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
Visit: www.quiltography.co.uk for videos and more.
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.
** 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 **
Select and change individual pieces at once, you can even save time and let Quiltography automatically select matching fabrics to change multiple fabrics at once.
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.
Rather than adding thick black lines around block pieces, Quiltography blends your fabric with subtle shading to give depth to your blocks and definition between your pieces, this makes sure it is your fabric that takes centre stage.
** 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.
Don’t restrict yourself to plain borders, 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 1.22
* Fixes a minor issue causing the app to crash if a user selects the small, non interactive placeholder circle on the shape wheel when designing a block template.
Sorry about the delay in getting this fix to you, there were factors outside my control causing the delay.
** Why not check out the videos over at www.quiltography.co.uk for tips on using Quiltography.
I absolutely love this app!!!
I was able to look at a magazine photo of a quilt my parents liked and recreate it by designing my own template block. I took pictures of swatches they liked and created different quilts, emailing them photos of each until I got it just right. I used a separate quilt calculator app to figure just how much to fabric buy. When my mom fell in love with a different fabric line at the quilt shop, I took photos right there with my iPad and played with The app till we were satisfied and made the big purchase knowing it will look great!
It is so easy to use that even my kids have enjoyed creating their own digital "quilts"!
This app is soooo worth the money! I had been longing to find something after my new computer made my EQ software obsolete. It may not be able to do all I could before, but almost. And I love the portability of bringing it with me!
I when I showed it to some quilters at a retreat, one lady was so excited to think how she can take photos of her crazy quilt blocks and then play around with them!
I am looking forward to creating many more quilt with it!
Thanks and God bless!
Nice Design App
I really like this app, just what I was looking for. I thought it was a bit expensive before I bought it, but I am happy that I did. It has quite a lot of standard and traditional block designs, which allows you to audition fabrics and designs simultaneously. This really gives you the opportunity to "see" what your quilt is going to look like before you buy fabric. I took my ipad to the store with me, took pictures right on the spot. I ended up with a color combination that I didn't think I would use, but which I love! I was also able to determine that staying within an analogous color scheme wouldn't give me enough of a deep value for the sashing to really make the design pop. This was great!
I was also able to design some custom blocks that weren't included, but there were some blocks with really oblique angles that I couldn't build in the app at all, so the design capacity is limited.
Like some of the other reviewers, I really wish there was a fabric calculator included. As I was auditioning fabrics for a pattern that I already had, it wasn't an issue. But for something that I am designing myself, this is a real short coming of the app and which I hope will be addressed in updated versions.
This is an expensive app, so I had high expectations.
This program is very basic. Adding your own fabrics is easy and works great, BUT there’s no scale whatsoever. You basically have to decide how close of a shot of the fabric you want to add. Especially if working with small blocks it’s crucial to know what the small fabric pieces will look like in your quilt.
also the program does not calculate how much fabric you will have to buy, you still have to do that yourself.
And in the end I was not able to design the quilt I wanted to make with this app because there is a limitation to how many blocks your quilt is allowed to have.
For a third of the price I would probably have rated it higher, but with high price come high expectations and those were not fulfilled :(
It’s great if you just wanna get an idea of how your fabrics are going to look in a quilt.