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    thank you ... thank you very much ... but i'd prefer to ROCK.

    we don't need no stinkin' RULEs.

    LOL LOL LOL
    :mrgreen:

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    too funny!!

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    I've been really interested in the copy right issue because my sister and i have been trying to sell items we make including afghans, quilts, totebags and so forth. Much of the time we just start sewing and see where it takes us but we also enjoy using other people's ideas and patterns. When I see something I like and admire I ask the designer if I can use it and offer to include their name and a link to their website with the item listing. I haven't been turned down yet. It's a plus for both. :) If I can't find any mention of whether it is copyrighted and use is prohibited what I do is what I would do in any case...I attribute the design to the designer. I do not want to take credit for someone's hard work. I have also pulled items from our website when I found out later on that something I made and listed was in fact not allowed to be used. Those are items I will use myself or give as christmas gifts - and won't spend my time making again.

    The way I feel about it is that we should all work together to try and keep those "lost arts" alive and well. I want credit for the work I put in to it making the item but am very happy to give credit where credit is due!

    Whisper

    Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures!

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    I agree!!
    Virginia

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    I like your pot holders, hmmmm let me think........I invented the 9 patch. If you truly believe, I'll show you my bridge and sell some stock maybe. LOL :wink:

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    I'm researching this issue now! I was looking into it because I am selling quilts. I want to do it correctly! I had no idea I was not supposed to sell quilts I made from a pattern I purchased. That stinks! Although I understand why better now.

    I created a pattern and I assumed folks would see it in a shop where I was selling quilts and copy it--I didn't think I'd ever be able to prevent that. I didn't really care.

    I think I'll have to stick to traditional designs, if I don't want to try to create my own. I'll use the public domain ones for any sale items. And I feel I should email the creater of the table runners to get permission to sell those.

    Since I'm at a place where I don't make anything I might not consider selling, I don't need to buy any new patterns--ever.

    Gee, the Civil War ones must be okay. :lol:

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    Does this apply to quilting patterns quilters buy? Are they to just use the patterns on their own quilts? And not on any they are getting paid to do?
    What a mess it could all be.

    Edited to add: And what about all the log cabin books of variations--such as just making the light side skinner so it makes a circle? Surely that is still under public domain...

    I think I'm going to be making a lot of log cabin and 9 patches. :roll:

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    I have been admiring the Watercolor quilts recently. You mean to tell me that if I designed a quilt using a photo that I myself took into a watercolor type quilt....it would be a copyright infringement? And yes I would sell a copy of that quilt to as many as I wanted to.


    Hmmmmmmm..........I guess they will have to hire some Quilt Police now....geeeeeeeeeeez.

    Linda D.


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    I would think that if you designed the quilt using your own photo that it would be ok. Just my 2 cents...hmm with inflation - maybe my free thoughts. ;)

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    I saw this come up the other day, and checked my Eleanor Burns books for info. There wasn't anything stated, so I e-mailed and asked :-) This is the response I just received:
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    Hello Roben, It is fine for you to sell your own quilts you have created. As
    long as you are not copying any of the material out of the book(s). This is
    very acceptable. Thank you for planning ahead and having your information upfront. Please let me know if we may be of further assistance.

    Thank you for your inquiry!
    Have a Wonderful Day

    Cozy Regards,

    Peggy Stinson
    Customer Relations
    Quilt in a Day
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    It never hurts to e-mail, and now I know instead of having to guess! If I ever get good enough to make quilts to sell, I'll do some Eleanor Burns and give her a whopping credit on the label; not only is it allowed, but I appreciate the response in a day (pun intended!)

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