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Thread: Free Quilt Patterns Are Being Sold Online!

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    Free Quilt Patterns Are Being Sold Online!


    It's such a shame when there are so many nice free patterns that a company would do this.
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 02-18-2013 at 05:08 AM. Reason: replace copyright material with link

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    This is a real shame. Our quilt shops and sites go out of their way to help all of us with so many free patterns and these folks should be ashamed for making a profit on something that was given to all of us for free.
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    ​I feel the same way about people who take antique patterns, rename them and make a profit out of them. New quilters have no idea that the patterns are free. I have even found quilt magazines lately renaming traditional patterns made out of modern fabrics and offered as new.

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    Sad to see but I'm not surprised at all ... they should be stopped from doing this

    and is this any different than the sellers on ebay (and other sites, etsy etc) who re-sell individual patterns taken from magazines and books, that are just torn out or copied ??? I'm not sure ... but it doesn't seem right to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​I feel the same way about people who take antique patterns, rename them and make a profit out of them. New quilters have no idea that the patterns are free. I have even found quilt magazines lately renaming traditional patterns made out of modern fabrics and offered as new.
    There really are very few NEW or "original" patterns in quilting, 95% are just repeats and variations of 100-150+ yr old blocks and patterns. Some applique patterns ARE original, and art quilts, for example.
    I find it amusing when I read about all these "quilt designers" today, including some of the "modern quilters" and their "ground-breaking designs" and the magazines & fabric manuf. promoting them.
    You see the SAME quilts over and over again in most magazines and many books. Just different fabrics. Their designs are not unique or new, they are just four-patches, nine-patches, churn dashes, flying geese, strips, chains, squares and triangles, etc ... sewn in new fabrics, all trying to look different !
    Take away the modern fabrics - and there's nothing different from most utility or scrappy farm quilts made in the last 100+ years ...
    Last edited by TexasGurl; 02-18-2013 at 02:43 PM.

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    the site selling these patterns has suspended it or the carrier did...Shame shame shame...

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    Sad... thanks for the site . just signed up ...
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    Yes, just saw that the site has been taken down!!
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    This will continue to happen as long as people are willing to pay. Buyer beware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGurl View Post
    Sad to see but I'm not surprised at all ... they should be stopped from doing this

    and is this any different than the sellers on ebay (and other sites, etsy etc) who re-sell individual patterns taken from magazines and books, that are just torn out or copied ??? I'm not sure ... but it doesn't seem right to me.
    Selling a photocopy is a copyright infringement. However, cutting pages and patterns from books or magazines and selling those pages is NOT a copyright infringement. It is no different than selling a used pattern or book.

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