Quiltmaker Patterns to Art and Stitch
A number of years ago (pre-Intelliquilter) I purchased Volumes 1-5 of the Quiltmaker Design CDs from Electric Quilt. I haven't looked that closely at them in the last few years. Loe Van der Heijden's comment on the Yahoo Art and Stitch group regarding EMS files made me think that these may be very usable designs for those of us with a digital longarm system.
First -- I checked out the copyright information. Digitizing is allowed for use in a computerized quilting system. Just no resale/mass production. Yeah!!!
Now a video tutorial on how i digitized one of these patterns using Art and Stitch. The design in this video is from Volume 3.
After going through this I got hooked on a number of the designs and found it fun to play with new variations of them in Art and Stitch. Even without Art and Stitch, you can create these designs for use on your domestic sewing machine.
Here is what I did with Fantasia (from Volume 4)
Here is Heart Song from Volume 4 with my Magic Circle variation in Art and Stitch.
Here is what I did with the Apple Charm Tack from Volume 2. I created a magic circle and then added curved cross-hatching in the center.
If you are interested in the Quiltmaker CDs, they can be purchased on the Electric Quilt website. They retail for $24.95 each and each CD has hundreds of designs. (After this week's tutorial I decided I really needed the remaining three volumes and placed my order. I'm looking forward to the added designs.)
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10/18/2014 03:13:33 am
Thanks so much Kari. I had also bought a few of these CDs and could not use the . Now you have given me a way to use them. Your weekly classes are superb. I learn so much from you.
10/18/2014 03:56:09 am
wow thank you for showing us how this works
10/18/2014 04:07:59 am
Thanks so much for tutorial. I have a couple of the cds and wondered if I could use in ANS. Looking forward to more tutorials!
10/18/2014 10:49:53 am
Thanks for the tutorial. I have all the CDs but haven't used them much - not I will!
10/18/2014 10:50:32 am
Sorry, correction: NOW I will!
10/20/2014 01:37:06 am
10/20/2014 01:22:00 pm
Thanks for the inspiration. These could be fun for either quilting on longarm or via embroidery machine.
10/21/2014 12:15:51 pm
Kari, Thank You for this video,
11/19/2014 03:15:35 am
Kari, correct me if I'm wrong, but could you have done just a section of the design then used A&S's circle tool to complete the rest of it. That way you wouldn't have to connect all those points. Of course that would only work on designs like this one.
11/19/2014 10:34:06 am
Yes you are correct Jean. You could have split and combined to form just one "repeat" within the block and then used magic circle. When the magic circle is completed you will want to connect the segments.
2/25/2015 11:09:28 pm
another GREAT video! I think I watched this one before it came up in the discussion today about how to search messages in the list. Since I did just get those activation codes we discussed, it's sure good to watch the video AGAIN! Thank you! and now I'll find out if I can Scan those images & use in AnS since I don't already have them on the CD but in books.
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