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My First Pre-Design

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I have a paper doll quilt that is going on the machine next. My customer wanted paper dolls quilted in the border like the ones that are appliqued in one of the blocks. Well, I dug out the Pre-design software I bought several weeks ago, took a picture of the applique, traced it in predesign and had my first project finished in no time. It\'s nothing like Loes or Theo would make, but I\'m pleased with it!! I just can\'t figure out how to get rid of the gray in the circles that connect the dolls.

Debbi

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Debbi Prodigy w/ Intelliquilter , A-1 Platinum Elite

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My goodness!


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

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Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
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Well, gotta say that "my goodness"still applies! Hey Debbi, congrats on playing with your paper dolls. I am sure that Loes & Theo will pop in and give you advice with your question.


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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Please post a pic when you are done with the quilt. Would love to see it. I quilted a paper doll quilt by Amy Bradley for my mother on my DSM before my lovely Freedom SR. I am curious to see how your border turns out.


Shannon

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More than cool....that\'s way cool.;) Down the road...me too needs this new toy.


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Hi Debbi,

Wow, that looks too cute!!!

Getting rid of the grey circles is easy: just set the View menu to show Lines Only.

The View menu in your drawing is set to show Color Fills, which is a view you would need for embroidery digitizing.

Really cute!!

Loes


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Art and Stitch - easy-to-use full digitizing software for longarm quilters and machine embroiderers

http://www.artandstitch.com/

Pre-Design Studio - the easy-to-use vector drawing program for embroiderers and machine quilters

http://www.pre-designstudio.com

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Maybe you could use the same paper doll of your border to create a matching block too:

In this example I traced one of your dolls, started drawing at the feet, to be able to align the dolls, selected the doll, took Pre-Design\'s Magic Circle tool and made it into this block. Then moved the points at the feet to make the entire block one continuous line.

Just fun :)

Loes

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Art and Stitch - easy-to-use full digitizing software for longarm quilters and machine embroiderers

http://www.artandstitch.com/

Pre-Design Studio - the easy-to-use vector drawing program for embroiderers and machine quilters

http://www.pre-designstudio.com

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To open a picture in Pre-Design to trace it: choose menu Background > Load From > Picture file.

In the example above (the paper-doll block), I right-clicked on Debbi\'s image, chose "Save Image As" and saved it on my desktop. Then I openen Pre-Design, chose menu Background > Load From > Image file. Browsed to my desktop and opened the image. In the next window I changed the height value into 6 inch and clicked on OK.

Then I took the Curve tool and started tracing just one of the dolls: I started at the feet because I wanted the doll to line up at the feet as one continuous line. Then I selected the doll, used the magic circle tool and played a little with the number of objects and the spacing. Then moved the end point of one doll on top of the startpoint of the other doll.

Oh and I had a cappuccino of course :)

If you look at the time between my two posts it took me about 17 minutes, but that includes making the cappuccino.

Hope this helps.

Loes


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Art and Stitch - easy-to-use full digitizing software for longarm quilters and machine embroiderers

http://www.artandstitch.com/

Pre-Design Studio - the easy-to-use vector drawing program for embroiderers and machine quilters

http://www.pre-designstudio.com

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Cute, I love doing the paper dolls on quilt borders. Claudia when will you be mailing the new CD/Book? I sent my order during MQS. I bought your program at the same time and love it!!! It goes great with my embroidery PE-Design. Can\'t wait to start printing pantos.


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I finished the quilt last night. The paper doll border came out great. The quilt is so cute. This is one lucky 5 yr old!!

Thanks for a great program Loes!!

Debbi


Debbi Prodigy w/ Intelliquilter , A-1 Platinum Elite

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Connie,

Well, I love to be called Claudia!! She is soooo talented.

Meanwhile I sent you a private email about your order :)

Loes


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Art and Stitch - easy-to-use full digitizing software for longarm quilters and machine embroiderers

http://www.artandstitch.com/

Pre-Design Studio - the easy-to-use vector drawing program for embroiderers and machine quilters

http://www.pre-designstudio.com

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Originally posted by dtreusch

I finished the quilt last night. The paper doll border came out great. The quilt is so cute. This is one lucky 5 yr old!!

Thanks for a great program Loes!!

Debbi

Wonderful! Okay Debbi, you may take 5 minutes rest now, take a nice cup of cappuccino and then send us the photos :)

Loes


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Art and Stitch - easy-to-use full digitizing software for longarm quilters and machine embroiderers

http://www.artandstitch.com/

Pre-Design Studio - the easy-to-use vector drawing program for embroiderers and machine quilters

http://www.pre-designstudio.com

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Hey Debbi, can you share a photo of this little girl\'s quilt? I would like to see your pre design in a real thing. :)


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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Shana and Loes,

I\'m at work right now. I planned to post a picture later. I think someone else was also wanting to see the design stitched out.

Debbi


Debbi Prodigy w/ Intelliquilter , A-1 Platinum Elite

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Ok gals. Here\'s the finished quilt. Notice the purple doll applique towards the bottom of the quilt? That\'s what the customer wanted quilted in the border. Pre-design to the rescue!! Now I\'m off to have a cappuccino!!:cool::cool:

Debbi

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Debbi Prodigy w/ Intelliquilter , A-1 Platinum Elite

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