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    I read that response as saying you cannot sell quilts made from patterns in her books. She said--"of your own design" or am I reading it wrong?

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    For what it's worth, that's how I read it, too, Karla. You can use the techniques, but could not use any of the quilt patterns (that is, the arrangement of the blocks) found in any of her books.


    Quote Originally Posted by Roben
    not copying any of the material out of the book(s)

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    For clarification, this is the e-mail I sent, asking specifically about the quilts made using the books/videos (putting the two together helps - we should have a smiley smacking a forehead just for me!)

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    Good Morning!

    I currently own 7 Quilt in a Day titles, 5 by Ms. Burns and 2 by Wendy
    Gilbert. I enjoy them very much! I have made several quilts from the
    terrific instructions both in the books and from notes I''ve made while
    watching the QIAD Videos available on QNN.

    I''ve looked over the copyright information in all of the publications I
    have, and am not finding whether or not it is permissible to sell a quilt I
    have made using the books (or the videos.) I have no plans to make, let
    alone sell, hundreds of quilts - but if someone should ask to purchase one I
    have made I would like to know that it is or isn't allowed. If there is a
    procedure (such as optaining written permission or a certain form credit
    should be given) I would also like clarification on that as well. I love
    telling people about Ms. Burns and her methods - it is so much fun when they
    get the book(s) and find out they can do it too!

    Thanks so much for your time,
    Roben

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    Oh--that does make a difference. It does sound like she's saying you can sell quilts from her patterns. She just doesn't want you to photocopy the information.

    Thanks. Wonder if they'd all say that?

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    Thanks for the clarification, Roben. That does make a difference! :)

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    Sorry for the confusion :oops: Like I said, I need a smiley with a hand hitting the forehead!

    My philosophy is simple when it comes to this stuff. If it isn't spelled out, I ask. If I get a 'no' or no answer at all, it goes under the heading of I'll not buy that company's stuff again. I personally think some of the restrictions people are placing on their designs/patterns fall just short of ludicrous, but it's my cash they'll be missing. I won't break their rules; I just simply will use someone else's design/pattern etc.

    If I were going to be selling the quilts I made, you can bank on the fact that I have a file with the printed permissions all tucked away :wink:

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    Such an interesting topic! You know, I've been to several quilt shops lately where owners have made kits for patterns that I've found for free on the internet. I recently asked one shop owner about one of her "designs" I knew I had seen and pasted into my favorites and she gave me a story about how she came up with it when her daughter was going somewhere...blah blah blah.

    She doesn't want people to know it's a free pattern because her kits are expensive but I have to wonder about the copyright issues in this case. I've found almost every one of her kits online now on freebie sites or video clips from quilting shows. Now, you know I love my freebies but I'm not selling them as mine in a shop, either. What's up with that?

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    Makes me wonder if I'm not supposed to be selling all those tote bags I make.

    I thought once you bought the pattern and made them, as long as you tell everybody whose pattern it is and that you didn't design it, it was okay.

    Ferrrrrrgit it! I'll just have to design my own bag. I can't be worrying about this!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordelia
    Makes me wonder if I'm not supposed to be selling all those tote bags I make.

    I thought once you bought the pattern and made them, as long as you tell everybody whose pattern it is and that you didn't design it, it was okay.

    Ferrrrrrgit it! I'll just have to design my own bag. I can't be worrying about this!
    That's what I did Cordelia with my bag. I saw a pattern on line, but made my own twist to it.

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    Now, you know I love my freebies but I'm not selling them as mine in a shop, either. What's up with that?
    I think it's everywhere.... I don't think 10% of the quilting population even understand the whole copyright issue.

    I honestly don't even think those who have copyrighted material understand what the law states.

    To me--purchasing a pattern and making it to sell is a perfectly natural step. It's a compliment to the creator!

    I'm probably be sticking to patterns in the public domain.... unless it's easy to contact someone who's done a pattern I want to make more than 5 of--

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