Internet Resources

The Internet can be a wonderful resource when it comes to the crafty arts.   I have assembled a large variety of sites and apps  that might come in handy!

Social Media

Pinterest.com – If you haven’t tried Pinterest, it is very much worth your time!   It’s easy to get lost down many a rabbit hole, but it’s easy to find interesting ideas.

Blogs

Allpeoplequilt.com: patterns and tutorials from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine
Crafty.com: online classes
Leahday.com: over 400 free motion quilting designs
12by12.org: a group of collaborative art quilters
Saqa.com: Studio Art Quilters Association
Quiltindex.org: repository of historical quilts
Crazy Mom Quilts: Co-author of Sunday Morning Quilts. Scrap hoarder/lover/user.
The Scientific Quilter – Science in all its forms is applicable to crafts.  Focus on this blog is physical science, but there is plenty of natural science to explore as well. 

 

Patterns

Quilting and Whatnot – tons of free patterns

 

iPad / iPhone Apps (IOS)

ColorSnap – Turn inspiration into custom paint palettes that will lead you to your best color decisions yet with ColorSnap Visualizer for iPad. Explore color and virtually paint any room with the swipe of a finger. Match colors from photos, save colors and even paint your own walls.

Block-Fab-HD – Not ready to make those blocks, but just want to dream and plan? You can play around with the blocks in sample layouts while varying colorways, layout styles, number of blocks, and pairing of blocks. With just a flick, tap, pinch, or twist, you can view thousands of possible variations. 

QuiltingCalc –  Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Quilt Tutorials – Missouri Star Quilt Company

Tim Holtz – Now you can keep inventory of your favorite Tim Holtz signature products from Ranger, idea-ology, Sizzix Alterations, Stampers Anonymous, Tonic, Core’dinations, and Eclectic Elements fabric with this interactive app right at your finger tips.
Quilt Studio–  See your quilt design before you sew it! Anyone can design quilts and blocks on iPad with hundreds of fabrics.