I am not a happy camper these last few days.. no internet, over 700 emails downloaded this morning to my inbox (those of you who haven’t heard from me, you will once I am online for any amount of time). I’m getting these up as quick as I can today.. Tomorrow will be scheduled to go off at midnight mst so that if I am offline you can still get the pattern.
I am seeing that some of you had issues downloading the Polar Bear which was the free pattern in Saturday Nights post. Please note, if your having problems, just saying you’re having a problem when others are clearly not having problems will not help me help you, please note what you’re using to download with, mobile, laptop, desktop, iPad, kindle, etc… browser and windows/mac versions. I also see some of you were able to come back and get the files also, so I’m glad it’s worked out. I’d intended to leave the pattern up an additional day for that reason but since I’ve been offline I can see that many of you got back to download.
The free download today is 3 patterns, one for Day 06, one for Day 07, and one for Day 08. I have bunched them all into one payhip page so when you go to that page to download, you can download all 3 pdfs at once instead of adding 3 of them to your cart when checking out.
The free patterns are
Tomorrow’s pattern is this one:
You will have to come to the new post to get the download page but I thought I’d show it to you for any of you who might purchase these patterns.
The other two patterns in this series are
The free patterns are available in the 9-inch block size.
These patterns are available in larger sizes by purchasing them.
You Can Save 25% buying any or each of these patterns with the following coupon codes
All Codes expired Dec 25, 2019
Donkey – 12Days-D06
Cat – 12Days-D07
Puppy – 12Days-D08
Santa Bear, Monkey, and Love Birds – 12Days-D09
The Monkey and Love Birds will not have free patterns offered in the 12 Days event.
Artwork for these patterns has been inspired by Bizzy Hands Creations
Sadly, Janeen at Quiltart has had her free patterns for 12 Days distributed in a Facebook group and she has stopped offering her 12 Days series. This is truly a sad day for anyone who was being honest and not sharing her or anyone else’s patterns. This is the most frustrating thing to a pattern designer or anyone who is just trying to make a living on the net by selling not only patterns but designs, artwork, etc… We all need to make a living, earn extra money and when people share that ability is stolen from us. There is no way we are making 5000.00 a month selling patterns if we make $100.00 a month we consider ourselves lucky.
Please don’t share, steal, or give away our patterns. Send people to our sites to allow them to download them from us, or buy them. You help to support us, and are providing goodwill and honoring the designer.
I promise you, if you were in our position trying to do this, and offering something free that really takes many hours to create, you would not be happy either that this was happening.
Basic Guidelines For This Event:
All downloads expire at the time of the next release or hopefully within 24 hours of the last post. During this event, I have two doctor’s appointments in the next 12 days, so posting tomorrow and next Wednesday maybe later in the day. Those of you who know me, that no matter what a previous days download stays up for 24 hours at the very least, after 24 hours it’s subject to expiration. I am very strict about this requirement. I will not send you a free pattern if you miss the deadline.
Patterns posted on Fridays, run the entire weekend giving my weekend visitors a chance to get at least one pattern during this event. I didn’t do this last year and I was sad about being so strict, so I’ve gone back to keeping them up for the weekend.
All downloads are on Payhip. – Payhip doesn’t like mobile downloads, so be prepared to send it to your email, Dropbox, google drive, or any other cloud service you may use if you are using a mobile device to download with. All payhip items are sent an email with the download link even tho you can download right after the purchase in your browser. If you’re on a mobile phone tho, wait until your on a device that you can use later. I do not own any mobile devices, so I do not know how to send it to your email, or a cloud service, I’m sure there are youtube videos or how to’s on the web to help you with this. Please get your download done the same day, as I delete these downloads after the expiration and they are removed from Payhip servers, they are not there forever for you to download freely.
If I made a mistake on a free pattern, the update will be fixed and everyone who downloaded it within the proper time frame will receive an email with the new download link to download it. You have 24 hours to get that done.
I will try to be posted by 6 am mst each day, but I’m not known for being on time during this event, so please know I will post as soon as possible. I’ve always ended this event on time tho, so don’t worry all 12 patterns will get posted.
Some thoughts on download issues. If you’re having a problem, try a different browser. You can always use the email you receive to click again. You get 5 tries to download the pattern. If you use all 5, you will have to go through the purchase process again to get the free pattern.
My Friends Who Are Doing Other Events During December
and all have started.
My friends Sharon and Susan at Miss P Designs USA are holding there first event for 12 Days which started December 01, 2019.
They have plans to share recipes, tutorials, and patterns during there 12 Days.
Helen Godden is doing another Christmas event on her Facebook page this year
(everyone whether on FB or not should be able to participate)
I have a lot of admiration for Helen’s work. She is a true quilt artist who freely shares her knowledge with us.
She is extremely gifted and is one of the few people who’s botm’s I have chosen to pay for.
Don’t miss this event, it is so worth the effort to learn her techniques.
My friend Susan’s site has several events also listed on her site that is also going on right now. You may be interested in those also. Susan offers some great updates for other things going on at blogs and such also. She’s well worth a visit.
It also looks like Susan is doing her annual advent calendar event which always has lots of great ideas for the holiday season.
I am an affiliate of the above companies when you click one of these links and purchase something, I earn a little bit of a commission with it. I use this money to help maintain my website and offer my free patterns to you. Every little bit helps, thank you so much for clicking and for your support. I don’t just offer up these brands to you I actually use their products and shop at these places. I would never partner with someone whose products I didn’t use.
Please remember it takes 2 minutes to comment, please say Thank You, whether you downloaded a free pattern, read a tutorial, or just learned something new. It takes time for people to write a post, take pictures, make a project or even write a pattern. Let them know you appreciate it.
If your comment doesn’t show up after you post it, it’s most likely gone to the spam folder. I will see it and approve it, unfortunately, it just means something about your email address caught my spam filter’s eye.