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Giveaway Friday - Concerto Pattern & Modern Patchwork Magazine

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Aria Lane is a modern design company that produces original modern quilt and embroidery patterns for the crafting community.

New Product Update

IMG_8248_smWe at Aria Lane are working very hard behind the scenes on new patterns. We will be coming out with quite a few more quilt and embroidery patterns and a bag pattern throughout the next few months! We have also been hard at work on setting up their new Aria Lane designer program.

Become a Designer

At Aria Lane we desire to provide customers with unique and quality modern quilt and embroidery patterns. At the same time we want to give quilters the opportunity to design quilt or embroidery patterns, without the hassle of publishing a pattern. If you desire to design quilts, but are overwhelmed by the daunting tasks of publishing (photography, pattern testing, graphic design, advertising, selling) than consider submitting a design to Aria Lane. Each design that is approved will be published as an Aria Lane pattern, but will be completely attributed to you as the Designer. Designers receive a regular commission based on the sales of their pattern. Checkout all the details here.

Pattern Sale!

Aria Lane is having a sale for  20% off all orders. Just use the code pileofabric20 at checkout. Sale ends Wednesday, June 19th!

Giveaway Prize!

 [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] Aria Lane is giving away one Concerto Quilt Pattern and one Modern Patchwork Magazine so this week there will be two lucky winners!

Enter To Win

Here’s how, using the Rafflecopter Widget below follow the steps. First step is to tell me all about the patterns you prefer to purchase for example do you like… PDF version, paper version, directions with images, directions with illustrations and do you like quilt patterns, bag patterns, embroidery patterns, etc. *NOTE – If your comment doesn’t show up immediately there is not need to re-comment. On giveaway days my commenting system thinks I am getting spammed with the mass amount of comments in a short time, so it sends some comments to moderation automatically. Your comment will show as soon as I can go through all the comments and approve them.

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This giveaway will end Wednesday, June 19th, at 12 a.m. EST. Mr. Random will choose one winner and I will announce their name Wednesday on Facebook and Twitter and I will email the winner directly. * Note * This giveaway is open to anyone near or far. If you’re a “no reply” or an anonymous commenter, remember to include your email address in your comment so that if you win I can contact you! use rafflecopter widget to enter giveaway

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  • Fran says...

    I really like PDF patterns, that way I can just print out the pages that I need. I also like lots of photos & diagrams of any complex parts of a pattern.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Karrie Smith says...

    I like illustrations with the directions, especially if it’s a complicated. I like images, especially of the finished product or step-by-step difficult directions. I prefer paper patterns instead of PDFs because I have a crappy printer. I like Quilt, bag, and embroidery patterns.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Dawn says...

    I have come to prefer PDF patterns because there are no shipping charges and I can have it immediately. Since I am a very visual learner images are extremely important to me.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Rachelle - Warming Crafts says...

    I like paper patterns, but usually buy PDF as postage tends to be nasty to NZ. I like directions with images if the images are good quality, otherwise I’d prefer drawings. I like quilt, bag and clothing patterns.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Beth T. says...

    I buy only quilt patterns, because I am a quilter, without any higher sewing aspirations. I like PDF patterns, as I tend to misplace things, but can always find a copy on my computer. Because I will usually print out directions, I like to have illustrations for the step-by-step, as they use less ink. It is really important to me to have a straight-on, clear photo of the whole quilt. I absolutely hate it when the only photos are artistically draped beauty shots. I have changed my mind about buying patterns and books because the quilts aren’t shown in a straight-forward way.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Ruth says...

    I love PDF patterns, instant gratification and no postage costs. I prefer pictures to explain, Japanese patterns are brilliant – no need to read Japanese just follow the pictorial directions. I mostly buy clothes and quilt patterns.

    ps follow your blog via bloglovin

    On August 20, 2014

  • Stephanie @ Quarter Incher says...

    I don’t really have a preference on the format. I do like pictures or drawings just to make sure I’m following a step correctly.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Jeannie says...

    I normally but paper patterns but will try pdf in the future. I have no preference as long as the instructions are easy to follow and clear. I like quilt and bag patterns.

    On August 20, 2014

  • ritainalaska says...

    i like paper patterns for the ease of use; pdf patterns for easy storage, but either will do, as long i as i like the idea of what i’m going to make. images and pictures are necessary … particularly if there is something new to me … technique, short cuts, are really appealing! i prefer quilts: bed, runners, mats, and quilty things … pin cushions, jackets, kitchen stuff, baby things, slippers. bags and embroidery are doable if they make me think of somebody i could make it for. in short, making things are my bag.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Hanke says...

    I like PDF, because it is a easy way to get patterns. I like patterns for small projects, because I don’t have a lot af time ;-) And I love bag patterns!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Gill says...

    I like PDF because I can start sewing straightaway and they are usually cheaper! I’m a visual person so I like lots of pictures.
    I have bought bag and quilt patterns in the past but I haven’t bought any embroidery yet!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Gunda says...

    Like to see the pattern on paper, but PDF is so much easier to store ;-)

    Hugs Gunda

    On August 20, 2014

  • Linda Rumsey says...

    I like paper patterns with diagrams and pictures for any tricky parts, although I’m trying to switch to pdfs. Quilts are the main patterns I use.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Adri H. says...

    I’ve only ever done sampler quilts and block-based quilts and I have no preference PDFs vs. paper versions. I do prefer really explicit illustrations with dimensions when I’m working. It helps not to be distracted by the fabric print and know exactly when it should be a dark against a light fabric. I also enjoy paper piecing so I print at home from a PDF to do those. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Linda F. says...

    I love PDF patterns which I can print out when I’m ready to make the pattern. This way I always know where the pattern is (stored in my computer!)

    On August 20, 2014

  • M says...

    Pdf version, directions with both images and illustrations would be good!, and bag patterns:)

    On August 20, 2014

  • Robin F says...

    I like PDF patterns. I always like pictures & illustrations. Sometimes times you really need a picture to figure out the directions.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Becky Greene says...

    I tend to order PDF patterns because I love the instant gratification. I am guilty, though, of saving those patterns and forgetting that I own them :-( I buy quilt patterns but not embroidery patterns. I like step-by-step photos on a blog post, but would not want to have to print them out if I ordered the PDF file. My printer is super slow and drinks up the ink – grrrr…. It would be nice to have photos isolated from the actual instructions and templates if they were included in a PDF file.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Rosa Madalena Vieira says...

    I don’t really have a preference on the format, but pdf is a good option. I do like pictures or drawings just to make sure I’m following a step correctly.
    I like quilt and bag patterns.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Lisa Marie says...

    I like patterns for quilts and bags. Paper patterns are my favorite. PDF’s can be good too as long as they don’t have sizing issues when printed. I’m also not crazy about having to tape a bunch of sheets of paper together.

    On August 20, 2014

  • wendy says...

    I like pdf patterns as they are immediate. I find paper patters quite expensive and I won’t buy any pattern that’s more expensive than a book! I generally only buy embroidery patterns as there are tons of free quilt and bag patterns on the internet.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Jacklynn Grimm says...

    I like to purchase paper patterns. My collection includes half bag and tote patterns, half quilt patterns. If I made one of every bag pattern I had – my closet would be full!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Alicia Key says...

    I like to purchase printed patterns, pictures preferred but diagrams are good too. I actually purchase the patterns for “ideas”, the pattern, the color scheme, etc. Sometimes there are shortcuts in the patterns that are good “lessons”. I’m enjoying hand embroidery again. I’ve really been looking for good garment patterns to carry in our store and use in classes.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Ellen M. says...

    I’ve bought everything you mentioned in the prompt, except quilt patterns, so far. I prefer paper over pdf for patterns that have bigger pattern pieces (less matching/cutting/taping) but for the rest pdf is fine (instant gratification!). The more images or illustrations the better – either is fine as long as it is a clear image.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Chelsie says...

    I love having a paper format that I can bring with me over to my sewing table and get my actual hands on, but it is much more convenient for me to buy online and store them all on the computer. Most of my printed ones tend to go missing.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Allison C says...

    I usually like pdf quilt patterns

    On August 20, 2014

  • Shayne says...

    I love PDF patterns because when I buy one I WANT IT RIGHT NOW!!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Amy DeCesare says...

    I LOVE PDF patterns – instant delivery, and I don’t have to remember where I put them! That being said, a paper pattern is good for when there are irregular shaped pattern pieces. I like bags and other small projects that are quick to make. When I buy a pattern, I’m looking for something I will make more than one time.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Patti says...

    I love to purchase paper patterns so that I have pictures of the steps right in my hands, sometimes it’s hard to see the step by looking at the computer. I like quilt and bag patterns the most.

    On August 20, 2014

  • jill says...

    I like a paper version, directions with images for quilt patterns.

    On August 20, 2014

  • kathy h says...

    I like patterns with clear color illustrations. Ones that are easy to figure out right sides, which pieces of the pattern you need etc. I usually didn’t like PDF patterns but finally tried one and it is fine too. I don’t usually like the ones that I save on my computer since I need to refer frequently to a pattern and using the computer isn’t as easy.
    I like patterns for embroidery, totes and purses and quilts.

    On August 20, 2014

  • L says...

    I like patterns with good (color) illustrations. After that, I’m not too picky—book, PDF, paper, whatever. (Book usually feels like more bang for my buck.) I rarely use patterns with templates—just measurements.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Sharon Lichter says...

    I like patterns with illustrations or pictures. I think I am a visual learner.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Diana says...

    I prefer paper patterns but PDF patterns are good price. If your printer isn’t top quality paper patterns are better.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Christine Sherman says...

    I prefer to have a paper copy in front of me. I’m always afraid my computer or printer will crash and my things will be lost. They look so much nicer also, than when I print them.

    On August 20, 2014

  • margaret Schindler says...

    I like PDF patterns I have folders set up on my external harddrive and I go them and look and get inspiration. I dont have room for paper patterns in my sewing room

    On August 20, 2014

  • Sammy Ideus says...

    I prefer PDF patterns because they’re easier to store and don’t take up any space when they’re on my computer. It also gives me the freedom to make adjustments and cuts if i want to make a variation on the original pattern, and I still have a digital copy on my computer! My favorites are quilt patterns.

    On August 20, 2014

  • lawana whaley says...

    really like the PDF format cause they are immediately available with illustrations if they are clear but line drawings are ok too depending on the project

    On August 20, 2014

  • Sara Hall says...

    I like PDF patterns with lots of pictures and the ability to print easily :-)

    On August 20, 2014

  • Shauna Trueblood says...

    I like PDF patterns, I can print them out and if they get messed up or lost I can print them again.

    On August 20, 2014

  • melissa says...

    PDF is fine when the project is just instructions without pattern pieces or there are pattern pieces that print actual size on standard paper. Otherwise, I prefer paper patterns. I don’t want to mess with copying a pattern and enlarging it “x” percent.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Karen says...

    I like both types of patterns. I may lean slightly more towards paper because I can draw and write on it if I want to alter it.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Jennifer says...

    I tend to purchase PDF quilt patterns with lots of illustrations!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Kate says...

    I prefer PDF patterns unless there’s a lot of work involved in putting the pieces together — then I would rather wait for it to come pre-assembled.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Sandy says...

    I like paper patterns for embroidery because they can use a lot of ink to print out . I’m okay with PDF quilt patterns though.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Mary Mac says...

    I like paper patterns and I like lots of illustrations.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Ali M says...

    I prefer printed, and I usually like drawings vs pictures, with labels pointing to whats what on them!

    On August 20, 2014

  • carla bynum says...

    Hi!!!!! I like pdf patterns!!!! I like lots of patterns!!!! Bags, quilts, softies and embroideries!!!!! I do like photos or diagrams!!!! I am excited about Aria!!!! Thank You

    On August 20, 2014

  • Brittney Gossard says...

    I like patterns for everything (quilts, bags, other projects) – I prefer PDFs (easier to store, and I can view them on my iPad). Sometimes it’s easier to have one document for instructions (the more photos the better!) and one document for the pattern pieces to print out – that way I don’t accidentally end up printing more than I need to.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Corinne says...

    I like paper with lots of examples, also like quilt , tote and bag patterns. I do not mine PDF if there are lots of illustrations.

    On August 20, 2014

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