Have you ever tested a project for a magazine before? I hadn’t and then circumstances changed at the first of the year, and the European Union made it difficult for me to pay for my subscription to The Quilt Pattern Magazine. I like this little magazine that arrives in my email every month. It’s an online magazine for quilters and covers many subjects, including lessons on Electric Quilt each month. My friend Reeze Hansen does some articles for them as well as one of my favorite applique designers from FatCat Patterns.
With the changes in the vat, many companies had to stop selling to people living in Europe. TQPM isn’t the only one I’ve run across since this change happened, but they have a nice little way to earn issues and that is to do some pattern testing for them. You can earn 1 to 3 months worth of your subscription by doing some pattern testing. I see this as win win..
I wrote when I wasn’t able to get my subscription to pay at Paypal, and that’s when Cindy told me about testing patterns for them. You can’t show your test project until they publish the pattern which makes sense to me, so I’m now showing you my first test project with them.
The pattern is called “Scary” and was created by Jo Moury, it starts on page 28 of the September 2015 issue.
You can still see my placement paper still in place, but I think it’s a very cute fall project and overall I’m quite happy with how it turned out.
My next test project should be out probably around Christmas, so I’ll show that off when the time arrives then.