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Thread: Designing a Quilt with GIMP - Free Software

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    thank you... I like this kind of thing...as most of the time I make up my own designs..

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    DUDE-YOU'RE THE BEST!!

    THANKS A MILLION!

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    I printed out the instructions, then downloaded GIMP. But when I try to install it, I get an error message. :-(

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    Dodee - I'm so glad I'm not the only one who had no idea. Never heard of it but I am definitely going to give it a try.

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    thank you so much :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Thank you. I will try it out. Can you help a compudufus to get this working? (For the record, I have an imac, so it may or may not work. Wish me luck! :thumbup:

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    What a great tutorial. Thank you so much!

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    A little late but just found this. Awesome. I will for sure be trying it out! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Hey Michael, I did it. :-D (doing a happy dance here)
    Finally, now I know how to import fabric into Gimp.
    It's a little different in Linux but we figured it out. Thanks again.
    Would you please share how you imported the fabric in Linux?
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    Thanks sooo much! I too use 'Gimp' for All types of things Don't know you all will remember me Selling 'MY Canning Jars' on the QB before the Site changed. But all my Labels were desiqed with the 'Gimp' progam.
    I don't sell the Jars on the QB, I sell them and 2 more of My new creations in a local Quilt/fabric shop and have done quite well!

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    thanks this is great

    Quote Originally Posted by miholmes View Post
    Good Afternoon,

    I have used a free program called GIMP for many years to edit photos. It's a lot like Photoshop, however I recently discovered I could use it to design quilts, and also use the fabric swatches from the manufacturer's site to test my quilt layout.

    I thought I would create a tutorial to help others who might be interested in doing this, but didn't want to spend the money on Quilt Design Software.

    Anyway please feel free to try this out and see if my instruction make sense. And also let me know any changes, errors or instructions that might be unclear.

    ENJOY!

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    I would like to upload into GIMP pics of fabric in my stash. Does anyone know if you can do this? Maybe just save your pic as a .jpg?

    Thanks for any help you can give!
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    Awesome, thanks for doing this and sharing with us. I downloaded GIMP a while back but couldn't quite figure out what I was doing. I'll have to try this.

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    Thank you! Your instructions on the tutorial were quite clear. I'm going to download GIMP right now!

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    Michael,
    You are so generous with your time and talents. Thank you so very much!

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    Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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    this sounds great and I am going to download and play around with it too. Thanks very much for the tut which I have not viewed yet.

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    Excellent tutorial, Michael. I have been using Gimp for several years, including the Linux and Windows versions, for editing photos. It never occurred to me to use it for designing quilts. You have given me some excellent new ideas!
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    Thanks - I will check it out! Thank you for taking the time to do this and sharing it as well.

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    Wow, this is great info. I have been looking at the design software, but I will certainly give this a try. Thank you for the great tutorial!

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    I used GIMP when I taught Computer Applications. I forgot all about it. Thanks for the reminder.

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    I downloaded the software but have yet to figure out how to draw a circle. I want to use it as my starting point for a design I have in mind. Please advise.

    "Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned"
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    A big THANK YOU.
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    Very professional presentation! Thank you SO much! I've often wanted to purchase EQ but couldn't afford it, so this will be a nice alternative!

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    Thanks so much. I'm old and not really computer savvy but think I'll try this.

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