My name is Bonnie Snider. I have been creating my own patterns for many years.
I have sold dolls through craft shows and national magazines.
A local fabric shop owner inspired me to start selling patterns of my dolls. She felt there would be a large market for them.
My husband had been telling me the same thing for several years. So in 1994 I decided to market patterns in addition to my dolls. I named the pattern business after a name my mother had called me when I was a young child.
The pattern business has been a large part of what we do. I hope you enjoy making my creations as much as I enjoy creating them. You may also find them in your local fabric or craft store. If not, and you enjoy my patterns, please tell them about my patterns and give them our address. They can contact us for wholesale information.
You can order yours by printing a copy of our order form located within this site at the link below or by clicking the add to cart button under any pattern on the site.
* Privacy Statement: We do not sell, rent, give, or exchange our customers information with any other parties.
If you fill out a form anywhere on our site, that information is for our use only.
* If you place a credit card order through our site, the credit card information is never seen by us. The information is encrypted on a secure server by the credit card processing company we work with. At no time do we or anyone else here have access to the information.
* Refund Policy: Since patterns are printed materials and can be easily duplicated no refunds are available. If however you receive a pattern that is incomplete, contact us and we will immediately provide you with the pages needed to complete your pattern. This can be done by fax, email, or US mail.
FAQ and Hints
We try to ship all orders the next business day. We will send you an email as soon as we know what the status of your order is. We will tell you when we will ship the order and by what method,
When placing an order the PayPal shopping basket will keep a running total of the items you have selected to purchase. Item name, quantity, price each, and total price. If you do not wish to use PayPal online you may use order order form found at this link. ORDER FORM Just print it out and write in the quantity of each. Total the sales price and send a Postal Service money order for payment. Sorry we do not accept checks or money orders from other sources. A certified bank check is also acceptable.
When working on the denim Quilts we used Mundial brand craft and floral scissors. They have a short blade and spring loaded handles to make it easier to clip all the slits needed to fray the quilt. We have also found a pair of Fiskars scissors that work equally as well.
Also remember to check the lint filter of your dryer frequently the first couple of times that you dry the quilt. It produces a large amount of lint and may overheat your dryer if you don't clean the lint filter.
The pattern calls for denim but you could use flannel or any cotton fabric of your choice. The advantage of using other fabrics is that you can make the quilt in any colors you like instead of just shades of denim.
The Quilt patterns that we sell call for using a double stitch or a stretch stitch when sewing them. This is to make sure the stitch is strong enough to last with the heavy denim material. Basically the stitch called for is done by your sewing machine as 1 stitch backwards for every 2 stitches it goes forward. Some machine makers may call the stitches by different names.
Most of our patterns call for the use of "heavy thread". We use hand stitching upholstery thread. It is very strong, inexpensive, and can be obtained at most upholstery shops. They use the thread to tie buttons in place on sofas and chairs. They use a slip knot, that we learned years ago, to tie buttons in place. It allows them to reposition them at will until they decide to lock them in place. If you can get them to teach you this knot it will make stuffing circles and other hard to close items much easier to do.
We use a die cutter system to speed cutting of shapes for dolls. This allows us to save a lot of time in pre production. We can cut dozens of arms, heads, or legs all at the same time in a single pass. If you are interested in speeding up your cutting check out AccuCut.com .
Since patterns are printed materials and can be easily duplicated no refunds are available. If however you receive a pattern that is incomplete contact us and we will immediately provide you with the pages needed to complete your pattern. This can be done by fax, email, or US mail.