Sunday, January 5, 2014

Tech Sunday - Quilt Path Design Lesson?

Susan at Over The Top Quilting and I have been working on creating a panto using the fonts that are available in Quilt Path.  This is a more advanced item then what I have been covering, so I was wondering if it would be helpful to post a walk-through lesson for it.   The lesson will do two things for you...
  • You will get over any fear you might have of PatternCAD.  
  • You will end up with your very own, unique pantograph, because you will be drawing to link elements together.   
This is what will be covered...
Saving elements
Using layers - Swapping and Merging
Using the Pattern options - Draw and Edit - you will use most of the features in these options.
Using the optimize function - changing quilting steps and connecting elements
Using the End Point Continuity feature.  

I could break each part down and do weekly post for the next 3-4 months or I can do a PDF of the whole process.  Or I can do a combination of both, which might give us the best flexibility.  I want to get us to where we are doing more advance things, but I don't want to scare anyone off.  I promise to break it down, step by step, so that you can work through it and learn.  Some of the more complex items could be broken out into individual post with more information for anyone that needs it.  

I know I am not talking to myself anymore, so comment back or email me and tell me what you think!  Learning to use this program needs to be a two way street.  I have no problems sharing what I learn, but I need input to know what you want to learn too.  




7 comments:

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    1. Sharon, I hit the wrong button and removed your comment. I am so sorry, I did not mean to and I can't figure out how to fix what I have done. I am willing to help with Quilt Path. I hate that you are frustrated. Feel free to call or email me if I can help. I want you to love yours as much as I love mine.

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    2. Thank you for replying Angela... no worries about the deleted post, and thank you for understanding that there are Quilt Path owners out here who are frustrated with the lack of instructions... and most of all thank you so much for your willingness to share what you have learned! I hope you know how much all of your work and efforts are appreciated! I look forward to each Tech Sunday post... Please don't stop ;-)

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  2. I so glad to find some one that will teach Quilt Path. I have been struggling with Quilt Path, with issues in the past. Plus, no real instruction on how to use it. Anything you want to teach, would be very useful indeed.

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    1. I am sure that as we move forward the training will improve. But that does not help us a whole lot in the mean time. I am here if you need help or are having problems. Thanks for commenting!

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  3. I'm with Tina. I like interlocking patterns and would like to see how others do them. But anything else you can provide would be fantastic.

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    1. Tom,

      If you look on the Edit Pattern Screen you will see a Transform button. I have only played with it a little, but that is the feature that we will need to use to get pantos that we create ourselves to undulated. I will cover that feature later, but it is one that you might want to play with too.

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