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Calling All Pattern Testers....

Updated: May 19, 2021

Have you ever thought about being a pattern tester? I am not a "professional" pattern tester :) but have done many! Its a fun way to get to know other people, expand your knowledge, and do something fun! They usually have time constraints as the designer has deadlines to meet, but are usually reasonable.

The most recent pattern test I did was for Annie Brady, her new pattern company - Bound Co., ( ) modern patterns and designs. She is a Moda Fabrics designer and just put out a series of three animal quilts. An owl, fox, and racoon. Below is I my finished quilt I got to test for for her. Isn't' he cute??

This pattern was easy to follow, has step by step instructions. Don't be afraid, if you can make 1/2 square triangles and put rows together can make these cute patterns. Here's a few pictures of how my little racoon came together...

Why do designers ask for pattern testers you ask? Well my theory is you when you look at something for so long you don't notice the small things, like a left out word, or diagram mistake. They ask for feed back...issues with pattern, comprehension-ease of reading pattern ect... Annie's pattern is well written and its fun to watch as your little animal grows row by row. Below is a picture of my tester loaded on my Gammill Longarm. I choose to use Diagonal Plaid Bias for the E2E design and could not be happier with the results. Oh, that backing?? Mammoth Plaid Flannel(Robert Kaufman) soft and cuddly.

I really like Annie's patterns and style. So you might want to check out her patterns, I think you will enjoy making one or two or all three!! :) Then I can help you with all your finishing touch needs!! :) ( ) Have a great day everyone!

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