Welcome to Day 23 of How to Earn $ From Sewing and Quilting! This week we are starting a new topic – Designing and Selling Patterns.
I think this is an area of earning from sewing and quilting that a lot of us want to get into. I haven’t put many patterns out there, so I am not as experienced in this arm of a sewing and quilting business as the others, but I still wanted to write about this topic. I have an interview lined up with a pattern designer at the end of the week, so stay tuned for that…!
There are a lot of questions about this topic that we could look at this week. In fact, my DD asked me a few herself last year when I suggested she use her talent to draw stitcheries and applique for quilts. The most common one I think is – aren’t there enough patterns out there?!
Well, I think every true quilter will say….. noooooooo! There can NEVER be enough patterns out there.. and there can NEVER be enough patterns that we hoard on our bookshelves and in our computer files…!!
Will we ever finish all the patterns we hoard?! That is a different story 🙂
To me it is like books… don’t we have enough books in the world? I say no. There is always room for another one…. and that is why we see new authors every year.
Are there enough movies? No.. .there is always room for another blockbuster… and so I would like to say there is also enough room for new sewing and quilting patterns….
I love to support new designers… whenever I see someone new pop up in blogland I like to try their patterns… Encouraging new designers is a way for us to keep creativity alive… and I hope we never lose our creativity as quilters.
So, this week we’re going to explore pattern making a bit… looking at where we get inspiration, how to write patterns, and how and where to sell them…
Tomorrow we’ll be starting with Designing and Selling Patterns – Finding Inspiration
PS Please remember I am answering your comments in the comment section below and not via email like I usually do. Sorry for the hassle, but I am hoping this month we can share ideas!
PPS The main page of this series is here along with links to each post for this series.
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