Using Quiltography, it is possible to automatically convert any photograph into a pixellated quilt pattern. Follow the steps below to see how.
First, make sure you have the pictures you want to use on your iPad, alternatively you can use the camera and use photos taken directly with Quiltography, When you are ready, from the main menu, tap the “photoQuilt” option.
Quiltography will load the last used image, if this is your first time, a placeholder image will automatically be loaded for you.
To use your own image, tap the camera icon on the top right, this will allow you to choose either your devices camera or pick an image from your camera roll.
For this tutorial, we are going to select a picture of Super Mario, but, you can choose anything you want. The image you pick will be broken down into individual large pixels and a preview will be displayed on the left, you can pinch the image to “fill” or “fit” the preview image to the display. A small version of the original image is also displayed as a reference to easily compare the converted image to.
To the right of the screen there are a number of coloured squares, these relate to one or more pieces in the converted image, they are labelled with letters that correspond to those in the converted image and a number that represents the number of pieces of each colour need cutting.
By tapping the “Cogs” button, Quiltography allows you to adjust the number of pieces the image is broken down into, restrict the maximum number of colours to use in the quilt and set the piece size to quickly calculate the projected size of the quilt. Statistics on the quilt are stored in the white box on the bottom right of the screen, drag this box up to view all the details, drag it back to hide it again. Final quilt dimensions are displayed at the bottom of the statistics box.
Tapping the share button will allow you to show your converted image to your friends and family via email, Facebook and more.
Once you have found an image that you would like to make into a quilt, adjusted the settings to your liking, you are just ONE button press away from creating a PDF pattern with piecing instructions that you can print off or share with friends. For the photoQuilt PDF pattern to look it’s best, we recommend using a very high quality source image. Tapping the “PDF” button will present you with a box to use to title your PDF.
Check below for an example of the photoQuilt PDF pattern creator.
Click HERE to download the demo PDF.