Beacon Printed Patterns
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Printed Patterns

As I said yesterday, I have been spending a lot of time in front of my computer lately. I worked with a local graphic designer to update the way my patterns look on the cover… and developed back covers so that I could start printing my patterns. After going through the graphic work, I formatted my first pattern to go to print. Yesterday, the first batch of test prints came in, and I am so excited!

Beacon Printed Patterns

Beacon Printed Patterns

Overall, I am very happy with the quality of these printed booklets, and I guess this means I will be working on formatting more of my patterns for print in this manner.

Beacon Printed Patterns

Beacon Printed Patterns

I have learned a lot along the way. Like where and how to purchase UPC codes. Hey, you never know what you are going to need to learn, right?

Beacon Printed Patterns

Beacon Printed Patterns

Now that this big milestone is out of the way, I am looking forward to seeing what comes next!

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33 thoughts on “Printed Patterns

  1. Laura says:

    Yvonne, these look really great! My daughter is a graphic designer so I appreciate the time and work that went in to making them.

  2. sewcrazi says:

    Your booklets look amazing!! I went to your Etsy store to see if you had these hardcopies available for purchase and saw your inspiration behind creating this pattern. Like you, even the smallest amount of time at my sewing machine brings me great inner peace.

  3. quiltyhabit says:

    They look absolutely perfect! I know who I’l be emailing should I ever get to this step, lol – those UPC codes, whatttt?

  4. Anne Beier says:

    That is a stunning pattern, Yvonne. Glad your work with the designer has paid off.

  5. Your printed patterns look great!! Congrats!

  6. Paige says:

    Congratulations Yvonne, they look fantastic!

  7. Alison says:

    I had never even THOUGHT about UPC codes! My sister handles all of the pattern formatting for me so I’m blissfully in the dark about a lot of the formatting nuances. 🙂

  8. aquilterstable says:

    pretty cool! Good luck as you expand your line!

  9. This is a perfect time for a celebration! Congratulations on getting your first professionally printed pattern ready for sale, Yvonne. I know how much work went into the entire process and appreciate how much this means to you. Beacon looks fabulous! Love your graphic choices. Very authentic!

  10. Jayne Willis says:

    Congratulations! They look fantastic! What a relief for you to get the first one printed, the rest should be a piece of cake!

  11. Congratulations Yvonne on a Magnificent Job! Your printed patterns are marvelous and look so professional and very inviting! Great Job!

  12. Lara B. says:

    The pattern covers look wonderful Yvonne! The orange color scheme compliments and highlights Beacon perfectly. I’m glad you are so happy with how they turned out!

  13. They look sooo good. I am just writing my first pattern after requests for a pattern on a FB page. Checked out Cheryl’s series and love the advice and info you added aswell.

  14. Shauna says:

    They look great, I’m sure all the hard work will pay off, your patterns are great!!!!

  15. The graphics are very eye catching. Congrats!! Purchase a UPC code, could never have thought of that.

  16. Renee says:

    They looks great, and I think they will stand out next to other quilt patterns in terms of colors and fonts.

  17. Congrats Yvonne, the printed patterns look so good. I really like the main color you used, it’s very attractive.

  18. Tish says:

    Congrats! They turned out great. The colors are very eye catching as well.

  19. Lisa says:

    congratulations on getting that milestone out of the way! U.P.C. codes amazing.

  20. Helen says:

    A UPC code ? I’ll have to ask mr google what this even is . I do love your new look . Good luck
    With the patterns

  21. Congratulations Yvonne! This is so exciting and quite gratifying to know all your hard work has paid off.

  22. carolegoldquilts says:

    They look great! Congrats, and well done! 🙂 You have been on quite a learning path over the past couple of years. May the journey continue with joy and much success!

  23. Congrats, they look great!

  24. They look great, Yvonne! Very polished and professional 🙂

  25. patty says:

    Congrats to you! They look fabulous.

  26. Anita LaHay says:

    Congratulations! Your first printed pattern looks fantastic!

  27. Jasmine says:

    Your patterns look so good! Congratulations for getting these done.

  28. Congratulations Yvonne, these patterns look great! I think this could be the start of something …. 🙂

  29. springleafstudios says:

    Yeah!!! They look great and so professional. Keep up all the good work. I flip flop back and forth about booklet format vs the traditional loose sheets. Can I ask where you had them printed? Im working on a new pattern but it will be a while yet before it’s ready to publish.

  30. Sally says:

    They look amazing and very professional, congratulations and good luck with sales.

  31. Amista Baker says:

    They look great! I would love to print some of mine in the future but don’t even know where to start!

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