Every now and then it seems like a good idea to remind people how my MaryQuilts site came about. I’d been blogging for about a year and a half and I’d get lots of questions about the patterns I’d used for the quilts I was sharing – in most cases, there weren’t patterns that I was working from. I would use traditional blocks and create them in a size and setting that suited me and rather than respond to multiple emails, I found it easier to post brief details about the quilt and direct people to that page.
I never intended the site to be anything more than a supplement to my blog but unfortunately the links get shared and then the negativity shows up in my inbox. Why aren’t there fabric requirements listed? Why aren’t the directions more detailed? Resize the quilt to queen/king size and tell me the amount of fabric I’ll need…. No one reads the statements I include on the first page of the website.
This site is intended to provide brief instructions for my quilts and they assume you have a basic knowledge of quilting.
And this …
Because my quilts are scrappy and made from stash, fabric yardage calculations for most of my quilt instructions are not available and when included, they are estimates only – click here for more information. I am unable to resize quilts to meet individual needs, I get too many requests and I’m too busy quilting
And when I respond to requests or demands or complaints, they don’t read my response. Today I specifically responded to someone who complained that my ”pattern” didn’t contain detailed cutting instructions. I shared the above information and told if she was unfamiliar with how to piece log cabin quilts from strips … To google it AND I gave her a Quilt in a Day link showing her how to do it. She insisted that my ”pattern” was the problem, not her lack of experience/knowledge.
So, once again I’ll state – if the brief instructions I share on my MaryQuilts.com site for FREE aren’t detailed enough for you, maybe you need to PURCHASE a pattern. I’m not in the business of writing and selling patterns.