Terms of Use

As a quilt and sewing pattern designer, I have decided to share almost all of my patterns here on my blog for free, using ad income to support myself and my business. I also sell $3 PDF files for most patterns if people prefer to print rather than read online as they sew. 

I love how I can share my ideas with anyone, whether they can afford to pay for a pattern or not. If someone can’t afford to pay $3, they may ‘pay’ by scrolling past the ads.

Please understand that even though you may have downloaded a pattern for free or only paid $3 for it, my business suffers as much as traditional quilt or sewing pattern designers when people illegally share my patterns. If a PDF file is shared illegally, the recipient has neither paid for my time and effort with money nor paid by scrolling past the ads. 

The images and content found on SewCanShe.com are protected by copyright laws. It is illegal to distribute or copy the content found within this blog without written permission. DO NOT edit or remove watermarks from any image. Images may NOT be used for any advertising purposes.

Home sewists may sell items that they make using my free sewing tutorials and patterns. They must use their own product photography.

Quilt shops or guilds may NOT distribute or reproduce copies of my files (even inexpensive files) to use for class purposes. If a teacher desires to use one of my tutorials or patterns in a class setting she or he may email the students the link to purchase the file or simply read the blog post. Sharing files electronically or printed on paper is expressly not allowed.

If you would like to share an image feel free to pick ONE OR TWO IMAGES of a finished item with a direct link to its original post. The caption must state Photo credit: SewCanShe.com. You may not use in-process project photos. If linking to one of my free printables or templates, only link to my blog post, not the printable link. Free printables are for personal use only and may not be shared, altered in any way, or hosted on any other websites. Thank you!

SewCanShe (Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

The SewCanShe Privacy Policy and other disclosures can be found here.

The owner of this website does not consent to the content on this website being used or downloaded by any third parties for the purposes of developing, training or operating artificial intelligence or other machine learning systems (“Artificial Intelligence Purposes”), except as authorized by the owner in writing (including written electronic communication). Absent such consent, users of this website, including any third parties accessing the website through automated systems, are prohibited from using any of the content on the website for Artificial Intelligence Purposes. Users or automated systems that fail to respect these choices will be considered to have breached these Terms of Service.