Quiltography : Quilt Design Made Simple
By Christopher Oxley
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"The most fun we've had with an iPad app in a LONG time!" - Quilter's Connection Magazine
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A #1 Lifestyle App and the highest rated and best selling Quilting App Available.
Quiltography is a unique, time and money saving mobile digital quilt design tool for the modern quilter. Reduce the need to buy expensive quilt patterns, limit fabric wastage and make it quick and easy to search and audition fabrics to help design your next quilt.
** New Feature for v1.3: Yardage Calculator **
Need a helping hand working out an estimate for the fabric requirements for your newly designed quilt? Quiltography now does all the hard work for you. Just one button press away and you can have a full breakdown of the number blocks required as well as the quilt dimensions and estimated yardage for each fabric within the entire quilt.
** Your Stash, Your Way **
Take your fabric everywhere you go. Quiltography saves you money as there is no need to buy too much fabric or accidentally purchase duplicate fabrics. Record how much you have, where you got it from, when you purchased it and even how much it cost.
Quiltography automatically scans your fabric and picks up to 5 of the top colours to help categorise your fabrics, this saves you time and frees you up to do what you do best, quilt.
You can even import images of fabric you saved from the internet so you can audition fabrics before you even purchase them.
** Templates Galore **
Choose from over 180 hand crafted traditional block templates. Quiltography contains more block designs than any other mobile app. Each block is named to help beginners find tutorials online to bridge the gap between Quiltography and the vast quantities of quilting tutorials online.
Each block can be customised with any fabric imported into Quiltography. This helps users understand how the blocks come together and establish if fabrics will work together on the most basic level.
** Design Blocks **
Feeling adventurous? Create your own block templates from scratch. Pick a shape to add it to the grid, it animates onscreen and positions itself ready to be resized, rotated and flipped into place.
Colour your shapes to add definition to your designs. Use the template block designer to create something unique or to replicate a block you love.
** Audition Fabrics **
Auditioning virtual fabrics in Quiltography saves you from cutting into expensive fabric to find out they just don’t work, not to mention the feeling of knowing that the fabric in your local shop will look perfect in your next quilt before you even get to the checkout.
** Create Quilts **
Quiltography is so easy to use, you can create and edit quilts in seconds. Search blocks you have previously created by the colour of the fabrics they contain or instantly create something new.
Quiltography allows you to add a border around your quilt comprised of blocks, this gives the flexibility of designing something classic and simple or something much more fun and exciting.
Adjust the sashing width, add cornerstones, flip and rotate blocks. The quilt design tool also allows you to link matching blocks, this saves you time and lets you change multiple blocks instantly.
** Instant Photo Quilts **
Ever wanted to turn photos into quilts, this feature is for you. Simply import a photo of your choosing, and, in the blink of an eye, Quiltography will turn your image into a unique pixellated quilt design.
If the masses of squares are a little too overwhelming, not a problem, the photoQuilt feature offers an exclusive PDF pattern exporting tool. At the tap of a button, your photoQuilt will be turned into an easy to follow pattern that can be shared with friends or family, you can even print it and follow the instructions to make that unique quilt.
Immortalise someone special using photoQuilt by Quiltography.
What's New in Version 1.30
**** New Feature: Yardage Calculator ****
Quiltography now allows you to calculate yardage requirements, quilt sizes and more just by setting your desired block size.
Updated the User Interface in line with iOS 7 Guidelines.
Optimised for iOS7 and iOS 8.
Maximum quilt sizes have been increased from 10 x 10 to 15 x 15.
Fixed an issue with the photoQuilt image miscalculating images that are wider than they are tall.
Added names of quilts to the “my Quilts” section.
Ordered the template blocks by name instead of number of pieces.
Added an "Updates"" panel to make it easier to identify recent updates to Quiltography.
Added a version number to the main menu for reference.
Fixed an issue preventing some users from selecting template blocks.
Addressed an issue preventing some users loading saved photoQuilts via "My photoQuilts," if you are still experiencing issues, please get in touch.
Added a "trash can" icon to screens with items that can be deleted to make it easier to remove such items from Quiltography.
Added a button on the main menu under "Extras" to quick link to tutorial videos on YouTube.
+ Many more tweaks, bug fixes and misc. changes.
the developer actually responds! and it’s good.
I have been using this since it first came out. Updates do bring real updates and expand the program. I”m even more impressed with the developer. I’ve sent in two suggestions and given feedback and I have actually gotten a personal response when it was appropriate. I LIKE that this program is being supported and wasn’t just thrown out into appland to sink or swim. And I LIKE that this works. I use it often and especially when I want to try layouts and don’t have access to a design wall. I can play with my ideas when not in my studio.
I love this app. It is so helpful in designing, but also keeping tract of what fabric you have.
I would suggest taking a photo of your fabric outside of the app, then import to Quiltography.
This will give you the opportunity to edit your photo to get better color quality of the fabric. It's an extra step but it improves the picture.
I also write a clear description of the color in case the picture color is off.
I still have a lot to learn, but the more I use it the more I love it!
With iPad Mini's camera, include some white then hide
I do not like the colors the iPad mini's camera does with just fabric in the picture. There is nothing the Mini's camera can color balance to, so everything looks gray and washed out. Including some white or other background along the edge of the fabric while taking the picture, the color is much better. When the picture returns to the app, enlarge the swatch, so the white edge disappears, then save. Much better!