Why can't I find the PDF pattern in my email?
If you purchased a PDF pattern and can’t find the email with the download link, please first check your junk/spam folder.
If you still can’t find it, you can send an email to email@example.com so that we can look into it. Oftentimes, an incorrect email address was entered during the time of purchase.
Why can't I download my pattern?
On some devices, the pattern won’t open automatically after downloading.
If you are using a computer, please check your Downloads folders. If you are using a device like an iPhone or iPad, it may be saving to an app called Files - or something similar if you are using an Android device.
Please check in these spots first to see if you can locate the downloaded file.
If you are still unable to locate it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can send the pattern to you directly.
Can you help me troubleshoot a PDF pattern or downloadable print?
Each PDF pattern can be printed at home on standard 8.5" x 11" paper.
99% of the time, printer issues are due to an issue between your computer and the printer, not an issue with the file.
A good rule of thumb is if you are able to view the PDF on your device, the issue is most likely with your printer and not with the PDF file itself.
When it comes to downloadable prints, we’ve created a specific FAQ page to help you out.
Can you resize a quilt pattern for me?
No, sorry! TBS patterns have the available sizes listed in the product descriptions.
Can I sell a quilt made from a TBS pattern?
In short, yes. You may sell items made using a TBS pattern based on a home production scale, but you must give pattern credit to The Blanket Statement Quilt Co when listing or selling the final product.
TBS patterns are for individual use only. Not for resale. All rights reserved. TBS patterns may not be copied, emailed, posted online, or otherwise reproduced or distributed.
Can I exchance a PDF pattern for a paper pattern after I have purchased them (or vice versa)?
No, sorry. PDF and paper patterns are NOT interchangeable. All PDF patterns are final sale.
Please see our Shop Policies page for more information.
My paper pattern hasn't arrived yet! Where is it?
All paper patterns will ship within 2-3 business days via Canada Post. Once the package leaves our hands, it is then the responsibility of Canada Post.
There is a “Flat Rate - No Tracking” option for shipping at checkout. Please note that this means there will be no tracking information available. We hold no responsibility for any delivery issues or lost packages with this shipping option.
All other shipping options will include a Canada Post tracking number. Once your order ships, you will receive an email with the corresponding tracking number.
If your package is delayed, please refer to the Canada Post tracking number for more information.
Please note that once a package has been given to Canada Post, we do not take responsibility for lost items. That being said, we will do anything we can to help locate a lost package, including contacting Canada Post on your behalf.
Please see our Shop Policies page for more information.
What sewing machine do you use? Do you recommend a certain machine?
To be perfectly honest, I am definitely not an expert on sewing machines!
I have the Janome MC6700p and I LOVE this machine (and all things Janome). It's an excellent all-around machine. I love it for piecing and quilting, and it has a lot of fancy stitching including lettering! It has a massive throat space and I highly recommend it.
However, it does come with a higher price tag. I was able to pick mine up at my local quilt shop at a discounted price because I bought the floor model! This is always a good option to look into if you have a local shop nearby.
The other machine I have is a Juki TL-2200qvp Mini (which is very similar to the TL-2010Q). It is a straight stitch-only mechanical machine that is a WORKHORSE!
It does super-fast stitching, it’s industrial and awesome. But like I said, straight stitch only!
Another thing to consider is having a service technician close to home, if possible! If your closest shop sells Bernina, for example, it might be in your best interest to buy a Bernina to have help available should you need it!
Another thing I suggest is to join the TBS Facebook Group and ask there! I'm sure there are lots of people who have machines they LOVE (and hate) and you might get some good advice there.
What iron do you use?
I currently use (and prefer) my Oliso TG1600 Pro Plus SmartIron.
I also have a Oliso Mini Project Iron, which is perfect for small projects or when I need to take an iron with me somewhere.
I also have a Rowenta Focus Excel Iron as my backup iron. It’s really good, but it just doesn’t have many features!
What fabrics did you use for a certain quilt?
I write a blog post for every single one of my quilt patterns! I try my best to list what fabrics I used for each version.
Do you use affiliate links?
I do! I am a participant in the Amazon Associates Program (Canada & US), which means I may earn a very small commission if you choose to click or purchase using my links.
This helps me continue to provide free and high-quality content on my blog and social media accounts.
These affiliate links have no additional cost to you and I only recommend products I would use myself!
Do you prewash your fabrics?
I pretty much never do! But this is a personal preference.
The only time I prewash my fabric is when I mix cotton and flannel. I have been warned by many quilt shops that flannel shrinks substantially more than cotton and can cause issues down the road if you don’t prewash!
Check out this blog for more details on why I don’t prewash (and why you might still want to).
What do you suggest for a quilting pattern?
I most often do straight-line or grid quilting - it's easy to do on most sewing machines and complements most quilt styles!
I will also sometimes send my quilts for longarm quilting and do a unique pattern that the longarm quilter recommends.
If you want some inspiration for a specific quilt, check out my blog posts. I will often include pictures of how I quilted each one, as well as pictures of the pattern tester versions.
It’s also a great idea to join the TBS Facebook Group and ask there! I'm sure there are lots of people there who would love to give you some advice or inspiration on a quilting pattern.
Are your quilts for sale?
It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes I do sell quilts that I’ve made! For the last few years I've done a sample sale fundraiser on my birthday for CancerCare Manitoba and I plan on doing that again in the near future. Watch for the next sale on April 8, 2023.
Can you make me a custom quilt?
I don’t accept custom quilt requests often anymore, but feel free to email email@example.com to discuss what you’re looking for.
How do I become a pattern tester?
I currently work with a full team of pattern testers, but once in a while, I do put out a call for more applicants. Feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested, and I can put you on the applicant list!