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Recolor App for Digital Quilt Mockups

I have been looking for an option to allow quilters to be able to easily make digital quilt mockups of Quilting Jetgirl patterns. There are several great apps that are available, but most of the apps I have found require the designer to pay monthly fees in order to host their patterns on the site. And honestly, at this time, my pattern sales do not currently support having those kind of recurring fees. But earlier this week, I discovered the Recolor app. The Recolor app can be used for free, but like most free apps, that means occasional video ads need to be played to “unlock” the ability to get to a feature or function.

To explain it all, I put together a video tutorial showing how to navigate and use the app using the coloring page for the Planview Quilt. Note that I have tested this out using my iPad and cannot vouch for the app on other devices.

One final thing that I want to be sure to mention about the Recolor app; when the file is saved, the app adds a Recolor watermark to the lower right hand corner of the image.

Planview Quilt Digital Coloring Page Mockup using Recolor App

Planview Quilt Digital Coloring Page Mockup using Recolor App

In order to help Quilting Jetgirl customers, I have created a Coloring Sheet page on my website. It is my hope that by providing these additional tools, you will feel more empowered in your fabric selections and ready to piece your next Quilting Jetgirl pattern!

*Note: this is an app for mobile devices. If you want to color in coloring sheets on a laptop or desktop computer, I recommend simple programs like Paint or Photoshop and using the paint bucket icon to fill in areas with the colors you desire!

Linking up with Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd.

11 thoughts on “Recolor App for Digital Quilt Mockups

  1. Cindy Pieters says:

    What a neat app! Thanks for the tut!

  2. Well isn’t this cool! Will have to check it out. 🙂

  3. Thanks so much for the introduction to Recolor!

  4. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    This is awesome. I can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. What a cool tool. I’d be lost without EQ when I want to play with color combinations. But it is an investment to say the least.

  6. allisonwp says:

    Thanks for the tutorial Yvonne. I’ve shared the link to your video in my blog, I’m sure lots of quilters will be interested in learning how to use this App.

  7. Joan Sheppard says:

    I’m a dinosaur and I use a computer. You know the one with the extra big screen – however this app (app being the operative word) cannot be loaded without the app from the Google Store which cannot be used on a computer. I was so excited to try this too. So out comes the regular pens and pencils. sigh. Absolutely love your designs! New to this. Thanks and I look forward to seeing more.

    1. Yes, this is an app. If you are on a computer, I would recommend importing the photo into a photo editor like Photoshop or Microsoft Paint. You could then “fill” the various areas with different colors to test out your color palette ideas. I hope that helps!

  8. Julie says:

    Hi Yvonne, I looked at the video and am not sure how you on an iPad how did you get the planview color sheet from your website into photos?

    1. Good question, Julie. First I tap and hold on the image I want to download. When a menu pops up, select Open in Tab Group. Once the image is open in a tab on its own, tap and hold and select Add to Photos. I hope that helps!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)