Quick Tip Tuesday

Quick Tip Tuesday! Easy New York Beauty Blocks

Posted 01-10-2017 by | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

The fastest way to create your own New York Beauty block is on the PatchDraw Pieced worktable. Below shows you how to make a standard star. Use these techniques to create variations. Setting up the worktable Click Worktable > Work on Block. Click Block > New Block > PatchDraw block. At the bottom of the worktable, click the Pieced tab. Make sure the Precision Bar is turned on by clicking VIEW on the main menu, and making sure there’s a check next to Precision Bar. On the Precision Bar, click the drop-down menu next to Grid and select Arc. A grid will display on the worktable. Drawing the corner wedge This technique is all about following the dots and lines on the grid. Click and hold your mouse on the PolyLine tool. A flyout will appear. Click the PolyArc tool. Start by drawing the large, corner wedge at the bottom-left

Quick Tip Tuesday! Drawing Eight-Pointed Stars

Posted 01-03-2017 by | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

The fastest way to create your own eight-pointed star block is on the PatchDraw Pieced worktable. Below shows you how to make a standard star. Use these techniques to create variations.   Setting up the worktable Be on the Block worktable. Click BLOCK > New Block > PatchDraw block. At the bottom of the worktable, click the Pieced tab. Make sure the Precision Bar is turned on by clicking VIEW on the main menu, and making sure there’s a check next to Precision Bar. On the Precision Bar, click the drop-down menu next to Grid and select Eight Point Star. A grid will display on the worktable.   Drawing the first patch This technique is all about following the dots and lines on the grid. Click the PolyLine  tool. Starting at the top-left diamond shape, click and release the mouse at one of the four points of the diamond to

Quick Tip Tuesday! Copy from One Block to Another

Posted 12-27-2016 by | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

You can create new blocks by mixing elements from various blocks together. For example here is how you would take a flower from one block and make it the start of a new block. Block A = the block with the flower you want to copy Block B = the new plain block you want to paste the flower on Block C = another block with patches you want to copy Copy the patches from block A Start with block A on your worktable Click the Pick tool. Use Shift+click to click on each patch you want to copy from block A ( Or CTRL+ A to select them all). Click EDIT > Copy. Paste the patches onto block B Click BLOCK > New Block > PatchDraw Block. Click the Applique tab beneath the block. Click EDIT > Paste. Your copied patches are now on the new block.While the patches

Quick Tip Tuesday! Deciding Which Block Drawing Style

Posted 12-20-2016 by | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

EQ7 has 4 drawing styles: EasyDraw PatchDraw PatchDraw Motif EasyDraw + PatchDraw Here are quick tips to help you decide which drawing style best suits the block you want to draw. Pieced blocks? Use EasyDraw OR PatchDraw (the Pieced tab). Applique blocks? Use PatchDraw Applique patches, without a background square behind? Use PatchDraw Motif Blocks combining piecing with applique? Use EasyDraw + PatchDraw   We are here to help! If you have questions about this, or anything else please contact tech support.

Quick Tip Tuesday! Changing Block Size

Posted 12-13-2016 by | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

Block Size on the Block Worktable Block size, when drawing, does not really matter. The block you draw at 11″, can be printed or used in a quilt design in any size. The same is true for all blocks from the Block Library. The size of your block = Any size you want when printing or quilt designing. Block size is simply to help you draw, so you can size patches in your drawing. To see rulers across your block, click VIEW on the top menu, and make sure Block Rulers is checked. To be able to easily change the size, click VIEW on the top menu, and make sure Precision Bar is checked. You can quickly change block Width and Height, and the number of grid Snap Points, right on the Precision Bar. Please Note: Block size does matter when printing Rotary Cutting. To get the most accurate rotary cutting sizes,

Quick Tip Tuesday! Viewing Notecard Info for Multiple Items

Posted 12-06-2016 by | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

In the Library and Project Sketchbook, you can view notecard information about each item. When there are several items, it’s often easier to scroll through and view each item’s notecard with the notecard always displayed. Open the Library or the Project Sketchbook. Click to select an item. Click the Notecard button. The notecard will display. Click, hold and drag the  button to move the notecard so you can see the Library or Sketchbook behind it. Release the mouse. Click the Pin button  to pin the notecard in place. Click on an item in the Library or Sketchbook. Continue to click on other items to view their notecard information. Or, use your keyboard arrow keys to scroll through and view the notecards quickly. We are here to help! If you have questions about this, or anything else please contact tech support.

Quick Tip Tuesday! Using a Panel Print in a Quilt

Posted 11-29-2016 by | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

If you want to plan a quilt around a panel print, scan the panel and import it as a photo. You can then set this whole panel into a block space, and it won’t “tile” as fabric does. Import a scanned panel Have your panel scan saved somewhere where you can find it. In EQ7 click LIBRARIES > Photo Library. In the Library, click Import > From Image Files. Browse to where your scan is saved. Select it and choose Open. Click Add to Sketchbook. Set the scanned panel into your quilt Click the Set Photo tool. (If you don’t see it click the Customize Toolbar button. Then click Add/Remove Buttons and click on the Set Photo tool.) Select your panel in the palette. Click to set your panel into your quilt layout. Please note: If you have a Custom Set layout, Shift+drag the mouse on the quilt. Release the

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