Have you heard about Pinterest? The QM staff is having a great time with this new online tool and we’d like to share it with you.
Pinterest is free and easy to use. Think of Pinterest as a personal bulletin board that lives online. You “pin” things of “interest” to you so you can easily find them later or share them with others.
Anyone can view the images on Pinterest, but in order to add your own images you’ll create an account after receiving an invitation (it’s easy and free).
Here are several great articles covering everything to acquaint you with Pinterest:
Pinterest also has great information in their Help section.
I started using Pinterest several months ago. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t pin several new images, and I regularly browse my boards for ideas and inspiration (boards are categories you create to help organize your pins).
Quiltmaker has 41 boards on topics from Bonnie Hunter’s Addicted to Scraps to Pincushions to Back Issues Still Available and more. We’ve pinned a lot of Freebies and loads of Helpful How-tos. Need some Inspiration or ideas for Easy Quilts? We’ve got them on Pinterest.
You can also create your own boards on Pinterest. How about one for quilts you’ve finished (you can upload a photo to create a pin) or UFOs you want to tackle? Techniques to learn or fabric to ponder make great categories. How about a board featuring your children or grandchildren?
I hope you’ll read the articles linked above, request an invite, create an account and then just spend some time looking at what others have pinned. You’re welcome to start with Quiltmaker‘s boards and we’d love to have you “follow” us.
While we do promote Quiltmaker on Pinterest, the atmosphere there is really about more than business. On Pinterest you can get a feel for who we are and what we think is beautiful or funny or poignant.
You’ll see who we’re partnering with inside the quilting industry to bring you the best of everything. We have a few off topic boards like Cooking and Gardening because we’re interested in those things and you might be, too.
Come on over to Pinterest soon. We’ll see you there!
[2/9 Update: If you pin a photo on Pinterest that you want us to see, you can add the tag @quiltmakermag to your description. We'd especially like to see quilts that you've made from QM patterns and QM's 100 Blocks there.]
Please leave a comment and tell us: Are you on Pinterest already? How do you use it?