LoveQuiltsUK does not condone the use of illegal or illegally-created cross-stitch patterns. We ask that our stitchers use legally-sourced patterns.
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 (eg Disney, Marvel, Minions, etc) it is almost certainly an illegal pattern. This includes patterns of licenced characters being sold on Etsy, Pinterest etc.
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 Superheroes etc). 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. (Please note that you need to be a member of our Facebook group 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 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.
Last updated: 18th June 2020