Apr. 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Here are some free Easter projects. They will all work with EQ7, EQ6 or Quilt Design Wizard. They will automatically open with Quilt Design Wizard but here are directions on how to open them in EQ7 or EQ6. Enjoy!

Apr. 18, 2014

Easter projects from our users!

Electric Quilt user, Lauren MacDonald, was nice enough to send us this adorable Easter project to share.

You can download it here. (it will only open with EQ7)

Also, Marian Pena, of seamstobesew.com sent us this cute bunny block.

You can download it here. (it will only open with EQ7)

Marian says, “…it seems so short a time ago that I knew nothing about EQ and a year later, I can’t imagine being without it. I just love it so much.”

You can also check out her website for a tutorial and a PDF version of the block.

Thanks for the projects, ladies!

Apr. 16, 2014

EQ7 Jump Start: A New Sew Along Announcement!

4 Blocks, Lots of EQ Skills!

I’m so excited to announce a new sew along here on the EQ Blog! We’re going to make a fun-to-sew quilt together that will teach us lots of useful EQ7 skills. If you’re an EQ newbie, I hope this sew along jump starts your EQ journey. If you’re a long-time EQ user, you may still learn something new. Plus it’s just fun to sew along with the group!

All of the blocks we’ll be working with are based on a nine patch grid. They’ll be fairly simple to sew, but we’re going to learn a lot about EQ7 along the way.

Like the sew alongs we’ve done in the past, I’ll start by posting a lesson for the block. You’ll have two weeks to do the lesson and sew the block. Then I’ll post the “Link Up” page where we can all share pictures of our sewn blocks. The sew along posts will always be on the blog, so you can access the posts whenever you’d like.

Here’s the schedule of events:

Monday, May 5 – Block 1 Lesson

Friday, May 16 – Block 1 Link Up

Monday, May 19 – Block 2 Lesson

Friday, May 30 – Block 2 Link Up

Monday, June 2 – Block 3 Lesson

Friday, June 13 – Block 3 Link Up

Monday, June 16 – Block 4 Lesson

Friday, June 27 – Block 4 Link Up

I hope to see you back here on Monday, May 5th!

Apr. 16, 2014

EQ Photo Fun Blog Hop

Carol Steeley of funthreads.blogspot.com is having a blog hop! The theme is EQ Photo Fun.

There are prizes you can win too! Comment on this post then click on Rafflecopter to be entered to win EQ Printable Fabric sheets and Digital Essentials by Gloria Hansen.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here is the line up for the photo fun blog hop. Make sure you check out all these sites!

FunThreads – funthreads.blogspot.com

Beaquilter – beaquilter.com

Seams to be Sew – seamstobesew.com

SewCalGal – sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Patchwork Breeze – patchworkbreeze.blogspot.com

Sew Incredibly Crazy – sewincrediblycrazy.blogspot.com

FunThreads – funthreads.blogspot.com

Here are some of my examples:

I took this photo:

And turned it into this:

I clicked:

Worktable > Work on Image

Image > Color > Colorize > change the hue and saturation > Add to Sketchbook

We’ve made a quilt like this before.

Check it out here.

But there are so many other things you can do! I took this image…

and clicked Image > Apply Symmetries > Play around with all these settings. You can get lots of interesting results.

Then I took the same image

and clicked Image > Apply Effects > lots and lots of effects to choose from. Have fun exploring your options.

But these are just a few of the many many things you can do.

Check out the other bloggers in the BlogHop to find lots of things you can do with images in EQ7!

Apr. 16, 2014

Save 20% on EQStitch

Save 20% on EQStitch and the Learning EQStitch book. EQStitch is an embroidery plug-in for EQ7 users giving them the capabilities of designing and digitizing their own embroidery designs, redwork, monograms, machine applique and quilting designs! Sale ends Thursday, April 17. Use code 4STITCH at checkout. Read more…

EQStitch Sale

Apr. 14, 2014

EQ Photo Fun Blog Hop

Carol Steeley of funthreads.blogspot.com is having a blog hop! The theme is EQ Photo Fun. There are prizes you can win too! (see posts for details)

Here is the line up for the photo fun blog hop. Make sure you check out all these sites!

April 14th

FunThreads

Beaquilter

Seams to be Sew

April 15th

SewCalGal

Patchwork Breeze

April 16th

Sew Incredibly Crazy

FunThreads

and us! Stayed tuned for more! :)

Apr. 12, 2014

Easter Crafting with EQ

You can do all kinds of things with EQ, besides quilting.

Here are some Easter eggs with silhouettes.

You can learn how to draw silhouettes in EQ7 here.

There are also many free printable on the internet. You can print any of these onto EQ Printable Fabric and make fun fabric Easter projects.

Make a fabric bag that you can use year after year. Or a pillow, fabric mask, fabric place cards…even greeting cards can be made out of fabric!

Or, you could use our EQ Peel and Stick, it’s fabric on one side and sticky like a sticker on the other. You can run it through your printer just like any of our EQ Printables!

If this inspires you to make something, let us know! Email photos to Heidi@electricquilt.com.

Happy crafting!