OK, wow, since I last checked, the iTunes store has exploded with apps related to the word “fabric.” I’ll just have to take a look at some of them (except for the virtual ironing app — no thanks!) and let you know if they’re worth their while, but in the meanwhile, I wholeheartedly recommend The Quilter’s Little Helper from Robert Kaufman (hey, there’s a Monaluna print on its front screen!). It includes:
- a converter between fractions and decimals
- a backing and batting calculator
- a piece count calculator that figures out the number of a given-size piece can be cut from a larger piece of fabric, and vice-versa, how much fabric is needed to get a certain number of pieces of a certain size
- a binding calculator
- a border calculator
- calculators for square-in-a-square block, set-in and corner triangles
And it’s free, so you can’t lose!