Sew Karen-ly Created...

If you have arrived here via a link (such as to a tutorial) click on "Sew Karen-ly Created" to return to the latest blog post. I invite you to my website to see a gallery of quilts and patterns available for purchase. Pictured is "Sun Salutation"; pattern available on Craftsy.
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Friday, 5 September 2014

Save Postage: Download Your Patterns!

Little by little  (as the cost of postage increases a lot by a lot!) I am reformatting my patterns to make them available worldwide as instant digital downloads. It is not unusual for the postage to cost more than the pattern, especially when mailing overseas and to Australia and New Zealand.  

It's a slow process to convert- and not all my designs will work in an 8-1/2 x 11 format for easy home printing - but for the ones that do, this method makes perfect sense. Beginning about a year ago, I now have almost a dozen patterns available digitally. The direct download links may be found with the ordering information below each pattern on my website. 
Now when I design new projects, more so than ever I am doing so with an eye to the size of the blocks and templates.  It's been a wonderful experience to connect with overseas quilters who no longer have to wait up to two weeks to receive their patterns.  

Yesterday I added one more, the very popular Maritime Beauty, which you can download here.
A big thank you to quilters world wide who have shared these images of their Maritime Beautys for us to enjoy!


  1. Love the busy little bees in your new header pic! It's so interesting to see how different the same pattern looks in different colour, isn't it?

    1. It really is Jennifer, and we can't wait to see your version, all the way from New South Wales!

  2. Just delightful to see all the different interpretations of one design. I've preferred PDF patterns for awhile now. You are right, it makes it so much easier.