1. Choose good quality photos
If we have one pet peeve here at Patchwork HQ, it’s seeing pixelated pictures in patchworks (try saying that 3 times fast!). Choose images that are nice and clear and a good size – minimum 432×432 px.
2. Be honest
Think about what it is you REALLY want, and then choose how best to represent it.
3. Spread the cost
Everyone who comes to your Patchwork will want to contribute, so make sure the gift items within your patchwork offer a range of prices. Then everyone can afford to contribute something.
4. Make it personal
You’re inviting people to contribute towards a gift for you or a friend so don’t be scared to make it personal. Use your images and words to share not just what you want but something about you. Be creative!
5. Put the effort in
You get back what you put in – true in life, true here. If your friends and family feel the love and effort you have put into creating your Patchwork, they are much more likely to show their love in return – by giving generously.
Oh and p.s.. remember to say thank you
You can thank friends instantly via Facebook and email or with a personalised photo thanks after you’ve enjoyed your Patchwork. However you do it, don’t forget!