I’m very pleased to be one of the lucky individuals asked to introduce the Quilter’s Way’s new online tool: a Kit Designer which allows quilters to select a pattern, customize fabric choices, and then purchase all the necessary materials.
I think most quilters will agree that figuring out fabric requirements and visualizing the finished piece is one of the trickiest parts of the quilt design process, so this tool is an awesome resource for those who are looking for a user friendly, fun, and efficient way to plan their quilts. And it definitely helps cut back on potential fabric waste and excess purchases (which, ahem, I know we’re all guilty off).
One of my favorite features is that you can share your design with others via email, Facebook, Twitter, or your blog, and get feedback before making a final decision.
First things first, you select a pattern from 14 options. Then, you click and drag your fabric choices to create your unique design. It’s so easy!
I loved playing around this simple Framed Squares design. And naturally, I had a blast picking and choosing from solid Kona cottons. As someone who loves simple, geoemetric designs that let the colors shine, being able to instantly experiment with different colorways was very gratifying– and clicking the ‘undo’ button when you want to change your color choice is a whole lot less painful than seam ripping.
Of course, I love all the solids to choose from– but they also have lots of great pattern collections. And once you’re happy with your design, you can purchase the required fabrics, in the correct amounts, with the click of a button.
It gets better, folks. Jane at Quilter’s Way has very generously given me four fat quarters of polka dots to give away to one lucky reader.
Just check out the Kit Designer and leave a comment on this post about your experience (my one warning: it’s addictive)! I’ll select a winner by the end of the day Saturday (January 21st). Good luck– and happy designing!
To finish off the hop, be sure to visit Laurie’s blog tomorrow.
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