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    We travel overseas almost every year and whatever I have downloaded to my Kindle is also on our iPad, so my DH has a choice of reading (the ONLY time he ever reads is on long plane flights.) It is also great to have for communicating with home provided we are in a WiFi area. We have an older iPad so are missing some of the fun features, but we use it every day. Oh, one thing I really like is being able to catch up on programs, like tv shows from PBS that the rest of the family is not interested in. The screen is gorgeous. And then there is Words with Friends.....
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    I never turn on a computer anymore unless I need flash (I have iPad original) or need to update iPad software. I have digital quilt magazines, books, patterns....quilt board and all my shopping. It goes everywhere with me.

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    I have an i-pad and I bought it to get free books to read. I try getting them from the library but I have to wait forever
    so haven't had much luck. I guess I don't know how to use it I guess I just dont know how to use it. If anybody has
    any suggestions on how to use it I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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    Congrads, I just over the weekend got my Babylock Crown Jewel longarm and a Babylock Sophia 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLWinston44 View Post
    I use mine for storing pictures and patterns also. But I can't figure out how to upload OR print from it! Hate that.
    Get the Evernote app. Also put it on your pc and laptop. It will automatically sync with ipad and you can print from the pc without having to purchase an air printer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarawall View Post
    Do you mind sharing the names of the quilt apps? I just got my iPad and don't know much about the app part yet. Thanks.
    These two that I downloaded are free, go to app store and search quilting, there are lots more!

    LLWinston44: I did it, took some time, but I got a photo up! PM if you need help!



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    I use mine for everything!! Love it!

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    I would love to have an iPad, but opted for a Dell Mini-10 instead. I didn't like the virtual keyboard on the iPad and the printing problems. The mini-10 is larger, but still fits into my tote bags and some of my purses. I use it for listening to books while quilting and watching quilting tutorials while at the sewing machine in addition to other usual computer stuff. Might be a good option for those who are not Mac savvy. I would still like to have an iPad because I am a gadget junkie!
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    I love my iPad I use it for magazines. Now you can get stitches from interweave mag. I also have quilt apps I have quilting arts app. I also do collages for my blog and email them to my desktop to post. It's the greatest.
    It's also awesome for the children my granddaughter has learned so much from it.

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    I don't worry about it crashing because it's all on my laptop it gets plugged in and stored. Plus some of the apps have it stored on there site.

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    I love my IPad also. I could get more quilting done if it wasn't for this toy.

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    i love love love my Ipad. I said i didnt need it, had a puter, blah blah. Now you just try to get it away from me!!! Even in the middle of nite when I cant sleep Im on it, reading, surfing net, looking at pics, checking facemail, playing games, and checking out all the quilting and recipe sites. Ipad, cell phone and microwave go to desert island with me!

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    Wow! Now I'm jelous! I don't have a Kindle or an IPad! But...Christmas is coming...love getting great ideas! Thanks!
    Ronda





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    Great savings if you already own and ipad.

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    We use our I-Pad for quilting! I even have an app that looks where I am and then tells me (map or list form) all quilting stores near where I am.

    I've not figured out how to print from it either. I end up running downstairs, loading up the desktop and printing if I need to print.

    The I-pad is small and light - so it fits into my sewing space (unlike a laptop).
    Carrie, Queen of the Seam Rippers!

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    My son-in-law gave me his old iPad when he got the iPad 2. Now I wonder how I ever got along without it. I download books from the public library and have downloaded lots of old books with expired copyrights. I love reading books on my iPad because I can get a large font. This weekend, I was able to watch the 20/20 segment on Pat Summitt again. I like that fact that I can put TV apps on the iPad. As for quilting, I have two quilting apps that I really like - - QuiltCalc which lets you calculate the yardage needed for quilts, etc. and BlockFab-HD which gives you lots of quilt blocks, you can look at them in different colors, and it gives all the information you need for making a quilt with the block selected. Both apps are free. I have been very ill for the past 2 weeks. During that time, I have been reading the Quilting Board on my iPad. I was able to lie down and begin learning how to navigate the new format. As you can see, I love my iPad!

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    I love my Ipad2!!! I get my emails, take pics, download books to read, play games, banking, directions, watch Direct TV, get coupons, Skype and FaceTime with my grandkids. I would be lost without it.
    I did not get the IPad with the G3 options. Everyone has Free WIFI so you really don't need the the G3. I had a IPad and my husband loved it so and went out and got me the Ipad2. Lol
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    I have an ipad2 how can I use it for quilting? I am confused. I also have a laptop. Do they do different things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarawall View Post
    Do you mind sharing the names of the quilt apps? I just got my iPad and don't know much about the app part yet. Thanks.
    I like QuiltCalc by Kaufman. It is really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerinefamily56 View Post
    I love my Ipad2!!! I get my emails, take pics, download books to read, play games, banking, directions, watch Direct TV, get coupons, Skype and FaceTime with my grandkids. I would be lost without it.
    I did not get the IPad with the G3 options. Everyone has Free WIFI so you really don't need the the G3. I had a IPad and my husband loved it so and went out and got me the Ipad2. Lol
    We did the same thing. Husband gpt iPad and like it so well, I got the iPad2 and love it. Just wish I could upload pictures from it to QB.

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    Sounds like something I need! I am adding and Ipad2 to my Amazon wish list!

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    Yes - they do different things, and some of the same things.
    I use EQ7, 4D Embroidery Software, and I hook my sewing machine to my laptop. Those things I cannot do with the iPad 2. I can download all my quilting/sewing patterns to my laptop, and use it to view them. I don't carry my laptop with me everywhere I go, though. I do carry my iPad2 with me all the time. I never leave home without it. I can access my email, my contacts, shopping lists and all my quilting/sewing patterns from anywhere, if I have my iPad2.My iPad 2 is 3G and wireless. It is so handy to be at the grocery store and have your list with you (on the iPad2) or to be at the fabric store and see some fabric that "you have to have" and have my patterns with me so I can look to see what pattern I want to do with that "have to have fabric" and then know exactly how much fabric I need to buy. I got my first iPad for my birthday, from my daughter and son-in-law. She said her husband bought the gift and she was afraid maybe I wouldn't use it. Little did she know!!! I use it every single day, many times each day.
    There are some very good ideas for other uses in this discussion. Be sure and read them all.
    Quote Originally Posted by peggy463 View Post
    I have an ipad2 how can I use it for quilting? I am confused. I also have a laptop. Do they do different things?

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    This is meant for somone earlier in the post that was having problems using their iPad: Are you perchance near an Apple Store? They do in-store training in my area
    Last edited by lynnegreen; 11-07-2011 at 09:04 AM. Reason: I left out some info that makes the post make sense
    Lynne

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    My sweet hubby gave me one for Christmas last year. I didn't even know I wanted/needed one! I love it. I can sit in the TV room in the evenings with him but still play games or email of surf the net. Love it. (and the minute I put it down, he picks it up - hmmmm)
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    I finally figured out how to post pics directly to the forum by getting the PHOTOBUCKET app and it gives you choices of thumbnails and full size pics. Easy peasy.

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