Thursday, October 24, 2013

Quilt Path - How to make concentric circles

Now that we know how to get Quilt Path to make a circle, we can also have it make concentric circles.

We are going to start with our 50 sided polygon.

Click the nodes button on the left side of the screen.  

This will highlight our circle with solid red nodes.  At the top of the screen click on the copy button.  

On the right side of the screen, under Patterns click on the edit button.

Since both of our circles are the same size we will want to re-size the selected circle.  Let's make it larger.  Click on the Size button.

To keep our circle looking like a circle and not an oval you will want to lock the aspects so that they change together, so we need to click on the lock icon.  We also want to make a dramatic change so let's change our step size to jumbo.  Now click the up button.

Notice how the circles are not concentric.  We still need to move the highlighted circle.  Click the Move button.  It is easier to control where we are going if we also change our step to small. 

Now use the arrow keeps to move the circle to the desired location. 

We now have concentric circles!


  1. Angela, do we have to "eyeball" the concentricity of those circles? Or do you have a trick for making sure they line up? Maybe nodes on the same line or something? And thanks for doing this!!!

  2. I did eyeball the concentric circles, but it was pretty easy to like them up on the grid. The jumbo setting seemed to make it a whole "inch" bigger or smaller. (It is not really an inch but that is what the grid looks like to me.) Which makes it a little easier. I will keep playing with it and see if there is a way I can get it to center. I knew that Linzi was looking for a way to do this and it was a way to play with the move and size features.