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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.

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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Lost Paths
Cheryl Quigley

54-1/2" x 55-1/2"

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

Large pieces make Lost Paths not only finish fast but a great quilt for showing off some pretty fabrics. Although the main blocks are fairly simple, the four corner blocks are a bit more complicated but well worth the effort.

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

1 yd Fabric A (purple in sample)

1-3/8 yds Fabric B (light blue in sample)

1-3/4 yds Fabric C (dark blue in sample)

3/4 yd Fabric D (green in sample)



Testing report needed in 6 weeks.

Rooster and Basket Applique
Donna Westerkamp

17-1/2" x 19-1/2"

This is an applique project with some patchwork.

Add a touch of fun and whimsy to your table with Donna Weterkamp's Rooster and Basket Appliqué. A colorful rooster is silhouetted and rendered in beautiful appliquéd fabrics.

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

Fat quarter Fabric A (center panel)

1/8 yd Fabric B (borders)

8" x 10" rectangle Fabric C (rooster body)

7" x 10" rectangle Fabric D (wing and tail)

5" x 5" square Fabric E (head)

7" x 9" rectangle Fabric F (leg, feathers, and eggs)

3" x 5" rectangle Fabric G (comb and wattle)

5" x 9" rectangle Fabric H (tail feathers)

5" x 8" rectangle Fabric I (basket body)

3" x 7" rectangle Fabric J (basket stripe)

4" x 5" rectangle Fabric K (basket handle)

3" x 3" square Fabric L (basket heart)

Scrap of black fabric for eye

1 yd 17" wide paper-backed fusible web

14" x 16" piece embroidery stabilizer (optional)



Testing report needed in 6 weeks.

Floral Surprise
Bonny Peters

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

Contact us if you would like to see this mystery project.

We have a new mystery. You may choose to make your quilt from a series of sizes--wheelchair, large lap, queen, or king.



Testing report needed in 6 weeks.

79-1/2" x 96"
96" x 96"


Flying in Circles
Cinzia White

We have enough testers for this pattern.

We would love for you to test another pattern.



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