Welcome to Tips and Tutorials On The 22nd (#TTot22). This is the second installment. Last month we had 7 entries, not including mine. At the bottom of this month’s entry are links to all the tips/tutorials from January or at my Pinterest board (here).
I want to suggest a few ways to use your cell phone as an aid in quilting. I have an Iphone; am not at all experienced in Androids, but I will try to suggest where you might find it.
Help Your Memory
I take photos all the time to remember the order I want something in. Here is an example of one on the ironing board. Easy peasy!
Check fabric contrasts (light/dark)
I love to do this. Sometimes it is really hard to tell which is the tones of your fabric. In the above pictures you can see that batiks vary between medium and dark. There are quite a few in that shot that read as the same tone; a little photo editing helps.
-First, make a copy of the photo.
-Then open your photo editing software. Usually there is an option for black and white.
-Save it and look at both of them to make choices about fabric placement
Check out Fabric Choices:
Sometimes I audition fabrics this way. I was looking for a background and selected the one on the right. Sometimes I take two pictures (or more) of each choice and make a slide show in my photo software and run it until I can say “yes” to one of the fabrics!
Sometimes, I want to see if I want to make more of a block. For this, I use and app called Layout (both Androids and Iphones have this app) which gives me simple choices. Mostly, I might want to see how something might look as an entire quilt.
-Select a photo from your phone; I used a block I had already cropped to the edges.
-Scroll to the far right and you have a 4 or 9 patch option
-Select the 9 patch. Save it. OR
-Add narrow borders (scroll on the bottom of the screen) and Save it.
You now have an instant preview of a quilt in your phone!
I hope there are some new ideas floating around in your head to help you with your quilting. I will be in a class at QuiltCon when this posts, but be assured I will check in when I can. It may take a day or longer to respond. Meanwhile, here is what was shared last month. You can also find the linky party in my going to this link or to my pinterest board,
January Tips and Tutorials:
Left Right Geese Tutorial
Chicken Wire Quilting
Jump Stitch Quilting
Low Tech HST Trick
Mug Rug, Soup Bowl Warmers, Cutting Triangles, Sewing HST
Mosaic Photos in EQ8
Coming Up on the Blog:
Awesome Ocean 2/29
Modern Quilt Guild Mini Swap
Quilt Con 2020
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