"A new algorithm automates the notoriously complicated—and often frustrating—process of figuring out the order of steps in advanced quilting patterns." How does it do it? Read on to find out! (Photo Credit: Mackenzie Leake)


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"Stanford University computer science graduate student Mackenzie Leake has quilted since age 10, but she never imagined the craft would be the focus of her doctoral dissertation. Included in that work is new prototype software that can facilitate pattern-making for a form of quilting called foundation paper piecing, which involves using a backing made of foundation paper to lay out and sew a quilted design."


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"Each of the blocks in this quilt were designed using an algorithm-based tool developed by Stanford researchers." (Photo Credit: Mackenzie Leake)


Algorithm Designed Blocks Mackenzie Leake