Frank is an expert at using Quilt-Pro effectively to create blocks and quilts. This is a series of Hints and Tips on how to use Quilt-Pro more efficiently and effectively!
Sharla R. Hicks
The Snap-to-Grid is the most used of the Snap functions. To ensure that the Snap-to-Grid function can be used to align all Bezier curves when drawing symmetrical applique shapes, use the following guidelines:
The reason for doing this is because Quilt-Pro snaps the top left selection-box-handle to the grid first. If only one handle will snap to the grid it will be the top left selection box handle.
To elaborate further, we will use the vertical curve.
The same logic works for the horizontal curve.
If you need more than one curve or a combination of vertical and horizontal curves, they will all snap together perfectly if drawn as noted above.
by Frank Smith © 2000
Want a 90-degree arc tool that is a Patch Stamp you can join to Lines and Bezier curves to make patches? Draw one and save it in your tools folder!
Drawing and saving instructions:
In Screen Setting Dialogue box:
I was born in Haywood, West Virginia in 1935. In 1953 I joined the U. S. Marine Corps and after working my way up through the ranks, retired a Major in 1977. For the next nineteen years I worked in Service and Sales management at the local Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealerships. I am now fully retired living in Beaufort, South Carolina.
My Father and Mother taught my older brother and I quilting and other needlecrafts when we were 7 or 8 years old, joining in family projects. Quilting was a dormant activity from my teens until shortly after retiring from the Marine Corps.
While in the Marine Corps I was a computer maintenance officer the last eleven years of service. The tactical computer I worked on in 1966 filled an 8 ft x 8 ft x 12 ft communications van. That did not include the monitors or other peripherals, just a fully transistorized, state of the art processor. It did not have a fraction of the capabilities of the PC I am sitting in front of now.
My wife and I share an interest in quilting. My favorite is hand piecing quilt tops, which on occasion she quilts for me. I have completed one quilt (one) from start to finish, but most have been cooperative efforts. Come see our work at Linda Breshears' site. (www.compuquilt.com)
I joined the Quilt-Pro list to learn more about the program and stayed a member because of people I have met there. To join the Quilt-Pro List, go here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/quiltpro