interface with its sliding navigation bar down the left side lists the manufactures
included on the CD. Click on the manufacture name and the lines featured that
season are listed below.
Bottom line, name a designer or a line of fabric
you love and Stash has it.
To see the fabric lines included on each
Stash CD, Click Here
Self-explanatory icons guide you quickly to each feature found in
Stash. Hoover the mouse over the bottom right corner of each icon and the little
hint box appears to tell you what that icon will do. It also has a feature that
grays out the icons not available when using a specific function of search,
shopping bag creation, or browsing the Stash fabrics.
Simple to use tabs
at the bottom of the screen quickly take you to the fabric line in the Stash,
show you what you have added to your Shopping Bag, or the results of a color or
Stash has two ways to look for
4 to 50 fabrics per search.
- Search by Color
- Search by Category
you have found the fabric you want, save all as a Shopping Bag and import right
into Electric Quilt and you are off to your
latest snazzy quilt with a few clicks of the mouse.
that you have shopping bag ready to go, think about printing out your shopping
list. It is simple, hit the print icon and up pops a well formatted page of your
fabric selection ready to print.
Stash Fabrics to other quilting software
A frequently asked question
Question: Can Stash fabrics be
used in other Quilting software besides Electric Quilt?
Answered by Sharla Hicks: The Stash CDs interface is best suited to
be used in conjunction with Electric Quilt
but Stash does have the ability to export one fabric at a time as a bitmap.
The exported bitmap fabric can be imported into the following software:
Creative Impulse, PCQuilt, Quilt-Pro,
and graphic programs like Adobe Illustrator and Corel
Draw. Each of these programs uses bitmaps as their fabric file or fill format.
NOTE: Stash also can help narrow down fabric choices to color and theme included
on the CDs making it easier to find the fabric style needed. It also creates
printouts of fabric selections that can be taken on a shopping trip. Overall,
even though only ONE bitmap file at a time can be exported it is still faster
than doing an individual scan each fabric.
For more information on scanned fabric
or Internet gleaned fabrics, click
You do not even have to own
Electric Quilt to use Stash effectively, because
it exports bitmap fabric files, the standard format for fabric libraries in quilting
software programs like Quilt-Pro,
and other graphic programs and word processing programs. It takes a little longer
to export individual fabrics than to create the shopping bag feature designed
to interface face directly with Electric Quilt, but it certainly is faster than
doing all the work yourself.
Stash has two ways to install the program. NOTE: You
can install multiple Stash CDs that all can be used from the same interface screen.
Run from CD.
- Advantage: If your hard drive space is limited this
is an attractive option.
- Disadvantage: You have to keep the Stash CD
handy at all times.
2. Install all the fabrics at the same
time you install Stash.
- Advantage: Instant access to the fabrics
- Disadvantage: Bitmaps can add up quickly in hard drive space.
With today's 20-100 Gig hard drives this is not an issue, with older computers
it can be a problem, especially when installing multiple Stash CDS.
- Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP/7/8
MB hard disk space
- 16 MB RAM suggested
- No other software required
- Runs on Macs using Windows conversion software such as Virtual