I recently got an app on my iPad (mini) for sketching/drawing. After playing with it for a bit, I discovered it was a great way to practice free motion quilting designs! I am always telling my students that a pencil and paper is a good way to practice designs and filling a space, with no risk or cost. This app, which is a free app called Brushes3, does the same thing. A stylus is nice, I prefer the foam tipped type which I got for $3 at my quilt shop (for touch screen sewing machines), but you can use your finger just as well. Just choose a plainer brush, and use the bar at the bottom to make it the thickness you'd like, the default was really thick, I think. Then remember not to pick up your finger/stylus to move to a new spot. This app has lots of other fun uses also, but I thought I would put this tip on here!
Otherwise, we're still busy cranking out cards, kits and patterns, hopefully we can come up for air sometime!
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I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of them have even been in Keepsake Quilting! I teach classes at local quilt shops, and would love to do more traveling and teaching eventually. I also have many tutorials, including some on you tube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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