HowManyPieces free download for Mac

HowManyPieces for Mac1.5

08 March 2019

Design quilts, with as little math as possible.

What is HowManyPieces for Mac

HowManyPieces is primarily aimed at quilters who like to design, but would prefer doing as little math as possible.

Have you ever cut up a piece of fabric, thinking that you would certainly get from it the number of pieces you expected, only to find that, having cut the fabric, you didn't quite get enough of those pieces from it? HowManyPieces helps to prevent that, by giving you a precise cut figure size (no more having to calculate that yourself!), a layout for that cut figure, and the number of figures you can expect to cut from that piece of fabric.

Here's how it works:
  • HowManyPieces asks for a figure type:
    • Squares
    • Rectangles
    • Hexagons
    • Circles
    • or any of four types of Triangles
  • then for the length and width of the fabric, and finished figure size. Click Calculate, and a report is generated showing:
    • Cutting layout for the first four rows
    • Cutting template size (HowManyPieces adds the seam allowances for you)
    • How many figures you can expect from this piece of fabric
    • and written cutting layout instructions for the total number of figures

The math is done for you! Save the report as a PDF, or print it and and get cutting!

Note: The generated layouts leave VERY little room for cutting error. If you think you need to allow for a less-precise cutting style, you may not get quite as many figures as shown in the layout. Practice a bit to see how your cutting style compares to the generated layout.

What's new in HowManyPieces

Version 1.5:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

  • Improved function - the user no longer has to close the application to calculate for another figure type

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