I am sharing the two most useful tools I use for writing quilt patterns.
2. After I design my quilt, I use Adobe Illustrator (AI) to write my patterns. (UPDATE as of May 2020: I have now learned to use InDesign and I MUCH prefer it!) I actually used Microsoft Word to write my first pattern. It worked, but it wasn’t pretty. I didn’t even know how unattractive and clunky it was until I really started doing my homework. I will never turn back from using AI.
I have thought about creating an online course for how to write quilt patterns. I’m thinking it would include step by step tutorials on using EQ8, AI specifically for writing quilt patterns, and some business tips on marketing, printing patterns, and the like.
Would you be interested in a course like that? If so, click HERE and I will get in touch and see if there’s enough interest and share some more ideas with y’all.
Do you have other questions about writing quilt patterns? There’s SO much to share on the topic, but if you have questions, leave a comment and I could even write another blog post answering some more specific questions if there’s an interest.
And if you are a quilter not interested in quilt pattern writing, that’s great, too! We need both the pattern writers and the pattern users! ?
If you are interested in writing quilt patterns, I highly recommend looking into the EQ8 program and using that 20% discount while you can.
Happy quilting and quilt pattern writing, if that’s your jam.
March 1, 2024
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