I have learned that I can make files available for download here on my blog. It is so simple I should have done it earlier!
To make things more convenient for the shops I teach at and the students in my classes, I am making the class supply lists available. They are provided at the bottom of the CLASSES page. Just click on the link. As long as you have Adobe Reader on your computer, you should be able to open the file and print it.
I did the same thing with the fourteen free quilt patterns that were previously available only at my Patternspot.com store. They are available on my PATTERNS page. Scroll down past the three “for sale” patterns and you will see the pictures of each free pattern with a file link you can click on to get the free pattern.
There is also a short video showing how to use it. Be sure to watch the video, it is short and a good explanation of how the software works. This is not truly quilt design software like Electric Quilt (which is great but costs money), but it is essentially a library of quilt designs that allow you to access the design, see what fabrics were used for the original design, change the fabrics to others available at Equilter, see how much fabric is needed and how much the fabric will cost, download complete instructions, or email your version of the quilt with instructions to yourself or a friend.
There are over 400 patterns available with more being added frequently. Most of these patterns are ones created by the fabric manufacturers to feature their new fabric lines. The software that Equilter has developed allows you to take that pattern and see how it will look with other fabric choices.
This is a great added feature to the Equilter website, and a very efficient way to access all those free patterns made available by the manufacturers.
Based on the email newsletter I received, Equilter will be sending out newsletters announcing new patterns as they are added. If you aren’t already drowning in emails from quilting websites, you might want to get on their mailing list.
I am pleased to announce that I have uploaded fourteen FREE quilt patterns to my PatternSpot store. These patterns are very simple ones, first developed some years ago for use by my guild for charity quilts. Because the calculations are already done for yardage and cutting requirements, you can get a running start on quilt construction with these patterns.
Check out my Patterns page (scroll to the bottom) and you will see thumbnail pictures of each free pattern. I hope you will find them useful!