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Thread: does anyone know how to use excel for quilting?

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    Senior Member turtlerouge's Avatar
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    I would like to know if anyone knows how to put excel into use for quilting purposes. If so, PLEASE pm me, turtlerouge.

    It will be very much appreciated.


    turtlerouge

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    What are you wanting excel to do for you? I use it a lot of keeping records and lists.
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    Senior Member turtlerouge's Avatar
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    i want to use excel to help me make quilt patterns & whatever else I can put it to use.

    turtlerouge

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    Can't help you with excel, but I was wondering how your doll quilt turned out?

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    I use Excel all the time in my quilt designs. Alone or combined with Publisher, it's all I use. Adjust the spreadsheet grid to squares and treat it like graph paper (don't forget to save a blank sheet as a template).

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    Do you also use it to calculate yardage & the # of cuts for you? If you do, a tute would be f.a.b.u.l.o.u.s because then it would be way better than using EQ6!

    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    I use Excel all the time in my quilt designs. Alone or combined with Publisher, it's all I use. Adjust the spreadsheet grid to squares and treat it like graph paper (don't forget to save a blank sheet as a template).

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    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove
    Do you also use it to calculate yardage & the # of cuts for you?
    For some designs, yes; for most, no. I find the math parts of quilting extremely easy so usually just use a calculator and a scrap of paper.

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    I have used excel to design a few quilts but I am not sure how to explain it. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    I use Excel all the time in my quilt designs. Alone or combined with Publisher, it's all I use. Adjust the spreadsheet grid to squares and treat it like graph paper (don't forget to save a blank sheet as a template).
    great idea

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    I'm not an excel user, but I do use Powerpoint. I create shapes and can color them, etc. I'm sure there is a better way, but it helps me to visualize what I'm trying to create. I've just about finished the design for the memorial quilt that I need to start this weekend.

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