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Yay! You're going to love it. There are a few different approaches that you can take! Download our free Ultimate Beginner Starter Guide for a look at supplies, terminology and how to shop for a sewing machine. Patchwork Squares is a great FREE first pattern and is simple and easy for first time quilters. Celtic Crossing 2.0 is another great beginner quilting pattern. If you're wanting more in-depth, step-by-step instruction check out Beginner Quilting Academy!
I started out sewing on my grandmothers 1970s Kenmore sewing machine. My first purchase was a Janome 2212. While this machine was great, I wanted a few more bells and whistles, like a wider throat space, speed control and the ability to move my needle. Then I purchased a Janome 6700p which I LOVE. I was a Janome Maker for a few years and was able to sew on the Janome M7, which is also a great sewing machine. The 3160QDC is also a great machine for beginners and advanced sewists alike. It has speed control, a drop in bobbin and the ability to move the needle the left and right. All of these machines are worth looking into!
Although all printers work a little differently here are the most common issues and fixes. These print options may be found under the "Advanced" Printer settings/options:
- Be sure "Fit to Printable Area" is selected
- Print Scale is set to 100%
- Uncheck "shrink to printable area"
- Verify the selected paper size in settings is the same size as the paper being used.
PDF Patterns are automatically emailed to you after checkout. It is important that your email address is without typos so that we make sure we're sending it to the right place. Be sure to check your Promotions/Spam/Junk folders as sometimes the pattern will end up there. If you are still having trouble finding your pattern, please email us at email@example.com and we're happy to help!
Our quilt patterns come in a wide variety of sizes typically ranging from baby size through bed size so there are a lot of options to choose from. If you'd like to make a custom size the easiest patterns to do this with are block based and you would add or remove blocks to get as close as possible to your desired size. The following patterns are block based: Christmas Joy, Shades of Citrus, Snow Cabin, Mountain Horizon, First Gift, Triangle Fade, Retro Ornaments, Metamorphosis, Rhythm, Nightingale, Celtic Crossing 2.0, Heirloom Hearts, Summer Pop, Mosaic Star, and Granny Patch.
You may sell quilts that you create using Lo & Behold Patterns on a personal/non-commercial scale. Design must be credited to Lo & Behold Stitchery.
We package in stock orders daily and are usually able to fill orders within 2-3 business days. We use USPS for all shipping. You will receive a tracking number via email when your order ships so you can check shipping updates anytime online. If you are a U.S. customer your order will likely arrive within 5-8 business days of shipping confirmation; and many arrive sooner. Timing may vary due to market conditions.
If you place an order that includes a "PREORDER" item(s) all items will be shipped together once the "PREORDER" item(s) becomes available. Estimated time frames are included in "PREORDER" product listings. If you would like to receive available items more quickly please place a separate order for the "PREORDER" items.
For our international customers orders can take anywhere from 4 - 8 weeks to arrive depending on how quickly your order is received and processed by your country's customs. Customers are responsible for paying any necessary duties, customs or fees after the package ships. It is the responsibility of the customer to follow the tracking number and correspond with the necessary shipping office for that information.
USPS policy requires an 8 week wait prior to reporting any package as "lost".
To provide you the most flexibility patterns are not included with quilt kits. We continually add new kits to the shop and customers may already own the pattern (or purchase multiple kits). Selling the pattern separately ensures you only pay for it if you need it!
I'm someone who LOVES to have options and that is sometimes reflected in our quilt patterns.
Patterns that have a "Modern" and "Traditional" option simply refers to the amount of fabrics that are used in the quilt. This is always reflected in the Fabric Requirements section, and sometimes it requires different Cutting and Sewing Instructions as well. If a pattern includes both Modern and Traditional options, they're all included in the same pattern so be on the look out for that distinction!
We only sell yardage in person at our Open Houses. All quilt kits, fabric bundles and backings are pre-cut but we are happy to share fabric names if you want to shop for yardage of specific fabrics elsewhere.
We love visiting with our customers!
Although we do not have regular in person shop hours we do periodically host Open House events where you can come shop in person, view the quilts, and socialize, because what could be more fun than shopping and chatting about quilting?!
On occasion we do offer our quilt samples for purchase. Click here to see whats currently available. Selection changes regularly so check back to see whats new!
These quilts may also be available to see in person during our Open Houses, just ask!
We do not offer custom quilts at this time.
Classes, courses, & In Person Events
Not at this time although it may be something we offer in the future!
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Thanks for asking! Lo & Behold Patterns are sold for individual use only and may not be copied, reproduced, or distributed. Each person in the class should individually purchase a pattern. If you are a business interested in wholesale opportunities please see additional information and contact us here.
At this time we do not offer any lectures or classes.