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Quilt-Pro Software To Make Templates

I get asked how I design my quilts often.  People aren't wanting to design something from scratch they just want to be able to lay out their quilt blocks and see what they would look like before putting them into quilt form.  I had been using Adobe Photoshop to do this but it's not user-friendly and not what I would recommend for the average user.  I was thrilled when the people over at Quilt-Pro wanted to partner up for a gift guide.  Really, after just a little bit of time with Quilt-Pro, I knew it was a winner.  I love the fact that we can print templates for quilt blocks right from the program, no more buying expensive templates for quilt blocks you'll only make for one project.

Learn how to use quiltpro software to make quilt templates

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Quilt-Pro software is great no matter where you fall on the quilter spectrum.  You can design blocks all on your own or use blocks in your library or even purchase some blocks to add to your library.  You can also import actual fabric so there's no more guessing if the fabric will work or not.

In the video below I highlight some of the other functions of the software but focus mostly on making the quilt block, putting it into a quilt, and printing the templates for it.  I also show a few things not to do, like not clicking things in the right order or not knowing left from right.  I shouldn't attempt to teach things after working all day.  I knew I could edit that part out but figured you guys would learn more from my goofs than anything else.

It really is that easy to use Quilt-Pro.  Quilt-Pro is $150 and add-on block libraries run between $10 and $25. I really do believe that it's worth the investment.  It is so versatile. There are over 60 tutorials on their website that include how to make curved flying geese and English paper piecing. You can even put your quilting as a layer over the quilt to see what it will look like.  Really though the ability to print our own templates and figure yardage is worth the price of admission for me.

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No more buying templates for quilting. Follow the video to see just how easy it is to print quilt templates

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  1. A few helpful hints: An easier way to rotate your blocks is to use the rotate tool on the floating tool bar. I also use the undo tool on the upper toolbar, rather than go to "edit". Instead of a floating toolbar, mine is docked on the side so it is out of the way.