Pattern Testers Wanted

Hello All!  I hope everyone’s Monday is off to a great start!  Here at the Yoder household it is off to a sleepy start.  The Spring time change is never a welcome one here.  It leaves us all tired, and slightly cranky.  However, I am very thankful not to have to adjust a newborn to the time change any longer–that was even trickier!  I am also excited to have temperatures nearing 50 today–that’s almost shorts weather here in Ohio folks! =p

Winterberry Fabrics

By they way, I don’t have photos exactly pertaining to today’s topic so instead I am interspersing this post with some beautiful Moda fabrics for no other reason than that a blog post needs some pretty pictures!

Fresh Air
Fresh Air Fabrics

January and February have proven to be very busy months.  With Spring Quilt Market just a couple months away, I have kicked things into a higher gear.  The reason for this is that I will be attending market again this Spring and I will be launching a new pattern line.

Feedsack Fabrics

I can’t wait to share my patterns with you. =)  Right now, they are in the testing phase and ready for some pattern testers.  I would love to compile a list of readers who might be interested in pattern testing for me.  Interested testers are those who love to make quilts, have an eye for detail, will give honest feedback,  & can test the patterns quickly(within a 1 to 2 week turn around).

Daysail Fabric

In return for your feedback,  you would receive the complete collection of this set of patterns upon their release and perhaps a little fabric surprise. =)

Daysail Fabrics
Daysail Fabrics

If this sounds like something that might interest you, send me an email(just hit the pink “contact me” button on the top right of my page).  I will be compiling a data base of testers and contacting several of you for this first round of patterns.

Thanks so much!

Comments (95)

  • You can count me in! Your patterns have always been a dream to follow-I can’t imagine these would be any different.

    • I have never tested patterns before but I am retired now and have the time.

  • I would love to pattern test but can only do a mini or a block or 2. I’ve tested before for some people on IG- user name is crbeeman. Love your blog!

  • I have never tested a pattern before, but would love to try one of yours. I work quickly and meticulously. Just wondering if it is up to the testers to quilt the quilt or just piece the top.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you.

    Ps. I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • If you need a tester from Switzerland, I would be happy to do it for you. I have been a regular pattern tester for Ruth Blanchet from Arbee Designs, in case you need some recommendations.

  • I am new at this, but am willing to try. I love your tutorials and your blog.
    You know I am a Corey fan. If you get more experienced testers, I understand, no problem. You are still my hero.

  • I’ve enjoyed your tutorials very much and I’m always looking for new things to try. I’d like to be included in your testing. Thanks.

  • Love your quilting patterns and would love the opportunity to pattern test for you!

  • I love your style and you are one of the very few I follow after looking at many others!! It would be super fun to pattern test for you!

  • I’m in between deadlines, so I would be happy to be a test quilter. (Sorry, I didn’t see your pink “contact me” button so I am responding here.)

  • I would love to pattern test. I’ve followed for quite a while and you are so inspiring.

  • I’d love to help! I’ve been quilting for 25 years and love your blog, and very attentive to details.
    Debbie in Tennessee

  • I couldn’t find the button either. I have been testing patterns for a few people now. Some of my work is on Instagram under Cindydahlgren1. I would love to test your patterns. It’s been a dream of mine, probably kinda corny sounding. Dahlgren0609 at Gmail dot com

  • I would be willing to test patterns for you Corey! I’m an experienced and accurate piecer!

  • Would love to be a pattern tester!! Retired and looking for fun projects. I can’t find your pink button! Thanks for your consideration.

  • Good Morning: I would love to test your patterns I think that would be so “exciting” seeing the pattern come alive. I live in Canada. Hope I am picked.

  • OMG, I would LOVE to test your patterns! I have been quilting for about 8 years and enjoy every aspect of quilting. I have a good eye for details and would be able to provide the quick turn around you need. I have my fingers crossed!!

  • I would love to be a pattern tester! I have been a fan since I found Birdie Stitches when it was new. Love your work and I can’t wait to see your new patterns! I couldn’t find the contact button either so hope this works.

  • I just sent you an email and I would love to test out your patterns! Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • I’d be very happy to test your patterns. I have the time to devote full time to this project and can give you a quick turnaround as you require. I also am looking to become a pattern tester for a designer so this would be something I have wanted to do for a long time.

  • I would love to to it!

  • I would love to test patterns for you. I’ve had so much fun doing so in past – can’t wait to do it again.

  • If you need more people, I have time! Retired, partially disabled, been quilting about 15 years.
    Barb in CA

  • I would love to be one of your pattern testers. The pink button I was suppose to click eluded me though. I am a longarmer, teacher and have been in a couple of national show. Thanks, Jo Anne

  • Good morning and I would love to participate!
    I love your blog!

  • Please let me know if I can help. I am in Florida

  • I would love to test your patterns!!!

  • Hi Corey…I would be thrilled to work with you as one of your pattern testers. I have tested patterns for other designers and have made quilt tops for quilt market. The designers I have helped are Anne Sutton, Amanda Murphy, Amanda Jean Nyberg and Robin Kingsley. The patterns included piecing, machine appliqué and hand embroidery. Happy stitching, Pauline

  • Would love to pattern test for you. I have been sewing for 25 plus years.


  • I wouldn’t mind being a pattern tester. It’s an important job – making sure things read well enough for others to follow. Would they have to be quilted or just sewn up into tops?

  • I would love to test your patterns and give positive and constructive feedback. I am retired and have no outside obligations that would interfere with a quick turn around. Please let me know if I can assist you. Very excited for you.

  • i would love to help you out!
    Sounds like fun! Take care, Leslie

  • I would LOVE to be a tester and for sure could do the turn around as asked. I am a stay at home mom. I would love to be a tester for sure!! 🙂

  • I would be up to the challenge.

  • Would love to test for you.

  • I’ve tested patterns in the past for Quilt Doodles and Color Girl Quilts. I would love to test patterns for you. Hugs

  • I would love to test for you if you want a pattern tester in Norway.

  • would love to test patterns for you like to do new things

  • I would love to test your pattern. I love details and i am a perfectionist.

  • Please feel free to contact me to help you test patterns. I have been finishing UFO’s this month and working on QOV quilts.


  • I would love to test your patterns! I am retired so I could do a quick turn around.

  • I would love to be a pattern tester , this would be my first time, i have been quilting for a lttle over 5 years and have never been a patern tester and would need more information , but hey everyone has to start somewhere doing something new and exciting ! thank you
    I could not find the “pink button “

  • You won’t have a shortage of volunteers. I would love to test patterns for you now and in the future.

    Thank you for the opportunity 🙂

  • I would love to be a pattern tester for you. I’m from Montana.

  • Hi there Corey,
    I couldn’t find the pink ‘contact me’ button, sorry!
    I have tested patterns before and would like to be considered to test yours!
    I have been quilting since 1992 and consider myself to be an intermediately- skilled quilter. I don’t work anymore and am in my mid-40’s.
    I love colour and the lovely prints available now…so much nicer than in 1992!

  • Would love to try this me and my Aunt do quilts all the time

  • I don’t know how many testers you need but I am definitely interested. I have tested patterns in the past. I love your blog and am looking forward to seeing what you have new coming up. Thanks, Linda

  • I would love to test a pattern for you. I like the beautiful fabrics in this post. Goes well with the sunshine today!

  • Oh man…I want to be included so bad…I’d love to get my hands on your patterns!! Anyway, I’m here if you need….but do see quite a list already.

  • I would love to have the opportunity to test your patterns!

  • As a newbie, I love seeing different designers patterns to learn from. I’m onboard!

  • Would love to be a tester of your patterns. Am very meticulous and neat and would love to work with your patterns and material.

  • Would love to help you test some patterns. 5

  • I’d love to be a pattern tester for you! But I’m on the other side of the world – will that be a problem?

  • I love testing patterns! Let me know if you need me to try out one of yours :).

  • I would be thrilled to test a pattern. I have sewn or quilted for over 40 years.

  • I would love to be a tester. Normally, I can get most tops done in a couple of days (unless it is more complicated but 1-2 weeks is a fair turn-around. I’m 77 and spend most of days either quilting or on the computer. Life is Good …

  • I would love too. Getting ready to attend a little sewing retreat and could dedicate a whole weekend to it. Happy to help!

  • Hi Corey,
    I’m sending my e-mail right now.

    In Kind Regards,

  • oooh I love to test patterns ! I’m down under so hope that’s not an issue ! I’m currently testing a quilt pattern for Jess at Elven Garden. Quilts and also testing a duffle bag for Kristi at Schnitzel and Boo !

  • I’ve never tested a pattern before…..BUT I’m glued to my sewing machine and cutting board most of the time making quilts either for fun to give or sell…….. or have been commissioned for………..I think I’d love to give it a shot testing a pattern………hope you’ll consider me 🙂 I’m a Boston ‘girl currently in California via Ohio 🙂 Thanks …….

  • I would love to test you patterns…I am retired and spend most days quilting in some way…I am a wicked proof reader and love small, repetitive designs…I’m noted for my precision piecing…last year I did a quilt with 472 2″ HST units…once did a small mat with a foundation paper pieced center with more than 100 pieces

  • I’m such a good proofreader I can’t even spell “your”!!! Good grief!

  • Would love a chance to test for you.

  • I would love to test your patterns. I have pattern tested before. You can check out my quilting on Instagram @corinna_maycreations. Does it need to be quilted within the time frame as well or just the top completed?

  • I also couldn’t find the pink “contact me” button. I have been quilting for several years, and would love to be a pattern tester for you.

    Thanks for the opportunity to be of help.

  • Hi Corey! I found the button and emailed you but just to cover my bases I want to tell you here also. It would be amazing to test your patterns. I am a proficient piecer and have good editing skills. I love your work. I am within driving range to meet you for turnaround time. I would feel privileged to work for you! How fun!

  • I would love to be a tester, but I am on Vancouver Island in Canada, and I have never been a tester before. I am retired, and have been quilting for over 30 years, Helen

  • I would love to test your patterns. I embroidered the Little Birdies you shared in 2009. I also was a pattern tester for Leisure Arts here in Little Rock(counted cross stitch)

  • I enjoy trying new patterns – have never been a tester before, but would love to help!

  • Happy to test for tou if you want an international opinion Corey! Xx

  • I’d love to test a pattern for you. Since I am retired, I have time and would love to help you out.

  • Ohhh, I love pattern testing. I’d love to play with your patterns. I’ve got the latest pattern I tested posted on my blog, right now. 🙂

  • Thank you for the opportunity to be a pattern tester!
    I’d love to!… Your patterns are so lovely!…
    …But, it certainly looks as though you had an enormous response!
    If not this time, please consider me for a future time???
    Thank you!!
    Pat T.
    (in Michigan)

  • Tout des beau tissues bonne journée Marie-Claire

  • I’d love to patten test for you as long as it doesn’t need to be done right away. You can put me on the list! I love your work!

  • I’d be honored to test patterns for you 🙂 I have not tested patterns before but I’ve made two quilts from your Playful Petals books with ease. I’d love to get a foot in the door to the world of pattern testing. Thank you!

  • Seems like you have quite a few responders, but if you need another I would love to be a pattern tester. Please add me to your list.

  • Would like to be one of your testers. Have previous exp. testing for other designers. I have been quilting for 35yrs. retired with time to do so. Have a good day.

  • I am not an expert quilter, but I love your quilts and live quilting. I would really love to give it a try. By the way, the fabric is absolutely beautiful. Thank you.

  • Let me know if you’d like anything quilted for Market! Can’t wait to see the new patterns. 🙂

  • Pattern testing sounds wonderful – but 78 offers is a lot! I could be your editor and check for typos!

  • I would love to test patterns. I am available if you need someone after all the other posts.

    PS Love your posts and patterns!

    Cindy Cummings

  • I would love to be honored to test your patterns. This would be a first for me but I am up for the challenge.

  • I would love to help..I have been quilting for many many years.Hope to hear from you

  • Sounds like fun !!! I would love to test for you !

  • I would be happy to test patterns for you some time. I can do a quick turn around.

  • Thank You Corey, for your shout-out for quilt testers. I would love to be included in this list!

  • I know I should check back more often. 🙂 I have just finished a couple of test patterns a and loved it. Would be happy to work on some new patterns if you still needed someone.

  • I don’t have time to pattern test for you… But if you need an awesome Longarm quilter, I’m in!!! Lisascreativequiltingdotcom I would LOVE it!

  • I would love to test a pattern for you. Sounds like fun.

  • i would really enjoy testing for you.

  • I would really enjoy testing for you.i just started a blog,I am very new to it,but I do have the skills and eye for detail you need.

  • I would love to test for you but right now a 2 month baby girl takes all my time.

  • If you are still looking for testers, I’ve have over 20 years experience sewing quilts and fashions including costumes. I love getting a chance to help and improve on things. Please consider me in your next round of testers.

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