Concord, California (EastBayDaily) — C&T Publishing announces the launch of a new website, PatternSpot.com—an online marketplace for quilters, sewers, and crafters to instantly purchase and download their favorite project patterns from top designers.
For the first time, thousands of ePatterns, representing a wide variety of styles and skill levels, from hundreds of different talented designers are all available together under one virtual roof. This is exciting news for all fabric enthusiasts who want a shopping site with lots of diversity and inspiration, so they can get started quilting or sewing something right away, as soon as the notion strikes.
C&T’s Publisher, Amy Marson, is enthusiastic about this newest venture. “Our mission statement is ‘Innovate. Educate. Create.’ We live this goal every day by being on the forefront of industry trends and publishing platforms. PatternSpot.com allows people to get creative and learn something new at a moment’s notice. We also strive to make our operations as green as possible to reduce our carbon footprint. This new site offers our authors, shop owners, designers, and consumers the ability to buy and sell the latest and greatest sewing and quilting patterns in an environmentally friendly way.”
Susanne Woods, C&T’s Acquisitions Editor reflects on the site’s development. “It really began with customer demand. More and more designers are offering their patterns digitally and they want an online retailer to ‘stock’ their ePatterns. We identified a unique opportunity in the sewing and quilting community to create an open marketplace that removes the gatekeepers for both designers and shoppers. While Patternspot.com features many well-known designers with popular pattern lines, the most exciting aspect of this platform is the opportunity for lesser-known designers. The shoppers, not the retailers, get to decide what will become a best-selling pattern. We are providing a common sales floor where anyone with an original design can quickly upload their ePattern and sell to a worldwide audience.”
C&T has teams in place to provide customer service and technical support to all users, as well as robust marketing support for designers. For more details about the site and how it works, visit the Help Menu at PatternSpot.com.