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Thread: Missouri Star Quilt as You Go Hex quilt. ????

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    Missouri Star Quilt as You Go Hex quilt. ????

    Isn't this the same as Hickory Hill Hickory Nut? A poster here, Eddie, did a tutorial on using the exact same thing some years ago. I have all three sizes of the Hickory Nut and I can't tell any difference from the look of it. The Hickory Hill templates all say they are patented and Hickory Hill Quilt shop says they are the only ones who can sell it when I bought mine. The demo how to make is the very same.

    Eddie's tutorial: https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...ks-t27345.html

    Missouri Star: https://www.missouriquiltco.com/land...ilt/index.html
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    They look the same to me. I have the Hickory Nut one too. Wonder how it got passed the patent? I use it a lot for small quilt as you go projects. I like the new ways MS used the fabric to make different designs. Great bargain on the set today. I had enough quilter's cash to get it free so I had to buy it. LOL If there is any difference in the two versions I'll post a picture.

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    No one can "patent" a hexagon shape. (or any other shape, square, circle, triangle etc)
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    Or you can go back even further and dig out your Kaye Wood's View & Do Hexagons and make a slightly different size.Name:  image.jpeg
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    It’s from Great Britain so maybe the US patent doesn’t apply.

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    yep it is. individual or framed hexagons were other names of same method.
    Tartan, i have those Kaye Wood templates. circles too.
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    No one can "patent" a hexagon shape. (or any other shape, square, circle, triangle etc)
    The patent number is right on the hexagon template.

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    Edit: Yep, it's patented. If it were ever argued in court, though, they would lose. I'm shocked that it was accepted.

    Looked it up. It's actually the design of the template that is patented. There may be something about the Missouri Star one that makes it different.
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    patents only last so long too. Governments give others the chance at making a "better one" after a year I believe. maybe only on some things, don't know. only that patents are for awhile, not forever.
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    DH told me a co worker had a tricycle design patented when he changed the foot pedals to hand pedals even though there were others like it. No one thought to patent the design so he did. Now he gets paid when the design is used.
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    Ordered, I just can't resist a template that uses charm squares. Looks like one for my Santa Stocking.

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    I did think I had seen this somewhere quite a while back. I tried to find the Hickory Nut Quilt store and it seems to be closed now. Most of the google links sent me to the Quilting Board from 10 years ago. There is a slight difference in the size of the window template and the smaller center one - which makes the seam smaller than Hickory Nut. Can’t see any other difference. Missouri Star had a fabulous deal on this template set so I went ahead and ordered it - plus some other things, of course. I’d like to have the other sizes that Hickory Nut had - if I can find the templates.

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    I go tthere a lot. The shop was sold and moved to a new location. Beautiful shop.
    https://www.hhqsewingcenter.com/


    Plenty of Hickory Nuts there. Plus a Cathedral Window one too.
    https://www.hhqsewingcenter.com/shop....htm?pageNum=4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I go tthere a lot. The shop was sold and moved to a new location. Beautiful shop.
    https://www.hhqsewingcenter.com/


    Plenty of Hickory Nuts there. Plus a Cathedral Window one too.
    https://www.hhqsewingcenter.com/shop....htm?pageNum=4
    I've been there several times myself [It's just down the road from my brother's house]. It's a big beautiful bright space with lots of things to see. I've chatted with Amy several times including about Eddie and his tutorial here. Amy is fine with it. She's the nicest person. She introduced me to Quilter's Select rulers.
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    For the price that this template was offered, of course I jumped on it. Missouri Star mentioned that she saw the template in England at a quilt show and is working in coordination with the patient owner in England to produce these. Bought mine to stitch work on during the winter months.

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    Jenny Doan and her husband Ron stopped in Hickory Hills unannounced. Amy about fainted. LOL They toured the shop and had a great visit.
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    They are such nice people. Hickory Hills. Was that before of after she was in England? I told myself that i would go back to the other shop and buy it but then i saw the price. I could not help myself. Plus the one that Jenny and her “daughters” made was sooo cute! I love those fabrics. And all their ideas. — tree skirt, table topper. MSQS does do a good job!

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    Patents aren't forever. They run out and if not renewed, they become public domain. If Hickory Nut didn't renew their patent, anyone can use it. Also are they using the Hickory Nut templates? The templates are probably the only thing that is patented not the technique.
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    Such a tempest in a teapot over a simple hexagon shape. Jenny Doan has been in business--successfully, I might add-- for many years. To even suggest that she would infringe on a patent seems a bit petty.

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    I don't think Jenny or anyone broke the rules or the law. No logic in that. I bought Jenny's templates too. Why would anyone not by them? , the templates were a bargain. I like the modern look of the fabric choices in the new version.
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    Ibought the templates too. As soon and I get Christmas under control I plan to use it. Can't wait to use up scraps in a different way

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