Monday, September 17, 2012

My Virtual Wall Design

I have been looking for a "Virtual Wall Design" online so that with all my quilt projects, I can be able to see the progress for each project. It is a great way to stay focus and organize when working on 4-6 projects at a time. Well I don't have 4-6 empty walls in my studio! 

I found this GREAT site MVQ "My Virtual Quilt". Its $10/year for you to create a library. How AWESOME is that???? I cannot tell you all the specifics as I just subscribed to MVQ but you can certain read about it below.  I will definitely be posting all my projects in MVQ. Click here to read more about it. I have also included a link at the top of my blog. My awesome FIND for the month! I will be using MVQ as my daily planner when I am in my sewing studio! 8)

Here is some info about MVQ.

Every quilters dream! Whether you have a large sewing area and a large design wall, or you have a small sewing area and no design wall, you are going to love this.  We have developed "My Virtual Quilt", a system whereby you can take a photo of your block(s), upload them onto your computer, join "My Virtual Quilt" (via the "Requst Account" button above,) load your photos and start designing your quilt.  Or, you can upload all the photos of your quilt blocks, and arrange them as you make them, as I am doing with my Dear Jane quilts.  You will be able to make a block and store it away until it is time to sew the quilt together, thereby only handling it a couple of times.
Important: If you have used a block or pattern from a magazine, book, or other source, please give credit to the designer or book/magazine author in the "credits" section under the project name.  This will become obvious once you create your first project.
This website will allow you to;
  • create a permanent, password-protected account,
  • build a library of your own blocks by uploading a single image of each block,
  • build a library of material swatches for use as borders on your projects,
  • create new projects using a set of blocks and border swatches chosen from your library,
  • edit existing projects,
  • create a PDF of your finished (perhaps) project,
  • obtain reports of your block library, swatch library, projects, etc.,
  • share your projects with other MVQ members,
  • check to see who else is logged in,
  • send internal messages between MVQ members (without ANY spam :-)),) and
  • discuss your projects and general quilting topics on the MVQ forum.
  • read all about MVQ in the Help page.

Design Features
Once you have created a new project identifying the dimensions of the quilt and widths of borders and sashing and added images of the blocks and fabric swatches to be used, you can begin the design process.
While designing your quilt, MVQ allows you to;
  • place blocks from your project library anywhere on your grid or remove blocks from the grid with a simple mouse click,
  • select a solid color for your borders (inner or outer border), sashing, or cornerstones,
  • select a fabric from your swatch library for your borders, sashing, or cornerstones,
  • change the width of your borders or sashing,
  • display a larger and more detailed version of the current design (and create a PDF of the design)

 Offer to help 
Creating the images of your blocks and swatch material will likely be one of the tasks that will take most time - and could easily generate some frustration trying to get things to look right for MVQ.   As a service to new users, we will offer to take up to five of your block/swatch images and edit them to be what is best for MVQ.  We will then send them back to you so you can see what is expected as source images for MVQ to use.  You can then send them up to MVQ for your project, of course.
Simply email your images to We'll confirm receipt of your request, process the images, and send them back ASAP.
MVQ is available on a yearly subscription basis for just $10.00/year. If your membership lapses, all projects that you have worked on within MVQ will be retained in the database for six months past the expiration date in the event that you decide to renew your membership. After the six-month period, your projects will be archived off-line - but still available. There is a $20 restoration fee to locate and restore your archived projects.
Payment can be made online via Paypal or via check or moneyorder. Go to the Contact page for details.
Our Mission
Simply put, the mission of My Virtual Quilt is to provide a simple, web-based application to help quilters quickly build a virtual quilt on a user-defined grid.Disclaimer
This web site is provided by My Virtual Quilt (MVQ)  solely as a convenience and no warranty, express or implied, is made regarding the information contained herein. MVQ, its members and volunteer webmaster shall bear no liability for any losses directly or indirectly related to or involving the use or misuse of information contained in this web site.
Please report any dead or broken links to the webmaster
Links to other web sites are provided solely as a convenience and MVQ does not endorse those sites and does not warrant the information found therein. Similarly, MVQ is not responsible for the content of any web site providing a link to this web site.
It is the intent of MVQ to uphold the strictest standards of courtesy. If any web site linked to or from this web site contains objectionable or inflammatory material, please bring it to the attention of the webmaster or other MVQ member.
pdf Files
Printable documents offered on this web site are available in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). These files can be easily viewed and accurately printed using Acrobat Reader. If you cannot presently view PDF files, the Acrobat Reader plug-in for your web browser is available for download free from Adobe. MVQ makes no warranty, express or implied, with regard to Adobe Systems Inc. or their products.

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