I have a lot of graph papers I've drawn up, various sizes, some on point, some with every second line in bold, some with sashing. These are saved as bitmaps, so I can just paintfill in each square with whichever colour I want. Here's some I prepared earlier.
Sometimes I add bits to the squares. It's just straight lines and it's easy enough to copy and paste over the whole thing.
I have a touch screen so it's easy enough to write my workings on the document.
|If you click on it you'll see that I have 2 more brown 10cm squares than necessary and 8 too many green and pink triangles. I promise I'll make it one day.|
Alternatively, I can be nice and neat and tidy with typing.
But obviously, they're just instructions for me. And early ones too - I work out how to do it better later on. But I think Paint is a way better quilt designing tool than, say, a piece of paper (16 million colour options - the most Derwent will give you is 72, and you can change colours over and over again and copy and paste and rotate and move and layer and make bigger and smaller) and much much simpler than specialist kit like EQ. I can use it effortlessly and endlessly, and I do, and that's why I love it.