Hope you’ll give me a chance to test for you.

  2. I could help if you are only needing the top done (not the sandwiching … quilting). Thanks. Would love to!

  3. I am a retired kindergarten teacher. I am along time clothing seamtress. I have only be come addictied to quilting in the last year. When I say addictited I mean addictited. I would love to try some of your patterns. I do not do applique or paper piecing and am not very good at curved seams but I really make good stars. Keep me in mind for a try. Thank You.

  4. I have been a quilter for 20yrs. I am willing to give it a try. I can do all the above. Please keep me in mind.

  5. I have been quilting since 1986. I consider myself adept at all piecing, hand and machine applique and more. I would love to contribute.

  6. I will be retired soon and will have more time to quilt. I know you have lots of applicants but wouldn’t mind throwing my hat in the ring. Thanks!

  7. Thank you for considering me. I live in SE Michigan. I’ve been retired for 4 years from police dispatch. I teach part time at a local quilt shop. I also do machine embroidery.

    I have been quilting for about 20 years. Comfortable with piecing and machine applique. Still a paper piecing novice, but willing to try beginners patterns. Never really tried curved piecing.
    I will be on vacation till March 21st. Don’t go away often, but couldn’t pass up a trip with my quilting friend!

  8. STEPHANIE, I would love to be a pattern tester. I have been quilting since 91 . I follow directions and am available anytime. Ihave done applique by hand and machine ,Paper piecing, and able to fmq on my sapphire. Also able to embroidery if need.

  9. I am a nurse, getting ready to retire in May. I would love to help. I created my own placemats – whimsical I guess describes them – hearts, Christmas tree, bell, flags, stars, eggs. tulips, squash, turkeys, apples.

  10. I’ve quilted for over 20 years and have used all the techniques you mention. I can also cut and sew very accurately. Interpreting a pattern in different fabric colour ways and prints would be great fun. Please add me to your list.

  11. I’ve never been a quilt “tester” before, but I would love to try! I’ve been quilting for over 20 years and love to try new things. I sew for family and friends, and am currently looking for new projects!

  12. I am retired and a stay at home wife and grandmother. I do not smoke or drink. I am a seamstress I am a sewer of many years,creator and redesigned pattern years. For years a sewer for my three girls and public sewing. I would love to try my hand at testing your patterns.

  13. I am willing to test out your new patterns. I am always looking for new and interesting patterns to use. I’m not afraid of curved edges, bias edges or a lot of detail! I have done applique with fusible web along with so many other techniques in the 40++ years I have been sewing. (Wow, I didn’t realize it has been that long!! My mom taught me to sew when I was about 12 years old.) I am actually a sewing – quilting and krafting junkie!

  14. I’d be interested in helping should the need arise. I love to quilt and often come up with my own patterns in an attempt to whittle down my stash. 🙂
    Please let me know if I might be of assistance!

  15. Have a busy schedule but am always up for new things. Will be more available this summer. Quilted since the 70’s – machine quilter for the past 20 years. Love scrappy quilts. Been doing a lot of 2-1/2 strips in quilts lately.. So, add me to your list. Thanks :-}

  16. I’d love to be a pattern tester….I live in Texas… I’ve been quilting for about 8 years, mostly self-taught…I can do all piecing, applique and love quilting,..I’m available at a moment’s notice, I’ve never been a quilt tester before but I’m always ready to learn something new…thanks for such a great opportunity to help you out.

  17. i feel that I’m very confident in curved piecing, did a quilt with over 1200 pieces last year. Have been sewing for43 years. Can do paper piecing. Not too keen on hand work, have done hexagons by machine. So I will figure out a way to do everything on machine if possible. Would love to give it a try if you select me.


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