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Do you want to test my new Pattern?

Mar 23, 2021 | Blog, FFF News

Can you keep a secret???

My NEW Pattern is ready for testing and I am looking for some TESTERS!


Here is a sneak peek
for you…


SNEAK PEEK Gunther & Gretchen GNOME Pattern


WHAT is testing???

This is when I get some people try out the pattern

BEFORE I release it to the GENERAL PUBLIC!

In exchange for a FREE COPY of the pattern I ask TESTERS to let me know how they went sewing it up, to tell me if they found any typing errors or STUPID mistakes I made…. AND to send me photos of their finished TOY!!!


WHO can TEST????

Anyone can apply to be a tester –

even if you have ONLY made 1 Funky Friend!

HOW do you apply to be a Tester?

I’d like to get to know a bit more about YOU so I know who will be testing my new pattern. 😃 Please fill out this tester’s application for a chance to be selected to test the pattern!

Click the BIG orange button below
 to go to the Tester’s survey ~>


Pauline McArthur
Till next time, happy sewing,



  1. Michelle gibb

    Hi I would love to test the pattern thankyou

    • Connie s.Parks

      how i would love to test the pattern

  2. Kristin Howell

    Hello Pauline!
    I would love to test the pattern for you. I have made several of your patterns and work at a quilt store in the US. I was part of your ff club as well. I love making your stuffies!

  3. Jackie

    I love your patterns and have always found your instructions brilliant. I would love to be a tester for your new pattern.

    I have returned to sewing after bringing up my children and mainly sew animals and I do patchwork.

    I would love to help try your new pattern

  4. Beth Ellis

    Thank you Pauline for giving me the opportunity to submit a request to be a tester for your new pattern. Love making soft toys.

  5. Keira

    Hi, I was just wondering if you knew when you would select your testers. I’m just really excited to know if I was picked!

  6. Robin

    I have made 2 of your Bears, the memory bear is my favorite bear so far! I would LOVE to be a tester for you. And if you don’t choose me, will buy the pattern anyway….lol

  7. Sharen Gibbons

    Hi Pauline, just a quick question I am wondering if you might think about doing up a pin cushion for a gift giving present day. What would it be for example I thought about Gertie Gecko what do you reckon.


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