Pattern testers

I am looking for quilters able to test out my patterns before they make their merry way in to the shop. I will be working with a small pool of quilters so when I have something to test the timing should suit one or two people.

If you are interested in pattern testing, please get in touch via the contact page or by email to for a chat.

What’s in it for you?

A big fan of Sam Hunter (Hunter’s Design Studio) and the ‘We Are $ew Worth It’ campaign (link below), I will pay you for your time and pieced fabric. We’ll agree (in advance) which size of quilt top you’re piecing and I’ll pay you an agreed amount of time corresponding to that size of quilt. Batting and backing are then up to you if you want to complete the quilt.

You’ll also get to be part of what I hope will be a growing trend in quilting. There are so many options for using data to express meaning in quilt making (beyond the temperature quilt). Exciting times!

How does it work?

I will email you a PDF version of the pattern.

I need to know if there are any errors (typos) in the pattern. Do the images, cutting and piecing instructions make sense as they are written in the pattern? I want to ensure that these errors are identified and corrected before moving the pattern into the Cloud Quilting shop.

I need you to complete the pattern test within a reasonable amount of agreed time (something like 2-3 weeks). 

You'll provide invaluable detailed feedback on the pattern. If there is an error, I need to know where the error is (fabric requirements, cutting instructions, block construction), what the problem is and a suggested correction. Have I asked for one too many 3” x 3” squares or is there something that doesn’t make sense in the seam pressing?

Once you have finished, it would be great to have a lovely image of your pieced quilt top that I could use on social media..

Get in touch!

Contact me by email if you are interested in pattern testing for Cloud Quilting. It would be great to see some images of the quilts you’ve made, the types of quilts you like to make and anything you’d like to avoid! 

We are $ew Worth It