this tutorial, if you are going to follow along, you will need
to download the Teddy
on any image to view full-size
an image 400 x 500, - I've used R 0;G 196; B 196. Open
File/Preferences/General/Guidelines & Grid and set your grid
to Horizontal 140; Vertical 100, to assist you in placing your
which characters you wish to place on your quilt and place each
one in a patch, using whatever colours you wish for them.
I went with Gradients for this quilt, selecting a font between
70 & 90 depending on the image.
the fun begins when you placed all your little teddies!
Create a 3D rectangle, the same size as one patch, border 10, color
new image now, 60 x 80, white background. Then, using
Arial Font, Size 40, or one of your choice, Black or Dark Blue,
type a large X on the image. Save this image to your stamp
folder as a ufo.
the 3D patch you just made and drag it into the quilt
image. Now would be a good time to save your work in the
event of those 'Murphy's Law' occasions!
the quilt patch selected, select the Stamp Tool, and Add Stamp -
browse to where you saved your x and choose it. Set your stamp
for Scale 36; Spacing 45; Sequential; Trail and Single Object.
Effects/Paint On Edges and Walla! little x's all in a rectangle
just like sewing but without the pricks to the fingers!
and then drag the quilt patch out of the image and you are left
with your stitching framing one patch. All you need to do
now is duplicate the x's rectangle and drag it to each
patch. If you line up the x's they should fit over each
other. Select Merge (not Merge All!) and this will hold
the background down so it doesn't move around on you while you
are placing your sewing rectangles.