Today I felt the need to talk about Commissioned Patterns.
It came to my attention that some feel that if they've commissioned a pattern from me, that said pattern and all its rights now belong to them......
Sorry, but you're wrong....
If I design a pattern then the design (pattern) belongs to me. It has my copyright on it and I can choose to resell that pattern as many times as I want. What you bought was a copy of the pattern to sew.
You may sell any of your completed sewn work as you choose. You may not resell my pattern or even make a copy and give it to your friends.
Once I've designed a pattern I decide if I can sell it again or not. Some have too much sentimental connection to the person and obviously I won't be adding those to my shop - not everyone's commissioned pattern will work for resale.
If you choose to show the finished sewn block or quilt on social media, then yaay! but please say that you got the pattern from Quilt Art Designs too. Thank you.
Thanks to those who give me a 'heads up' on patterns or images being used in a way that really just rubs me the wrong way.
This beautiful boy was designed last year and I waited all this time for the person to sew it up and show me a finished photo.
Thing was, that they decided to cut me out of all the narrative - and when I saw the photo on FB (I'm in the same group....) and added my name and answered a few of the people asking where to get it, they promptly removed that and the post and went and reposted somewhere else.
Luckily my peeps told me... thanks!
This pattern measures approx. 55x80" (140x200cm) and is on the Intermediate level.
Just because its large, doesn't mean its more difficult....
Now I've added it to my Craftsy shop
I've started a QA Designs Group on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns. I really love to see them all.
(when you open the shop.... click on the right side 'sort by tab' and press NEWEST.... then everything will show up)