Publish Your Patterns

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This is the second edition of the "How to" book for anyone in the "soft craft" world (quilting, sewing, needlework, doll making) who wants to take their original designs and turn them into patterns. Section I, "From Idea to Paper" covers coming up with the idea, writing how-to instructions, creating a cover, delivering files to the printer, and packing patterns into bags. Section II, "The Marketing Approach", describes the five elements of the marketing mix product, package, price, distribution, and advertising/publicity/promotion and shows how to use them to maximize sales. Section III, "Business & Legal Issues", has advice for setting up and running a business, including administration, finance, record keeping, and copyright registration. Section IV, "Appendices", contains an updated list of resource information including list of distributors, trade shows, trade publications, printers and more.

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About the Author:

McKenna Linn (formerly Nancy Restuccia) has many years experience in the quilting and designing field.

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Anyone thinking about publishing patterns needs this book! --Nancy Weber, pattern buyer for Checker Distributors

Destined to be a classic! Solid, jam-packed with no-nonsense information... --Rosalie Cooke, editor of the "Art You Wear "newsletter

Perfect for the beginning designer who doesn't know where to start... --Morna McEver Golletz, editor of "The Professional Quilter"

Destined to be a classic! Solid, jam-packed with no-nonsense information... --Rosalie Cooke, editor of the "Art You Wear "newsletter

Perfect for the beginning designer who doesn't know where to start... --Morna McEver Golletz, editor of "The Professional Quilter"

I am very new at trying to publish a design. This book was recommended to me and I found out why. Well written and easy to understand directions from beginning to end. I was terrified to try and publish a quilt design until I read this book. Following step by step instructions made it easy and fun. It could be labeled "Publishing for Dummies", the index is very specific and the book is detailed. Good luck and I know you will get as much use out of it as I did. --New Designer

I had been designing for needlework, craft and quilting magazines on and off for over 25 years when I decided the time was right to start my own pattern business and take my hobby seriously. One of the first things I did (on the recommendation of several professional designers) was to purchase this book. I can't say enough good things about it. Through the years I've read literally dozens of book on selling your arts and crafts, home businesses, and the like, but this is the ONLY book I've ever seen that gave designing one's own patterns more than just a couple of vague sentences, and specifically addressed the questions I had. --Designer

I am very new at trying to publish a design. This book was recommended to me and I found out why. Well written and easy to understand directions from beginning to end. I was terrified to try and publish a quilt design until I read this book. Following step by step instructions made it easy and fun. It could be labeled "Publishing for Dumbies", the index is very specific and the book is detailed. Good luck and I know you will get as much use out of it as I did. --New Designer

I had been designing for needlework, craft and quilting magazines on and off for over 25 years when I decided the time was right to start my own pattern business and take my hobby seriously. One of the first things I did (on the recommendation of several professional designers) was to purchase this book. I can't say enough good things about it. Through the years I've read literally dozens of book on selling your arts and crafts, home businesses, and the like, but this is the ONLY book I've ever seen that gave designing one's own patterns more than just a couple of vague sentences, and specifically addressed the questions I had. --Designer

I am very new at trying to publish a design. This book was recommended to me and I found out why. Well written and easy to understand directions from beginning to end. I was terrified to try and publish a quilt design until I read this book. Following step by step instructions made it easy and fun. It could be labeled "Publishing for Dumbies", the index is very specific and the book is detailed. Good luck and I know you will get as much use out of it as I did. --New Designer

I had been designing for needlework, craft and quilting magazines on and off for over 25 years when I decided the time was right to start my own pattern business and take my hobby seriously. One of the first things I did (on the recommendation of several professional designers) was to purchase this book. I can't say enough good things about it. Through the years I've read literally dozens of book on selling your arts and crafts, home businesses, and the like, but this is the ONLY book I've ever seen that gave designing one's own patterns more than just a couple of vague sentences, and specifically addressed the questions I had. --Designer

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