For hundreds of years, women all over this planet have been sewing quilts to keep their family members warm. And for all of these centuries, women had to do all the work “by hand” … meaning their production was severely limited by the large numbers of hours required to design and sew the quilt by hand.
Today, though, we can use software to do much of the tedious work for us. Modern software takes much of the tedious work out of designing a quilt and it even streamlines the cutting process. If you also own a quilting machine, the bulk of the labor can be handled by machines, without sacrificing the quilt maker’s pride and creativity.
Here are four of the most popular quilting software systems:
1. PC Quilt for Windows:
PB Quilt is not intuitive or easy to use. The interface requires some direction and unless the quilter is familiar with how to use the program, she will most likely have to invest hours of her time just figuring out how to operate it.
On the plus side, it has a drop down menu that offers classic quilting patterns like leaves, petals, tulips, stars and moons. If none of those suit you, you can design your...