Pattern Testers

Testing Questions


What is the average deadline or turn around time for testing?

The deadline for testing will vary depending on the complexity of the project, but here are some approximate averages.

Bag Patterns2-3 weeks
Quilt Patterns1-2 months
Skill Builder BOM3-6 months
Accessories2-3 weeks

As a tester what compensation do I receive?

There is no monetary compensation for testing. However, after testing you will receive the updated version of the pattern in PDF form and any future releases of the pattern due to changes or updates. Just as if you had purchased the pattern. We would also be very happy to help promote your work by sharing images of your completed project (with links to your website or social media account) on the product page of the pattern and the Pile O' Fabric blog post about the pattern.

We know that for some projects the supply costs can add up quickly. We will provide a one time use coupon code with each project to our online shop for any supplies you may need. You are not required to use our supplies, this is just a little something to help you out!


What is required of me as a tester?

We ask that you take notes directly on the pattern (either using Adobe Reader comments or by printing and writing on the pattern). For each project we will provide a Tester Questionnaire which will need to be filled out and returned with your pattern notes and photographs of your completed project.


Can I share my version of the project online or on social media during testing?

Unless specifically noted otherwise, you are more than welcome share your project with others while testing. Your not obligated to share during or after testing, but we would surely love it if you did!


What if I run into problems while testing?

If you run into any problems while testing you can email us or ask questions in the private Pile O' Fabric Pattern Tester Facebook Group. The Facebook group is a great place to talk with other testers and work together.

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