The costs a quilt pattern designer needs to cover for a profitable business

Behind-the-Scenes of a Quilt Pattern Business

There’s been a few articles here and there in the craft sphere about free quilt patterns that I’ve been mulling over. I have my own opinions, but I was curious how my readers felt about the issue. So I decided to ask them! Here’s an excerpt from my most recent newsletter: I’ve read a few …

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A Piece of Cake, a quilting book by Peta Peace

Peta Peace – A Piece of Cake

It’s always fun when someone you follow writes a book. It’s even more fun when someone you actually know writes one. I’m so happy that my real-life friend Peta’s book is now available! Welcome to my stop on her book tour. A Piece of Cake has 14 beautiful and easy-to-sew projects that use layer cake …

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Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts' project in Quilters Companion called Star Crossed

Bonjour Quilts….on news stands

Bonjour Quilts made an appearance in two quilting magazines this month past – Quilters Companion (Australian mag) and Love Patchwork and Quilting (UK mag). It’s always exciting to see your project appear in a magazine. Firstly, because there you are – in one of the magazines you know so well! It’s very gratifying, no doubt …

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Wildfire quilt - by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts. Quilt pattern available.

Wildfire Quilt – a Red Quilt Pattern

It’s that time of the year again – the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side. Come and check out my red quilt pattern. I love going through the entries and seeing all the amazing quilts people have been designing and/or sewing…so inspiring! I’ve put my Wildfire quilt into the Modern Quilting category. This …

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Sweet Stars Sewalong

Today is my stop on Peta’s (She Quilts Alot) Sweet Stars Sewalong – thank you for dropping by! My name’s Kirsty and this is my blog here at Bonjour Quilts. You can find Peta’s lovely Sweet Stars quilt pattern over here, if you haven’t got yourself a copy yet. Today I’m looking at a new …

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Free Rainbow Patchwork Clutch Purse Pattern PDF by Bonjour Quilts

Patchwork Purse – Riley Blake Quilt It Modern Tour

Today I have a free pattern for you – to sew this rainbow patchwork purse. Firstly, how adorable is the packaging for the 10 piece Crayola FQ set? When I received this little box of sunshine in the mail I had a lot of fun arranging the colours in rainbow order: Then I knuckled down …

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Flossie Teacakes sewing pattern - Three Bears Sleeping Bags

May is for Makers

Happy weekend, everyone! Have you heard about May is for Makers? You can check out where it all began (with this post by Lindsay), but in a nutshell it’s about celebrating and supporting small business pattern makers. There are a lot of awesome, free patterns on line these days – I have benefitted from them …

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Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt Sew Along Block 86 Priscilla

Priscilla (#86) – Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along

Hello there Sampler Sewists – welcome back to Bonjour Quilts for another block in GnomeAngel’s Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along. Today’s block is #86 Priscilla. This Sew-Along is sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop and uses Laurie Aaron Hird‘s book The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt. I sewed this block twice – once using Foundation …

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Betty – Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along

Block number 14 is Betty – you can find Angie at Gnome Angel’s tutorial for this block here. Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts is the guest blogger for Betty – you can find her tutorial here. Betty is a block that needs some extra thought when it comes to fabric choice. It’s important that there …

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Bonnie – Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along

The tutorials for the first 3 blocks of the Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along are now live so I wanted to share my version of Bonnie (Block No 16). Throughout the Sew Along, Angie of Gnome Angel will post about every block. There will also be at least one guest blogger completing the …

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