FAQ

UPDATED JULY 7, 2020

I don’t have a lot of frequently asked questions, but will do the best to answer the ones I have.

If there’s something you need to know that isn’t listed here, feel free to comment or email me.

Where can I find your Published Work?

I have an in progress list of my published work under Published & More.

I can’t find your shop, where did it go?

I stopped selling quilt patterns as of December 31, 2019, though I do continue to have requests for my previously for sale patterns.

If you find yourself in need of one of my currently retired patterns, I will offer you the pattern in return for a small donation to a food bank, non-profit, or other similar charity in your area.

Email your receipt and I’ll be happy to send the pattern. Please, only one pattern per receipt. Mask makers, you’re welcome, too. Just send a photo or your story (for me only, not for publication).

 

Is your Harry Potter Quilt for sale or do you sell Harry Potter-related quilts?

All of my Harry Potter Quilts and related projects belong to my family.

I do not sell Harry Potter-related patterns, quilts, or quilted items due to copyright & intellectual property. To be very clear, because this is the number one question I’m asked: It’s illegal to sell anything branded Harry Potter (or anything else) without licensing, which I DO NOT have. All my Harry Potter-related patterns are free online as derivative art, shared with the understanding that it is to be used for personal and non-profit use only. You can find a quick reference to my Harry Potter projects here. The patterns are free on Fandom In Stitches.

Do you take commissions?

I am no longer taking commissions.

Do you take requests for paper pieced patterns?

Occasionally, yes, but requests are currently closed. If you are looking for fandom-based patterns, check out the Fandom In Stitches Suggestions page.

Can I sell items made from your patterns? Can I use them for non-profit purposes, like a swap or charity auction?

I do ask that you please do not sell items made from my patterns for profit.  If you use my patterns, you are accepting my copyright and agree not to sell.  This is standard for any pattern you’d get out of a book or magazine and also applies to internet patterns, both free and for sale, unless the patterns state otherwise.

I am more than happy for you to use my patterns and ideas in a swap, as a gift or for charity.  I do ask that you give credit either to myself or Sewhooked.

Do you have special software for designing your patterns?

For many years, I did not use any kind of special software for designing patterns. Because I’m an artist first, and came to paper piecing from that background, I started by drawing all of my patterns in Adobe Photoshop.  After years of drafting patterns, I started using Electric Quilt 7 in late 2010.

I’m semi-retired for now, but I do still occasionally draft patterns in EQ8. I have more about designing on the Paper Piecing page.

Where else can I find you?

Sewhooked is my first online home, but I also own and run Fandom In Stitches and am the volunteer webmistress for The Linus Connection.