Hints & Tips for Quilt-Pro
Tip 8: Switching Snap-to Functions During The Drawing Of A Patch
Frank Smith © 2000
I have not found any reference to the
ability of Quilt Pro to switch from Snap-to-Grid to Snap-to-Point to Snap-to-Line
while you are in the process of drawing a patch, either in help or in the manual.
The capability, however, does exist and is very useful in drawing complex blocks.
Below is an example.
Example of changing snap-to function while drawing a patch
- Draw the blue-green triangle without the snap-to-grid functions
on. You can use a triangle or polygon tool.
NOTE: Draw the triangle
so it does NOT touch the grid (see Figure 1), this will allow you to complete
the following snap-to exercise.
Draw the red polygon
using the snap-to-functions for accuracy.
the tool palette select the snap-to-point
select the polygon tool .
- With the cursor at point A, click and release the left mouse button and
move the cursor to point B and click and release the left mouse button.
move the cursor to the tool palette and select the snap-to-grid tool .
- Move the cursor to point C and click and release the left mouse button.
Move the cursor to point D and double-click to complete drawing the red polygon.
Conclusion: The Snap-to functions
are not the only tools that allow you to change functions in the middle of an
operation. Some cause absolute mayhem to your patch, some will not change and
still others allow you to perform a function that will aid you in future work,
like the example above. I would suggest you play around with the tools.