If nothing at all is happening when you try to open the patterns, be sure that you're not trying to open files in reply #1. There are no files there; just a list of the files that appear LATER in this thread. The actual attachments have little red and white 'pdf' icons in front of the file names.
If you're getting a blank screen when you try to open the patterns, you have two choices:
1. Right click (instead of left click) on a pattern. Then use Save As to save a copy of the pattern to your hard drive. Open the pattern that you've saved.
2. Upgrade your Adobe software. It's free - www.adobe.com
- you need version 7.0 at least.
Option 2 is your best bet, since you really need the upgraded version anyway.
Please (everyone) understand that I'm getting over a dozen requests per day to email all of the patterns, and have resorted to cutting and pasting my reply. The solutions above have worked for everyone.