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Thread: Using an iPad for quilting

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    Senior Member aeble's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueSew View Post
    I think I am missing something here...I have a laptop PC with broadband mobile so I am on-line all the time (except in the Bershires of western MA where there is no telephone service!) with EQ7, all my photos of quilts and shows and ideas and patterns, all jpg's and pdf's, plus all my bookmarks and links to sites like the quilting board. I hook up my camera to the PC and download photos. I scan fabrics to the PC, tweak color in photoshop, and file in EQ7. I watch utube videos and search for patterns, shop for fabrics, and all that. I even tear myself away from it and do quilting. LOL!!!
    I think I must be missing something with this ipad/ereader/tablet thing but I don't know what it is. Bringing the device to the LQS?
    If I get one will it talk to my PC?
    Appreciate your thoughts on this folks....
    thanks
    If you get one, you would have a program called iTunes that you install on your PC and you can move files back and forth that way.

    I have a small iPod touch that I use to read my Quilting Arts pdfs, read this site early in the morning, I play games and read books too. I got mine when I was pregnant because my work bag was too heavy and my husband didn't want me to take my heavy books to work and back and I refused to not be able to read during the time that I'm sitting on transit.

    I love how light it is to hold and how I can have over 100 different books and magizines at my fingertips at one time.

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    thanks for the info on Zite. I have had an iPad for a while but didn't know about it. I have used most of the other apps mentioned here and I love my iPad a lot.
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    Oh I am so glad I seen this topic I didn't get a IPad ( cause it won't work with a panto vision for my Innova LA) but I got a toshiba thrive for Christmas I am so new at it. Quilt apps so glad this subject was brought up. I will for sure be watching it to.

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    I have the first iPad. The newer models are lighter in weight. I use iBook to store my PDFs. It was a free app. I read the quiltboard and facebook. I play games, read email and do ancestry.com. I
    watch you tube videos with earbuds while dh watches black and white airplane movies. He thinks I'm watching them with him.
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    I want to leave a ''thank you'' for Chay for the book bench instructions..Am going to try to make one of these for reading in bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueSew View Post
    I think I am missing something here...I have a laptop PC with broadband mobile so I am on-line all the time (except in the Bershires of western MA where there is no telephone service!) with EQ7, all my photos of quilts and shows and ideas and patterns, all jpg's and pdf's, plus all my bookmarks and links to sites like the quilting board. I hook up my camera to the PC and download photos. I scan fabrics to the PC, tweak color in photoshop, and file in EQ7. I watch utube videos and search for patterns, shop for fabrics, and all that. I even tear myself away from it and do quilting. LOL!!!
    I think I must be missing something with this ipad/ereader/tablet thing but I don't know what it is. Bringing the device to the LQS?
    If I get one will it talk to my PC?
    Appreciate your thoughts on this folks....
    thanks
    I have a desktop (which will be dismantled and given away), a laptop, an iPad and an iPhone. The difference between an iPad and a laptop is in the ease of carrying them around. I always have my iPad with me so I can read a book while waiting at dr or getting infusion treatments - I can use the Kindle app, the Nook app, the Google app to read books. Or do anything else that I do on my laptop. Twitter, Facebook, newspapers, etc.

    In fact I hardly every sue my laptop - that might be going soon too!

    Oh and it is easy to prop the iPad up next to my sewing maching or cutting board and following a pattern. No more paper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barking-rabbit View Post
    I have the first iPad. The newer models are lighter in weight. I use iBook to store my PDFs. It was a free app. I read the quiltboard and facebook. I play games, read email and do ancestry.com. I
    watch you tube videos with earbuds while dh watches black and white airplane movies. He thinks I'm watching them with him.
    I have had Ipad 1 nd recently got ipad3. Definitely heaver. I guess because of the camera

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    I have an iPad 3 and just love it!

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    I use my mobile and iPad to store books, patterns and anything to do with quilting. Out and about I am not able to connect with Internet but I take my iPad to classes to follow patterns. I store free patterns on a Peggy thing which I stick in machine. (Sorry learnt to use computer but never was told correct names).
    I do have a few apps on my mobile phone. But as I live in a poor reception area it does't work all the time. I do store kindle patchwork books . I have found that if I use my main computer and size the templates I can print off very easily no tracing.

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    For Android users there's Stitcher's Helper, Floss Checklist and one other that I can't remember the name of. Just check out opeware and see what else you find.

    I love my stitcher's helper and floss checklist. The checklist has other threads besides DMC, Anchor. It has Sulky and Gueterman (sp) as well.

    Good luck!
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