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Bargello Designer 32

 

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Bargello Designer 32 Bargello Designer 32
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7

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Bargello Designer Review by Sharla Hicks © 1997

Click Here to go to the Quick Start Guide Picture of Bargello Screen

Bargello Designer 32 for Windows Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7 is a specialty quilt software designed to create Bargello quilts quickly and easily. Use Library templates and flames designs, or make your own version. It is the only quilting program at this time that has the built-in features needed to quickly and easily create a grid for size specific fabric stratas (sewn together strips) in rows (can vary row width) for Bargello designs like Peak, Valley, and Pomegranate. Then use one of the program color palettes and imported fabrics to paint the design. To complete/enlarge the design, use the Mirror, Reverse, and Double Tools for Horizontal and Vertical Repetitions of the beginning grid design. Bargello has no fabrics library directly in the program but has provided you with simple to use dialogue boxes to quickly find and VIEW all the fabrics resources available to you (other quilt programs, .bmp files, etc.), including the Internet. Bargello Designer 32 has the ability to open your Internet Browser of choice using your favorite quilting links to find new fabrics and other quilting goodies (unique in quilting software). A very rich list of Internet links is already started and you can add your own. You can even e-mail your design directly from the program to your favorite e-mail buddy.

Operations:

Bargello Designer is specifically designed for Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7. It has a standard Window Top Menu Bar and Toolbar with Shortcut icons. It follows the formula File and Edit Menu that we are becoming accustomed to in other programs, then it has its own program specific Drop-Down menus. Bargello Designer has 1 main view screen that is tied very closely to the Top Menu Bar for Drop-down Menus, Dialogue Boxes and Shortcut Icons to setup, alter, and color the on-screen Design. It includes many double-clicking mouse shortcuts for even faster dialogue box entry and exit.

Menus and Toolboxes: (See below, Quick Start Guide)

Bargello Designer relies heavily on Drop-down menus, Dialogue boxes, and Shortcut Icons. All program functions (layout and coloring) are tied directly to the Drop-down Menus and Shortcut Icons. Explore these options closely to get up and running quickly. Program-specific menus include: Bargello, (use to design layout for Bargello grid), Design (use to tweak and expand design), Options (use to tweak Bargello grid on-screen look and to select and edit color palettes), Yardage (use to view yardage requirement for Bargello and calculate border yardage, plus quilt size), View (use to customize view of overall Bargello program screen), Windows (use to manage multiple designs that are open at the same time), and Help (Tip of the Day, Help Files, and Internet connections).

Drawing Tools:

No drawing tools. Uses Menu commands to create Bargello Grids and mouse clicks to color Bargello Design.

Learning: (See below, Quick Start Guide)

Bargello Designer 32 is simple with straightforward features. Even if you have only a glancing knowledge of how Bargello designs are created, it is quick and easy to learn. Included is an optional startup, Tip-of-the-Day dialogue box to tweak your knowledge and skill for running the program. Windows experience will give you a leg up on mouse shortcuts like double-clicking directly on the design to open the color palette. The software package includes a very small but adequate get-started booklet. Additional documentation can be found in the Windows standard Help File in the Top Menu Bar that can be printed out. Do not be afraid to drop-down every menu and explore what each command line will do, this is the fastest way to jump deeper into how far you can push the program.

Bargello Designer 32 for Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7 comes with:

  • 23 Bargello Templates, 9 of the templates are Flame Designs
  • 4 Color Palettes
  • Slide Show Available

Computer Requirements:

  • 486 or higher
  • RAM: 8 MB, 16 MB better
  • 5 MB of hard drive space
  • comes on one 3.5" floppy disk
  • VGA monitor or >
  • Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7
  • mouse or pointer device
  • program developer, Sim Ayers

Quick Start Guide: Using Bargello Designer 32 Software

by Sharla Hicks © 2005

To Begin, use the Bargello Default settings:

1. Go to the top menu bar and select File.

2. From the menu, select New.

3. Change the Design choice to Peak, Valley or Pomegrante. See the below grids for a visual of the standard built-in design options look like with the defaults # listed above.

NOTE: I would suggest NOT selecting Basic Design as your first experiment because that is a uninteresting straight line across.

Each Number in the grid squares below refers to the each strip of fabric that makes up a strata (set of fabric strips sewn together that constitute the beginning point of the Bargello Design that will be cut into another strip that will be the Row (Row Numbers are listed at the top of the grid)

strata

basic design
Basic Design
Fabric 1 of each rows strata section filled in

peak design
Peak Design
Fabric 1 of each rows strata section filled in

valley design
Valley Design
Fabric 1 of each rows strata section filled in
pomegrante design
Pomegrante Design
Fabric 1 of each rows strata section filled in

4. To color a strata (the fabric choices) of the design with a solid color from the color palette.

color table with design in the background

  • Double Click on a number in the grid. In the above examples, #1 was selected. The default color palette opens.
  • To review the palettes found in Bargello Designer, click on the drop-down arrow in the Color Table dialogue box and make a selection from the menu.
  • Click on your color choice
  • Click OK Button. The palette closes and the # fills in across the design as shown above.

5. To fill with a fabric bitmap, repeat step 4 and this time, click the Bitmap Button in the Color Table.

6. Use the drop-down arrow to browse to the bitmap location.

7. Click on Bitmap file choice. If checked, the picture of the bitmap choice will appear in the Preview.

8. To fill the strata choice, click the Select Button.

9. To use the colors found in the Bitmap in the Color Table, click the Load Button. All colors from the bitmap will fill the color table.

10. If needed, click OK Button to exit the Color Table.

11. Repeat steps 5-11 to finish filling in all fabrics in the strata.

12. To explore additional Color options found in the Open Menu, click on each line of the menu and determine how it affects the palette and outline options for each row and text number. (See below Options Menu)

13. To explore additional color options for the fabric strata coloration, go to the Bargello Menu and select Strata Colors. (See below Strata Colors dialogue box.)

Color Table and Bitmap selections

Options MenuBargello Menu

strata colors

14. Also look at the Color Tool in the Top Menu Bar. menu color tools

 

15. To expand the basic design after it is filled with a solid dolor or bitmap, use the Design menu and select 2-3 of the designs choices. Watch the design grow.

Design MenuFinished Design

16. Use the Zoom tools in the top menu bar to view the complete design. zoom tools

17. To calculate the yardage needed for the finished design, go to the top menu bar and select the Yardage Menu. Select option to calculate.

yardage menu

 

Bargello Menu design options18. After you are comfortable exploring the standard default settings in Bargello Designer, you may wish to explore additional custom setups.

  • NOTE: You can create custom Bargello setups using the the tools in the top menu bar. Look at:

top menu row tools

  • NOTE: Also look at the Bargello Menu for additional options. The ROW OFFSET is particularly interesting and exploring the Width and Height Options creates some very original designs.

  • Return to Design Menu (see below) and explore how manipulating the Fabric Number options to alter the design in the grid.

Design Menu

19. Another excellent way to alter the design is to copy a section of rows that can be pasted to another place in the design.

  • Go to the top menu bar and select Design. (See above menu) From the menu, select Copy Bargello Rows. The Copy Bargello Rows dialogue box opens.

  • Type Copy choices into the appropriate boxes.

  • To Paste the Bargello rows, return to the Design Menu and select Paste Bargello Rows. (See above menu) The Paste Bargello Strip Rows dialogue box opens. (See below)

  • Type the first row to Begin the Paste of the copied section. Also, try each Mirror option and see how it alters the design.

  • NOTE: When you see a HELP Button in a dialogue box, click on it to find additional instruction.

copy bargello rows dialogue box paste bargello strip rows dialogue box

 

20. To look at other design templates that make a good starting point for a design:

  • Go to the File Menu and select Open.
  • Browse to the Template Folder.
  • Open several of the templates.

File Menu

Open dialogue box

template examples

Examples from template folder

20. There are several more goodies to uncover in the program.

  • Review each menu carefully.

  • I also suggest to explore further, look at the tips each time the program opens.

  • Also, review the Help Files (found under the top menu bar Windows Menu) for instructions that can be printed out and used as a reference manual. Please refer to an earlier article: Using Help Files Effectively in Quilting Programs.

 

Bargello Logo SOFTWARE
Bargello Designer 32
Download ONLY

Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista
Note: NOT Windows 7 compatible

More Info Here Review

NOTE: Available as a
DOWNLOAD ONLY (30 day trial)

NOTE: Please download to be sure works on YOUR system before purchasing. This program will NOT work on all operating systems & is NOT Windows 7 compatiable.

Slide Show Available

Item Code: C1
Weight: 0.00 lb
Our Price: $37.95
MSRP: $39.95
AFTER purchase you will receive keycode via
e-mail in 24 to 36 hours
NOTE: Please download to be sure works on your system before purchasing. This program will NOT work on all operating systems & is NOT Windows 7 compatiable.
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Save $'s Bundle PackageBargello Bundle
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  1. Bargello Designer 32 DOWNLOAD NOW ( 30 day trial) & receive Registration Keycode via e-mail.
    NOTE: Please download to be sure works on YOUR system before purchasing. This program will NOT work on all operating systems & is NOT Windows 7 compatiable.

  2. ONE Book Choice

    OR
    Bargello Hearts OR Bargello Quilts
Item Code: C3
Weight: 0.93 to 1.1 lb
Our Price: $49.95 to $52.24
MSRP: $59.90
AFTER purchase you will receive keycode via
e-mail in 24 to 36 hours
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