Copying Patterns/Copyright Protection
Our patterns are copyright-protected with copyrights owned either by the creator or by Northern Hearth. We personally ask that you to respect their intellectual property and their rights as a designer. If the following information isn’t clear, or if you have additional questions, please contact Customer Service.
Patterns that you purchase are for personal use only. They cannot be copied or distributed (for free or for profit). Patchwork templates or foundation patterns included in a pattern may be copied as necessary to create your personal quilt.
We are often asked whether a quilting guild can copy a pattern for use in a class or in the production of a raffle quilt. The answer remains the same: a purchased pattern is protected by copyright laws and cannot be copied or distributed in any way. If multiple copies are required, they must each be purchased. Patterns that are free downloads may be freely copied and distributed.
If you choose to show a quilt made from a pattern or adapted from one of the designs, you must credit the designer.
We work hard to ensure that our patterns have been appropriately tested and are clearly written. However, errors can and do slip by us. We assume no liability for any errors. Corrections to patterns are posted when available.
If the pattern is a free download, we will post a corrected version on our website as we become aware of the error.
Downloading Free Patterns
Many manufacturer’s make many of patterns available as free downloadable PDFs. To view and print the patterns, you need to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed, you can get it at http://get.adobe.com/reader/