New Website Helps Crafters and Hobbyists Find Free Patterns

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Patrick Roberts Software released http://FindFreePatterns.com, a website that helps artists find free patterns for wood working, stained glass, quilting and other craft or hobby projects.

Patrick Roberts Software released http://FindFreePatterns.com, a website that helps artists and hobby crafters to find free patterns. Users enter keywords describing the design that their looking for. The results appear as a grid of pattern thumbnails. FindFreePatterns.com reduces the time it takes to find patterns used by stained glass artisans, woodworking enthusiasts, quilters and painters.

Instead of browsing through many websites, the user searches using keywords such as "stained glass bird pattern" or "wood christmas pattern." FindFreePatterns.com offers access to over ten thousand stained glass patterns, thousands of scroll saw patterns, and thousands of applique patterns. There are patterns suitable for other crafts including intarsia, wood burning, quilting, rug hooking, as well as stencils for pumpkin carving.

According to one user, "... it really cuts down on the time it takes to trawl through all the stuff that can't be used as a pattern. I've been looking for a nice Christmas Robin to make an intarsia/segmentation piece for my mother in law. I just typed the words and 'hey presto' I got dozens of potentials."

Users can directly print the patterns from their web browser or use software such as the Rapid Resizer to enlarge them.

"The major Internet search engines can search for images but it's not obvious to most users how to find patterns with them," said Patrick Roberts, the maker of FindFreePatterns.com. "My service automatically forwards your search to a major image search engine while setting the obscure advanced options to filter out images useless to crafters. It ensures you see only patterns and line drawings."

Whether the user's a fabric artist who does quilting or rug hooking, a wood artisan who carves or works with a scroll saw, or a painter who needs stencils, FindFreePatterns.com simplifies finding specific patterns or finding drawings to base an original design on.

About Patrick Roberts Software:

Since 2001, Patrick Roberts Software has been designing and marketing Windows productivity software for arts and crafts hobbyists and professionals. In addition to FindFreePatterns.com, the company offers the Rapid Resizer, an application that lets users enlarge patterns to any size. Patterns larger than one printed page are automatically tiled across multiple pages. For more information, visit http://www.rapidresizer.com/

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