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    Super Member Crafty1's Avatar
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    I received the McCall's Mar/Apr 2010 magazine today and read that the iPhones have "apps designed especially for quilters, including several free ones. You can use your phone to figure yardage on the run, check out photos of antique quilts, or dive into entire block libraries". Anyone with an iPhone or thinking about getting one this app might be great tool! I personally don't have one but now I want one :)

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    How awesome is this!!! :D:D:D

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    I have an iPhone (love, love, love it) and have two free quilting apps. One called Quilt Fab and one called Quilt Ref. Haven't used them yet, but, play with them now and then.

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    I have Quilt Fab on my iPod touch, have to check those others out!

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    Wow, that is interesting! Can you store list of your quilt books on it also?

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    Love my iphone, now I am gonna check those apps out! Thanks for the info.

    hehe- got my apps :thumbup:

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    I also have an Iphone & have QuiltFab & QuiltRef too.

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    I downloaded one called "Anne Smith quilting stash" podcast,anyone tried that?

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    I just got my issue today and was excited to read that. I have an I phone and am definitely going to check it out.

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    I have the ITouch, does the same as IPhone only no phone. I like my old Nokia open face cell phone, (the battery still lasts for two weeks and I have four bars everywhere). I have the C&T Publishing app and it's great. I'll have to get these others!

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    Got em! That was fast. I was surprised they were free! Here is the website to read about the apps.
    http://quiltfab.blogspot.com/


    The C&T Publishing app is Quick and Easy Quilt Block Tool. I use it a lot.

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    I used the quilt fab app all the time and even wrote about it on my blog. It is free and really works.


    http://polkadotsandbutterflies.blogs...ltfab-app.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty1
    I received the McCall's Mar/Apr 2010 magazine today and read that the iPhones have "apps designed especially for quilters, including several free ones. You can use your phone to figure yardage on the run, check out photos of antique quilts, or dive into entire block libraries". Anyone with an iPhone or thinking about getting one this app might be great tool! I personally don't have one but now I want one :)
    Now I want one too.

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    I'm glad you like my apps, QuiltFab and QuiltRef. It's been fun creating them. Let me know if there are features you'd like to see. I have another app in the works that has some fun eye candy to play around with. Since I've retired as a programmer, apps and quilting keep me off the streets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpodlecki
    I'm glad you like my apps, QuiltFab and QuiltRef. It's been fun creating them. Let me know if there are features you'd like to see. I have another app the works that has some fun eye candy to play around with. Since I've retired as a programmer, apps and quilting keep me off the streets!
    Just downloaded both! Thanks! Glad you are creatively occupied and not on the street! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Got em! That was fast. I was surprised they were free! Here is the website to read about the apps.
    http://quiltfab.blogspot.com/


    The C&T Publishing app is Quick and Easy Quilt Block Tool. I use it a lot.
    Thanks for the info! I'm going to do some research. If the apps work with the iTouch then I may get that instead. I can't text with the iphone, my fingers are a little big :evil: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty1
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Got em! That was fast. I was surprised they were free! Here is the website to read about the apps.
    http://quiltfab.blogspot.com/


    The C&T Publishing app is Quick and Easy Quilt Block Tool. I use it a lot.
    Thanks for the info! I'm going to do some research. If the apps work with the iTouch then I may get that instead. I can't text with the iphone, my fingers are a little big :evil: :lol:
    Try using a pencil eraser instead of your fingers.

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    22 yr. old Granddaughter has an IPhone, doubt she would be interested in that app, she has no interest in quilting. I hope when she gets older she will, hard telling what they may have by then.

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    OMG there is an app for everything.

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    Yes, they work on the iTouch (a.k.a. iPod touch). They will also work on the new Apple iPad that will be coming out in a couple of months. It's bigger (9.7" screen), so the onscreen keyboard is bigger too!

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    Does it work on the I-Pod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coconuts
    Does it work on the I-Pod?
    QuiltFab and QuiltRef work on the iPod touch (which is similar to the iPhone, but without the phone part), but not any of the other iPods -- there's no way to download apps onto the others.

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    I have the I-Pod touch. Thanks for the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty1
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Got em! That was fast. I was surprised they were free! Here is the website to read about the apps.
    http://quiltfab.blogspot.com/


    The C&T Publishing app is Quick and Easy Quilt Block Tool. I use it a lot.
    Thanks for the info! I'm going to do some research. If the apps work with the iTouch then I may get that instead. I can't text with the iphone, my fingers are a little big :evil: :lol:
    Try using a pencil eraser instead of your fingers.
    Sorry, but a pencil eraser doesn't work. These devices use a "capacitive material", which means it monitors changes in electrical current. Some people even have skin that is too dry to make it work very well! But you can buy an iPhone stylus, or make one with half a snap fastener, some dental floss, and an old metal ballpoint pen! If you'd like to try making one, here is a video:

    http://lifehacker.com/5277112/make-a...greasy-fingers

    Tip: be sure it's a metal pen and a medium size snap -- these techie guys don't understand snaps!

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    I have the Verizon Droid, and am still learning how to use it, but I can't find those applications anywhere. Can anyone help me with that?

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