Week 1 – Your Look
Learn how to create designs that are uniquely yours. Figure out your look and style so you can stand out from the crowd.
Week 2 – Design a Quilt Top
This week you will design a block based quilt top. You’ll learn different methods to design a quilt top and by the end of the week you’ll narrow down to one design. That design will turn into a completed quilt pattern you will be ready to sell by the end of the course.
Week 3 – Create Your Blocks
Pull out your fabric and sewing machine! Week 3 you’ll turn your design into a physical quilt block. You’ll learn how to put this into written form so that others can easily recreate your design, as well.
Week 4 – Fabric Requirements
Deep dive into figuring out how much fabric your entire pattern will need, especially if your pattern offers multiple sizes. Learn how to create a Fabric Requirement chart for your pattern and have a completed Fabric Requirement section of your pattern by the end of the week.
Week 5 – Write The Steps
This week you will learn how to write the steps to create your quilt top. Learn what you need to include, how it should be written and worded. Learn how to do this either in Adobe Illustrator or in Canva (a free website that is very user friendly). By the end of this week, your pattern will have the completed written steps.
Week 6 – Adding Images
Learn how to create images of your blocks, a coloring page, and figures that make your pattern easy to follow. By the end of this week your pattern will have the needed images and figures.
Week 7 – Tech Editor
This week you will send your pattern to a tech editor to be edited. You’ll get a chance to be a peer editor for a couple of students in the class, and a couple of students will edit your pattern as well. You’ll find that editing other’s patterns and getting peer review helps you see your patterns more clearly. You’ll also see things differently after learning new skills in the class.
Week 8 – Edits and Pattern Testers
With your pattern returned to you with edits, it’s time to edit your pattern and make the final changes. I’ll share with you how to find pattern testers, the best practices for pattern testers, and you will have your pattern off to be tested.
Week 9 – Selling
In this final week, with your pattern off to be tested, all you have left to do is get ready to sell your pattern. In this final week, I will share how to sell your patterns, where to sell them, how to get them sold with distributors, where to print your patterns, where to get plastic bags for them. All the details you need to get your patterns out into the world will be covered in this final week.
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