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Thread: Free quilt pattern dilemma

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    Senior Member Joy Higdon's Avatar
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    Why is it when I google for free quilt patterns as I did for the Log Cabin and Flying Geese this morning, that it takes me everywhere but where I want to go. I click on this and have to click on that and by the time I finish clicking I am out of the mood. Is it just me or why can't it just take me to the pattern?

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    I have better luck searching with yahoo.

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    I find that I have to read through the descriptions pretty carefully before clicking. I usually have to weed through a bunch of misc stuff to get to what I want :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    I have better luck searching with yahoo.
    I've been saying that for years. I'm glad I'm not the only one that doesn't like searching with google.

    I find tons and tons of free quilt patterns. Just about every fabric line has free patterns and several of the online quilt shops have free patterns too. And there's always quilter's cache.

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    Lots of bloggers post tutorials with a free pdf attached. I go into Google blog search - from their home page click on "more," then on "blogs" and put in "quilt tutorial" (in quotes). I get better "hits" than I do through their top level.

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    I have been told by my Geeky friends to never use the word "free" in your search! Also Google is their favorite search spot!

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    I'm still a Google fan, but you have to be very specific. It also helps to viewed the cached version of the page if available, so that you can scan down the page quickly for the color coding associated with the name of the pattern you want.

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    I have a folder in my computer for Quilt patterns. When I find one I like I save it to my folder. My problem is forgetting the name of the pattern I have in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy Higdon
    Why is it when I google for free quilt patterns as I did for the Log Cabin and Flying Geese this morning, that it takes me everywhere but where I want to go. I click on this and have to click on that and by the time I finish clicking I am out of the mood. Is it just me or why can't it just take me to the pattern?
    I think this is just the nature of the internet. More often than not I discover new and wondrous things while searching for something else. It helps that my mind wanders anyway... so I often forget what I was searching for. LOL

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    when you're in search of free block patterns, start here:
    http://quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html

    another great site is http://quilting.about.com/

    i also recommend: http://www.blockcentral.com/index.shtml

    and this: http://www.quilt.com/

    bookmark/favorite these sites. you will find nearly everything worth finding at one, another, or all of them.

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