20 pattern testers?


Update: I think I have enough people now so I'm going to close the comments.  If you responded, you should hear from me this weekend!  Thanks!

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  I'm looking for a few people to test my Colorblock Quilt pattern to make sure everything is right before I publish it!

If you are interested, please comment below or send me an email with a little bit of background about you:

1.  Have you made a quilt before?  If so, how many? (Does not have to be an exact number... one, a few, or too many to count are all perfectly fine answers).
2.  How long have you been sewing?
3.  Have you followed a quilt pattern before?
4.  What level of sewist (sewer?) do you consider yourself:  Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced?
5.  When do you think you could have the quilt finished by?

I'm just trying to get a good range of people to make sure I didn't miss anything!  Looking forward to your comments! :) Thanks!


  1. I have made two quilts. Been sewing for at least 10 years and consider myself an intermediate sewer. I have never followed a quilt pattern before but would work to get my quilt finished as soon as humanly possible

  2. I'd really like to try out this pattern.
    1. I have made 2 finished quilttops so far and I have been doing some practice on free motion quilting and line quilting on smaller pieces of fabric. I haven't dared to do the quilting for one of my finished quilttops yet.
    2. I have been sewing for over 20 years now, but mostly clothing. I started quilting in May 2011.
    3. I haven't followed a quilting pattern before, just had noted down my own ideas for my very first quilttop which ended up being over 700 2" sqares - but well, it worked :)
    4. I consider myself being on an intermediate level when it comes to quilting. For everything else I'd rather say that I'm advanced.
    5. If you only want the quilttop to be finished, I think that I could whip it up quite soonish. About 2 weeks or so would definitely be enough to finish the top. Quilting... well... this could be a problem indeed - but you don't really need the quilt to be quilted to get to know if the instructions are correct and easy to follow I guess. Otherwise - I could give straight line quilting a try on this pattern.

    Thanks for asking your followers to test your pattern first!

  3. Would I still qualify if I've never made a quilt? I've been wanting to make one for my mom who is going through a pretty bad divorce. I've been sewing a couple of years. I am a beginner. I probably wouldn't have the quilt done any time soon. My husband and I are moving in 6 weeks. Can't wait for the pattern to come out!

  4. I would love to help! I have been sewing for 15 years, would consider myself an intermediate to advanced sewist. I have made a ton of quilts and have used lots of patterns, both quilt patterns and clothing. Depending on size, I could have it finished as soon as you need it!

    Thanks for your consideration!

  5. I would be honored to test your pattern for you!!!

    1. I've made 16 quilts and currently have 7 quilts at several different stages. You can see samples of my work on my blog. littlepinkrosequiltingandsewing.blogspot.com
    2. I've been sewing for 32 years. Sewing professionally for 26 of those years.
    3. I've followed a pattern with every quilt I've made. So far I haven't wanted to take the time to do the math required to design my own patterns.
    4. I would consider myself and advanced seamstress/quilter.
    5. I would be able to complete the quilt top within a week and have it completely finished and quilted within 2 weeks.

    Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be your test subjects!!

  6. I'd love to help as well. I've been quilting for about a year and half (have sewn off and on since I could reach the machine pedal) and I've finished 18 quilts in that time. I've used a couple of patterns for quilts. I'd consider myself an advanced beginner to intermediate quilter, and it usually takes me 2 to 2.5 weeks to make a quilt start to finish. :)

  7. I would love to be considered for being a tester...I have made a few small (wall hanging) quilts, and am currently working on my first full size quilt. I am following a quilt pattern for the one I'm working on now, and I have followed patterns for other things such as single blocks and purses. I have been sewing about a year, so I would still consider myself a beginner. I think I could probably have this done in a month (including quilting and binding...)

  8. I would love it if you would consider me - but I am definitely a beginner! I have been wanting to try a quilt for quite a while now, but haven't had the guts yet. Maybe this will be my first try :)
    1. I've never made a quilt before
    2. I have been sewing off and on since high school (so about 7 years), but just recently received my own sewing machine as a gift and have been doing more sewing since then.
    3. I have not followed a quilt pattern before, but I am definitely more of a pattern-follower than an improv girl
    4. Definitely a beginner :)
    5. I could have it finished fairly soon I think (at least the quilt top)

  9. Hello! I'd like to be considered for trying this out! I have made several quilts before. You can check out my blog for ideas of what I've done: www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com I've been sewing for about two years and would say I'm intermediate. I'm wrking on my fourth Swoon block right now to give you an idea but I've never done paper piecing or applique. Depending on how soon I got the pattern I could have it done in a couple of weeks. The top could be finished sooner.

  10. I would absolutely love to test this pattern! I have been quilting for less than a year, but have sewn (on-and-off) for a few years. I have made 7 quilts. I have read patterns before... Moda baskehop patterns and most recently have made some swoon blocks. I am a beginner and am able to do more now that I purchased a new machine. If I got the pattern tomorrow I could have the quilt done (bound and washed) by April 12 - and maybe even sooner! Some of this would have to do with the amount of fabric I would need and how long it would take to get here through the mail.
    Happy Friday! ~Anna

  11. Hi there! I would love to test out this quilt, depending on how much fabric it would take!

    1. Have you made a quilt before? If so, how many?
    I have! I've made two smaller lap quilts, but that was several years ago. I'm collecting fabrics right now to make a queen sized quilt, but I am also dying to make more smaller ones just to brighten up my living spaces and to give away as gifts!
    2. How long have you been sewing?
    I learned to sew when I was a kid, and sewed for about two years- but I forgot it after my sewing machine broke, and retaught myself about two years ago. I've been sewing ever since.
    3. Have you followed a quilt pattern before?
    Both yes and no. I did, during a class, but I haven't since.
    4. What level of sewist (sewer?) do you consider yourself: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced?
    I think I'm somewhere between beginner and intermediate. I'm more on the beginner scale for most things, but I'm quick to pick up new skills!
    5. When do you think you could have the quilt finished by?
    It really depends on how much fabric it would take, but probably by the end of April! Definitely before the 26th of April, but maybe mid-month.

  12. Hi I would love to pattern test a quilt for you. I have made too many quilts and have lots in progress and more fabric ordered this week for a kaleidoscope quilt and a double wedding ring quilt (my aim is to have that one finished by next Christmas). I've been sewing for 15-20 yrs, but am still young (34 - and a nana at heart). I have followed quilt patterns before and level of sewing would be advanced I guess or confident intermediate. From looking at this the pattern looks pretty easy so I could finsih it within a week - which allows enough time for life interruptions :)

    All the best,
    Lisa from New Zealand,
    email tahurifarm(at)xtra(dot)co(dot)nz

  13. 1. Have you made a quilt before? I have made about 10 or so quilts and mainly keeping to lap size or baby quilts
    2. How long have you been sewing? 10 years
    3. Have you followed a quilt pattern before? yes
    4. What level of sewist (sewer?) do you consider yourself: Intermediate,
    5. When do you think you could have the quilt finished by?
    Next 6 weeks. Just started maternity leave and have been wanting to make another baby quilt :D

  14. This is such a cute pattern!
    1. I have made about 15 quilts so far angling from wall hangings to queen sized.
    2. I have been quilting since the age of 9 and I'm 23 so 14 years!
    3. I have followed quilt patterns, tutorials, and have created my own patterns as well.
    4. I would consider myself on the line between intermediate and advanced right now.
    5. Depending on when I get fabric within a week, seems like a simple pattern so the top should go quickly!

    Thanks so much for letting your readers test! Such a good idea!
    Feel free to contact me at cslowrey@gmail.com!

  15. I would love to test this pattern.

    I have made a handful of quilts. I have two on flickr -stacke1. I have 2 in progress.I have been sewing for about (yikes) 30 yrs now. I have followed patterns, quilt alongs and improvised. I have a degree in fashion design so I would say Iam intermediate to advanced. Depending on when I start, ( I have a break next week) it would take me 2-3 weeks

    Thank you- Beth at. stacke1atcomcastdotnet

  16. I would love to test a pattern! I think I've made 14 quilts. I've followed some tutorials, but not an actual pattern. I started sewing about 20 years ago and sewed clothes and curtains for years, then the machine laid dormant for about 10 years until I pulled it back out last year to start quilting. I consider myself somewhere between intermediate and advanced - I'm not ready to give myself that advanced label yet. That quilt looks fairly small, and fairly straight forward, so maybe a week or two?

  17. I would love to be a pattern tester!

    1. I have made probably 30 or so quilts.
    2. I have been sewing since July of 2010 and quilting since January of 2011
    3. I have followed many patterns whether it be for quilts or bags or clothing!
    4. I would have to say I am probably intermediate!
    5. Once I start something I like to get it finished so once you give me the pattern I would make it right away! Like a couple of days as I have enough fabric to get started!

  18. 1. Have you made a quilt before? If so, how many? um...at least 30.
    2. How long have you been sewing? since i was 12, but regularly again since the summer
    3. Have you followed a quilt pattern before? yes
    4. What level of sewist (sewer?) do you consider yourself: Intermediate
    5. When do you think you could have the quilt finished by? If you can get it to me this weekend, I'm on break and can probably have it done by Fri.

  19. 1. I have made 8 quilts, 5 of which are on my blog. suzclaas.blogspot.com
    2. I've been sewing for a year and a half.
    3. Yes! My last quilt I made was the first quilt I followed a pattern for.
    4. I suppose I consider myself a beginner. Closer to intermediate than newbie, though:)
    5. I could easily have it done in a week. The hubby took off of work for my son's spring break!

    So excited for this pattern. I pinned it a while back for a quilt for my niece arriving in May!

  20. I would love to test this pattern for you. I have made about 10 quilts. None of them have been from a pattern. I have been sewing for about 5 years and consider myself an intermediate sewer. I could have the quilt completed in about 2 weeks. Thanks and the pattern looks super cute!

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