Using Fabric Swatches in Inkscape


One of the things I have wanted to learn how to do within Inkscape is how to import fabric swatches and use the fabric swatches in my designs. This is something that is definitely a huge plus for the Electric Quilt design software, and I was hoping I could figure out a way to use the free Inkscape software package to do the same.
Using Fabric Swatches in Inkscape

I did not know if it was possible, and the best I had previously done was use the eyedropper tool to fill in the designs with solid colors from fabrics, as seen on the left in the image above. I recently had need to see how fabric would read in a design, so I set out to see if it was possible within Inkscape. As you can see on the right in the image above, I think I figured it out!

I have made a short video tutorial describing the actions necessary and how to manipulate the pattern size and scale within Inkscape. I hope the video helps expand understanding and use of this powerful, free software. Is there anything else you would like to see how to do within Inkscape?


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