My Show and Tell…

stbs-quilt-layout-lesson-pngTalk about flopping… this is the biggest one yet… I just didn’t finish, period, end of story, so instead I created tutorials to help you with your layouts. Yesterday I posted the lesson for Electric Quilt here, and today I’ve posted one for those of you who may not own any quilting software. Yes, we have all the old-fashioned ways to do things, but once in awhile those of us who have learned how to use our PC’s may like to play and have some fun on our PC’s by creating a quilt layout.

This lesson uses Inkscape to help you create your layout.

Panels in this lesson were from Northcott Fabrics, they are either due to being released or were just released.

Border Stripes in this lesson were from Windham Fabrics and Wilmington Fabrics.

Rows used in this video were from Tweety Loves Quilting, Creatin In The Sticks, Just Let Me Quilt, Heleen Pinkster, and Seacoast Quilter.

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28 Comments on "My Show and Tell…"

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Fran Wiest

Thanks for introducing me to a whole new idea!

Lori Morton

This has been such an AWESOME Tour!! Have loved visiting the different places & seeing the Rows! Great lessons on areas * projects! ALL the Participants were Amazing!! Thank you for all the sharing! 🙂

Laurie Weimar

Nice layout and tutorial. Thanks for hosting the whole thing Marian!


Your design is delightful! Thanks for the wonderful blog hop!

Lois W

Thank you for a fun vacation to so many new places.

Jinger Snapp-Laplace

Thanks for the ideas, I’m getting ready to work on my row by rows.

Nancy Myers

I like your tutorials. I must try the Inkscapes soon. Loved this Row Along. Thanks.

Susan Spiers

This whole experience has been great fun-there are so many talented quilters! Already looking forward to the next one!

Marti M

The row by row hop has been fantastic. Thank you!


To be fair, you do have, and have had, a lot on your plate the last few months. I can’t believe that you could be back here in less than two weeks, can you?

Liz Horgan

Thanks so much for putting this together! We learned so much about different parts of the world and saw such beautiful rows!

Barb Colvin

Your layout tutorial for EQ7 is greatly appreciated!

Patty D from NC

Thanks for such a fantastic job organizing the row by row!

Marcia Fette

Great job on this row by row. Thank you.


This is an excellent tutorial on layouts – so often we have ideas but can’t get them all together into a cohesive design. Thanks for everything – it’s been such a great learning time!

Amanda Gartman

Thank you!

Mary Furber

Very helpful for non-EQ users. Thanks for including my row!

Joyce Carter

Great lay.out Marian. It really looks awesome. Thanks for having a wonderful hop

Carol S.

Great layout and a fun way to put the rows together. I need to play with Inkscape! Moving is so much work, but I’m sure you’ll be so happy once it is all over with. Thanks for the fun blog hop!


What a great way to play with layouts! Thanks for everything throughout the hop. Your a wealth of knowledge and a fabulous organizer. I appreciate all the hours you’ve put in for all of us!