Thursday, April 4, 2013

Quilting by Jeni Baker
Quilting, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Happy Thursday! Hope you're all having an enjoyable week! I don't have anything too exciting to share today, but rather a few housekeeping type things!

First and foremost, you may have heard that as of July 1st, Google Reader will disappear.  I'm pretty bummed, and was really hoping maybe they'd change their minds, but it seems that it will indeed go away.  I haven't found an alternative that I'm super crazy about yet, but Blog Lovin' has been the best contender so far.  In Color Order is on there, so you can follow there if you'd like! Either way, if you follow using Google Reader, you'll need to find an alternative way to get updates! I link to all the posts on Facebook and on Twitter too!

Now onto a slightly more serious matter.  I have gone back and forth about this for quite a while and honestly didn't really have a straightforward policy about it.  After chatting with a friend last month about this subject, it made me realize that I needed to be more specific and really make a decision about it.  I want you to know, that you are free to create items from my tutorials and sell them on a small scale: in your online shop, at craft fairs, to your neighbor, for charity etc.  I just ask that you please give credit to!

This however does not apply to the actual physical tutorial.  Please don't copy, redistribute, or sell the actual tutorial. They are a lot of work and that wouldn't be very nice! Thank you for understanding!

I've added these terms to the top of the tutorial page and to the bottom of the main page for your reference.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask!

George by Jeni Baker
George, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
On a similar note, you'll also notice a disclaimer at the bottom of every page.  I do receive compensation through my sponsorships, and sometimes fabric, books, or notions as well as compensation through affiliate links (Amazon).  I just want to be transparent, because I don't want anyone to feel like they're being taken for a ride!  These things help me keep the blog running and feed George the Rabbit lots of carrots!

Me by Jeni Baker
Me, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Now for happier, lighter things! I've been slowly re-doing all of the pages found in the tabs above! Most recently my About page.  You can now learn all kinds of funny things about me! I'd love to add more, so ask away, tell me what you want to know!

That's all for now! Onto business as usual tomorrow! :)


  1. It's nothing more than normal to not copy, sell etc your tutorials/patterns, is it?
    I think it's rather sad that not everyone understands basic etiquette.

    Anyway, keep up the good work, as I really enjoy reading your blog!
    I started using Feedly, which is quite nice.

    1. I think it depends on one's culture and experience if they understand the concept as basic etiquette (Although in my own mind I would agree it SHOULD be a given like you said). In the clothing world such is not assumed, so one blinks and there are a million off-shoulder tops by different manufacturers that rather look the same.

      Jeni, I appreciate the clarification and the acknowledgement clause for us crafters who have thought about selling something. I have tried to avoid patterns and tutorials who draw the hard line in the sand about selling items made from patterns. I often only make a quilt once just for the fun or challenge of it and I sincerely never know if I will decide later to sell something (I sometimes have to feed the fabric tribble, lol). I am so loving the your swirling stitch on the bright pink! Thanks for sharing!

  2. No need to justify yourself for being compensated! You have a great blog and make wonderful things!!

  3. You are very generous in sharing your tutorials in this way. You deserve success. Thank you for your lovely blog. And George is SO cute, my littlest boy loves it when he spots a photo of him if he happens to see me looking at your blog.

    1. my not-so-little boys do too! (and often ask: "Any George pictures?")

  4. Straightforward and generous rules, I think! Thanks for that!

  5. Excellent policies Jeni! I agree, tutorials are a lot of work! thanks for creating so many and sharing them with us.

  6. Your tutorials are sooo great Jeni! I appreciate your taking the time to clarify "permissions".

  7. I love your tutorials! I think everyone will totally understand too. I love George! I want one...*sigh*

  8. I really enjoyed the new About You... could you let me know what fabrics are in your hoops at the bottom? Gorgeous!

    1. Thanks! They are all vintage, from my Mom's stash!

  9. Is Google reader used for non-Blogger/Blogspot blogs?


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