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Frequently Asked Questions

Login and Account Management

  • How do I create an account?
  • Will you sell or use my personal information?
  • Help, I forgot my password!
  • How do I change my password?
  • How do I change my e-mail address?
  • How do I change my address?

Ordering

  • Only part or none of the pictures of the products are loading, how can I fix this?
  • What is a Discount Code?
  • How do I use my Discount Code?
  • What are the Terms of Use?
  • Is it safe to use my credit card?
  • What type of credit cards do you accept?
  • Do you sell your patterns wholesale to quilt shops?

Downloadable Pattern Basics

  • What are downloadable quilt patterns?
  • Do you have free patterns?
  • How do I download free patterns?
  • Do your patterns contain basic quilt making instructions?
  • How can I find the most recent patterns added?
  • I'm looking for a specific pattern, how do I find it?
  • Do you offer printed copies of your patterns?

Downloading and Printing Patterns

  • How do I download my patterns?
  • What is Adobe Acrobat Reader?
  • How do I download Adobe Reader ?
  • When I download a pattern why is it saying the file is corrupt?

 Use of Patterns

  • Can I print extra copies for my friends?
  • Can I teach your patterns in a class?
  • Can I teach a free pattern in a class?
  • Do I have to buy patterns for my students even if I'm not charging them for the class?
  • Can I enter a quilt made from an eQuiltPattern in a quilt show?
  • Can I sell a quilt made from one of your patterns?

Login and Account Management

How do I Create an Account? Creating an account will allow you to order faster, access your previous orders, and download our free patterns. Best of all, it's quick and easy. To create a new account, simply register and follow the prompts on the screen.

Will you sell or use my personal information? We're quilters just like you and we value your privacy. Rest assured that we will never sell your personal information to anyone. We will only contact you concerning your order(s) or send you newsletters if you've signed up to receive them. If you're subscribed to our newsletter, you'll receive it about once a month. We always include special sales, freebies, and/or discount codes for our subscribers so watch your Inbox for our newsletters (you might also want to add eQuiltPatterns.com as an allowable sender if you use a Spam filtering service).

Help, I forgot my password! Lost passwords cannot be retrieved, but you can reset your password and change it to anything that you'd like. To obtain a new password, click on the Sign In link. On the Sign In page, click the Forgotten Password link. Each time you click the link, the system will reset your password to a series of random letters and numbers which will be e-mailed to you. You should login immediately using this new password, then change it to a new one that will be easier for you to remember.

How I change my password? You can change your password from the Account Settings page. First, Sign In to the site. Then, enter your desired new password, along with your current password, and click the "Update Details" button.

How do I change my e-mail address? You can change your password from the Account Settings page. First, Sign In to the site. Then, enter your desired new password, along with your current password, and click the "Update Details" button.

How do I change my shipping address? First, Sign In to your account. Then, click the Addresses link on your account page. Click on the "Edit" or "Delete" button underneath the address that you want to change. Then, enter your updated address information in the fields and click the "Save Address" button. To add a new address, click the "New Address" button and enter your address information. Click the "Save Address" button to save your changes.

Ordering

Only some of the pictures of the products are loading, how can I fix this? First try clicking the Refresh or Reload button in your browser window. If that doesn't work, try clearing your browser's caches then reloading the page.

What is a Discount Code? A discount (or coupon) code can be used to either take a percentage or a specific dollar amount off your order. Each discount code is unique and is only good for a limited time. Discount codes will only be sent in our newsletter so be sure that you are subscribed to the newsletter so you'll receive these offers.

How do I use my Discount/Coupon Code? On the Checkout screen, you'll a summary of the items in your order and the text "Promo/Gift Certificate;" click this link and then enter the code in the box and click the "Apply" button. If the discount isn't showing up properly, check the terms of the coupon (some discounts may require you to order a certain dollar amount before it can be used, or are only good on specific products)

What are the Terms of Use? Our Terms of Use describes how you may use the patterns that you purchase. If you do not agree to the terms of use, please do not complete your pattern purchase. If you complete your order and download our patterns, you are agreeing to abide by the terms of use as set for in put Terms of Use policy.

Is it safe to use my credit card? Yes, eQuiltPatterns.com uses the best encryption technology available to ensure that your sensitive data is safe.

Which types of credit cards to you accept? We accept most credit cards such as American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. We also accept PayPal payments. Please note that the charge on your statement will read "ZDP Media Group, Inc." (the parent company of eQuiltPatterns.com). If you have trouble using your credit card on the site, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help. Please be sure to give as many details about the problem as you can so we can help you find a solution as quickly as possible.

Do you sell your patterns wholesale to quilt shops? Yes, we do offer wholesale terms to qualified retailers. Please contact us to request additional information.

Downloadable Pattern Basics

What are downloadable patterns? Our downloadable patterns are electronic documents (PDF files) that contain all of the instructions, photos, diagrams, and foundation masters (or templates) that you need to make the quilt shown. The patterns can be opened and printed using the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe. Resembling a book, every page of the pattern is professionally designed and carefully written. To ensure accuracy, every pattern is quilter tested and sewn. After opening the pdf pattern file on your computer, you may print the document on your printer.

Do you have free patterns? Yes, we do. You can find them by searching the word free in the search box.

How do I download free patterns? Start by select the pattern(s) that you'd like and Adding them to your cart. When you are finished with your order, go to the Checkout and follow the steps to checkout. If you are just ordering free patterns then you will not need to enter any payment information. If you are asked for payment information, please check your cart and remove the pattern(s) or printed pattern options that are not free. After checking out, you'll receive an e-mail with links to download and print your patterns.

Do your patterns include basic quilt making instructions? No. Our patterns include complete directions to make the quilt as shown. We assume that you have a general working knowledge of basic quilting methods (including basic rotary cutting and foundation paper piecing methods). Most patterns do not include lessons on construction techniques, although finishing suggestions may be included for some designs. There are many wonderful sites where you can find basic instructions.

How can I find the most recent patterns added? You can find the latest patterns on the front page of the site. Look for the "New" section. 

I'm looking for a specific pattern, how do I find it? At the top of the site, you'll see a search bar with a small magnifying glass icon to the right of the bar. Enter the your search terms in the bar and click the magnifying glass icon. The search results will include all patterns with the terms in either the title and description of the item.

Downloading and Printing Patterns

How do I download my pattern(s)? After you've checked out, you'll receive an order confirmation e-mail with a link to login to your account to download your patterns. If you need to access patterns from a previous order, you can find step-by-step directions on the Downloading Patterns page.

What is Adobe Acrobat Reader/Adobe PDF? Adobe Acrobat Reader is free software for viewing and printing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Portable Document Format (PDF) is the standard for the secure and reliable distribution of electronic documents and forms around the world. PDF is a universal file format that preserves the fonts, images, graphics, and layout of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. Adobe PDF files are compact and complete, and can be shared, viewed, and printed by anyone with free Adobe Reader software.

How do I download my free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader? Go to the Adobe website and select the appropriate version for your operating system. Follow the instructions to download and install the software (we recommend that you use the latest version available for your computer). If you have older versions of Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you should remove or uninstall before updating to the newest version on order to prevent any possible problems.

When I download a pattern why is it saying the file is corrupt? First, check to make sure that you are using the most recent versions of both Acrobat Reader and your web browser. Sometimes transfer errors happen and in most cases, simply downloading the pattern again fixes the problem. If you are still receiving the same "File Corrupt" error, try right clicking the download button and selecting "Open Using" Adobe Reader.

Use of Patterns

Can I print extra copies for my friends? No. When you purchase a downloadable pattern, you purchase the right to use the pattern to make quilts for your own personal use. The pattern's contents as well as the file itself are the exclusive property of the copyright owners. Purchasing a downloadable pattern does not give you the right to reproduce or distribute the pattern so your friend will need to purchase his/her own copy of the pattern. The only way that we (as pattern designers) earn money is through the sales of our patterns. If you copy and distribute our patterns for free, we are not able to earn money for our work which prevents us from designing and publishing new patterns for you to enjoy. We appreciate your support and hope that you will help us to end piracy.

Can I teach your patterns in a class? Our policy regarding teaching of our patterns is that each student must purchase his/her own copy of the pattern(s) being taught. As a teacher, you can either buy a copy for each of students and print them for your class or have each student purchase the pattern individually before class. Either way, each student will need to buy a pattern.

Can I teach a free pattern in a class? We value education and encourage you to teach our free designs in your classes. We ask that you let your students know about our site and that you only teach the pattern in whole and not in part (i.e. without altering the document in any way). Only patterns that are part of our library of free patterns and have a permanent $0.00 price may be freely taught and distributed. For all other patterns, students must purchase his/her own copy for use in class.

Do I have to buy patterns for my students even if I'm not charging them for the class? Instructors must either purchase patterns for students or students must purchase their own copies of any downloadable patterns that do not have a permanent price of $0.00 (free). Patterns that are offered at a discount (free for a limited time period) may not be taught unless students purchase copies of the pattern.

Can I enter a quilt made from one of your patterns in a show? Yes. You may enter quilts made from our designs in quilt shows. We ask that you include the designer(s) name(s) and source of the pattern on your quilt label as well as any applicable signage that will be displayed at the show. Please contact us if you need written permission and allow at least 7—10 working days for a written response. All copyright use issues must be done in writing and will not be handled by phone.

Can I sell a quilt made from one of your patterns? No. The patterns may be used for personal use only. You may give finished items as gifts. Quilts made from our patterns may not be sold for profit. Written permission must be obtained in order to use the patterns to make quilts for resale. Please contact us for us for more details.