|Pattern designed by Gosia Pawlowska of Quilts My Way|
This year I was able to test a fun foundation paper piecing pattern designed by Gosia Pawlowska of Quilts My Way. You can read about my start of the process here:https://lindabcreative.blogspot.com/2019/11/testing-quilt-pattern.html
As a pattern designer, I understand the importance of testing and creating a pattern that is easily understood and executed. By having a variety of testers with various skills, I can create a pattern that a quilter can be successful with.
As a pattern designer some things that I look for in a quilt pattern tester are:
- Possessing the skills needed to create the pattern.
- Able to test the pattern within the time allowed. I may be on a deadline with my printers and distributors so this is very important.
- The ability to give constructive feedback. This means being able to explain why the process didn't work as directed, or what could improve the process.
- The ability to used required fabric/products as directed (exactly) in the pattern. If you use an alternate construction practice, I won't know if my instructions are correct.
- The skills needed to photograph the finished product and steps in the creation process. I may at times use my testers photos on social media and printed publications. Also, this helps me identify issues in the creation of the pattern.
As a pattern designer I desire my patterns to have clear and concise directions, and to be accurate and complete. Using quilt pattern testers is one way I can offer a great product.
If you are interested in becoming a pattern tester, fill out the contact information on my website describing your skills in the comment sections. and I will add you to my growing list. Click Here to register.
Off to create something wonderful,