can be copyrighted by two different people, companies. I was surfing and came across some information on copyrights and quilt patterns and selling them. Now to me if I purchase the pattern, material and put my time into making the end item, what right does the pattern designer have to my finished product? And if they do, why can't I just change something on it and then they have no claim to it at all. I truly believe in giving credit where it is due. But now I see this very cute handbag pattern, one by whimsicals and one by another company, they are the same! However the one by whimsicals is pieced more then the other. ACK I am so confused on this issue! :shock: I guess I just want to find out where I can get some clarification. I am thinking about opening a quilt shop here in my town, we only have one right now. And in the long run if this dream happens, I probably would end up selling quilts and patterns and such and I don't want to 'infringe'?!