I don't have any quilt design software, such as EQ5 or EQ6. Honestly, I am not sure I would like it or use it very often, so I can't justify spending the money.
I see fabric I like and get ideas from the fabric. I have an idea in my head for some fabric I bought recently, but don't know how to go about planning the quilt. It involves a center panel, which I haven't done before. Would you try to chart it out on graph paper, just freehand draw and guess at measurements, find something similiar is a book or magazine, or what???