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Hi everyone! If you’re considering becoming a pattern tester for Slightly Biased Quilts, you’ve come to the right place! Here you will find what I’m looking for in a pattern tester, how the pattern testing process works, and what you get out of it. I’m always happy to grow my pattern testing team, so please apply below if you are interested.

What I’m looking for:

  • Someone who has good attention to detail and editing skills
  • Can complete a quilt top in around a month’s time
  • Wants to test between 3 and 6 patterns per year (testing a pattern is always optional!)
  • Enjoys editing and grammar

What do you get out of it?
Besides a gorgeous quilt top, I provide small gift certificates to Stash Fabrics to each of my testers for each pattern they test ($25 for baby, lap, and twin, and $50 for Queen). I hope to offset a bit of the fabric costs associated with testing a quilt pattern for me. You will also receive a free pdf copy of the final pattern after testing is complete. Your pictures may also make its way into the marketing of the pattern!

How does it work? Around six times a year, I will write a quilt pattern that needs testing. By the time I email the group for volunteers, I’ve already written and tested the pattern once. I usually have the quilt top completed with pictures so that you can see what the final pattern will look like. I send an email asking who would like to join in testing the new pattern, and I can take a limited number of testers for compensated spots. While you test out the pattern, you will review the instructions carefully and follow them as exactly as possible. Note down any errors, confusing steps, or anything that may need more description or diagrams. Of course, email me any questions you have along the way as well! Document some of your process on Instagram if you would like to. Once you’ve completed your top, send me your comments on the pattern and pictures of the completed quilt top. At that time I’ll send you your gift certificate, and when it’s time for the pattern release, if you would like to, join in on posting on Instagram to help spread the word.

If you’re interested in joining my testing team, please fill out the form below. Thank you for your interest!