LoveQuiltsUK does not condone the use of illegal or illegally-created cross-stitch patterns. We ask that our stitchers use legally-sourced patterns.
Good sources for legal patterns are: magazines, books, library books, official cross-stitch chart books (sometimes available to purchase on eBay). These are all legal.
It can be difficult to find legal patterns of licensed characters (eg Disney, Marvel, Minions, London Underground etc). As a rule of thumb, if you find a pattern of a licensed character posted on a website that does not belong to the licence-holder it is almost certainly an illegal pattern. This includes patterns of licensed characters being sold on Etsy, Pinterest etc.
Luckily, LoveQuiltsUK has negotiated a limited agreement with various copyright licence-holders to chart our own patterns for LQUK use only. These can be found here: LQ patterns and can be freely used for our squares. (Please note that you need to be a member and signed in to our Facebook group on a desktop/laptop computer for the links on the pattern page to work - we cannot have them publicly available on the web by agreement with the copyright holders).
A few additional patterns to the above are available but only on request (Harry Potter and DC Superheroes - please ask on our Facebook group about these).
We have been specifically refused permission by the copyright holders of the following: Minions, Peppa Pig and Pokemon. Please do not stitch these characters.
Designs to avoid in case of offence:
If you are in any doubt, please ask before starting to stitch!
Last updated: 15th April 2022