Somebody is getting caught up on the paperwork, and I just got awarded two more Burning Questions patches. That's eight I have altogether. How many patches do you have? How many is it possible to have? Edit: I now have 53 altogether, including contest patches.

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

patch? Answered

OK I'm pretty sure you can make patchs, But I don't know how! So can some one tell me!And I mean Digital  patchs!

Question by TSC 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Just wondering, can non-pro members send/recieve patches?

Topic by LoneWolf 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


what are patches and why would i send them to someone?

Topic by kingwalleye 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I have recieved a newsletter patch but its not showing up on my page. nobody can see that i have recieved a patch now.why isnt this working?

Topic by EncasedDeath 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Lets just talk about patches on instructables. Do you make up your own? I don't get it...

Topic by DELETED_tayrazz:D 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Patches??? Answered

Can someone please tell me who's in charge of this department? I've redeemed 4 years plus 3 months' worth of Pro Membership and I've only been allotted 6 patches (total) to send other members. I PMed Randofo last week but apparently he's too busy to answer me... so I thought i'd ask here. I see so many members with Ibles I'd love to patch... 'cept I have NO PATCHES to send. ;-( HELP appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question by bajablue 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Patches? Answered

What happens if my 3-Month Pro membership expires and I haven't sent all 3 of my patches? Do I never see them again or do I regain them if I get another Pro membership?

Question by BLUEBLOBS2 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

what is a patch? Answered

Question by alex the fisherman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What is patching

I got a pro membership recently and i want to know what is patching!

Topic by ubdussamad 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

what are patches?

I notices i can send 15 people patches but  what are they whats the point?

Question by ground up 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Submit a patch? Answered

I saw the new 'ibles content, on profiles. It says 'submit a patch'. Doed anybody actually know what it means????

Question by RMConstruction 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

what is a patch?

Stop reading this and answer!!!! go go go! HEY you why didn't you answer this?! HUH?! just joking but really what is a patch?

Question by miiwii3 9 years ago

What is a patch?

Question by prettypinkprincess 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

What is a patch? Answered

Question by Hitchtopher 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Creating patches

I see we can upload our own patches to send to other people. What makes a "patch"? What are the size and format limits? Are there any style guidelines (the current patches all have a square border with rounded corners).

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What is a patch? Answered

What is a patch? Im confused. Somebody please help! And how do you send one to somebody?

Question by Adum24 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Win a patch.

Find the answer first. And win a patch. "Find LED's. Ibles. 8. Link. Answer."  Good luck.

Topic by Hiyadudez 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

What is a patch? Answered

(i only signed up recently)

Question by albydesign 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What are patches?

What the topic says. I know that it may seem silly to some people but really though, I don't know what they do. It would be cool for someone to give me one, but it would just be fine for someone to tell me what they do. Maybe also about how to make one too.

Topic by username252 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Free Patch!

 Who wants a free patch? Tell me why YOU think you should get a patch. Then I shall choose the soppiest story and reward that person with said patch Have fun

Topic by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Sending a Patch? Answered

OK with the new profile page how do you send a patch.

Question by Josehf Murchison 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Patches for contests?

It used to be that patches were issued for entering or winning weekly contests, and that was a nice thing. I like looking at someone's profile and seeing the patches they've received. Other than the Chopsticks challenge, though, I haven't seen that appear on any of my entries. Also, it would be great if there were some indication (banner?) on winners of weekly challenges. Is that possible? I realize you guys are really busy, but these would be nice.

Topic by susanrm 7 years ago

More patches?

According to my "you" page... Soon, you'll be able to buy or earn more [patches]. For now, wait until next month for your next batch of patches. Do we get a monthly supply, or does that text need changing?

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Patch Giveaway

To get into the Halloween Spirit I have some patches to give away.  Just download the blank pumpkin, draw a fun, scary, cool face on it with your favorite image editing program and post it back here to win a patch.  Runs from now to Halloween (unless I run out of patches before then). *There is also an Instructables Robot drawing contest with a grand prize of one year pro membership! Here*

Topic by ChrysN 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Newsletter Patch? Answered

This is the first time ever on instructables that I was featured on the newsletter...! I felt really happy! But I was just wondering when and how I will get my newsletter patch? Any ideas? Thanks! I will add a screen shot of the newsletter with my ible in there! The name is Zip Tie Night Light Sorry if I am being too impatient... :( Its just that its the first time so....Im really excited!

Question by vishalapr 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


A free patch to the first 12 people to subscibe to me!!! (Knexers only though) With your choice of any of the picture below.

Topic by knex gun builder freak 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

what is patch?


Topic by umair.moiz 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

What are patches? Answered

On people's profile pages there is a space for 'patches' an I was just wondering what they are and what they are used for.

Question by roblin90 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Question on patches? Answered

How can we get more patches? I only have 4 left and I still have 2 years of premium membership left so what do I do? How can I get patches?

Question by vishalapr 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What are patches ?

Sorry i just got my membership and i don't know what are patches

Question by Coolloom 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

What is a patch? Answered

I saw this thing on lilblueboo's profile called 'send me a patch' and I was wondering what it was....

Question by write+craft 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Saving patches?

I recently used a patch, and system says I can still send 14 of them. Is this number for a time or by suscription? I mean, if I redeem another pro suscription I will add my non-used patches to the new ones or I will lose them if I don't use them while this suscription lasts? Thanks for your time!

Topic by infob 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Missing patches?

Reasonably sure there's something not right at hand here, I happened to notice that I have more burning question patches than I remember and I'm missing a newsletter patch on profile, not sure if that's all but I suspect that burning questions are taking over my whole profile... I happened to noticed this about the time I got a yummy cookie from fungus there...

Topic by killerjackalope 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Instructables patches are in

We just got the new Instructables patches. The colors aren't perfect, but everyone around here likes them nonetheless. I'll probably sew them to a bunch of stuff during Friday's build party.

Topic by ewilhelm 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

Digital Patches

You may be asking yourself (or everyone else around you), what are these "digital patches" I hear so much about? The answer is quite simple, digital patches are online greeting cards that you can send to other users which will show up on their profile page as a small picture icon. When you click on these little icons, it will display a larger sized image with a personal message explaining why the patch was awarded. There are a number of default images you can choose from, or you can upload your own.For instance, if you really like a project someone has posted, you can send them a digital patch to let them know how awesome it is.Or if someone subscribes to your feed, you can thank them by sending them a digital patch.Or perhaps you just want to send lots of people virtual cookies for a good time. You can use digital patches to do that too!Or if you want to start a club to honor everyone who has ever posted how to make a pocket protector, you can do that!Or you can use it as a way to say hello to old friends by sending them a patch with their two favorite things.Or perhaps you just want to brighten someone's day with some flowers.Whatever is your impetus, by signing up for a pro account, you can receive a number of digital patches to distribute as you see necessary.

Topic by randofo 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

What exactly are patches?

I've noticed a lot of people thanking each other for sending patches or something like that and I also noticed that there is a 'send patch' option on my profile. I'm new to this site so I don't really get it. Neither could I find any information about this topic on the site.

Topic by LelouchZero 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Some FREE Patches

I will be giving away free patches to any of you guys who haven't got any patches, you just need to give a good reason to me why! *Update* 22 Jan 2011: Canida gave me some patches and I now have 100 to give away! Thank you so much :)

Topic by NatNoBrains 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Patch information Contradiction...

Well...This image should explain it...I'm like.."Huh?"

Topic by ReCreate 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to glue patch?

I want to glue several patch to my sons backpack but dont want to iron then. Can i just use a good glue to set them? Thankyou

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

what is an intructables patch? Answered

I was looking around and i realised that when you go on the profile of people u have subscribed to, it has a button that says to send a patch... i was just wondering what that meant

Question by the poodleo 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Wrong Achievement Patches

The winners of the Sew Warm Contest 2012 were given last year's achievement patch, which links to the previous contest, rather than the contest they actually won. If this could be changed and updated, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Topic by hellovillain 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Made It! Patch contest

Hey, another Patch contest from Kiteman! Have you made one of my Instructables? Post a picture of it and earn this specially-created patch! (Old pics count - you don't need to make it again just to earn the patch)

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

custom embroided patch?

I am looking for some custom patches made does anyone know a good company who will do one off patches for a resonable price, preferably ukbased?

Question by TechDante 7 years ago

Instructables Robot Patch?

I've emailed a few Instructable staff and posted a question elsewhere, but no responses... so... here's my question: I have a local company that creates custom embroidered patches and I want to have one made with the robot... but they do have a minimum order quantity.  Is the robot logo available for something like this if it's sold online here and nowhere else? I'm not looking at making a fortune... just enough to cover my costs and shipping... and to have a couple left over to sew on my bookbag and give a few to friends. Thanks! J

Topic by jktechwriter 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

subscribe or patch me!

Hey people just want to know if you can patch or sub me.

Topic by 2hot2hack 7 years ago

how to make a patch

I recently got my hands on an awesome jacket from Goodwill, and it is the perfect material to put a couple patches on. I have a couple designs in mind for the patches I wanna make, but I have no idea where to start, so please help me out. I am a complete newbie too PS printed or sewn patches are both a help, but preferably sewn.

Topic by Schisler7 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Free tool patches!

...patches! Free tool patches! [edit: original title must have looked too spammy...fixed] :D Well, it's not quite as fun as real tools in the meatosphere, but it's almost as fun! Tools are so important for making stuff (duh). We couldn't live without tools. Ask here for your favorite tool, and ye shall receive! Maximum 3 per customer, no exchanges or refunds. Nontransferable. Void where prohibited. 

Topic by Lithium Rain 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Win a Patch by Subcribing!

After I wrote my first Instructable, I saw that someone had subscribed to me. I thought "Wow, so cool, they liked what I wrote!" Then I saw it was my uncle. Oh well. Over time more people bolstered my confidence to write more Instrubtables and more people subscribed, and every time someone does I feel great. So for this patch-give-away, I want you to go out and subscribe to 5 people who have written an 'ible you like, (who you have not subscribed to before this time). From my own experience it is especially rewarding if they are new with only an 'ible or two under their belt and have few subscribers - or even none. Nothing makes you feel more included on this wonderful site than to feel your efforts have fans. So get back to me here (I will believe you) after you have subscribed to 5 (new to you) people and besides a cool patch, pictured below, you will be the first to receive news of new 'ibles from the folks you subscribed to! Subscribing to me does not count. I have 50 patches to give away - get going!

Topic by Ninzerbean 8 years ago

Virtual Patch List

We've recently started to give out virtual patches to reward users for the cool things you all do. The list is short for now, but it will grow. Check out the patches that exist so far and feel free to give us suggestions for new ones! Holiday Treats Contest Winner DIY Halloween Contest Winner Light Up your Ride Contest Winner Caption Contest Winner Newsletter - Authors whose Instructables have been featured in the newsletter. Hungry Scientist Contest Winner Party Like It's 1929! Contest Winner Instructables Book - Instructables users who have bought or won a copy of The Best of Instructables, Vol. 1. To get this patch, post a picture of yourself with the book here. Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest Winner Craft Skills Contest Winner Pie Contest Winner Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest Winner BBQ PDQ Contest Winner Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest Winner RoboGames Robot Contest Winner Park Tool Bike Month Contest Winner Toss It! Contest Winner Tool Tips Month Contest Winner T-Shirt Hacks Contest Winner Pocket_Sized Contest Winner Photojojo Photo Month Contest Winner Pets Month Contest Winner Share the Love Contest Winner Discover Green Science Fair for a Better Planet Contest Winner Get the LED Out! Contest Winner Flower Contest Winner Cake Contest Winner

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago