Pattern Tester Sign Up

In my years of teaching I created several patterns for quilts and bags. It wasn't a big deal a decade ago because I taught the classes for these patterns and so they never got officially tested. I'm in the process of re-releasing all my patterns and would love to have the help of seasoned quilters and fabric lovers alike.

Please read through the outline below to find out more about the process of pattern testing for Quilted Chicken. If you would like to join my test group to be considered for future pattern tests, please click the link below and fill out the form.

What I expect from you:

  1. Thoroughly read all pattern directions and mark any typos or areas where the instructions are confusing.

  2. Make the full pattern according to the directions by the stated deadline. Usually a minimum of 4 weeks from when you receive the pattern; longer depending on size and skill level.

  3. Photograph your finished project and post at least one photo to your Instagram feed with the hashtag provided. You can post more if you like, but only one post is required.

  4. Verify that the fabric requirements were appropriate for the size you tested.

  5. Provide any comments or suggestions you have on how to improve the pattern.

What you can expect from me:

  1. I will provide you will a well-edited pattern with a release date set. Any pattern that gets tested will be released in a timely manner. All patterns have been pre-tested. 

  2. I will post any updates to the pattern found during the testing process with you as soon as they are identified.

  3. I will set up an Instagram group chat with all testers to provide an opportunity for you to compare notes during pattern testing.

  4. I will feature your quilt top in my Instagram as part of the tester parade and it could be included in any email or web promotion for the pattern release.

Payment:

As much as I would love to materially compensate everyone who helps me in this process I'm a very small business and currently cannot send payment but I have a loyalty type program to reward reliable testers. Each time you complete a test, you will remain in my contacts for future tests unless you let me know you would like to be removed from the group.

1st Test: You receive the finalized pattern.

2nd Test: You receive a designer fabric fat quarter and finalized pattern.

3rd Test: I will quilt your test project for free in a simple pantograph. (You pay to ship to me, I pay return shipping) and a finalized pattern.

If you'd like to be included in the tester pool for upcoming patterns please click and fill out the form below.