Heidi Finds

EQ’s own Heidi Kory finds the best ideas on the web and puts an EQ spin on it.

Free Pumpkin Project!

Posted 10-14-2014 by Heidi | Posted in: Downloads Heidi Finds Just Because More for EQers

One nice thing about EQ7 is trying out different options before deciding on a quilt! Here are 3 EQ versions and a real fabric version of the quilt. Which is your favorite? Either way, you can download the EQ7 project here. If this inspires you to make something, let us know! Email photos to Heidi@electricquilt.com.

What should I do if I need help?

Posted 08-27-2014 by Heidi | Posted in: EQ Software Tips Heidi Finds More for EQers

We try to make learning and using our software as easy and enjoyable as we can. That includes offering as much help as possible! We have a help section of our website… There are help, videos and lessons included in EQ7. We have lessons listed on our site including videos and lessons from our users.We also have a youtube channel with more videos. You can search for an EQ class close to you. And, our tech support is happy to help. You can contact them online or call at 419-352-1134. A real person answers the phone! We are here 9-5 EST time Monday through Friday. Don’t hesitate to get help if you need it

Do you know everything EQ offers?

Posted 07-10-2014 by Heidi | Posted in: EQ Software Tips Heidi Finds Just Because More for EQers

Did you know? We offer all this…for free! Over 120 project downloads for EQ7, EQ6 or Quilt Design Wizard. Tons of digital fabric Block patterns (EQ software not required) Free project downloads from users (and elsewhere) Our Sew Alongs are very popular and even when they are over, you are welcome to still do them. Lessons including videos EQ user’s quilts along side the real fabric versions in the Quilt Gallery Club EQ You can search for an EQ class close to you. We have a mailing list where you can sign up to keep up to date on specific topics. We are also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube Our tech support is happy to help. You can contact them online or call at 419-352-1134. A real person answers the phone! (Usually Matt or Penny but sometimes Sara or Jenny.) We are here 9-5 EST time Monday through Friday. We …

Easter Crafting with EQ

Posted 04-12-2014 by Heidi | Posted in: EQ Software Tips Heidi Finds Just Because

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!

Easter Mug Rugs

Posted 04-05-2014 by Heidi | Posted in: Downloads Favorite Posts Heidi Finds

On Pinterest I’ve seen some cute Easter Mug Rugs.       So, I drew some up in EQ7. You can download the EQ7 project here. If this inspires you to make something, let us know! Email photos to Heidi@electricquilt.com.

Easy Peasy Valentine’s Day Project!

Posted 02-01-2014 by Heidi | Posted in: Downloads Heidi Finds

This Valentine’s Day project is so simple it could be made into many different things…a bag, place mats, pillows, whatever! To import photos into EQ7: Click Libraries > Photo Library > Import > from Image Files > locate on your computer > open > Add to Sketchbook > Close. For the photo to set in the block like in the examples it’s actually better to import them as fabric. To import fabric into EQ7: Click Libraries > Fabric Library > Import > from Image Files > locate on your computer > open > Add to Sketchbook > Close. For more information on how to draw silhouettes check out this post. Don’t forget the EQ Printable Fabric! Download the EQ7 project here. If this inspires you to make something, let us know! Email photos to Heidi@electricquilt.com.

Use EQ7 to make Jack O’ Lanterns

Posted 10-30-2013 by Heidi | Posted in: Heidi Finds Just Because

Of course you can use EQ7 to make jack o’ lanterns! Print out patterns and use them as stencils to either cut out or paint. Here are a few (of many) blocks in EQ7 that would work well. (And, here is some info on drawing your own silhouettes in EQ7.) But, traditional blocks look great too! If this inspires you to make something, let us know! Email photos to Heidi@electricquilt.com.

USA quilt

Posted 07-23-2013 by Heidi | Posted in: Downloads Heidi Finds

Summer is the time to travel, right? Here is a fun project using the United States of America as inspiration. You can download the project here. (Alaska and Hawaii are also included.) But, to make it more personal, you could print photos on EQ Printable Fabric and integrate them into the quilt. It’s easy with EQ7. Of course, you can make the quilt any size you’d like, but mine is set to (without borders) 20 x 12.5. I started with Texas. I used the Tape Measurer  to measure Texas. It’s about 5.3 inches wide. So, I re-sized my photo to be 5.3 inches wide as well. Then, I clicked  Libraries > Fabric Library > Import > from image file >  locate your Texas photo > Open > Add to Sketchbook. Your Texas photo can now be used like any other fabric. Since some of the states are oddly shaped it…

Wine Bottle Vests from SewCalGal

Posted 07-17-2013 by Heidi | Posted in: Heidi Finds User Spotlight

SewCalGal has written a great tutorial on how to make a wine bottle vest. Check it out here! It’s a very cute idea and would make a great gift. It would also be fun to make it more personal with photos (or anything you like) printed on EQ Printable Fabric. Thanks for posting, SewCalGal!

Photo Patchwork Quilts

Posted 07-08-2013 by Heidi | Posted in: Heidi Finds

An EQ7 feature you may not know about is Photo Patchwork Quilts. The style of quilts made with this feature are often called pixel quilts. They are super easy to do in EQ7. Click Quilt > New Quilt > Photo Patchwork > Import Image > Preview That’s it! So, here is my original photo. The more blocks you put in your quilt, the more detail from the photo will be visible, as you can see with the three different versions shown here. But, don’t forget, though, these blocks can add up fast. The third quilt has over 2550. Quite the sewing project! I think there are lots of possibilities for fun projects using this feature! If this inspires you to make something, let us know! Email photos to Heidi@electricquilt.com.