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Pattern Testing
Requirements for tester:
 

Testers are required to download a test report and use it to point out any errors they find in the measurements, directions, and diagrams, and as well, to point out any areas which are unclear.

  Testers are asked to use their own fabrics for the project and will keep their finished sample. Tester may use whatever fabric colors they like. However, they must use the same numbers and amounts of fabrics as indicated in the pattern.
  Only the completed top is required for testing purposes, but a photo of the finished, quilted project may be published in the magazine.
 

After testing, you fill out a report form and send it to us along with a photo of the quilt top, finished quilt or blocks.

  Testing for a pattern must be completed as indicated below.
Compensation:

We realize that testing for us is a big commitment and we truly appreciate all our testers' efforts. If you complete all tasks as requested by the due date, we will provide you with 3 free issues (unless otherwise noted) of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. Your name will be published in the magazine as a tester and photos of your finished projects may appear in a future issue.

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Definitions of skill levels:
A beginner must have basic sewing knowledge and have made at least one quilt. We will assume that you know how to use a rotary cutter and can understand and sew with proper seam allowances.
  A beginner/intermediate quilter has more than basic quilting skills and the beginning of intermediate skills.
  An intermediate quilter must have made several quilts in either pieced or appliqué styles.
  An intermediate/advanced quilter has more than intermediate quilting skills and the beginning of advanced skills.
  An advanced quilter will have made many complex quilts.

Do not sign up for a pattern you have already tested.

Do not sign up for a pattern you designed.

No more than one pattern in testing for new testers.

No more than three patterns in testing at a time.

Description   Skill Level
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Half Square Mania
Cheryl Quigley

41-1/2" x 49-1/2"

We really need testers for this one.

This is a pieced project. There are NO cutting templates.

An exciting new pattern by Cheryl Quigley Half Square Mania goes together quickly. Your surprise bonus is the secondary patterns formed when your blocks are joined. Enjoy!

Materials List for Top
All cuts based on usable 40" wide, prewashed 100% cotton fabrics.

1-1/4 yd Fabric A (dark brown in sample)

1 yd Fabric B (blue in sample)

3/4 yd Fabric C (white in sample)

1/2 yd Fabric D (light brown in sample)

 

beginner/intermediate

Testing report needed in 6 weeks.


Flimingos
Connie Kauffman

6-1/2" x 6-1/2"

We really need testers for this one.

This is an applique project.

A group of flamingos is often called a flamboyance as they exhibit this quality when flocked together. You can join Connie Kauffman's Flamingos in her new pattern, practice your appliqué, and bask in the sunshine under your favorite palm tree. No need to watch for falling coconuts!

Note: If you cannot find the Think Pink Flamingos by Dress it Up Buttons, there are a number of other flamingo buttons available from different manufacturers.

Materials List for Top
100% cotton prewashed fabrics recommended

7" x 7" square Fabric A (sky print)

2-3/4" x 7" strip Fabric B (sand in sample)

1" x 7" strip Fabric C (teal in sample)

3-1/2" x 7" rectangle Fabric D (turquoise in sample)

2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle Fabric E (brown in sample)

5" x 5" square Fabric F (green in sample)

2" x 2" square Fabric G (yellow in sample)

7-1/2" x 7-1/2" backing fabric

7-1/2" x 7-1/2" batting

1-1/4" x 32" Fabric A strip for single fold binding

2-1/4" x 6" fabric strip for hanging sleeve

2 (two) 8" x 11" sheets paper-backed fusible web

1 package Think Pink Flamingos by Dress it Up Buttons® or other flamingo buttons

2 (two) 1/2" black or brown buttons for coconuts

Wire snips to snip button shanks, for buttons that may have shanks

Glue - any brand of tacky glue

 

intermediate

Testing report needed in 4 weeks.


X Marks the Spot
Cynthia Passaretti

44-1/2" x 44-1/2"

We really need testers for this one.

This is a pieced project. There are NO cutting templates.

The little poems that included X Marks the Spot and "Itsy Bitsy Spider" were used in fingerplays and were a form of entertainment and learning. This new pattern by Cynthia Passaretti adapts the poem, and with it, you can go on a treasure hunt with fabric. Enjoy!

Materials List for Top
100% cotton prewashed fabrics recommended

1-1/8 yds Fabric A (yellow in sample)

3/4 yd Fabric B (brown in sample)

1 yd Fabric C (green in sample)

Quart-sized plastic zipper bags (about 18)

 

intermediate

Testing report needed in 6 weeks.


Charming
Donna Westerkamp

We have enough testers for this pattern.

We would love for you to test another pattern.

 

beginner


 
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