I love quilts. Not all quilts. I usually like the brighter colors seen in amish quilts. I really like the patterns. I can't sew. I had the idea to use these patterns in cards. I started to look at patterns and shapes and spent quite a bit of time making some shapes in photoshop. Then the following morning, I found these templates. I don't usually buy templates as I can easily make my own. But I know that these templates would save me a LOT of time. And these are 12x12 templates so I could use them for layouts too. I bought them and used the simplest one right away. I chose Echo Park's Life is Good for the beautiful papers.