Thursday, December 24, 2020

Thoughtful Thursday 170 ~ Mail Box Hot Pad & Free Quilt Design Software


Its been a rough year for all the mail carriers.
They have worked long hours all year due to a shortage of workers.
Many have had to cover for those that became ill or needed to stay home and take care of family.
Now, with the extra load of holiday shipping, many are working 7 days a week.
The USPS have been begging for people to apply for work, but they are still short handed.

I decided I wanted to make a potholder showing a mail box for my carriers.
In the process of not finding a pattern for a mailbox, I found a present to myself.

A free quilt design Software called Quilt Assistant.  This is NOT a trial offer. It really is a free software for drafting quilting templates and paper pieced patterns. It will also allow you to digitally color the block or print a blank pattern to color. You can also upload a picture and draw lines to create a paper pieced pattern for the picture.  This will save me a lot of time with upsizing or downsizing a pattern.

Unfortunately, I haven't found a way to save the pattern to share online. I can only print the pattern. I can save the file that can be opened by this software or another high priced quilt design software so you don't have to recreate the design. 

So click here to download this

So if you have just one more gift to make, then think about pulling out your scraps and scrap batting, spend some fun time with a new software to design your own personal pattern and make a pot holder?

It is a special time to think about those front line workers that never have been allowed to stop and rest for a moment. We owe our livelihood to them in ways we probably haven't thought about.

I also have a special nurse in my life too.

Think about it.

1 comment:

  1. What a thoughtful gift! Oddly enough I am hoping to whip up a couple of new hot pats this afternoon for Resident Chef who nearly burned his fingers on his old ones this morning.


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