Oops ... I meant to answer another question Shelina had from a couple of days ago. She asked how to go about getting something published. Well, I was lucky, I talked about it a couple of days ago. The magazine approached the shop I teach at, and then I submitted a quilt I was working on. But really, it's as simple as that. To begin with, you need to submit a picture of an original quilt you've made and they will tell you if they would like to commission it. You're paid for the instructions that you write, not for the actual quilt, so maybe you could give them an example of your instructions to give you an edge.
I've had 10 projects published in the last two years, so I've been very fortunate to build up an excellent relationship with the editor of the magazine, which is why she is happy to commission work from me based on a drawing (which I do in Corel Draw) or a partly completed quilt.
I would suggest for you to call the magazine you're interested in working with, find out the name of the project editor, and take it from there. It's not a huge money spinner, but it's fun, and it can lead to other things!
My next quilt will be in Australian Patchwork and Quilting in December.