The first Quilt Path Camp is over. We thought everyone might like to see one of the exercises that we did during camp. Not only did we learn about Quilt Path, we made new friends. It is a little hard for me to believe that I will not be seeing these ladies all the time. I could not have asked for a better group of ladies for the first class. Thank you all for taking a risk on the unknown and for working so hard while you were here. And remember Duckie is watching you!
Now on to the tutorial...
Go into Design & Create – Pattern
Block-N-Block has a center start we will need to move it to the edge so that we can merge it together.
Make sure your nodes are on and that no nodes are selected. We are going to select the node on the right center of the block. To select the single node, draw a box around the single node. You want only that one node to be solid. Then tap on Tool – Move Start Point.
The node should now have the green start point circle around it. Now that you have the start point where you want it, we want to make a copy of our block on the bottom layer. So click on Layers on the File Menu bar at the top of the program and the tap on Copy to Bottom Layer.
This will give you two copies of your design on top of each other. We need to flip the top design to put the start point on the left So on the right of the program, under Pattern| Edit, Tap Select All – Flip and the top choice which is Flip Horizontal.
This will give you the start point on the left side.
Now we want to move our design on the active level so that it is to the right of the design on the bottom layer. You want to move the two designs so that the start points touch.
It may be easier to do this if you turn off your Nodes, Zoom in, change your step to Tiny and use the arrow buttons. Once you have it where you want it, Tap on the Layers | Merge button on the bottom left side of the screen.
Both designs are now on the same level.
Tap on Optimize.
You will want to optimize the design to take out the jump stitches and to connect the end point to the start point. Remember that last question that we normally say no to when we are optimizing, in this case say YES.
You can keep copying and merging designs to make a border.
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