Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pattern Jam & A Giveaway


Happy Saturday! Today I'd like to share a fun site with you that will help you best utilize the fabric in your stash. The site is called Pattern Jam, and is the genius of Emily Taylor.



Here is some key information about the site from Emily:
 
1)  As the founder of PatternJam.com, I am passionate about beautiful fabric and bringing this amazing community of quilters together in a platform that is beneficial for everyone!
2)  Patternjam.com is the only free website that gives quilters the tools to design a quilt AND audition new & upcoming fabric in a pattern (including their own stash via an upload feature coming this summer)
3)  PatternJam.com is being rebuilt from the ground up to provide an absolutely "seamless" experience for my users!  I want YOUR Feedback about what you'd like to see in PatternJam.com~ contact me at emily.t@patternjam.com with your input!


The front page of her web site features a YouTube video which will give you all of the information you need to get started using the site. Basically, you can design your own quilt or use a designer pattern found on the site. Then you can preview new and upcoming designer fabric in your chosen quilt pattern (and remember, this summer you'll also be able to upload fabrics from your stash in order to preview how they'll look in your chosen pattern). It's simple and it's free!


When I first spoke with Emily about Pattern Jam last winter, she sent me some of her beautiful Vintage Verona fabrics to play with. I had fun making a simple quilt alternating snowballs and nine-patch blocks.






 I used Moda Snuggles on the back for this one...love it!




 So...I have a bundle of 16 Vintage Verona fat quarters for a giveaway. To enter the giveaway you'll need to do two things:

  1. Create an account on PatternJam, and then send Emily an email from the contact form on the website telling her that you found patternjam.com through A Quilting Life. 
  2. Come back and leave a comment here.
That's all! I'll keep the giveaway open through May 21st so you'll have plenty of time.




Thanks so much for stopping by!


98 comments:

scottylover said...

Oh, this looks like so much fun! I can't wait to get started playing and planning!

Sandy A

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Wendy said...

Cool site! I am looking forward to playing over there :) Thanks for the give away!

caribousmom (at) aol.com

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

I joined the site and sent the email :) Thanks for the chance to win! mto2golsen (at) gmail (dot) com

KMSC said...

I joined PatternJam. This site looks like fun! And thanks for the giveaway.

kristie said...

okay...played with it this morning...It is really cool. Love how it gives you yardages and you get to pick your fabrics..and FREE!!! Hope to see more blocks and fabrics added.

Donna said...

Super Cool Site! Thanks for sending me over to patternjam.

Lee said...

I set up an acct at Pattern Jam and sent a note I found them through your blog! I love their shop! thanks!

Pamela Neal said...

Thinks for this giveaway! PatternJam looks like a very cool way to design a quilt!

Sorcha girl said...

My account has been opened at Pattern Jam after exploring its possibilities and I'm looking forward to using it to "color" quilts from my stash. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway.

Lynne Tilley said...

Wow, what a neat place. I'm going to be playing with that website a lot. Thanks for the introduction!

Katie said...

I registered with pattern jam. What a creative idea. I can totally see myself using it for future quilts, as I struggle with picking fabrics to use with specific patterns. Thanks for telling us about it!

katie at dekabyte dot com

Patricia said...

I am registered with Pattern Jam and left a message there.

glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

This is a really nice site. I signed up and look forward to using it. L

sophie said...

I registered, created a quilt and then ... couldn't login to see it. It seems there are still a few bugs to be worked out ...

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am registered and e-mail sent. love the build a pattern. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

SheriR said...

Thanks for the link to Pattern Jam. It will really come in handy with all my projects.

Dyann Cox said...

Pattern Jam is the best idea ever! It looks like fun, I can't wait to try it! Thanks:)

Quilting Tangent said...

Great site, love to create quilts.
24Tangent@gmail.com

MaryBeth Little said...

I've discovered Pattern Jam and created an account. I really LOVE the quilting pattern you used on you quilt. Is it a pantogram? If so, what's the name?

Karen said...

I've had a Pattern Jam account for a while and look forward to the new feature where we will be able to upload fabric from our stash!

Trisha Kind said...

Thanks for sharing Pattern Jam .. looks very informative & educational plus fun! Patti K kountrypat at Hotmail dot com

Kath said...

I tried using Pattern Jam a while ago and had problems so I just gave up. I'm really glad to hear there's a revision in the works - I'm anxious to give it another try. I did send Emily a message from site contact form.
ktsquilt [at]gmail [dot]com

Susie'sfun2 said...

Just spent some time at Pattern Jam. This is a really neat site and I will enjoy playing with patterns and sizes, I think it will be most helpful. I thank you for letting me know about the site as I was unaware. I will be sure to pass it on to my fellow quilt buddies I my Sewing Sewciety ( FSS the Florida Sewing Sewciety ) thank you Sheri! 😘

Sue Parks
Parkssueellen@gmail.com

Shirley S said...

Signed up - looks like a wonderful site. Thank you for the opportunity to win a great giveaway.
sascott4@hotmail.com

Vicki H said...

I registered with PatternJam and sent them an email.

Alesha Klein said...

Joined the site and sent the e-mail, thanks for the giveaway!
akk_nana@yahoo.com

Katy M said...

I joined the site and sent an email to Emily - thanks for the introduction, the site looks great! And thanks for the chance to win x

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

I've played around with this site before and I lost all track of time =)

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

I've played around with this site before and I lost all track of time =)

StanleyBeagle said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I created an account and now I'm going to play

Susan McGlasson said...

This looks like a great site for beginners to give them some design help. Can't wait to start! Thanks for the chance to win such a pretty bundle!

Polly said...

I signed up and sent Emily an email. Thanks for yet another great service for quilters. This is a great idea.

Jennifer Carlton said...

Patternjam looks fun! I registered and sent her an email. Thanks for the giveaway!

Cindy Mizer said...

Really cool site. Love the music and the concept.

Jackie said...

I have registered and sent my email! What a cool site, thanks for sharing, looks like a lot of fun, I will visit often!

Margaret said...

I registered and had fun playing.

OhioLori said...

I signed up & sent an email to Emily! :) Thanks for chance to win your give-a-way!

mlhummy said...

This was a great site! I played for over an hour!!

Brenda said...

Thanks for the referral, Sherri. Didn't have time to play tonight, but have the site bookmarked and did create an account. Brenda
P.S. I want to make your quilt. It's so much fun to stare at the pictures.

Kathy E. said...

I have been a registered user on PatternJam for quite a while and love it! It's quite amazing what you can do there with color and design! I did leave a comment for Emily telling me you sent me!

Dody said...

Great site,I'm going back to play some more now. Thanks for the giveaway!

Di Hunter said...

Hi Sherri. What a brilliant idea of Emily's. Its perfect for me who stresses I might make the wrong decision about colour placement and matching. and consequently spends more time thinking than doing! Thanks for sharing it with me.

Aimee Shelton said...

I just registered with PatternJam - I can't wait to use it to create something amazing!!

Stacy said...

I already have an account on Pattern Jam. Hope that still counts for the giveaway!

Tammy Morales said...

Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I have registered with patternjam and look forward to trying out the design tools

Tammy Morales said...

Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I have registered with patternjam and look forward to trying out the design tools

CJ said...

Registered and played around...created two quilts! So much fun! Great idea. I hope she adds more Designer patterns and blocks as well as entire fabric collections. Thanks for sharing this.

pajtr said...

Hi, Sherri!
What fun!!
I congratulated Emily on a great idea, and exciting website!
I told her that I found patternjam.com through you, at A Quilting Life... and have joined the fun and created an account!
Thank you!!
Happy creating/happy stitches,
Pat T.

SoozeM said...

Pooh looks fantastic, I'll sit down later tonight and have a really good play! I left a message for Emily.

Kathy S. said...

Very cool! It was much easier to use than my purchased software. Thanks for the chance to win.

Theresa Henderson said...

vintage verona is one of my favorite lines ever

sent a message to Pattern Jam

Paula K. said...

Addictive! Paula K.

Marla's Crafts said...

Looks like a interesting site. I was trying to register but would not except my email. I sent them a message that you posted. I hope to get it to work. Love seeing your work Krista.

delaineelliott said...

This site is awesome! Great idea. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Denise Finucane said...

What a cool cite! Thank you Sherri for blogging about it. I've created an account and bookmarked the site so I can use it for future quilt plans.

Teresa in Music City said...

Thanks for hooking us up with Pattern Jam! It is going to be such a wonderful tool. I had a ball playing with the blocks and fabrics :) Thanks for the great giveaway too - such lovely fabrics!

Jessica said...

I signed up for Pattern Jam. How cool is that design your own quilt tool! powersjlc (at) gmail (dot) com . Thanks for the chance!

Cathy said...

I'm so glad I checked out the website. I'm signed up and sent a email thanking them for sharing the site.

Kelly C. Pompa said...

What a great idea! I signed up at Pattern Jam. I love the idea that I can create an item and choose the fabric all at once and be able to envision the end result!! So much easier than in my imagination! Thank you for sharing!

Renea said...

I contacted Pattern Jam. I was already signed up. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

SewBusyQuilting said...

Cool site! Signed up and sent them an email.

Thanks for the chance.

cathy said...

Wonderful site. I plan to start playing as soon as school is out, but I may not be able to wait till then...

sisylyn2 said...

New to quilting which will make this a great way to plan a quilt
Nancy
gandn74@ymail.com

Marie Chat said...

Sherri,
Thanks for the tip on this site. It really is an innovative idea and the site is amazing. Thanks!

wendy said...

Thanks for leading me to patternjam. I am in the midst of making a baby quilt and could use a bit of help. I think this may be an answer to my problem of making a decision on block choice. Thank you!

Pauline Perry said...

I am so glad that I entered this giveaway - I cannot wait to play with that build your own quilt gismo. I hope that I sent my message to Emily correctly. Thanks
Pauline
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

dhjax1 said...

What an absolutely wonderful and useful tool. I look forward to playing around with the quilt design tool and using it to come up with some awesome new ideas for quilts to make.... A dear older lady friend of my moms taught me to quilt after I lost my dad suddenly and unexpectedly and almost a decade and a half later I'm even more in love with the hobby than I would have believed possible. I absolutly love beautiful fabrics and completely adore the bundle that you are giving away and would love to win and be able to use the program to create a beautiful quilt with them....love what you made! Thanks for the chance to win! Dh_jax@yahoo.com

hiyacinth said...

I signed up for the newsletter. Looks interesting.

marcia kerstetter said...

Thanks so much for making us aware of PattternJam!
I had such fun playing and exploring it!
And thanks for the give away.

GranChris said...

This will be a fun site to play at. Thanks for the link.

gailss said...

Pattern Jam looks to be a very good site and am going to try designing a pattern.....thank you Sherri

Betsy said...

I created an account.

Chelsea said...

Registered! Fun site to play around on!

Helen said...

Thanks for sharing!!! I set up an account and can't wait to upload my fabric from my stash to see how it will look in various patterns.

hl3smith@yahoo.com

June Garner said...

PatternJam looks very interesting. I sent Emily a message and asked her a couple of questions.
Renragjdatgmaildotcom

Robbienae said...

Thanks for sharing the Pattern Jam website. What a great idea, and I have already designed 3 quilts. The fabrics in your give away are lovely!

Elaine Walker said...

I set up an account and credited you for making it available. I look forward to using Patternjam in the future.

lag123 said...

I joined and sent the email. Thank you very much!!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Emily Kim said...

Done! Joined and emailed!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

What a great website! Thank you for sharing it! I did register but I didn't see a way to tell her you sent me. Your snowballs and nine patch quilt is stunning!

Charlie DiSante said...

What a cool site. Looking forward to experimenting over there. Thanks!
Charliedisante@nazmail.com or @gmail.com

Charlie DiSante said...

I did sign up!

Regina said...

Looks very interesting. I signed up and sent a contact form. Thanks for the tip.

Rebecca Danielle said...

Pattern Jam looks like it will be a great help in "previewing" quilt design and fabrics! I signed up and sent an email.

Thanks for the recommendation and giveaway!

Monica said...

Hello, I've signed up on the email list for patternjam.com. Thank you for sharing her information.

Cathy said...

What a fun design tool! I signed up and sent the message. Thanks for sharing.

suzannevh said...

I've signed up, thanks.

Kath said...

I've already had an account with PatternJam and I did send a feedback form. ktsquiltdreams@gmail.com

Kath said...

I've already had an account with PatternJam and I did send a feedback form. ktsquiltdreams@gmail.com

Patty D from NC said...

I went to visit PatternJam. I like how easy it is to add fabric

Lea Ann Sager said...

Thank you for sharing PatternJam site. Love it and yours!

PK Sews said...

Hi Sherri! I registered at Pattern Jam and played for awhile. Thanks for the recommendation! What fun! I also sent an email to Emily.

Sandra said...

Just registered with Pattern Jam and it looks like great fun!

Jody Morris said...

I love Pattern Jam! Thank you for the link and the chance to win!

Nancy said...

What a great site. I look forward to working on a quilt I am attempting to design.

EMC said...

What can I say? I love your style! Thanks for sharing, EMC

Deborah Harvey said...

What a great site! I look forward to seeing more of PatternJam.

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