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Thread: Unbelievable- found "catalog" pattern free online.

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    Unbelievable- found "catalog" pattern free online.

    I recently posted about receiving my first quilting catalog in the mail. I had circled several things in there that I wanted to get- one of them being a "Blockbuster" pattern. Good thing I didn't buy it, because I just found it FREE DOWNLOAD from Timeless Treasures' own website.

    Is this common practice for companies to offer EXACT patterns for sale when the vendor themselves offer it free?

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    I know i bought a xmas tree pattern at a quilt show only to find it free online too. frustrating.

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    I often find 'free' designer patterns by hitting the fabric websites. Sometimes they are free for a short period (during the initial release of the fabrics) sometimes they are free longer. Sometimes you'll see the free one in a different colorway than the retail one.

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    Sometimes the ones you pay for have additional yardage charts/instructions for multiple sizes of quilts.

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    As crazy as it sounds, there are millions of quilters that don't have computers and aren't online. The price of patterns in a shop would cover printing and distribution costs that aren't spent when patterns are online.

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    Wow I have found many things free which I search on line before buying. If I see a pattern in magazine, I will get it right then as I am afraid I'll never see that ONE I want to try to make.

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    When a designer is asked to create a pattern for a new fabric line for a manufacturer, the company usually has rights to it for a limited period of time. During that period it is often posted for free on their website to promote the fabric line. After the specified time has elapsed, the designer regains full rights and sells the pattern as usual. Sometimes, as in this case, there is an overlap.

    Most fabric manufacturers have free patterns on their sites, as do some fabric retailers (notably Hancock's of Paducah), and all are worth checking out from time to time because they do change.
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    If you're talking about this project - http://www.ttfabrics.com/projects/to...l-blockbuster/ - their website has info about the pattern but no instructions for making it. Unless you can point me to the right page?

    Love the pattern!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH View Post
    If you're talking about this project - http://www.ttfabrics.com/projects/to...l-blockbuster/ - their website has info about the pattern but no instructions for making it. Unless you can point me to the right page?
    Love the pattern!
    Shoot; you're right. As I was downloading several other (full) patterns from the site, I started to not pay attention to the 'rest' of the pages. Sure enough, the full pattern isn't offered. I'm an idiot. Sorry for the interruption.
    Back to your regularly scheduled programming...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH View Post
    If you're talking about this project - http://www.ttfabrics.com/projects/to...l-blockbuster/ - their website has info about the pattern but no instructions for making it. Unless you can point me to the right page?

    Love the pattern!
    The block for doing this is similar if not 'spot on' to taking the Stone Masons Puzzle block. One way it can be done is measure and sew together 3 fabric strips together lengthwise, cut 90 degree triangles and sew together (yup, bias seams) forming square. Place the small square in the center instead of the outer corner (flip the pieced square around-opposite of what the pattern says. Templates are used instead of the fabric strips when doing the traditional block, available online. I got mine from Jinny Beyer's site, Free Patterns. There's the block that would get set on point, and wouldn't be difficult to figure out the rest of the quilt.
    http://www.jinnybeyer.com/assets/des...fs/0034_12.pdf

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