License and Use of Our Machine Embroidery Designs
You must have an embroidery machine in order to use these designs. These are digital files and not a finished product. Our designs may NOT be purchased and brought to someone else to put on a product. They are licensed ONLY to the purchaser of the designs. If you would like something stitched onto a product, please have the person doing the embroidery purchase the files.
We will not forward purchased designs to any email address or physical address other than the one used to purchase the designs.
Our digitized embroidery designs, either purchased or free designs that are downloaded, MAY NOT be sold, traded, shared, given away, or included in any design set. This includes purchasing with the intent to copy and share with your family or friends. You may not use ANY portion of our design or our exclusive artwork as a basis to create a new design and call it your own. Many hours have gone into these patterns to bring you unique, high-quality designs at extremely affordable prices. Please respect our work.
We reserve the right to immediately terminate repeat downloading abilities to any account holder who is known to be sharing designs.
You may not alter designs and call them your own or sell the altered designs. You may, of course, edit the designs for your own personal use.
Giving Our Designs As a Gift
Please note that due to the digital nature of our products, it is not permissible to purchase our designs and give them to another individual, even as a gift. We do offer gift certificates for sale. If you would like to give a gift from our website, please purchase a gift certificate for the recipient. Please follow the instructions on the purchase page and make sure to use the *recipient's* email address.
Using Our Designs on Items For Sale
Our designs MAY be stitched on items to be sold as long as they are not mass-produced (i.e., hiring someone else to sew the designs or sewing them on a production line). As long as only the individual purchaser sews the designs, there is no limit to the number of times you may stitch them on items for sale. Designs used on items for sale must be purchased. You may NOT use our free designs on items for sale. You must purchase the designs if you are going to make a profit.
We encourage the use of our designs to be stitched on items you sell! While you may stitch the designs on items to be sold, including iron-on applique patches, you may not claim to be the creator/designer of the designs themselves. Kindly credit Quality Embroidery Stitches by stating "Embroidery designs purchased from Quality Embroidery Stitches" and kindly link our designs to our website www.qualityembroiderystitches.com. This policy is to protect our copyrights. Thank you so much for your understanding of and cooperation with this policy.
In the event of a joint business where there are two or more embroiderers, a license MUST be purchased for *each person*. Again, our designs are licensed ONLY to ONE individual. Each embroiderer must purchase their own copy. In the event of a business partnership, each individual must have purchased their own copies. This is no different than other commercial use terms such as "2 user license" "3 user license" etc. Thank you for complying with our terms.
Use of Our Stitch Out Images
If you have a website for your business or sell on EBay or Etsy, or you offer your customers a choice of what they want stitched on the item you are making, then you are welcome to display our stitch out images from our *website only* provided you give credit to QES stating "These designs purchased from Quality Embroidery Stitches" and kindly link to our website www.qualityembroiderystitches.com. If you do not wish to credit our website, you MUST email us to inform us that you will be using our images and a link to where they will be used.
*PLEASE NOTE* QES does NOT grant permission to use our marketing images used on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest etc. for your stores or pages without express written permission from QES.
We understand a link is not allowed in EBay auctions. If you have any items you've made with our designs, we would be THRILLED to display them on our projects page and link to your EBay or Etsy store or website as well. If ever in doubt, we are just an email away and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may only use our design images if you have already purchased the designs
You may not share your login on our website with another individual. As a convenience to our customers, we have provided a venue for you to view all previous purchases and re-download your designs should you lose them or experience a computer crash. Please do not share your login or password with anyone. All downloads are tracked and monitored on a regular basis.
If we find designs being downloaded to multiple computers of one account holder, downloading abilities will be suspended without notice and further rights to future downloads will be revoked.
In regard to the returning customer bonus offers, your prior order must be in your name only. We will only honor bonus requests when our terms have been followed.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the digital nature of our designs and their ability to be downloaded instantly, refunds and exchanges are not offered. Please note that sales discounts are applicable on a PER ORDER basis. We are unable to add designs to previous orders, so please check your shopping cart before completing an order. This policy is firm, and we must adhere to it as to allow our continued low prices. If you receive a damaged CD, we will promptly replace it. If you have difficulty downloading your designs, please send us an email and we will assist you promptly. If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours, please re-send. Please note that we are closed on Sundays and all major holidays. You can email us at email@example.com.
Use of Artwork
Lastly, our designs are for machine embroidery purposes only. All designs, including the graphic images, used to create the designs are copyrighted. Graphics may not be used for purposes other than machine embroidery such as scrapbooking, silk-screen printing, vinyl designs, smocking, SVG files etc. You may not use the artwork/image of one of our designs to create a manual applique design. You may not use ANY portion of our design or our exclusive artwork as a basis to create a new design and call it your own. All artwork for exclusive use to QES is solely for the purpose of OUR machine embroidery designs.
You may NOT create derivative works with our artwork to sell, including SVG or cut files. You may NOT use our artwork or appliques as a basis for new designs. Our artwork is licensed exclusively to QES and is for *machine embroidery purposes only*
Thank you so much!
Please enjoy the designs and HAPPY STITCHING!