Our recent poll has convinced me to keep the free patterns section pages. It appears that 10% of you have found this site through the free patterns section! Thanks for the feedback everyone, your input has been very, very helpful. I'll be keeping the section up on the site, just without all the images I had.
Thanks so much to everyone who was helping me to put together the section in forum thread. I'm sorry you did all that work, only to have me change my mind! I hope you understand. I'll keep that thread up for now, just in case! I sure did feel supported to have everyone's help with that, how I love you all!
my original message:
The Free Patterns section will be removed. Not the forum section, but the section that has its own tab on the top of the page. I've been emailing pattern designers for permission to use their images, and have gotten more "no's" than anticipated. Their reasons varied quite a bit: there were issues with photographers and models needing to be paid if I used the image, and other random reasons you wouldn't necessarily think of. ...Oh well, it was worth a shot!
If you're looking for free patterns, I recommend going here
, or here
. These are the sources I used to compile that section of my favorite patterns. So it's all there! Thousands of free patterns; just not with images for easy browsing.
No regrets. I learned a lot about copyrights! (Important to know, in this field!)
With the help of the wonderful people on this forum, the pattern links will be transferred to a single thread on the Free Patterns Forum called "Amy's Favorite Free Pattern Links" (here
). There won't be the pictures, but it's a good selection of high-quality links. Thanks to all of you who are already contributing in this effort! You are making it possible!