So today is Anything Goes Thursday and I want to share another little project with you that I've been working on.
Check out this Mini Book of Free Motion Quilting Designs!
This was just my tester copy that I created online using Lulu.com. This is a mini photo book that's around 3.5 inches by 5 inches.
I've been getting loads of comments from quilters that ya'll want a book with more designs. I even had one quilter email me saying "Can you just put all the photos in a file so I can browse through them easily?"
So I started brainstorming and clicked around Amazon and their book program first. Unfortunately they charge a lot more per photo and I'm really trying to keep the cost down with this.
Lulu.com has books specifically designed for photos. It's really set up to take family photos and make easy albums. It's a great idea that I plan to take advantage of whenever I finally decide to get all of James's baby photos organized.
There are several different sizes of books available from Lulu.com, but when I saw this little mini book, a light bulb went off in my head. Why not have a book of 50 or 100 beginner designs?
Yes, I do plan to have a book of ALL of the designs at the end of this project, but right now I'm still in the process of coming up with all of these designs, so it makes more sense to publish some smaller books first, breaking the project up into pieces that are easier to digest.
So I played around with the program a bit. Unfortunately the photos of the early designs are all blurry and out of focus.
But I've already restitched 30 designs for the beginner DVD! Check out how these came out:
So here's a few questions for you to ponder:
1. Is this a good idea breaking the designs up into either 50 or 100 design groups and publishing small books with them? These little books would retail for around $15 - $20, depending on how many designs are in them. I know that's a little steep for their size, so please share your honest opinion.
2. Which set of photos do you like better? Check out the black and white designs and vote whether you like A or B better.
3. I'm a bit limited on the amount of information I can pack into this little book. Would you like "filler design type / directional texture" info or "how to stitch it" info?
Post your opinion in the comments below!