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    iPad and Quilting

    I saw a quilting book re: jelly roll patterns that I wanted to buy. I looked it up on Amazon and found it was $24.99, or I could get a used one for $19.99, or I could get one for my kindle app on my iPad for $6.97. Guess which one I bought????
    I love using my iPad as storage space for all my quilting patterns - quilts, tablerunners, wallhanging, etc. This way I always have the information I need regarding amount of fabric, etc.
    I love my iPad!!!!
    What do you use your iPad for?

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    After reading your post........I need/want to buy an iPad!

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    don't have one yet, but that application would be at the top of my list.

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    I have a couple of the free quilting apps on my iPad 2 but I mostly use it for the Internet and games! I have a lot of patterns bookmarked too I too love my iPad!

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    This post is convincing me now to go out and get and IPAD...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenJen224 View Post
    This post is convincing me now to go out and get and IPAD...lol
    Hehehe, with black Friday coming up, I'm sure there will be sales on them!

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    I use mine for storing pictures and patterns also. But I can't figure out how to upload OR print from it! Hate that.
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    I want one sooooo bad!!! I use a iPod but the screen is small! I keep telling DH that's what I want for Christmas but
    Feel bad about the cost!

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    What do I use my iPad for? Why, reading the Quilting Board (of course ;-)
    And watching Youtube videos by Sharon Schamber and the Missouri Quilt Company. My YouTube Favorites category is full of quilting videos, how many times must I watch "How to Miter Corners" before I do it right (sigh)

    It is a little hard to write a whole post on the iPad with that little 'virtual' keyboard so the desktop computer is used for that. However, since I got my iPad I am finding I spend more hours on it all the time. Just downloaded a How to Quilt book so I can have it right beside my sewing machine.

    The iPad is a great toy for adults!
    ​Quilt Police . . . Stay away from my door

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    I've got the Kindle, but all I know how to do is plain old downloading and that is it! I know zilch about the I Pad , and need to learn more about those(?????) I have a "feeling" that I will be getting a new laptop from hubby for Xmas. He enjoys using the one I got him last year so much, sitting in his recliner, I think he feels sorry that I have to actually sit at my computer desk in the kitchen. LOL

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    Oh. I also load audio books on it that I get from the library I love listening to audio books while I'm sewing.
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    Smile iPads to print & upload

    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.
    My new iPad isn't compatible with my old (but very nice) printer. I was told to email the pattern to myself & then print it from my computer command. For uploading from iPad to the Mac, save the page to iBooks, then open it (may be a .pdf file) and when you view it, note the 'send' square & use that to email it to yourself on your computer for printing. Also, set the sync options in iTunes when you have the iPad connected for charging to where items are automatically transferred between iPad & Mac.

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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.
    There's an app for printing but I didn't buy it because if I really need to print I'll just use the computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty1 View Post
    There's an app for printing but I didn't buy it because if I really need to print I'll just use the computer.
    Yeah, I print everything on my pc. But I wish could upload pictures from here. (here being my iPad)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty1 View Post
    Hehehe, with black Friday coming up, I'm sure there will be sales on them!
    I hope so (wink)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLWinston44 View Post
    Yeah, I print everything on my pc. But I wish could upload pictures from here. (here being my iPad)
    Oh, there's an app for that too. On another forum I'm on, they are always uploading screen shots from the game to the forum. I'll find out and let you know too! It would be great to upload pics here too!

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    I just love my i-pad. It has everthing I need or want to travel. I have e-mail access, internet access, apps for games, news, weather, and books that are free and purchased and audio books. I also have down loaded lots of music CDs and use this to listen to at home and in my car and sewing room. I have patterns I have saved for use when I am sewing. Beside my sewing machines, this is my favorite electronic gadget.

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    I love my iPad. I have been making quilted Christmas decorations and put the directions on my iPad including the detailed pictures, set it up on my sewing table and go to work. Also, I have subscribed to Pons&Porter magazine and beside getting the actual magazine, I have access to download it to my iPad earlier than the actual magazine comes and took it with me to the doctor's office and had my on magazine instead of Field and Stream.
    Busy in Ohio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty1 View Post
    Oh, there's an app for that too. On another forum I'm on, they are always uploading screen shots from the game to the forum. I'll find out and let you know too! It would be great to upload pics here too!
    Yes please!!!!!!!
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    there are lots of alternatives if you cant afford the ipad itself my hubby boughtthe acer iconia tab at walmart and it has more storage and you can even add a storage card to it and it has all the games/apps you could want at half the price of an ipad. my mil has a toshiba thats really nice too although im not as familiar with price, storage and options on it.
    carla m

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    DH and kids bought me the ACER HONEYCOMB, took me to Best Buy and said, get what you want/need for your birthday! Great hubby and kids :0) I wanted one next to my sewing machine to watch tutorials...I'm such a visual learner!

    I compared different brands and decided that the honeycomb system on the Acer was what I wanted...it had a larger screen ~ larger on screen keypad were the main reasons. It had all the apps I could imagine wanting and they're adding more all the time. iPad definitely has more apps available and that was the only complaint I heard.

    I'm not an expert, but I would suggest anyone considering buying any tablet take your time and compare the many different brands out there. All the whistles and bells available, and everyone has different ideas what is the 'perfect' brand/model is best.

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    that would be a good reason to get the new kindle
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85 View Post
    that would be a good reason to get the new kindle
    One thing you may want to watch with the new Kindle - the screen is 2" smaller than the iPad. That means everything will be smaller. If you've got good eyes, it won't be a problem. If not....

    Also, if your printer is wireless, there's a couple of apps out there that allow you to print from your wireless printer. Just be sure your printer is compatible before downloading it. I also have the app called Files2 (files squared), which I save all my PDF's to. I have one section for patterns, one for pictures, etc. Keeps them all categorized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nana2Sew View Post
    After reading your post........I need/want to buy an iPad!
    Me too !!!!
    God is good all the time.

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    I have it on my Christmas list.

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