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    Hi all,

    On my husband's recommendation, I downloaded Google SketchUp (free). Its a 3D modeling program that he's using for his wood working. I used it to layout my next quilt. In about an hours worth of time I drew the attached picture. The next time it should take less. The interface is not completly intuitive but its not bad either. You can also use it to help calculate the amount of fabric you need as it will tell you the area of your various shapes.

    I can't wait to get started!
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    Cool...looks very retro. Thanks for the heads up on the download...might be fun. Now, don't forget to post pics when you get started!

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    That's going to be a cool quilt. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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    Nice!

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    i am not ready to try something like that, more power to you, can't wait to done

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    That's going to be a great quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    That's a useful tool! Can't wait to see it done! WTG!! :thumbup:

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    Great pattern. Thanks for sharing the dowload. Can't wait to see pictures as your going on that and when its done. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAQ
    Hi all,

    On my husband's recommendation, I downloaded Google SketchUp (free). Its a 3D modeling program that he's using for his wood working. I used it to layout my next quilt. In about an hours worth of time I drew the attached picture. The next time it should take less. The interface is not completly intuitive but its not bad either. You can also use it to help calculate the amount of fabric you need as it will tell you the area of your various shapes.

    I can't wait to get started!
    Recently a few of us met with one of the main people who hang the quilt shows in the galleries at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln Nebraska. We had heard a talk on "behind the scenes" and then stayed to ask questions, specific to a Staff Quilt Show we are doing. He said that they use Google SketchUp to decide how to hang their shows as it can give you a real virtual layout, in more than one perspective of how it will look. This may be a great tool to use if redoing a studio!

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    Oh, all DP's?? love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    Oh, all DP's?? love it.
    Uh oh. Leicon alert. DP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammatjr

    Recently a few of us met with one of the main people who hang the quilt shows in the galleries at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln Nebraska. We had heard a talk on "behind the scenes" and then stayed to ask questions, specific to a Staff Quilt Show we are doing. He said that they use Google SketchUp to decide how to hang their shows as it can give you a real virtual layout, in more than one perspective of how it will look. This may be a great tool to use if redoing a studio!
    There is also a plugin you can download for woodworkers that will generate a "cut list" for you - as in how much material do you need and what is the most efficient way to lay it out.

    I'm going to play around with it a bit and see what I can do. I'll have to work seam allowances in somehow but maybe I'll be able to get things working. Even if I can't, just being able to lay things out with the general color palette is useful. All for free!

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    JAQ:

    what is the woodworking part called?

    tks

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    nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith
    JAQ:

    what is the woodworking part called?

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    CutList. You can download it here: http://lumberjocks.com/daltxguy/blog/5143

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    The greens are psychedelic making it really stand out. Will you use those particular colors, or others? It will be quite different. Great that you could use your hubby's program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila Elaine
    The greens are psychedelic making it really stand out. Will you use those particular colors, or others? It will be quite different. Great that you could use your hubby's program.
    I'm actually planning on using 6 different greens for the circles and then I'll pick lighter and darker greens for the backgrounds. Its gonna be fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAQ
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila Elaine
    The greens are psychedelic making it really stand out. Will you use those particular colors, or others? It will be quite different. Great that you could use your hubby's program.
    I'm actually planning on using 6 different greens for the circles and then I'll pick lighter and darker greens for the backgrounds. Its gonna be fun!
    Here is a more accurate representaion of what I'll be doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAQ
    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    Oh, all DP's?? love it.
    Uh oh. Leicon alert. DP?

    JAQ
    Drunkard's Path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie

    Drunkard's Path.
    I didn't know it had a name. Cool.

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    That will be so pretty.

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