A wonderful software programme


I am going to make a quilt. Something I have been interested in for a long time, but the time has come and I am deciding on a design. It will only be a lap quilt, and I will probably do a cushion or two first for practice. I got the graph paper out and started designing. Of course it was a laborious process and at the back of my mind, I thought there must be a programme out there for the computer which would speed things up. I was too wrapped up in what I was doing so just continued with my crayons, colouring squares and counting, until my OH said he thought there must surely be a programe. I did see if I could use Corel Painter for it, but it didn’t seem to do what I wanted, so I went to CNET and did a search and I found the perfect programme in the hobbies section. Its called Creative Designs Chartmaker and you can use it for embroiderie, cross stitch, quilting, beading etc. I have had great fun playing with it, designing all sorts of cross stitch motifs, and quilt patterns. It is available as a free trial for a month, and then you have to buy it, (if you wish). Its about £15 I think, but it is so easy to use, and perfect for the job, so I will be buying it. Check it out if you need something to help design patterns. I have cross stitch design CDs, but this is much easier to use, for designing from scratch. You don’t have the features like downloading your own pictures etc. That’s not what its for, but for saving time with the old graph paper. you can’t beat it!





2 Responses to “A wonderful software programme”

  1. April 22, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Fantastic,so pleased you are getting started. You know that is very professional doing it on graph paper…and is that the one you are doing…the rail fence ….cause I love your graphic and should have realised it would be purple!!! It is a healing and spiritual colour so will work on many levels for you…. as you make it and then use it. I am excited for you!

  2. 2 kimmikat
    April 23, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Hello K. Thanks for commenting. Yes, purple is my colour! (How did you know?) 🙂 I was just trying out ideas, but I am not using this one yet. See my next post for what’s about to happen!

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