Free iPod App from Robert Kaufman

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!


  1. Amber says:

    Thanks – just downloaded it!

  2. Colleen says:

    This is such a great tool that I’ll share with friends. Wish it would also convert between yards and meters.

  3. Kelly says:

    I’ve had this app for a while – it’s great!

  4. Susan says:

    Bring out on android!!!!!

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  6. annstudio says:

    Thanks for the heads up on the app. I found it listed as QuiltingCalc in the Apps store.

  7. susan b. says:

    Thanks so much, Kim! I just downloaded it too. I saw it listed the same way as annstudio did.