Thursday, June 19, 2008

What do you think?

I've been considering whether to offer my patterns to my customers in a downloadable PDF format. Several people who live outside of North America have asked about this option, since shipping to their countries is expensive. In some cases, packages are also held up for a long time in customs.

If you had the option to purchase a pattern and receive it immediately as a PDF (and save the $1 postage charge), would you choose this option over a printed pattern that came in the mail a week later?

Leave me a comment and tell me what you think by July 1, and I'll enter your name in a drawing to receive one of my patterns (your choice) for free. Make sure to tell me if you live outside the U.S.

And thanks for your feedback!



  1. I love the thought of a downloadable pattern. I was behind the curve on the whole ipod and itunes thing and never thought I'd be one to download music but now...itunes loves me.

    You could be iquilt.

    Lisa in NC

  2. I live in the U.S. and I would love the idea of an instant download as long as the pattern pieces weren't too big, and I didn't have to try to piece them. Your quilts are so beautiful.


  3. I think it is a GREAT idea! No waiting for the pattern when the urge to create hits!

    Babsaroo in NC

  4. Piece O'Cake does this and I love it!


  5. I live in the states, but I love the idea. I've done it a number of times with other patterns and text files. Works just great.

    Then I can print whatever I need.

    And if it's a paper pieced pattern, I can print out as many as I need.

  6. I live in New Zealand and after we saw the Tulip Bag I just wanted to hop in my car and purchase the pattern. Downloading would be a really great service for your admirers.
    I buy all of my machine embroidery patterns in a downloadable form and I am deighted to do so.
    Robyn Kirk New Zealand

  7. I normally don't use quilt patterns, but whenever I can I like downloadable forms/instructions. It saves waiitng for the post to arrive, I have the option of printing it out and it overall saves resources.

  8. Yes, I like the downloadable patterns. I'm usually so anxious to get started on the new project that I don't want to wait on the slow mail.


  9. yes, pdf or WORD, impulse patterns help get me jump started.


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