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Computer Quilting in the 21st Century
An Overview of Quilting Software by Sharla Hicks

Episode 908

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Computer Quilting has come of Age!
What does it have to offer you the quilter?

by Sharla Hicks

Primitive Quilting Design Explored in Quilt Pro

Quilt Designer: Lynda Hall
Quilt Program used: Quilt-Pro

Ring Around the Posie
Ring Around the Posie
Star on a Tin Roof
Star on a Tin Roof
Tisket a Tasket
Tisket a Tasket

Story behind the quilts and the designer

Lynda is a quilt pattern designer and distributes her patterns under her company name, Primitive Pieces. She has her own website. Lynda uses Quilt-Pro to explore the large scale blocks and primitive feel found in her quilts designs. Using Quilt-Pro helps her find secondary patterns when combining blocks. The Quilt-Pro fabric palettes help her explore color options. Templates and calculates yardage is simple as all the work is completed by the quilting software.

When Lynda adds applique, if she finds what she likes in Quilt-Pro provided shape, she will use the applique stamp for repeats. Sometimes she does not find the exact shape she wants to use, then she creates the the rough shape placement in Quilt-Pro and then hand draws the final shapes.

Real Cloth Quilt
Pattern Available for purchase

Ring Around the Posies designed in Quilt-Pro
Ring Around the Posies

Pattern Available for purchase

Quilt-Pro's Appllique Stamp was used to create the applique shapes for this primitive design.

A Tisket A Tasket
designed in Quilt-Pro
Pattern Available for purchase

The applique shapes were roughly drawn in Quilt-Pro using layers to keep the shapes separate from the pieced blocks.

Real Cloth Quilt
A Tisket A Tasket was shown as a set prop when Simply Quilts taped this episode.
It is another example of Lynda's rustic style.

Tisket a Tasket

Pattern Available for purchase

Designed in Quilt Pro with free hand drawing tools for the general applique shapes.
The final shapes where hand drawn.

Stars on a Tin Roof

Designed in Quilt-Pro. Star on a Tin Roof uses a single block that is repeated four times. The repeat
creates a double seceondary pattern that makes the larger center star block and the star sashing.
This is the type of design ideas that are easily explored in quilting software.

Stars on a Tin Roof
Designed in Quilt-Pro.
This quilt was used as stage prop on the set when the Simply Quilts episode was taped.

Patterns by Lynda Hall of Primitive Pieces

Boogey Bears
Boogey Bears

Fiddlin Around

Forever Friends

Gramma's Vegtable Soup
Gramma's Vegetable Soup

The Hat Ladies
The Hat Ladies
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers
The Old Nag
The Old Nag

Pinny N' Pa
Wild Things
Wild Things





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Computer Quilting has come of Age!
What does it have to offer you the quilter?

by Sharla Hicks

Reviewed Quilting Software, DVD & CD Index

Electric Quilt Products
EQ Flagship Program
Electric Quilt PC
Quilt Wizard (Beginners)
EQ Stand Alone
Stash (fabric scans)
Dear Jane Design
Quiltmaker Collection Quilting Designs
Stitched with Love BK/CD
EQ Paper Piece
EQ Foundation Sheets
EQ Block Library CDs
Civil War Love Letter
My Dream House
EQ Printables
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Quilt-Pro for Mac
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Foundation Factory (PC & Mac)
Standard Editions
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Mac Quilt Software
Quilt-Pro 5 for the Mac
Foundation Factory
117 Paper Piece Patterns CD
Building Blks and Borders CD

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