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EQ7 Insight from Reeze Hanson

Posted 06-27-2014 by | Posted in: EQ Company News EQ News and Press Favorite Posts Just Because

Have you ever compared the EQ7 libraries to a quilt shop? Or your Sketchbook to your sewing room? Reeze Hanson, EQ7 teacher, inspires you to dust off your EQ7 (or go out and buy one!!) and get designing. Reeze has mastered EQ7 and knows you can too! “I can’t draw a stick person, but I can draw in EQ7!” Check out episode #50 of the Canadian Quilt Talk Podcast with Brandy Lynn, featuring Reeze Hanson as this week’s special guest. Learn about her EQ7 journey, and how to jump back into EQ7! Plus! Check out next Thursday’s anniversary episode for an interview with Electric Quilt!

EQ7 Jump Start: Block 4 Link Up!

Posted 06-27-2014 by | Posted in: Block 4 EQ7 Jump Start Favorite Posts Sew Alongs

We’ve made it to the last block of the sew along and learned so many useful EQ7 skills along the way. I hope you’ll continue to work with the software and learn even more. EQ7 has so much to offer, we’ve only scratched the surface in this sew along! Here’s my Block 4: Don’t forget that you can always find the sew along posts here on the blog if you’d ever like to go back and revisit one of the lessons. On the main menu bar (under Behind the Mouse), hover your mouse over Sew Alongs and then choose EQ7 Jump Start from the drop-down menu. You can find other past sew alongs there too. If you’re interested in learning more about drawing your own blocks you should check out the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series from last year! To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at

Exploding Blocks and Quilts for Patterns

Posted 06-17-2014 by | Posted in: EQ Software Tips Favorite Posts More for EQers

Do you like to make your own patterns? Use EQ7 and a vector program, like Illustrator, to pull apart patches, sashing and borders! Download the PDF lesson!

EQ7 Jump Start: Block 4

Posted 06-16-2014 by | Posted in: Block 4 EQ7 Jump Start Favorite Posts Sew Alongs

Welcome to Block 4 of our Jump Start Sew Along. This is the final lesson in the series and this time we’re going to explore some different quilt layouts for the four blocks. Let’s get started! (Want an easy-to-print version of this lesson? Click here to download the Block 4 Lesson PDF file.) Open EQ7. Click the Open an existing project tab in the Project Helper window and open your sew along project file, which we named Jump Start Sew Along in the first lesson. Click on the project file name to select it, then click OK. The Sketchbook will appear. Click the Quilts section on the left. Notice that it says “Quilt 1 of 3 quilts” under the quilt. That’s because we’ve saved three versions of the Jump Start quilt so far- one for each of the three lessons we’ve completed. Use the scrollbar to move to the last

Have you ever tried Club EQ?

Posted 06-10-2014 by | Posted in: Favorite Posts More for EQers

Club EQ is a free club any EQ user can join, simply by using EQ to design a quilt. Club leader, Barb Vlack, presents monthly challenges. Those EQ users who join the challenge (and the fun) send in a project file. These projects are displayed together on our website. Participants receive projects from all the other challenge participants that month. So send in one project file, and receive many more in return! No sewing necessary! This month’s challenge is: Red & White Nine Patches! Here is what users have sent in so far… Before you send in your project please check out the rules. And as always, feel free to contact us with any questions at techsupport@electricquilt.com or 419-352-1134. Have fun!

Folksy Flag Free Download

Posted 05-26-2014 by | Posted in: EQ Company News Favorite Posts

The EQ office will be closed Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day.

Featured EQ Artist Project

Posted 05-23-2014 by | Posted in: EQ Artists Favorite Posts

Perfect project for the weekend! Our featured EQ Artist, Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co. designed a project for all of our EQ7 users! Read her tips and inspiration below and download! Don’t forget to tell us what you think! “Hello everyone! Hope you enjoy our simple little charm pack project, Pinwheel Pops. I took one of my favorite mini charm patterns, Tootsie Pops, and thought it would look great a little bit bigger made with my favorite charm packs instead of mini charms. All you will need to make this quilt is (2) 5″ charm packs, some cream background yardage and border fabric for this 62 1/2″ square quilt. I recommend cutting the charm packs in half, piecing the triangles with matching cream triangles and then trimming the resulting square down to 4″ even. That way you will end up with 10 1/2″ pinwheels when finished. Hope you

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