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Quilt-Pro Systems has one of the best quilting softwares on the market for the Windows. It is a full featured program that will grow with the expressive quilter working in tradition, innovation and art..


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Quilt-Pro has always been one of Sharla's favorite programs for the expressive quilter looking for a strong quilting program in rich in traditional features but very flexible for experimenting to make the innovative quilt so she is very excited. Look closely at Sharla's Quilt-Pro 6 Review showcasing many of NEW Version 6 features and the older wonderful features.

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Review for Quilt-Pro 6 for Windows

Review by Sharla Hicks © 2008 & 2010

NOTE: Quilt-Pro 6 graphics and Quilt-Pro 6 text are courtesy of Quilt-Pro Systems

System Requirements:

NOTE: Wow! No backward compatibility issues when moving to Windows 7 and 8

  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 and 8
  • 550mb Hard Disk space
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device

Quilt Pro with an emphasis on the NEW Version 6's enhancements:

screenI have used Quilt-Pro since version one and Quilt-Pro remains close to its roots and has not changed any basic easy-to-use operations creating a quick learning curve for previous users.

Quilt-Pro is a traditional and innovative friendly. Help files make learning Quilt-Pro fast and easy. The new enhancements in Quilt-Pro 6 are designed to make navigation through the program using Wizards, new block design tools and feature rich right click menus streamline access to many of the strong features like layers, quilt layout, toolbar, fabric palettes and more.

Screens for Quilting Blocks and Quilts

screenQuilt-Pro has two types of screens, one for drawing blocks or quilts and one for automatic quilt layout. Quilt-Pro has the ability to have multiple screens for both the Block and Quilt Layout open at the same time (see example.) This gives the user the ability to work on multiple ideas at the same time without having to close the separate screens first.

Quilt-Pro's easy to use Color tools:

The Color Palette can be docked at the bottom of the screen (docked at the bottom of the screen is Sharla's favorite choice) The color palette can also float like the fabric palette does in previous example.


Color Tools

color tools

  • Paint patches with any fabric or color using the paint tool.
  • Select all Patches with the same color or fabric for easy swapping to new choice.
  • Use the Color Picker Tool to match colors and fabrics already found in a block or quilt.
  • New in Quilt-Pro 6: Move, flip and rotate patches with Select-by-Color Tool.

Improved Fabric Palette

Selecting a Fabric is super simple when the Tools Bar is on screen. Click on the fabric icon and a palette pops open. To change a palette, use the drop-down menu and select a palette choice by color, manufacture, my fabrics, patterns or themed.

  • Fabric Library inclues 3000 fabrics
  • View fabrics by color, pattern, manufacturer or theme
  • Library of over 1000 solid colors
  • Scan your own fabrics with the Scan Wizard

The Fabric Palette view window can be enlarged or reduced in size.

Fabric Palettes can be sorted by Color, Themes, Patterns, Manufacture, Favorites

fabric sorted by themes
Fabric Palette sorted by theme
fabric sorted by pattern
Fabric Palettes Sorted by Pattern

 

Quilt-Pro has developed a special website with new Fall and Spring fabric lines ready for downloading directly to your Fabric Libraries. This website can be accessed from the Help menu whenever you are online. These files also include new blocks and quilt projects that you can use.

Calculate Fabric Yardage:

Quilt-Pro has set up an easy-to-use Yardage Calculation command. It allows you to select several choices for calculating yardage. It gives you the yardage needed and the number of patches required.

Yardage calculationsYardage Calculations
New in Quilt-Pro 6: Add "Fudge factor" to yardage calculations

Binding yardage calculation is found in Quilt-Pro. You can add Straight, French or Bias binding to any quilt layout.

Calculate yardage choices

layers exampleLayers

The Layers found in Quilt-Pro are similar in function to other graphic programs like Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator. Quilt-Pro offers the ability to create 3 layers: (See Example)

  1. Stencil / quilting line
  2. Appliqué
  3. Base

Layers allow the creation of very complex blocks or quilts with appliqué and quilting overlays that are independent of each other for more control in the design process. Quilt-Pro has the ability to manage or add layers every time you setup a block or quilt screen using one of the Wizards or related dialogue boxes by having a Layer Tab in each wizard.

quilt wizard
Note the Layer Tab at the end of Quilt Wizard

Once you start using layers they will become indispensable when creating new blocks and quilts! Appliqué Overlay on top of a pieced block with layers is simplified a hundred fold.

layer button to leftThe Preferences Choice in Quilt-Pro allows you to individualize where you want the Layer Buttons to be placed on the screen, at the Top or Side:

layers buttons at top

Layer Preference Settings are liberal and allow setup according to the block or quilt design requirements.

preferences dialogue box

 

Finding the Block, Border, Sash, Quilt and Fabrics you want to use.

All Block, Border, Sash, Project and Fabric Libraries have 4 options for finding what you need. Use the freindly Block Index List with an interactive File Search that allows you to search by keyword, phrase, or file type. Very slick!

Block Library has over 1500 pieced blocks
with capacity to save any new block you draw to the library

•Blocks can be rotary cut or foundation pieced

Search for blocks by name
Now finding blocks is easier than ever with these new features

single block preview
Single preview dialogue box

broswer view
Browse (view)
multiple blocks, quilts, and fabrics then select or drag and drop your choice

  1. Favorite Blocks: create your own collection of your favorite blocks--just a click away: no more searching!
  2. Current Blocks: shows you the blocks currently in your quilt
  3. Recent Blocks: shows you the 20 most recently used blocks
  4. Search For Blocks: easy and simple to search by name. just type the name you want and go!
  5. New Back Button: makes it easy to access all the block library files

PLUS
The 1 Click Browsing
Top Bar
Click Icons in the Top Menu Bar

OR Click Icons in Tool Bar

Fabric Icon in Tool Bar open Fabric Palette
Click Fabric Icon in Toolbar
to open fabric palette

Opening the Block Libray
Block Browser

Click Fabric Palette Icon in ToolBar

  1. Favorite Fabrics: create your own collection of your favorite fabrics--Your favorites are just a click away-- no more searching!
  2. Current Fabrics: Shows you the fabrics currently in your quilt or block
  3. Recent Fabrics: Shows you the 20 most recently used fabrics
  4. You can also search for fabrics by color, pattern and manufacturer.

block library

Menus

Quilt-Pro holds true to the standard Window options we have come to expect in software. Quilt-Pro maximizes menus by using the drop-down menus, side flyout menus, dialogue boxes and right click mouse access to menus. Quilt-Pro has a streamlined the top menu bar so that you go to the File Menu to open all Files. (See example) Here you will find multiple options like New, Open, Open Recent, Browse, Save Palettes, Save and much more for Quilts, Blocks, Borders, Sashes, Color Palettes, and Fabric Palettes.

New in Quilt-Pro 6: Choose sampler: single or alternate block settings in ribbon/Icon bar when making a quilt

edit menuThe Edit menu (undo, cut, copy, paste, select all, duplicate) is available to both the quilt and block screens. My favorite selection is the undo up to 10 times feature.

quilt wizardFor the Block, Quilt and Screen options use the Wizards with multiple Tabs to guide you through set up for each. The example shows the quilt layout dialogue box.

The work space (screen view area) has an option to Show or Hide the Tool Bar, Fabric Palette, and Color Palette depending on your needs and the right click menus allow you quick access without having to go to the top menus to make changes. Preferences allow the setup of large, medium or small Tools Bar to meet your visual or workspace needs. Fabric and Floating Color palettes can be resized.

 

Quilt Layout & Quilt Wizard

Streamlined access to Wizards makes automatic quilt layout the star feature of Quilt-Pro. It has the ability to include multiple borders, inner and outer sash, and many layout options including an outstanding medallion quilt layout. The Quilt Wizard in Quilt-Pro has tabs for Layout, Size, Medallion, Borders, Sashes, Binding and Layers that lead you right through the process of selecting all your quilt layout options from beginning to finish.

Quilt Wizard Tabs

Open Recent Menu

Below view the Quilt Layout Types and Block Placement options. Quilt-Pro has layouts for Hexagon Blocks, Baby Blocks. Nice is the addition of the Freeform Blocks (a multi-sized block layout feature) like the one below where you can add a block in any arrangement or size you wish. This style of quilt is used often in the Country Style quilt with multiple borders.

Layout SelectionBlock Placement dialogue box

Quilt-Pro Quilt Layout has a 1 click block drop. Once you select a block in the Block Browser all you need to do is click on the Quilt Layout and the block inserts its.

New in Quilt-Pro 6, Expanded Quilt Layers
Expanded Quilt Layers for Stencils
Now it's easier than ever to place quilting stencils on quilts with layers

  1. Easier to use layer buttons--quickly show or hide a layer.
  2. Place quilting stencils or applique motifs where ever you want.
  3. Move stencils and applique motifs exactly where you want.
  4. Instantly change the color of a quilting stencil.

Quilt ExampleQuilt ExampleQuilt Example
Quilts with Borders added
2 Straight Block Layout created using the Rotate Block Tool
and a Free Form Quilt Layout for custom sized blocks

Quilt Example Quilt Example
Hexagon and Baby Block Layout
No borders added

More Quilt Examples

Quilt ExampleQuilt Example

Quilt Example

Quilt Example Quilt Example

Draw Tools

New to Quilt-Pro 6
Create new blocks without drawing a single patch

Block Frames
Block Frames
Frame any block with the new Block Frames Tool

Start with a single block and add one or more frames
Examples using Block Frame
Example 1 of Block Frame modifications
Examples using Block Frame
Example 2 of Block Frame modifications

THEN
Manager your new frame blocks using Snapshots

Snapshot dialogue box
View your snapshots in the Snapshot Manager.
You can easily save or delete Snapshots whenever you want

Snapshots enable you to quickly save your designs without
having to save and name each file.

You can quickly create endless designs:
don't slow down your creativity by stopping to save every file.

You can snapshot blocks you create with the Round Arranger, Twister, Block Frames and Magic Mirror Tools

Magic Mirror Tool

Magic Mirror Tool
Magic Mirror Tool block examples
Transform a simple block into many new blocks with the Magic Mirror Tool.
Create 4 patch, 5 Patch or 9 patch blocks

Flip, rotate and swap block elements for endless new designs
Select from any block in the Quilt-Pro LIbrary (or choose your own blocks
Audition new block designs without making a quilt.

Block Twister
Add "Log Cabin Twists" to any block with the new Block Twister Tool

Block Twister Tool
Twister Tool block examples
Twist Blocks from 15 to 45 degrees
Twist Blocks left or right
Twist traditional square blocks, triangles or hexagons

The operation methods in the Draw screen are very similar to regular graphic programs on the market with the addition of built-in quilt features that make quilting software more friendly when drawing patches for blocks and is the real reason to buy a quilt a quilt program. Blocks can be drawn with geometric shapes or using appliqué and the helpful layering option. This is a truly rich program for drawing blocks.

New in Quilt-Pro 6: Move, flip and rotate patches with Select-by-Color Tool

New in Quilt-Pro 6: Customize the Toolbar

customize tool bartool options dialogue box
Now you can create a custom toolbar by adding and removing Tools.
Customize to have Floating Toolbar or Dock the Toolbar to any side of the screen

Adjust the size of the Toolbar: large, medium or small buttons: you decide!

Adjust the size of the Toolbar: large, medium or small buttons: you decide!
See example of Tools Option Pop-up Dialogue box above.

 

customized toolbars

Two Custom Toolbars

New Standard Quilt Toolbar: Toolbar when on quilt screen will include just the tools you need for making quilts.

New in Quilt-Pro 6: align, delete and zoom tools available to add to Toolbar.

Quilt-Pro Tools Bar has 44 tools used to aide in drawing a block or assist in quick browsing through blocks, scanned photos and fabric palettes. The Tools include zoom tools, coloring tools, rotary cutter, patches, rotate arrows, edit tool, text tool, tape measure, grain lines, align marker, and grid tools. To help you identify each tool, hover the mouse over the icon and a text block will appear that identifies the tool.

Use the Text Tool to open the Enter Text dialogue box. Create documentation, quilt labels, lettering and more for a block or quilt. The background can be a solid or fabric fill. Font type, style, and size can be personalized.

Label example with text Enter Text Box

The rotary cutter allows you to slice up patches, similar to using a rotary cutter on fabric. Quilt-Pro has an alignment marker tool that will help with alignment of patches when drawing a block as well as when printing, cutting and piecing. Also new is the ability to add your grain line that has an optional printout choice when printing templates. To round out the Tools Bar functionality Quilt Pro adds optional functions tied to the Tools at the bottom of the Tools Bar for easy access and quick changes. These options appear when options are part of the tool. (Note the Angle, Horizontal, and Vertical options at the bottom of the Tools Bar.)

Drawing in Quilt-Pro does not require a closed patch like many of the other quilting programs. This option allows the line, arc and bezier curve tools to be used to create patches when joined (a separate function) or act as quilt lines on the blocks, great when creating stencils. Adding to the flexibility of drawn patches is the ability to select line width, color or style with dash, solid or dotted. These options allow you to create dashed lines that can look very much like a quilting stitch.

Patch stamp

The Patch Stamp tool brings you a prebuilt library of common geometric and appliqué shapes. The Patch Stamp dialogue box shows what has already been drawn and you can save new stamps to the library of stamps. Simply select one and draw it on the screen.

The Round Arranger in Quilt-Pro is found under the Effects Menu. It allows you to take any design and see what it will look like arranged around a circle. Flexibility is added to the setup options by allowing you determine how many designs to set, create an off set, add more than one ring, and determine the angle of the layout. The Round Arranger is wonderful for creating appliqué and wreath designs. Use geometric shapes to create kaleidoscope effects.


Round Arranger
Round Arranger
Make a wreath from patches using the Round Arranger

More Round Arrange examples
Round Arranger block examples
Transform an applique motif into applique blocks with the Round Arranger.
Round Arranger stencil examples
Turn a simple heart into elegant quilting stencils with the Round Arranger.

New in Quilt-Pro 6, Easier to Draw Pies and Arcs

draw pies and arcs
Now Perfect Pies and Arcs are just two mouse clicks away!
New drawing method makes drawing pies and arcs totally easy.
Just set the angle of arc you want and let Quilt-Pro do the rest!
angles available to pie and arc drawing tool

Included are 7 different grids for helping you create blocks. Check out the circle and 8-point star grids, pretty nifty! Quilt-Pro also has the ability to create and save your own custom grid from a drawing on the Block screen. Add powerful snap-to options like Snap-to Point, Snap-to Line and Snap-to Grid and the auto alignment for setting patches how and where you want are as good as any paint and draw program out there.

block wizard

Draw foundation blocks that can be numbered using the Foundation Wizard for sewing sequence, sectioning and printing with accurate seam allowance size of your choice.

Learning

Those familiar with graphic programs will find learning Quilt-Pro very easy.

For the rest of you, the Quilt-Pro Assistant allows instant access to rich how-to information. When the Quilt-Pro Assistant is achieved by a mouse click on any tool or menu item and the help file instantly jumps to the relevant topic. (See example.) This new mouse activated assistant eliminates the need to search through content indexes that often turn up dead-end searches because you do not know the correct keyword or phrase.

Another fantastic addition to the Assistant files is small video clips for some operations. For those you who do better by seeing than by reading these little clips will certainly fill the bill.

Help File Assistant
example from Assistant Help File
  1. Now you can "lock" the Assistant on any topic so that you can read and follow along without changing topics.
  2. Included all of the User's Guide lessons in the Assistant so that you can read each lesson on-screen. No more need to glance up and now at the User's Guide.

Learning Assistant
example from Assistant Help File example from Assistant Help File

Help is added by optional Hints & Tips that can be turned off when it is no longer helpful. After drawing a patch, the following pop-up will appear that gives options to proceed.

edit menudialogue box

To add to ease of learning Quilt-Pros menus follow the usual standard Windows fare with commands like duplicate, copy, paste, select all, but the menus also include quilt buzz words like blocks, borders, sashes, patch.

The on-screen Tools Bar, color and fabric palettes are graphically descriptive and makes it obvious most of the time where to go for what. Quilt-Pro does have some functions tied to the right mouse button for easy access that are not always as obvious and the Quilt-Pro Assistant fills that gap by telling you when a right click menu may be necessary.

The manual that comes with the program is well-written, step-by-step tutorial instructions for most of the functions and a small reference section and includes many projects for you try out.


Machine Embroidery

Combine embroidery with your quilts with over 2000 embroidery images from Amazing Designs. Just click on the Embroidery Library Tool and flip rotate or resize and combine thousands of images with your Blocks! This opens a whole new world of quilting possibilities.

IMPORT: Bring pictures from other programs to Quilt-Pro

Qult-Pro has the ability to Import USABLE Vector Based Images (objects AKA patches) directly to the Block/Draw Screen.

import pictures into Quilt-Pro
Imported wmf/emf file shapes come in as outlines.
Resize, reshape and paint any color you wish.

This allows Clipart outlines (fill is removed on import into Quilt-Pro) to be become the patches or shapes for an appliqué block.

Drawing Programs like Corel Draw and Illustrator will export picture files. The combo of being able to bring a usable images ready to be edited from a drawing program to Quilt-Pro is outstanding!

To bring the Frog into Quilt-Pro was very simple. Here is how I imported the frog:

  1. CorelDraw 8 program and opened up the Frog from a CorelDraw 3 Clipart disk.
  2. In CorelDraw, I exported the image file.
  3. Then I went to Quilt-Pro and Imported the frog to the Block Screen.
  4. It came in very large, so I resized to 12" and started painting the shapes.

For those of us who feel our drawing skills are lacking, the ability to bring already created Clipart that can be edited and filled with color directly into Quilt-Pro is a real blessing. Clipart graphics open up a whole new world of almost unlimited block sources to Quilt-Pro.

trace screen

Background Trace Screen

Quilt-Pro has the ability to import a bitmap into the background of the Block Screen that can be used to trace/draw landscapes, portraits, and other sources of inspiration.

The trace option allows the creation of very complex designs in Quilt-Pro that can become templates, blocks, and quilts and printed out as needed.

EXPORT: Send Quilt-Pro blocks and quilts to other programs or via e-mail to friends

Quilt-Pro exports blocks as usable vector images to vector based programs like Corel DRAW, Freehand, and Adobe Illustrator and similar software. And, the block or quilt can be copied to the clipboard that can be pasted into other programs as Clipart.

Below are some images created in CorelDraw from an original Quilt-Pro Quilt. To see how the export feature works, refer to Sharla Hicks' article, Import Quilts created in Quilt-Pro to CorelDRAW or Corel PhotoPaint to add innovative Coloring and Distortions.

Quilt-Pro to Corel Draw example

Original Quilt from Quilt-Pro

Quilt-Pro to Corel Draw example

Envelope in CorelDRAW

Quilt-Pro to Corel Draw example
Envelope in CorelDRAW
 Quilt-Pro to Corel Draw example
Bitmap Swirl available in
CorelDRAW 8 or PhotoPaint
in earlier versions 
 Quilt-Pro to Corel Draw example
Bitmap Glassblock available in CorelDRAW 8 or PhotoPaint in earlier versions

Exchanging Files via e-mail with other Quilt-Pro owners

You can e-mail your friends Quilt-Pro folders by saving the file as a packet file. A packet file is a special Quilt-Pro file that compresses the block or quilt and fabrics into one file that you can e-mail. The person receiving the file must have Quilt-Pro to open and view the file. Wow, this is fun option for participating in round robins through the Quilt-Pro Mailing List. For additional information about helpful Quilt-Pro resource like the mailing list, click here.

File menu for scanningScanning Wizard

The new Scanning Wizard makes scanning your favorite fabrics or photos a breeze. If you are familiar with a scanner interfaces with a program, Quilt-Pro is the similar. Plus, for the more novice scanner user, Quilt-Pro's hands-on Scanning Wizard takes you step-by-step through each step of interface needed to proceed. Then Quilt-Pro automatically saves your fabrics in the fabric, embroidery design or photo library folders.

scan what in scan wizard

Direct Interface with your scanner

Save from Quilt Pro


Documentation of Quilt and Block information

Use Text Tool to docutment block In the Block/Draw Screen, use the Text Tool to add any notes that you wish to include directly with the printout of a Block or Quilt. This option is very helpful for teachers who want to create a handout from drawn patches. There is no limitations on the amount of text that can be placed in the text box or the number of text boxes that you can add. Each text box can be customized with font, font size, borders and color inside the box.

Printing

You can print Yardage Calculations, Foundations, Templates, and Strip-Piecing charts as well as pictures of your blocks and quilts.

New in Quilt-Pro 6 is the ability to select all the below features from 1 simple to use Printer Screen

Printer Dialogue Box

The New Print Center puts all your printing needs in one location.
Just open the Print Center, choose what you want to print,
then preview your printoutst with real print previews!
You can also view your quilt and the unique blocks in your quilt.

Quilt-Pro 6 includes the ability to print yardage calculations, the block (regular blocks and foundation piecing blocks), and the overall quilt.

  • Strip-Piecing Charts are just a few mouse clicks away with Quilt-Pro. Just set the length of the fabric strips, the size of the finished block and number of copies you want and Quilt-Pro will do the rest!

  • Each Strip-Piecing chart tells you how many strips to cut, how wide each strip should be and how many shapes to cut for each fabric.

  • You can create Strip-Piecing charts for a single block or an entire quilt.

  • If you create Strip-Piecing charts for a quilt, Quilt-Pro will automatically fill in the block size and number of copies based on the quilt you created.

 

Quilt-Pro includes enhanced Template Wizard for Print Preview and to arrange Templates to fit optimally on page BEFORE printing.

Printing in Quilt-Pro 6 is the ability to make easy and accurate Strip-Piecing Charts. NOTE: Strip-Piecing charts replace the rotary-cutting charts in Version 5.

Strip-Piecing Chart

  • Preview templates, strip-piecing charts, foundation blocks, and yardage calculations exactly as they will print.

 

Print Template Preview
Template Print Preview

Quilt-Pro includes enhanced Template Wizard for Print Preview and the ability to arrange Templates to fit optimally on page BEFORE printing.

The block printing options includes custom size, templates (with variable seam allowance options), foundation piecing and the ability to print across multiple pages if block size is larger than paper size.

block print dialogue box
Print Templates Dialogue Box
NEW in Quilt-Pro 6: Center block, quilt, foundations or templates on page when printing

Templates can be individually selected for printing. A small diagram of the block in the print window makes this very easy to do. For a block with repetitive patches, Quilt-Pro can automatically select one of each repetitive patch for printing allowing you to save paper and printer ink.

Print Template Wizard

Foundation Piecing options includes the ability to section a block into piecing sections that can then be constructed into a whole block. Blocks can be flip vertically, horizontally, or mirrored/reversed (for iron-on). Foundation block or sections can be automatically numbered in the order that the pieces where drawn which at times is not correct and then you will want to use the tool that allows you to modify the number order. Quilt-Pro automatically determines how many patterns will fit on a page and inform how many pages are required to print out the foundation pattern.

Print Foundation Window
Foundation Printing Choices

Yardage Settings
Print Yardage Calculation

Preview Yardage Calculations
Preview Window for Yardage Calculations


Quilt-Pro Features Summary:

  • Text sensitive help when pointer hovers over a word, tool, or area.
  • One click of right mouse opens a shortcut menu to many of the drop-down menu features
  • Automatic-quilt-layout include multiple borders, inner and outer sash, and many layout options including an outstanding medallion quilt layout.
  • Drop blocks onto quilt layout. No more drag & drop.
  • Calculates yardage
  • Scan fabric, photo, or background base for tracing
  • Increased library sizes with over 2,500 blocks and fabric patterns
  • Can create new Fabric and Color Palettes.
  • Can edit colors in fabric and color palettes.
  • You can increased or decrease fabric palette size for viewing more or less fabrics at one time.
  • Fabrics revised to be smaller and more visually appealing. New Fabric and Color Palettes added.
  • Create your own gradient palette to simulate hand-dyed gradations.
  • Use Long Files when saving projects and blocks!
  • Import vector based clip art via the clip board from programs like Corel DRAW and Freehand for immediate use a block with patches
  • Multiple Block, Border, Sash and Quilt Library Preview Window.
  • Open blocks, borders, sash and quilts from preview window using drag and drop.
  • Open block from the Quilt Layout in a new window. NOTE: This will make saving a new block colorings from quilt layout easy.

Summary of Printing

  • NEW in Quilt-Pro 6: Strip-Piecing Charts with Quilt-Pro
  • Wizard for Print Preview and to arrange Templates to fit optimally on page BEFORE printing.
  • Easy to use Printing options.
  • Print Block to any size
  • Print Yardage Charts
  • Print Quilt or Block Overview (line or fill with fabric or color)

Summary of the really cool Drawing Tools & Screens:

  • New Drawing Tools in Quilt-Pro 6: You can snapshot blocks you create with the Round Arranger, Twister, Block Frames and Magic Mirror Tools.
  • Multiple windows of Quilt-Pro can be open. Work on multiple ideas at the same time, letting each evolve at the same time, real nice feature!
  • Draw foundation blocks that can be numbered for sewing sequence and printed out with accurate seam allowance of your choice.
  • Freeform Quilt Layout, AKA as the Block Screen, allows the creation of any quilt you can image, then ship it on over to the Quilt Layout as a single block and add border and calculate yardage.
  • Draw block screen that is large enough to draw block or irregular style quilts like the popular country set using all the easy-to-use painting, drawing, and editing tools for block, patch, or quilt manipulation.
  • Add text tool for creating class handouts or documenting progress of a quilt or block.
  • Multiple grids for block or free form quilt drawing (check out the circle and 8-point star grids).
  • Create your own grid and save for future blocks or chose one of the diamond, circular, 8-point, square, or isometric grids.
  • Tape measure to measure any line, any direction of a patch.
  • 5 rotation tools, including any angle rotation.
  • Patch tools like diamonds, circles, squares, edit nodes to reshape & resize patches.
  • Rotary Cutting Tool for quick creation of patches from previously drawn patches. Great for strip piecing, create your stripping then cut apart into patches, magic!!!!
  • The Patch Stamp™ Tool insert pre-made patches such as hearts, petals and leaves -- similar to clip art. Add your own designs to the Patch Stamp Library. Great for repetitive appliqué shapes in borders and blocks.
  • Freehand Curve Tools to create Stencils and Appliqué patterns more easily.
  • Patch Selection Tool to allow coloring of all the same Color/Fabric patches at one time.
  • Layered Drawing Board that has 3 layers: stencils/quilting layer, appliqué layer, and foundation/block layer, nice feature.
  • Snap-to Point or Snap-to line tools.

System Requirements:

NOTE: Wow! No backward compatibility issue when moving to Windows 7

  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7
  • 550mb Hard Disk space
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device

click here For additional information on how-to-use Quilt-Pro
refer to the resource section that includes Quilt-Pro Hints and Tips by Frank Smith and more.

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