Have you thought about sharing them online?
Do you already?
Think about sharing them through Fandom In Stitches!
Here's what you need to know to submit your work:
Patterns must be your own original work (not a recreation of someone else's pattern) and must be fandom-related: movies, music, books, etc. If you reference a piece of fan art, please have permission from the original artist to use their work and provide a link to them for our post.
Patterns technique and style are designer's choice. Any style is acceptable as long as it can be used for a quilt. Examples would be traditional piecing, applique, embroidery, paper piecing, cross-stitch, etc.
Patterns can be drafted using drawing or quilting software or hand drawn, as long as they are clean and easy to understand. Here are some helpful resources:
- Quilt Assistant - Free Quilt Design Software (please read the user agreement carefully, this software is for free patterns only). Read Jennifer's review of Quilt Assistant.
- Electric Quilt 7 - for-purchase quilt design software
- Inkscape - An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
- Thoughts and suggestions on designing with graphics software: Drawing A Patchy Heart from Sewhooked
All patterns should be tested for errors before being submitted. You can test the pattern yourself or have someone else try it out for you (or both!). If you need help finding a pattern tester, email us or ask on the Fandom In Stitches Facebook group. We have lots of members that are happy to help!
Submissions need to be accompanied by a quality sample image of the actual quilt or quilt block (photograph or scan, at least 500 pixels wide). If at all possible, posting to Flickr works best for us because we can share your image directly from there once it is added to FiS. Emailed photos work fine, too.
When submitting, please include:
- photo/scan of design
- pattern attachment
- pattern title
- your name
- size of finished item
- skill level out of 5 (example 2/5 - see the top of any of our pattern pages for more information on how patterns are rated) and style of quilting used.
Once we accept your work, please be prepared to share your pattern. We like all patterns on FiS to be printable, and PDF patterns work best. If you already have a blog or website where you post your patterns, we can link directly to your pattern there. This works out great for everyone: Quilters have easy access to your patterns in context of Fandom categories and you get traffic to your site. If you are not able to host your own patterns, FiS is happy to do it for you, we can even convert your images and documents to PDF if necessary. If you would like to save your own patterns as PDF files, but do not have software that will do it, try using Primo PDF or Cute PDF, both are free print-to-PDF software.
Please include any copyright and contact information you might wish to share on your actual pattern. If you prefer to not share your contact information, please at least share a name or username and we will forward any messages received through Fandom In Stitches regarding your pattern(s).
Designer page. If you would like to share more information, please include the following with your submission:
- Photo of yourself(optional) - Flickr photos work best
- A brief description of your work.
All FiS patterns are PG-13 or less.
Need some design inspiration? Check out the Fandom In Stitches Request Page!