I've been reading all the comments that I've received so far this week about people's preferences when it comes to quilt patterns. I'm interested in people's opinions since I sell both paper and PDF patterns.
Here are just a few things that people are saying:
"I like paper copies. I don't always want to have to go to the computer to review the next step or to print out something (what would happen if your computer didn't work or you had a power outage?) I prefer to have the paper copy so that I can use it whenever and wherever I want."
Mary agrees with Dolores and adds:
"I prefer paper patterns because they have better photos and are easier to store."
Moe is happy with both formats. She comments:
"Either paper or pdf is fine with me. Pdf probably gives us access to more variety and immediate delivery."
I must admit that I have both paper and PDF patterns. I do like the paper ones since I can browse through them and there's just something about holding a pattern in your hand and being able to leaf back and forth through it quickly that appeals to me.
On the other hand, I have so many books, patterns and magazines in my studio, that I am running out of space. Oh yeah, too much fabric might also be a problem! So, PDF patterns appeal to me as I can just store them on my computer, putting them in folders according to type of pattern, and just print out the pattern when I want to make it. It is "greener" and allows me to have more room for fabrics and other quilty things.
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on paper vs. PDF downloads in quilt patterns. Also, would you expect to pay more or less for a PDF pattern?