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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Quilt Math - Do You Have Fears Of Basic Quilt Math ? - Check Out This New Quilt Planning Tool by Amy Ellis

SewCalGal is always looking for ways to learn and improve our Quilt Math Skills. While SewCalGal  recommends Electric Quilt Software, for creating quilt designs, tweaking purchased designs, selecting fabrics and colors, calculating fabric requirements and more, I do realize not every quilter is comfortable with computers nor software and there are many that need help to calculate yardage when they tweak an existing design, or draw out their own unique design idea.   But there are just not many good tools available to help quilters with quilt math, until now......

Quilt Math is a broad area, but the basics of calculating fabric requirements to make a quilt can still challenge many quilters.  And, even those that can easily calculate how much fabric we need for a project, can feel it is a daunting task

Even the common quilt math question of "How much fabric do I need for my binding" can be challenging for many.

Needless to say, I am extremely excited about a tool that has been created by Amy Ellis (Amy's Creative Side).  First, I want to share a little bit about Amy:

Amy is a talented quilter, quilt designer, fabric designer, author, teacher and blogger.   On her blog, she has hosted the Blogger's Quilt Festival where quilters around the world show their beautiful quilts, and she also shares tips, tutorials and inspiration on her delightful blog.

As an Author, Amy has published several books with Martingale:

Modern Basics

Modern Basics II

Modern Neutrals

Think Big, which officially releases December '14

And she has designed a beautiful line of fabric called Modern Neutrals, with Moda.

But today, I'm delighted to share insights about a Quilt Planner tool, which Amy has just released.  This is an excellent tool to help quilters determine how much fabric you need for a quilt and/or binding of a quilt.  Check out this Youtube video she created that provides a good overview of this helpful tool:

If you have problems viewing this embedded video you can use this link to view it directly in Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agaYr-3Uifs#t=10

The Quilt Planner is a 5-page pdf document that you can print for each and every quilt you make!  Amy walks you through a progression of questions that help you plan your quilt. Each detail in the block is covered.
With each question, you will do a little math to determine the yardage required to make your quilt, and make a separate list to take to the cutting mat when you are ready to cut. There’s also notes on negative space in your quilt, and how to calculate the yardage, a list of suggested quilt sizes, and binding calculation. Finally, there’s a blank page for you to doodle and dream up your next quilt!

Through November 22nd, Amy has an introductory price of $12 for the new Quilt Planner tool, which is priced at $15.  She is also planning more Quilt Planner tools in the future. You can order a downloadable copy of this tool at: http://amyscreativeside.com/quiltplanner/

SewCalGal highly recommends the Quilt Planner to any quilter that feels challenged when it comes to calculating yardage for your quilt design and/or binding.  This planning tool will make it much easier for quilters to calculate yardage requirements for their projects.

 You can find Amy at:
blog: http://amyscreativeside.com/blog/
facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/amyscreativeside
shop: http://amyellis.bigcartel.com/
Moda Fabrics

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1 comment:

Missy Shay said...

I am terrible at math and a lot of time I end up asking questions on my blog for the answers. I know I am terrible! LOL This looks like a neat tool.