EU Flag

This information only affects Inklingo quilters who are in the 27 countries of the European Union.

Traduction française.

Traduzione italiana

Effective January 1, 2015, it is illegal for Linda Franz to sell Inklingo downloads to anyone in the EU due to new EU VAT laws.



I am sorry this is necessary. I will update this page again if anything changes.

Thank you for understanding.



If you are in the EU and you buy even one download from the Inklingo website after December 31, 2014, it will put Linda Franz in violation of the law.

The EU penalties are so severe that if any ONE piece of information indicates that you (the purchaser) are in the EU, your entire Inklingo account will be suspended without a refund. Please don’t make me do that!

I cannot determine where you are located—but you do know where you are—so you are in the best position to determine whether you can buy Inklingo downloads without jeopardizing my business.

This is an unfortunate situation for everyone but there are alternatives which I hope you will find acceptable.


1. Quilters in the EU are permitted to use the Inklingo downloads they already have. Nothing changes.

2. Quilters in the EU are permitted to buy FREE downloads and physical goods like books. The new EU law only affects automatic downloads.

You can close this window and edit your cart so it only includes free downloads and/or books to be mailed.



The EU VAT law applies to “automatic downloads.” Some interpretations say that the new tax does not apply if the PDF is emailed to you. In other words, human intervention makes it not “automatic.”

Unfortunately, Inklingo PDFs are too big for email.

However, we can use a Special Order link, so there will be no extra cost to you—just inconvenience to both of us.

Instead of checking out normally, please make a note of what you want to buy and the prices. I can help you with that, if you let me know what you want.

If you would like to use PayPal, you may go to and enter the amount and your billing and shipping information in the spaces provided. ADD A NOTE telling me exactly what you would like to order (e.g. 3 cm or 1.5 cm Passacaglia shape collection—the size is important). You will then be directed to a secure server to enter your payment information.

As soon as possible after you make your payment, I will put the PDF(s) you requested in a special folder just for you and email you a link. There may be a delay of several hours because we are in different time zones. For example, if you order early in the morning, I may still be asleep.

When you have downloaded, you must agree to the normal EULA (End User License Agreement), so I can allow you to unlock it. I will then delete the folder and everything will work the way it normally does.

I think this method is worth a try because quilters in the EU get the same price as everyone else and don’t have to wait for a CD to arrive.

I have spent a quite a bit of time researching different alternatives. I hope this is a good solution for you.

Thank you very much for your patience and enthusiasm for Inklingo despite this inconvenience!


The Inklingo website may be adapted in the future to collect taxes on behalf of the governments of Europe but at this time the cost of changing the software on the website, changing accounting procedures, and administering the tax for 27 European countries is prohibitive. It is a very big burden for a small business.

Part of the difficulty is that it is the responsibility of Linda Franz to collect two pieces of non-conflicting evidence verifying the location of EU consumers to identify which of the 27 countries is entitled to the tax and to store than info for 10 years. Each country has its own tax rates.

Any or all 27 EU countries can require my financial statements to be audited if they think the country entitled to the tax or the tax rate (all different) has not been accurately submitted. Believe it or not, there are rules to determine whether England or France is entitled to the tax if a consumer downloads while traveling in the Chunnel! It is beyond complicated.

If circumstances change, this page will be updated.

I hope it will be possible to make Inklingo downloads instantly available to quilters in Europe again some day.

Thank you for understanding. I am sorry this is necessary.

Please close this window to continue checking out with free downloads but without any paid downloads.