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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SYS 2015 - Tutorial 8 (2) - Software tools, applique

Second installment of my short series of tutorials about the software tools I use for my crafts.

Before you run away screaming "I am not good with computers, I don't like new software, they are too complicated" please remember that you don't need to know everything about these software to make them work for you.

The tutorials are written in a very simple way, with tons of screenshots, so, let's Stretch our Skills and get our tech love going!!

The eigth tutorial of the SYS series is brought you by "Yours Truly" Alida (, you are here ;)).

The second tutorial is about how to take a picture and turn it into an Applique pattern and how to turn the different parts of the pattern in a single pdf file with information about the designer, links, embroidery details, etc.

Everything done with FREE tools!

The pdf (links below) contains detailed instructions on how to make that pattern from start to finish!!

The link up for SYS2015 is still open for your Syndrome blocks, FPP projects, free motion quilting/tangle stitches pieces, crochet projects, pixel quilts, fabric postcards and cross stitching projects!

We won't have prizes this month since there are many tutorials coming and I want you to get some time to catch up on past projects.

All the information about the series (as well as all the previously published tutorials) will be available at the SYS 2015 page.

If you have any question about the series, don't hesitate to contact me via email or add a comment here on my blog (and if you want an answer, make sure you are not a no-reply blogger!).

So now let's go and Stretch Our Skills!!! :)

Until next time
Happy stitching!!


  1. This is such a great tutorial - I always do these things by hand, but it's good to have the software option :D

  2. Thanks a million for putting this together!

  3. WOW! Just ran into your site, Thank you so much I have a magazine article due and have never done a PDF file before, it's a simple hexagon shape, but still no clue on how to make one, Thank you so much for all of the hard work you have put into making both of these lessons, I can't wait to learn more and hopefully get my project in on time :)


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