Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Print My Pattern Sheets So They Are Full Size?

The actual pattern for most digital download projects is the very last page on the PDF file, which you will note is larger in size than all the other pages in the PDF. By default, Adobe Acrobat will shrink and scale down this pattern page to fit on the size paper you are using, so you will need to change the print settings to force the patterns to print at full-size. To achieve this, you will use a tiling print method which means the pattern will print across multiple sheets of paper that you then tape together to create a full-size pattern sheet.

The steps for printing the pattern sheet full-size are as follows:

  1. Open the PDF file and page down so the pattern sheet you want to print is displayed on screen and click ‘File’ then ‘Print’ and chose ‘Current Page’ under ‘Pages To Print’.
  2. Under ‘Page Size & Handling’ click ‘Poster’ and make sure ‘Tile Scale’ is 100% and in the dialog box called ‘Overlap’ we suggest you enter something like 1/4 inch or 5mm which means it will repeat that much of the pattern on each page to enable you to line up all the pages and ensure it’s the correct size when taped together.
  3. Press ‘Print’ and your printer should now print the pattern across multiple pages at full-size (100%).

If you need further help to print your pattern sheet, please contact us anytime.

How Do I Access Digital Download Files I Purchase?

Once you have finalised your purchase, a link will be provided for you on screen which you can click to download any digital files you purchase, and save them to your device. Additionally, you will receive an email with the same link that you can use and file for future reference, should you need to download your purchased file again at a later date.

I Am Having Trouble Downloading or Accessing My Digital File

If you have purchased a digital download file from us through this website, have clicked on the download link provided and are having trouble accessing or finding the file, first check your Downloads folder in the web browser you used to make the purchase. All files purchased through the Inspirations Studios website are PDF files, so you are looking for a .pdf extension or icon.

If you have purchased a Digital Book, the file size can be quite large and therefore may take some time to download. To open the PDF file, you will need Adobe Acrobat installed on your device, which you can download for free here

If you need further help to print your pattern sheet, please contact us anytime.

When I Buy Something, How Will It Appear on My Credit Card Statement?

Any purchases you make from within the Inspirations Studios website will appear as Inspirations Studios Corporation Pty Ltd. Subscription payments will appear as Inspirations Studios Corporation Pty Ltd.

Where Will Products I Order Ship From?

Most of the products you purchase from this website will be shipped from Australia, and therefore you should allow 7-14 days for any domestic customers, or up to 21-28 days for international customers for your products to be delivered. Some recent issues of Inspirations are stored in our warehouses around the world and therefore we will ship them to you from the mailing house nearest you to expedite delivery where possible.

Why Isn’t Everything Available Digitally?

We are currently working through our vast back catalogue of books and magazines and constantly adding new patterns and publications. If there is something you are specifically looking for, please contact us and let us know, we’d love to hear from you.

Why Aren’t All Your Books Available?

Some of our older books are currently out of print and we’re working on bringing them back either as a physical copy, or we’ll be adding them to our Digital Books library.

Who Is Inspirations?

Inspirations Studios Corporation Pty Ltd is an Australian company based in Adelaide, South Australia.  Our brands include Stitch.ology, Country Bumpkin, Australian Smocking & Embroidery (AS&E), Beating Around The Bush, the world famous A-Z series and our flagship product, Inspirations Magazine, which together have been global leaders in needlework books, magazines, kits, events and retailing since 1985. Today we are simply known as Inspirations and are home to the world’s most beautiful needlework publications.

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