The ILY is a common hand sign in both Deaf and hearing culture meaning, “I Love You”. The sign originated among deaf schoolchildren using American Sign Language to create a sign from a combination of the signs for the letters I, L and Y.
This product is a PDF file for you to download and print. For information about buying cards and thread see the tutorials section.
The design comes with a numbered diagram, a pricking pattern, and step-by-step instructions for hand-stitching your greetings cards.
The pattern size is 152 x 104 mm (6 x 4 inches).
Ease of use: 5
Your patterns can be accessed on the Internet from any computer, tablet, iPad, or iPhone whilst your download licence is active. Just use your email address or username plus your password to log in to your account.
The patterns are delivered in PDF format. Anyone, anywhere can open a PDF file. All you need is PDF reader software. This is available free from the Adobe website for MS Windows. Go to the Apple app store for the iPad and Play Store for Android devices.
Not sure if you have a PDF reader? Try one of our free pattern files first.
We only supply patterns by download. It’s a quicker, more cost-effective, and greener alternative to supplying by mail.
If you don’t have a printer a family member or friend may be able to help you print your patterns. Or this may be a good reason to treat yourself to a printer.
The Download Period
The patterns are supplied as a 12-month licence to download, save, and print for your personal use.
If you save a copy of the PDF pattern file to your computer you can use it for life as long as you don’t lose it and still have the software to open it.
If a file is lost after the download licence has expired a new licence will be required for resupply.
Tips for long-term use.
Back up a copy of the PDF pattern file to a separate hard drive, USB memory stick, or cloud storage.
Keep a printed copy of the pattern on file. If your digital copy fails you can resort to a photocopy of the printed pricking pattern.
Stitching Card patterns are licensed, not sold. A pattern may only be used by the Stitching Cards customer who completes the transaction (purchaser).
Stitching Cards grants the purchaser a personal, non-exclusive license to produce cards for personal pleasure and personal giving.
The purchaser may print or copy the pattern solely for the purpose of making their own cards. The license does not allow them to re-sell the pattern, swap the pattern or share the pattern.
Any card made from a Stitching Cards pattern and offered for sale must include a copyright notice with the words “Design copyright www.stitchingcards.com”.
Copyright notice stickers can be downloaded free from copyright stickers.
Any card made from a Stitching Cards pattern and displayed on the Internet must have the credit ‘Design copyright stitchingcards.com’ near the picture.
These patterns are protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties.
There is more information at Copyright Frequently Asked Questions.