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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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    Quiltography for iPad

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    My wonderful husband gave me an iPad for Christmas....what a guy!! For those of you who have one, have you found any apps that would be helpful for quilters? Or a way to use it for your quilting projects?
    I know it is an old post, but my girlfriend (A Quilter) and I (Computing Student) released Quiltography for the iPad yesterday if anyone is still looking or interested.

    There is a popular UK blogger who got a first look and is pretty impressed (Even if I do say so myself )

    https://twitter.com/LilysQuilts/stat...53790698074113

    We are also open to suggestions to help make it the perfect quilting app.

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    Plus I save all my patterns to pdf and email them 2 myself so that I may look at them where ever/when ever I want!

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    There's also Quilt Wizard, it good.
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    I have iBook,but how to save PDFs on it? Love the iPad .....there's always more to learn.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirty1mom View Post
    Go to the app store and get the iBook. You can save PDF files to it. Can also AirPrint for those patterns you want to print. Just make sure your printer can air print with wifi. The iBook app is free. I will be looking at the site app.
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    Several ppl asked about the iPad & what they are used for.I'm in my 4th yr with it ,using the iPad 4model now.There's not a day goes by that I'm not on line with it.The lap top has been sentenced to the closet.

    Just being able to sit in my easy chair with feet up is SO comfy,compared to hunching over a computer. I have the 16 with Wi Fi.The Wi Fi comes bundled with cable TV.Works perfectly,as does the air printer that is in another room.

    I can e mail our kids /Grkids about as fast as a phone call.I can watch all the cable tv shows on iPad...including networks etc.Find directions to most anyplace,hit print for a paper copy.Look up many,many recipes ,health info,any hobby info,local & out of state newspapers,Kindle books.Movie & TV listings,vacation info for anyplace in the world.It has beautiful pictures that just a click sends to anyone you want.I have calendar reminders,weather,clocks.Can watch sewing & many many more videos.

    Can be done in many public places,on the porch or back deck,at family ....as most have Wi Fi.
    Dr's offices,hospitals,colleges.....That is just the tip of the iceberg with what you can do on an iPad.
    I think most ppl love theirs. Know I do.
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    I forgot that I already have a reader......More apps than a person can keep track of

    [QUOTE=plainpat;Love the iPad .....there's always more to learn.[/QUOTE]
    Pat

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    i finally bought myself the newest iPad for Christmas. Love it! It's much easier to travel with than my laptop. Since I only got the wi-fi version, I decided to get the 64 gb one. I like to watch movies while on an airplane, and this is perfect.

    While at home, I am usually using all of my electronics simultaneously! I prefer to use my laptop if I have lots of typing to do. Sitting next to me will be the iPad often running a quilt tutorial for me to enjoy. My phone is always close to me as well for texting and playing games.

    Not quite sure how I managed to grow up in the 60's and 70's without any of these devices!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chay View Post
    Anna,
    I made an iPad cushion for a friend for Christmas based on a pattern I saw on a Kindle site that a woman was generous enough to share. I actually made 1 iPad cushion and 9 book rest cushions for my reading friends. Here's how:

    Cut out 2 pieces of fabric each 12 x 14" (for the book cushions cut the fabric 20 x 24"). Right sides together, sew around all 4 sides leaving an opening to turn. Square off 3 of the 4 corners - like you do when you make a purse with a flat bottom, meet the front and back seams of the corner and sew straight across about 2" down. (For the big bags I sewed about 8" down.) Turn the bag inside out and fill about 2/3 full with the styrofoam beads that you use to fill bean bag chairs. I bought an immense bag of beans for about $13 and ended up using all of them because I made so many cushions. Hand sew the opening shut. When you put the cushion on your lap the point that you did not square off is on top. Smoosh the cushion around till you find a comfortable angle to hold your book or iPad.

    You can fancy these up by making a fabric or ribbon loop to put in the corner that is not squared off so that when you turn it right side out there's a loop handle and I also put a pocket on the big ones to keep a pencil, reading glasses or a nice big bar of chocolate that you can munch on while reading.

    I hope these directions are clear, it's hard to describe how to do something in words. Really, it took about 15 minutes to make the iPad cushion and once I started an assembly line for the others I had them done in an afternoon. I'll post a picture if I can manage to figure out how.

    Char
    Thanks for that tute.I would like to try making yr pattern.

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    Karen, I was lucky to recently get an iPad too. You may want to get a QuiltMate Pro for it, I love mine!!!
    Www.quiltmatepro.com.

    I watch lots of tutorials!

    Happy Quilting
    Di

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