How to make a patchwork

Mexican honeymoon patchwork

Use a template or create from scratch

Give your patchwork gift registry a title e.g. ‘Our honeymoon fund’ and write a welcome message telling people what you want them to contribute towards and why. Then add a banner image or colour and an event date if you want to.

You can click around your patchwork to tweak the text, change the prices and set quantities for each item or experience. Remember, patches need to be fully funded so try to break down more expensive items or experiences in to smaller more affordable pieces. You can also swap images, reshape, move and delete patches, and you can add new ones.

When you’re ready to publish your patchwork just create a unique URL to share with friends. Then prepare an automatic thank you (and a photo if you’d like to add one) so they can see a message from you as soon as they’ve contributed.

Mexican honeymoon patchwork
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Collect funds direct with Stripe

If you want to use our site to collect cash contributions you need to link your patchwork to a Stripe account in order to publish your page and receive funds.

Stripe is a simple and secure way for people to pay with any debit/credit card. You can connect your Stripe account to your chosen bank to receive your funds. Stripe charge 1.4% commission and 20p per transaction. Find out about setting up a Stripe account here.

Your friends and family can be based anywhere in the world and they won’t need to set up an account of any kind. They won’t even have to leave Patchwork to go to an external payment site.

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Keep track of contributions

As friends contribute towards your patchwork registry you’ll see their names, contact details and messages in your account, along with the list of things they’ve chosen to fund, make and/or do.

Cash contributions will go direct to your Stripe account, minus Stripe payment fees. The things people choose to make and do will be recorded as pledges in your account.

You can check on your patchwork activity whenever you like. But you can also choose to receive notifications via email - either every time someone contributes or as a daily, weekly or monthly digest.

When you’re ready, it’s easy to contact and/or thank people via your Patchwork account. Just write a message (along with a photo if you like) and choose to email people individually, as a group or ‘by patch’. Then if you want to send proper printed thank yous at a later date, you can download a CSV spreadsheet of everyone’s details from your account and then send thank you cards using our 20% discount with Patchwork print partner MOO.

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Read these tips on getting the most out of your patchwork.

To see how your patchwork registry works for guests, check out this real patchwork.

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