Apps for quilters? Yup! You know quilters are all about tools, so yes to apps!
One of the boons of having a smart phone is the ability to find what you want wherever you are, so a quilt shop finder is for quilters what Aloqa and Urbanspoon are to foodies in need of just the right good eats. Fons & Porter has one and it’s FREE! There are over 2,500 shops listed, and you can search in a number of ways. yes, there’s a Droid version. Learn more about Fons & Porter’s Quilt Shop Locator App. and find fabric anywhere!
What if you’re jonesing for a particular product? Aurifil has you covered with their quilt shop app that leads you to the closest shop where you can get your thread fix.
In addition there are videos and product info, and profiles of Aurifil designers in the application. The Aurifil app has you covered for all platforms-i(Phone, Pad) and for Android as well. (Thanks Alex!) Oh, and it is also FREE!
How would you like to play with fabrics anytime? Quilter’s App allows you to explore all combinations and colorways of YOUR fabric in a quilt design without needing to remove heavy bolts from the shelf or pull apart your stash. You can set blocks and add sashing and borders. When you’re happy with the results, you can email it to a friend.
It’s better than playing solitaire on your iPhone ($7.99) or iPad! ($14.99) Sorry Droid users (like me) you’re out of luck on this one.
Have fun with these powerful quilting tools, right in your hands!