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Thread: “Sewing Wars”...the book.

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    “Sewing Wars”...the book.

    Anyone read this book? I saw a post about it on Facebook so it sounded interesting. I downloaded the digital version from Amazon. A fairly quick read. Jumbled, amateurish ramblings. IMHO. Just reads like someone with minimal business sense who should have had some professional input on how to proceed in making business deccisions. I am not sure what I actually believe to be factual tho. This thread is in no way meant to take any sides. Was just curious about the book content. I am taking a neutral stance.

    Full Disclosure...I made the “bag” in question a few years ago..my comments about the project and pattern are on my QB thread.

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    Sandy, who is this particular designer and what bag patternis in question? I went to Amazon and read the description and all seems very vague. I had not heard about this particular incident. I do know that Bonnie Hunter had a similar thing happen years back with a quilter that she co-authored a book with.

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    Read the reviews..the hints are in them....
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    Could you link to the bag you made?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WANNABEE View Post
    Could you link to the bag you made?
    here ya go!
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    https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...g-t277190.html
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    I read the preview and some reviews, which then led me to some blog posts and things. It looks like it could be an interesting read.

    I would like to make that bag, but since the video tutorials aren't available anymore, I don't see myself sifting through the 82 pages of instructions to make it. I really like yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maudeflanagan View Post
    I read the preview and some reviews, which then led me to some blog posts and things. It looks like it could be an interesting read.

    I would like to make that bag, but since the video tutorials aren't available anymore, I don't see myself sifting through the 82 pages of instructions to make it. I really like yours!

    I think that says it all. She “borrowed” the pattern idea from another copyrighted pattern. In the pattern instructions, She did give a passing credit to the original pattern then went on to bash “professional” pattern designers. A professional does not take 82 pages to write a pattern. I just laughed to myself that she would NEVER be “professional” with that attitude. Karma caught up to her. Dont mess with copyrights. You will lose.
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    I bought the pattern and made the bag back when it first came out and at that time there was a series of very good free videos available to help. No way could I have made the bag without the videos, my sewing skills aren’t good enough to understand the pattern as written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    I think that says it all. She “borrowed” the pattern idea from another copyrighted pattern. In the pattern instructions, She did give a passing credit to the original pattern then went on to bash “professional” pattern designers. A professional does not take 82 pages to write a pattern. I just laughed to myself that she would NEVER be “professional” with that attitude. Karma caught up to her. Dont mess with copyrights. You will lose.
    Is the original pattern written any better? If so, I could make that one instead.

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    THE pattern she copied from was

    Sew Together Bag. By SEW DEMENTED
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