Monday, May 11, 2009

The Quilt Pattern Shoppe

Are you like me, when you see a quilt pattern on line you want to make it right away? Once I've ordered, I don't like waiting the week or so for my pattern to arrive. I'm ready to get going right then, and not skip a beat while the creative juices are still flowing.
OK- call me impatient.
I've discovered a new find in the quilting world that I want to share with you.
Have you heard of The Quilt Pattern Shoppe?
If not, make sure to go over and check it out.

The Quilt Pattern Shoppe offers instant down load of quilt patterns. How cool is that? No more waiting for the mail to come. Right now they have over 200 patterns available from a wide variety of designers.
One of the designers is my friend Annie Unrein. You know how I love her patterns. Some of you asked how you could get her designs and now you can receive them right away in the comfort of your own home through TQPS.
I noticed the prices are the same you would pay for the pattern in a quilt store or on a web site. By down loading them from your home computer you save $$ in taxes and shipping.
The Quilt Pattern Shoppe's site is easy to follow. You can browse categories, or by designer.
And if you are a pattern designer (I'm thinking you Green Fairy Quilts, or Freda's Hive, just to name a few), you now have another avenue to market your work. This could really cut down on your pattern stuffing time.
I see this as a win/win in the quilting world.

6 comments:

dotti white said...

I will definitely check it out. I have done this a couple of other times--once from Freda's Hive. It is definitely convenient. I'm like you--I always want my patterns or books or fabrics right away. So funny! Have a great week!

Nicole said...

Thanks for the link to the website. There are a couple on there that don't look too hard that I might try. Scary!

Sherri said...

What a great idea...I'd never heard of this site! And I do get impatient waiting for things to arrive in the mail!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the tip and link Nedra. Something to consider.

Micki said...

I will check it out and thanks for the thumbs up.
Micki

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Let me tell you. Packaging and copying does take ALOT of time! Whenever I get ready for an event it is a days long process. I think they contacted me? I am losing my head really. I have so many irons in the fire I can't even keep tabs on the good ones. It was a busy family week too.