Quilt Design

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Well, I’ve finally laid out the design for my quilt, which you can see here. I used Dia for the layout, which was pretty awkward. However, I think with some work, it could turn into a nice open source quilt design tool. I’ll have to look into that. The question is how many quilters are out there who use Linux…

A couple problems with using it as-is:

  • you can’t just enter dimensions for an object… you have to drag corners
  • no easy way to extend a pattern over a given area
  • no tool (at least not that I readily saw) to design components sheets (for basic shapes/blocks) Creating a Quilt Block sheet where you could select a particular block and easily size it (preferably with a “new project setting asking about default block size) would really help

Dia is similar to Visio, and as I recall, Visio had a way of designing components, so possibly a block designer could be a separate part of the program…