In a Facebook Group last week, there was a discussion on the best way to print a large block (when you don't own a large carriage printer). Yes you can still print it in Electric Quilt and tape the pages together -- but sometimes you just don't want to do that.
I've frequently used a pdf writer in the past, but found that my pdf writers limited me to an 8-1/2 x 11 inch size. However, Adrienne Quinlan shared with me that she used Bullzip pdf writer which handles up to size A0. I was so excited and knew I needed to give it a try.
My video tutorial this week is about installing and using Bullzip to print a 24 inch block to a pdf writer -- ready for taking to Office Depot and printing out at full size.
Here is the link to the Bullzip download page. (I just downloaded their freeware copy of the program.)
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Today I was working on a quilt for a future class. It is completely scrappy and I needed a lot of fabrics in a few different color families. One of those was white. I have lots of white prints in my fabric collection.
However when I went into Electric Quilt -- for the most part the whites were really not white but multi-color prints with a white background.
I found this commercial for FAB Detergent that showed my how to make my whites, whiter. But alas, I could not find FAB in the grocery store.
So I decided to create a new collection of true "white" fabrics in Electric Quilt just for designing in Electric Quilt.
Here is a quilt (not the one I was working on for my upcoming class), drafted with my "almost" white" fabrics.
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I am always amazed at the features Electric Quilt has built into the program. This tutorial is going to combine a number of them.
Back when I starting playing with dressed up half square triangles, I created these four blocks:
This week I am playing with these blocks in some of the pre-built layouts in Electric Quilt. See how I designed the quilts in this weeks video tutorial.
Check out the following quilts designed from each of the selected special layouts. Fabrics used in these quilts are from the Authentic Etc collection designed by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics.
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