It’s our turn to post for Marian Pena’s Row-A-Long! I have written a tutorial on how to combine rows from different EQ7 projects. So, you can have fun mixing all the rows in EQ7!

Also, be sure to check out what people have been making in the Flickr group, and the Facebook group is also great for more info and pictures.  CHECK OUT HOW TO WIN AN EQ7 (and lots of other great prizes)! Sorry the contests are over.

First download the EQ7 Row-A-Long Block Library. Put the “EQ Seasons.BLK” file into your My EQ7 > User folder and access them through your My Library. The block library will only be available until 10/31/15 so please make sure you download it beforehand.

Now download all the EQ7 project. Sorry the projects are no longer available. Please check the designer’s website’s for more information on the projects/patterns.

I found the easiest way for me to merge rows was to have one EQ7 project open with my project and another EQ7 window open with the project you are trying to duplicate. I would get the layout information from the designer’s project and then duplicate it in my project.

Click on any of the images to make them larger.

Quilt 1

Row 1 – from Loreen Bogdan at Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse Quilts

I thought Loreen’s “Fall Harvest” Row-A-Long would be the hardest to reproduce, so I actually started working off of her row.

Open Loreen’s project (LoreenBogdenSchoolhouse.PJ7).

Click File > Save As > name your project “MyRAL” (or whatever you prefer)

Click Library > Block Library > My Library > My Custom Libraries > EQ Seasons. Copy all of the blocks to the Sketchbook.

Click the Layout tab.

Row 1- plain 8 x 60 inches
Row 2 – plain 8 x 60 inches
Row 3 – pieced 8 x 60 with 6 blocks
Row 4 – plain 8 x 60 inches

Click the Borders tab and delete the border.

Click on Layer 2

Use the Select  tool and draw a rectangle around the whole quilt.

Press Ctrl + C on your keyboard

Click on the Layer 2 tab.

Ctrl + V on your keyboard.

Drag the shapes to the third row of the quilt.

 

Row 2 – from Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew

Open Marian’s project (MarianPenaSpringSueBirdhouse.PJ7)

Click on Layer 2.
Place the blocks with the Set Block tool and make sure they are the right size with the Adjust tool.

Row 3 – from Dorice Cotten Rice at The Quilting Queen Online

Click the Layer 2 tab.

Place the blocks with the Set Block tool and make sure they are the right size with the Adjust tool.

 

Row 4 – from Lynn Zydon Provencher at Thimblemouse & Spouse

Place the blocks with the Set Block tool and make sure they are the right size with the Adjust tool.

We’re done with our first quilt!

Recolor it if you’d like then don’t forget to Add to Sketchbook.

Quilt 2

Quilt > New Quilt > Horizontal Strip Quilt

Click the Layout tab.

Row 1- plain
Row 2 – pieced 8 x 60 with 5 blocks
Row 3 – pieced 6 x 60 with 8 blocks
Row 4 – pieced 7 x 60 with 12 blocks

Click the Borders tab and delete the border.

Row 1 – from Marlene Oddie at Kissed Quilts

All Marlene’s blocks are 8 x 8 except for the “trunk” which is 4 x 8. In her quilt the trunk is a border, but we can’t do it that way in a horizontal strip quilt.

Click the Set Block tool and right click in the block palette. Choose Add Plain Block. Use that for the trunk.

Place the rest of the blocks and use the Adjust tool to make sure all the blocks are the right size.

 

Row 2 – from Reeze Hanson at Morning Glory Designs

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

 

Row 3 – from Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew

Use the Set Block tool to place the first 3 blocks and the 3 three blocks in the squares as shown.

Click Layer 2.

Select the middle block and use the Adjust tool to make it 15 x 6.

 

Row 4 – from Patti Carey at Patti’s Patchwork

Click on Layer 2.Place the blocks with the Set Block tool and make sure they are 5 x 5 with the Adjust tool.

Please note: If you are sewing this blocks you will have to add an inch of fabric to the top and bottom of some blocks, 2 inches at the top, or 2 inches at the bottom. Patti did not include that in her block, so EQ7 won’t include it in the yardage or patterns.

And, we’re done with our second quilt! Recolor it if you’d like and don’t forget to Add to Sketchbook !

Quilt 3

Quilt > New Quilt > Horizontal Strip Quilt

Click the Layout tab.

Row 1- pieced 8 x 60 with 6 blocks
Row 2 – pieced 6 x 60 with 10 blocks
Row 3 – plain
Row 4 – pieced 8 x 60 with 5 blocks

Click the Borders tab and delete the border.

Row 1 – from Nancy Myers at Patchwork Breeze

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

 

Row  2 – from Amy Warner at Sew Incredibly Crazy

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

 

Row 3 – Lorna McMahon at Sew Fresh Quilts

Lorna has not made her EQ7 project available so please visit her site for the pattern.

 

Row 4 – from Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

And, we’re done with our third quilt! Recolor it if you’d like, and don’t forget to Add to Sketchbook!

Quilt 4

Quilt > New Quilt > Horizontal Strip Quilt

Click the Layout tab.

Row 1- pieced 7.5 x 60 with 8 blocks
Row 2 – pieced 10 x 60 with 6 blocks
Row 3 – pieced 7 x 60 with 9 blocks
Row 4 – pieced 9 x 60 with 6 blocks

Click the Borders tab and delete the border.

Row 1 – from Carol Steely at Fun Threads

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

 

Row 2 – from Amy Heaton at Country Junk’tion

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

 

Row 3 – from Carol Swift at Just Let Me Quilt

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

 

Row 4 – Darlene at Quilt Shop Gal

Click on Layer 2.

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

And, we’re done with our fourth quilt! Recolor it if you’d like and don’t forget to Add to Sketchbook!

Quilt 5

Quilt > New Quilt > Horizontal Strip Quilt

Click the Layout tab.

This quilt includes some filler rows.

Row 1- pieced 2 x 60 with 20 blocks
Row 2 – pieced 6 x 60 with 10 blocks
Row 3 – pieced 3 x 60 with 20 blocks
Row 4 – pieced 6 x 60 with 6 blocks
Row 5- pieced 3 x 60 with 20 blocks
Row 6 – pieced 10 x 60 with 6 blocks
Row 7 – pieced 3 x 60 with 20 blocks
Row 8 – pieced 9 x 60 with 6 blocks
Row 9 – pieced 4 x 60 with 15 blocks

Click the Borders tab and delete the border.

Row 1 – from Bea Lee at Be A Quilter

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown. Use the Flip tool to flip every other block.

 

Row 2 – from Jennifer Ofenstein at Sew Hooked

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

 

Row 3 – from Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

 

Row 4 – from Carla Henton at Creatin’ in the Sticks

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

Click on Layer 2.

Place the clouds and hook as shown. Use the Adjust tool to make sure all the blocks are the right size.

 

Row 5 – from Bea Lee at Be A Quilter

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

 

Row 6 – from Janeen van Niekerk at Quilt Art Designs

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

 

Row 7 – from Bea Lee at Be A Quilter

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown. Use the Flip tool to flip every other block.

 

Row 8 – from Darlene at Quilt Shop Gal

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

 

Row 9 – from Bea Lee at Be A Quilter

Use the Set Block tool to place the blocks as shown.

And, we’re done with our last quilt! Recolor it if you’d like and don’t forget to Add to Sketchbook!

I hope you have been enjoying the Row-A-Long so far!

Don’t forget to CHECK OUT HOW TO WIN AN EQ7 (and lots of other great prizes)! Sorry this contest is over.