Kathy Barwick's Official Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets Survey
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Take this brief survey and get your FREE "Tiny Treasure Trinket Box" pattern from Kathy Barwick!

If you'll take just a few short minutes to fill out my survey and let me know what you want to see most in my new book, Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets, I'll send you a beautiful, brand new original pattern called Tiny Treasures Trinket Box.

When you complete this survey, simply hit the "Finish" button, and your survey results will be sent to me instantly.  At the same time, a new web page will open up instantly, allowing you to tell me which email address you want your FREE "Tiny Treasures Trinket Box" pattern sent to.

Thank you in advance for taking a few minutes out of your busy day to complete this brief survey and help me finalize my new book, Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets.  I appreciate your input very much!

 

Part I:  Which Topics Do You Like Most, and Which Do You Like Least?

This is where you get to tell me which topics interest you the most and which interest you the least.

To start the survey, I'm going to give you a list of the book's current contents topics. Please rate each topic from 1 to 3, with 1 being of highest interest to you, 2 being of medium interest, and 3 being of least interest. Just click on the corresponding number that best describes your interest in the topic: 

 
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How to Create Your Own Original Patterns from Scratch, and How to Tap My Secret Never-Ending Source of FREE Pattern Ideas!...In this chapter of Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets you're going to learn how to tap my secret, never-ending source of FREE pattern ideas, and learn my no-fail "modeling" strategy for coming up with great new ideas for creating your own brand new original patterns.  It's so simple, anyone can do it. And once you get the knack, you'll simply never run out of ideas for brand new plastic canvas patterns and designs.  By the time you've finished this chapter, you'll be able to design your own original patterns any time you want -- from the simple to the sophisticated.  I also give you full-color photos of patterns I've recently completed, alongside of photos showing you the original source of each pattern (i.e., where I originally found the pattern), so you can see how I got the idea for each pattern, and how I modified each one into original plastic canvas crafts patterns of my own.  Why spend so much time searching e-Bay for patterns to work, or waiting impatiently for the next plastic canvas magazine or book, when you can create your own fun, professional-quality patterns, quickly and easily, by following my secret strategy for creating unlimited patterns and designs?

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How to Turn Your Passion for Plastic Canvas Into Cold, Hard Cash!...Once you've learned how to come up with great ideas for creating your own patterns, you might as well learn how to sell them for BIG money to the major plastic canvas crafts publishers!  In this chapter of Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets, you'll get a simple step-by-step guide to making money with your original plastic canvas projects.  Learn how to properly submit your original patterns to major plastic canvas crafts publishers like Annie's Attic and others.  Discover how to find out exactly what publishers are looking for, before you submit your original patterns. Learn how much money you can make, and what kind of payment options they offer, and how to know which to choose.  Also, this chapter will teach you how to sell used patterns you no longer need on e-Bay, or even sell your original patterns on e-Bay and on internet web sites.   I'll even show you how to sell your completed plastic canvas crafts projects on eBay, and make an extra stream of family income for doing something you really love doing!  Finally, I'll even show you how to make money stitching patterns for other crafters.  And I'll show you how to get local businesses to sell your finished crafts projects for you!  It's quick, easy money for work that's a joy to do!

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Bringing Home the Blue Ribbon Every Time!...In this chapter of Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets, you'll learn how to enter your finished projects into the big crafts competitions held by local, county or state fairs, and bring home the blue ribbon every time. You'll learn exactly what the judges are looking for...which details they judge the most stringently on...and little-known tips and tricks for bowling the judges over with your creativity and skill.  You'll also see color photos of some of my blue ribbon winning projects, and be able to read the judges' score cards in order to enhance your knowledge of what the judges are looking for.  Plus, you'll get 10 inside secrets on how to not only win these competitions, but bring home the blue ribbon every single time you enter!

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101 Helpful Hints & Tips for Boosting Your Plastic Canvas Skills and Creativity...In this chapter of Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets, you'll learn valuable insider's tips ranging from beginner to advanced, including time-saving secrets for how to cut, stitch and count your canvas...how to make plastic canvas more enjoyable...how to take the guesswork out of complex projects...how to organize each project and proceed for maximum productivity ...what to do if you get "stuck" during the course of a project...how to make quick repairs and salvage a project when you make a mistake and literally dozens more unusual and thoroughly helpful "how to" tips that will make your plastic canvas crafting more enjoyable and fruitful than ever before!

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Kathy's Easy to follow Stitchin-ary Guide... In this chapter of Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets, you'll learn how to use a wider variety of stitches so you'll be able to make more sophisticated stitching choices that add real pizzazz to your projects.  This chapter gives you pictures and graphs for over 25 stitches, along with a needloft color chart.  Unlike other stitch guides, I not only show you how to do the stitch, but I also provide photos of the completed stitches so there is no guesswork involved.  By the time you are finished with this chapter, you'll have dramatically broadened your knowledge of plastic canvas stitches, and you'll be able to boost the quality and eye-appeal of your projects by leaps and bounds.

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65 Beautiful, Fully Original Never-Before-Seen Plastic Canvas Patterns...In this comprehensive chapter of Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets you'll get 65 (yes, that's sixty-five) full-color original plastic canvas patterns to work, each with a complete list of materials, step-by-step instructions, color stitch graphs, color key and full-color photo of each finished project.  Of the 65 original patterns, 24 will be a beautiful assortment of tissue box covers in a variety of sizes and styles, 6 will be adorable keepsake boxes, and the remaining 35 patterns will be a wide array ranging from holiday themes to children's themes to trinket boxes, napkin holders, vases, picture frames, crosses, quilt top pillows, throw pillows and much more.  In fact, there are enough cool new patterns here to keep you stitching for many months!

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Kathy's Guide to Finding FREE Patterns on the Internet Any Time You Want...In this chapter of Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets, you'll receive a comprehensive list of my favorite websites that offer FREE patterns.  Some of these web sites require you to register and become a member (free registration), and others have no registration requirements. But anytime you're bored and looking for a new pattern to work, here's where you can find them quickly at no cost whatsoever!

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Plastic Canvas Embellishments: the Key to Jazzing Up Your Projects... In this chapter of Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets, you'll learn how to dramatically enhance your projects with jaw-dropping creative embellishments that will help you make the leap from the ordinary to the extraordinary in no time flat.  In fact, in this chapter I provide you with 20 full color photo examples and caption explanations showing you exactly how to use a wide variety of embellishments to jazz up your projects and turn them into real eye-catchers and conversation pieces. Once you've read this chapter, you'll never do a "plain Jane" plastic canvas project again!

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Thank you for completing Part I of the survey.  You're almost done now.  Here's part two:  

Part II:  What Do You Want to See in My New Book?  

This is where you get to elaborate a bit on what you most want to see in my book, and what you want me to provide that you haven't found in other plastic canvas books...  

 
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Click here to see the complete list of 65 patterns my book will contain. Then, use the box below to tell me what specific style (meaning; groups with the same theme or individual patterns) you want to see more of, and which less..

Kathy, in my opinion you need to add the following styles of original patterns to your new book:

 

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Out of the 65 patterns listed in the book, what kind of patterns would you like me to include that were not listed? Example; more animal patterns, flower patterns, quilt patterns, ext...

Kathy,  I'd like to see these additional types of patterns in your new book:

 

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What specific additional "how-to" information would you like to see in my new book?

Kathy, I'd like to see the following additional how-to information in your new book:

 

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Out of all the plastic canvas books that you've seen, is there one important thing missing in them that you want me to include in my new book?  Please name that one thing, and elaborate if necessary...

Kathy, the one thing I see missing in most plastic canvas crafts books is this: 

 

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What is your skill level?  (Please select only one answer.)

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What book format would you most prefer?  (Please select only one answer.)

A full-color book on CD with built-in search functions so you can find what you want with ease.
A typical full-color printed hard-bound book.
Full-color book in a three ring binder- Makes it easy to remove each pattern so you can work each pattern separately.
A full-color digital book you download to your computer, so you can enjoy everything right in front of you on your computer screen.
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Have you ever entered any plastic canvas items you've made in any kind of competitions?  (Please select only one answer.)

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Have you ever won a blue ribbon for your plastic canvas crafts in a competition?  (Please select only one answer.)

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Have you ever sold any finished pieces?  (Please select only one answer.)

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Do you ever make your own original patterns?  (Please select only one answer.)

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If you've never made your own original patterns, would you like to learn how?  (Please select only one answer.)

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If you answered yes to the above question, would you like to learn how to make money selling your original patterns?  (Please select only one answer.)

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Please rate each of the below topics from "Most Important" to "Least Important" to you.

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How to Create Your Own Original Patterns from Scratch
How to Turn Your Passion for Plastic Canvas into Cold, Hard Cash
Bring Home the Blue Ribbon Every Time
101 Helpful Tips for Boosting Your Plastic Canvas Skills
Kathy's Easy to Follow Stitchin-ary Guide
65 Original Plastic Canvas Patterns with Full Charts and Stitching Ins
Kathy's Guide to Finding FREE Patterns on the Internet
Plastic Canvas Embellishments: the Key to Jazzing Up Your Projects
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And now for the final question...

When you buy plastic canvas leaflets from the major publishers, they generally contain five or six patterns on average, and cost between $4.95 and $7.95.  This means your average price-per-pattern is about $1, give or take a few cents.  My new book will have at least 65 - yes, count them, sixty five -- original patterns along with all the other valuable information on honing your plastic canvas skills, boosting your creativity and even making money from your passion for plastic canvas crafts.  So at an average of $1.00 per pattern, the value of the 65 patterns you'll be getting in my new book would be somewhere around $65.00.  Considering the fact that you'll also get eight full chapters of comprehensive "how to" instruction for boosting your plastic canvas crafts skills and making money from your plastic canvas in addition to the 65-plus original patterns, what price would you be most willing to pay for my new book?

$54.95
$44.95
$34.95
$24.95
$19.95