Digital Quilt Patterns FAQs and Tips

Thank You! for purchasing a digital quilt pattern from Hexadoodle.com

Downloading and printing your new digital quilt pattern should be a fun and straightforward process if you follow these hints and tips. 

I hope that you enjoy the process and start working on your new quilt project as soon as possible!

Don't forget to share your finished projects xx 

Select the right size paper variant

Make sure that you select the correct paper size for your region. 

All digital patterns from Hexadoodle.com are provided in either ISO A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) size or US/LETTER size (8.5" x 11")

Use the right software

All digital quilt patterns from Hexadoodle.com are delivered as PDF files (portable document format).

I highly recommend that you download the free ADOBE Acrobat Reader DC software in order to be able to view and print these patterns. 

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software is the free global standard for reliably viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents.

How to Download Your Pattern

When you complete the checkout process and pay for your pattern(s), you will see a summary of your order and the download links will begin being generated.  Your screen will look something like this:

generating download links screenshot

 

It can sometimes take a few moments to generate the links, but once they are ready, your screen will look like this:

 

download now links screenshot

 

Click on the blue "DOWNLOAD NOW" button and your files will begin downloading to your computer.  Depending on your system settings, they should appear in your Downloads folder.  (Some browsers will also have a bar appear at the bottom of your screen showing your downloaded files)

How to Download Your Pattern (from e-mail)

You will receive an e-mail from me thanking you for your purchase and it will contain a summary of your order.  Shortly after this e-mail you should receive a second e-mail from me containing the links to your downloads:

Saving your quilt pattern downloads

Once your pattern has downloaded, navigate to the Downloads folder on your computer and find the downloaded file(s).

I highly recommend moving these files to somewhere more memorable so you can find them more easily.  I have separate folders for each company that I purchase digital patterns from and I store all their patterns in these folders so that I can easily find them again.

Hint:  Create a folder called HEXADOODLE QUILTS and save your downloaded pattern files in there - just saying...

 

How to Print Your Pattern

It is very important that you print your quilt pattern files with NO shrinking or scaling.

Open the file and select "Print Actual Size" in the Printer Dialog box

Ensure that your printer is also set up for the correct size paper (ISO A4 or US/LETTER depending on where you are in the world)

Where a template or pattern piece needs to be exact, the page will have a 1" test square included in it.  This test square should measure exactly 1" square.