Fabric Estimator Added

The latest new feature added to Quilting Studio is the Fabric Estimator. Just select the Fabric Estimator in the menu on the upper left. The page has a drop down menu of your saved quilts. Select your quilt and all the fabrics used in your quilt will show up. Along side them will be the estimate of how much fabric will be needed.

The estimates use a quarter-inch seam allowance all around each shape. The amounts are given in yards of fabric. This assumes a 45 inch wide piece of fabric and gives you the length that will be needed.

Give it a try: Quilt Fabric Estimator. This function is available for subscribers.

Fabric Uploading

The new version of Quilting Studio now has fabric uploading. You can upload 100 fabrics to allow you to plan your quilt using your actual fabrics. Just take a picture with your phone of your fabric. Take an image that shows approximately 6 inches of fabric. The uploader will automatically save a square portion of the image so you don’t have to do any editing. Or you can upload fabric images from somewhere else in any of the standard image formats (JPEG, PNG, or GIF).

Image of Fabric List in QuiltingStudio.com

Included with this update is the ability to manage your list of uploaded fabrics. You can easily see a list of your fabrics for renaming or deleting. Give it a try at QuiltingStudio.com

Block Creation Added

Now you can create your own new quilt blocks with the “Block Creation” function of Quilting Studio. It’s easy. Just hit the “Add Shapes” button and pick the type of shape you want. There are square, rectangles, right triangles, isosceles triangles, diamonds and ellipses.

You can put them on separate layers so that groups of shapes will have the same fabric applied to them.

You can adjust them by selecting the shape you want to edit and then using the movement and sizing buttons. Or, you can fine tune the size and location by editing the numbers next to the shapes in the list.

And, of course, it all works great on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Try it out!

An All-new Quilting Studio for 2021

Welcome to the new version of Quilting Studio. The new version is designed to work on phones and tablets just as well as it works on your desktop computer browser. It does not require a browser plug-in the way the old version did. Today, at it’s initial release, the new version has the following functions:

  • Log in with the same email and password that you have always used for Quilting Studio.
  • New users can hit “Try Quilting Studio as a Guest” from the log-in page. This allows them to try most of the functions but not save their work.
  • The Block & Fabric Selection part of the site is working. Subscribers can access more than 100 pre-made quilt blocks. Pick your block and add fabrics to customize it your way. Guest users (non-subscribers) can access two blocks.
  • Access 17 palettes full of fabric swatches for use on your blocks.
  • Save your newly designed blocks and retrieve them (including blocks created in the old version of the software).
  • A new contact function is up and running. Share your opinions and ask questions. Just go to the main part of the site and use the menu in the upper left to reach the “Contact” function.

There is still quite a bit to add but it should be all rolling out in the next couple months.
Go Try out the new Quilting Studio – Quilt Design Software!
Happy Quilting!

Circles added to Quilt Block Building

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).

Have fun!

Problem with Old Uploaded Fabrics

Dear Quilters,

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.

Brian
Quilting Studio