Quiltcast #41 — Putting Yourself Out There, with Magazine Submissions

Posted on June 11th, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 2 comments

Catch up with both Amy and April this week! Amy talks more about the Common Threads event last week, and our current projects.

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There’s a lot of patience and perseverance involved in submitting project and pattern ideas to magazine editors, but we have a few pointers for you too!

Get to know the magazine that you want to submit a pattern to, and what the editors are looking for in the submissions.

Include color and/or size options.

Think ahead, 6 to 12 months ahead.

A bio, of your past work.

Share a link or two, to your past work, online.

Look for submission information on the magazine website.

Expect a contract, with payment and shipping details.

The pattern maybe written for you, or you may need to write it. Check with the editor as you sign your contract.

You never know until you try!


We always welcome your feedback!

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2 thoughts on “Quiltcast #41 — Putting Yourself Out There, with Magazine Submissions

  1. 1

    I enjoy listening to your podcast! Lots of good information. Can you speak a little to what program you use for designing your quilts for your books/magazines? April speaks often about “Illustrator”. Looked up the cost, enough said. I have EQ7 but have not given the time needed to become proficient. Thanks for considering this topic.

  2. 2
    Sally says:

    I am enjoying your podcast very much. A couple of quick serger comments: I was taught to clip the threads and tie on the new ones, which makes threading easier. You might need to loosen the tension temporarily. For the edge of a quilt you can use a narrower stitch if your machine can do 2 or 3 threads, then the binding can be your normal size.

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