A small but needed feature went live today. Now you can create circles to use when you design your own quilt blocks in Quilting Studio.
Just use the “Quilt Block Creation” tab and look for the “Add Circle” button on the right hand side. One caveat though: to change the size of the circle just use the width adjustment buttons. There is no height adjustment for circles (only one adjustment is needed).
Regrettably, recent changes have caused a problem with some of the old fabrics that were uploaded by Quilting Studio users. Some users will find that the fabrics they uploaded before Sept 10th 2012, will need to be re-uploaded.
If you do need to upload your fabrics again, you will then need to assign the newly uploaded fabrics to your quilt blocks.
This has been the first error resulting in a loss of data that Quilting Studio has ever experienced in over 10 years of being online. I personally apologize and thank you for your patience.
The much requested feature is now here. You can now upload your own fabrics to use in Quilting Studio. Simply log in to your User Account and click on Manage Fabrics.
Here are some guidelines when uploading fabric to Quilting Studio:
You can load up to 100 fabrics.
The best type of fabric image file is jpeg. But, they can be of type .jpeg, .jpg, .gif, or .png. If you don’t know what all this means, it just let’s you know that most types of image files are acceptable.
The fabrics will be deleted if they are not used in a quilt and are more than 6 months old. You can always re-upload them.
After uploading, your fabrics will appear in the “Uploads” fabric palette in the quilt designing software.
This video tutorial shows how to use the “Standard Quilt Layout” functions in Quilting Studio. This will automatically adjust the number and placement of blocks to fit the standard size you select (i.e. “King Size,” “Queen Size”, etc.).
This video tutorial shows how to use the new functions in Quilting Studio software to create Free Form Quilt Designs. You are not restricted to standard quilt sizes. You can place your quilt block anywhere, and at any size. You can even define your own patterns of your blocks.
Today, QuiltingStudio.com received a major upgrade. The new functions allow you:
Make your quilt any dimensions, from 36 inches to 120 inches.
Add any size border up to 12 inches wide.
Place your quilt blocks anywhere on the quilt (by dragging and dropping)
Re-size your quilt blocks to be anything from 6 inches to 40 inches wide.
Change the angle of the blocks to be “on point” (45 degrees or any angle in 5 degree increments)
Make your own pattern of the quilt block
To access these features, simply click on the “Free Form Quilt Layouts” tab at the top of the software. Learning to use these new functions will probably require another video tutorial. That will be coming soon. But feel free to start playing with it now.