I am working on a new, more advanced project for my YouTube channel in which I am also making a downloadable pattern that I hope people will enjoy either making it along with me or just watch for fun. This is part of my experimental quilting series.
In the course of working on this design I have figured out how to get Bernina v8 design software to create a file that can be used in Electric Quilt 8. So that means I now have a four-piece design software “suite” that consists of Bernina v8, Electric Quilt 8, Corel Draw (I have the full package, but Corel Draw Essential comes with Bernina V8), and Corel Painter where I can digitally paint a picture that can be printed onto fabric. It’s a set of programs I have been using for years, and yet, I still feel I have much to learn. If you didn’t know, several years ago I published a book on Bernina V8 where I provide some skill building projects. It’s still available. Just click on the picture.
It takes time to put all this together, but the more I learn the faster get. Once I have the pattern completed, I will make the quilt and film the making of it. The pattern will be available for purchase on my website shop and people can work through the project following my videos.
So far, I have been watching carefully what has the most viewer interest and gets people to subscribe. I concluded that my approach of presenting simplified little quiltlets that are primarily intended to present techniques is ok, but it needs something more to catch people’s attention.
So using what I am learning along the way of this great video adventure, I have great hope of tailoring the site sew lots of quilters will find it fun. I am planning on adding additional types of content…maybe visits to fabric stores, short videos answering viewers requests. Can you think of other things you would like to see?
I need to somehow convince people to subscribe to my channel when they watch the videos. According to the analytics only 25 percent of the individuals who watch my videos have subscribed. I need at least 1000 subscribers before I can monetize the channel. I currently have 248. That would be very helpful to help cover the costs of doing this, since it is a little expensive. I truly don’t want to charge for these types of video classes except for my downloadable workbooks and patterns. Above all, I want people to become interested in making or collecting their own fabric art or at least watching it being made.
Sew if you want me to share some techniques, types of art quilting, or some discussion of products to use, please put them in the comments or send me an email at email@example.com.
Sew happy everyone! Take some time to try something new and have fun in your studio!