Hi everyone! My name is
Amanda Murphy and I’m so excited to be here on C&T’s blog today talking
about my new Free-Motion Quilting Idea App!
It is a companion piece to the Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book and the Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler, and
it is all new in the App Store for your iPad and iPhone: Free-Motion Quilting Idea App - C&T Publishing, Inc.
The Free-Motion Quilting Idea App on the iPad
The Free-Motion Quilting Idea App on the iPhone
When I first came to C&T with this idea, I was pretty sure
they would turn me down. I mean, I loved
the idea of an app that uses video and animation to show users how to quilt free-motion patterns, but it was a pretty tall order. I didn’t know where to begin–I just knew
that it was a product I’d want to have and thought the timing was right in the
market. My pitch might have even started
with, “So you probably won’t want to do this but…” (Which is definitely not how
one is supposed to start a pitch, but they were too polite to point that out.)
The Animation Menu
So… imagine my surprise when C&T said they’d do it–with a
companion book! My first thought was, “Oh
my goodness I’m so excited!” and my second thought was, “I have a LOT of
drawings to do!” And you have probably
seen those drawings if you have seen the
Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book. (For those of you who are unfamiliar with it,
it is basically made up entirely of drawings that show you, step by step, how
to form many different free-motion patterns and then apply them to blocks,
sashing, and borders. A reference tool
to keep by your machine, really.)
These same free-motion designs form the basis of the App, but in
it you can actually see each of the allover patterns animated and many of them
stitched out by me on the
On the app you can actually see this paisley design
being drawn out!
Or you can watch me quilt it on a video…
I’m a spokesperson for the
Q Series, and the wonderful people over at BERNINA
were so helpful in making this project a reality. They put up with me and filmed all the video
in Chicago on their wonderful machines.
And then the great people at C&T animated my drawings and put it all
together. So THANK YOU to all the people
and C&T who made this project possible! (I know there were a lot of you!)
The Video Library
I hope all of you quilters out there find the App really useful, because nothing makes me happier than helping others unleash their
creativity. The quilting community is
(If you are interested in being part of
Facebook group for people who are getting inspiration from the book, app,
and/or the companion sampler
please join us.)
I hope you really love the App!
Happy New Year and happy quilting!
Amanda Murphy Design
Excited about the app and ready to give it a try? Enter our giveaway for a free download of the Free-Motion Quilting Idea App right here: a Rafflecopter giveaway! There will be three grand prize winners, who will each receive a copy of the app and of the Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book, and 7 other winners, who will each receive a copy of the app. Winners will be announced on the blog one week from today! And if you download the app and love it, please leave a review on iTunes!
Congratulations to Jean K., Theresa T., and Sandy W.F., our three grand prize winners! And a big hurrah for our other seven winners, Edna, Dawn, Sandra F., Trine, Deb F.M., Kim C., and Brenda I.! We hope you all love your new apps!
Plus, we're running another, separate giveaway on Instagram! Follow us on Instagram, if you aren't already, for a chance to enter and win.
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