Quick Tip Tuesday

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

Quick Tip Tuesday! Making the Fabric Palette Bigger

Posted 11-22-2016 by | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

Use these steps to make the fabric swatches larger in the palette. On the Quilt worktable, click one of the coloring tools. On the Block worktable, click the Color tab, then click one of the coloring tools. The fabric palette will display. Hover the cursor over the left edge of the palette. A double-ended arrow will appear. Click, hold and drag your cursor to the left to enlarge the palette. Release the mouse. Repeat to pull the top or bottom of the palette larger as well.  

Quick Tip Tuesday! Importing Items from another Project

Posted 11-15-2016 by | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

Each project file (.pj7) holds a Sketchbook full of the blocks, fabrics and other items that you’ve collected for that project. If you want to use the same collection of fabric from one project in another project you are working on, you can simply import those fabrics from the original project file. Open the project into which you want to import. To import blocks: Click LIBRARIES > Block Library. To import fabrics: Click LIBRARIES > Fabric Library. To import layouts: Click LIBRARIES > Layout Library. To import embellishment: Click LIBRARIES > Embellishment Library. To import photos: Click LIBRARIES > Photo Library. Click Import > From Project. In the Look in: box, navigate to the folder that holds the project file (.pj7). ([My] Documents > My EQ7 > PJ7) Select the project and click Open. You’ll see the items you want to import displayed in the Import Results section of the

Quick Tip Tuesday! Deleting Multiple Items

Posted 11-08-2016 by | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

When viewing the Project Sketchbook through the View Sketchbook button, you can only delete one item at a time. To delete multiple items at a time, you must view your Sketchbook items through the Library box. Click LIBRARIES > Fabric Library (or whichever library you want to delete from). Click the blue Sketchbook button on the left of the Library box. This displays all the items in your Sketchbook. Click to select the items you want to delete. • Use CTRL+click to select multiple files at once. • Use SHIFT+click to select a range of files. • Use CTRL+A to select all the files in that folder. Click the Delete button at the bottom of the Library box. A prompt will display asking if you want to delete these items. Click Yes. Click Close on the Library. If you have questions about this, or anything else, please contact tech support

Quick Tip Tuesday! Star Sashing

Posted 11-01-2016 by | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

If you have ever come across this library in EQ7 it doesn’t look like much. But, let’s try this. Click Libraries > Block Library > EQ7 Libraries > 10 Sashing > Star Sashing Click Add to Sketchbook to add all of the blocks to your sketchbook. Click the Layout tab at the bottom of the screen Type in 2″ for Sashing Height and Width Click the Layer 1 tab at the bottom of the screen Click the Set Block tool and click on the block you would like. Hold the Ctrl key down on your keyboard  and click in the sashing.   Some blocks (like with the yellow quilt) will need to be rotated. Click the Rotate Block tool and hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard. Other blocks will look better on-point. Have fun experimenting! If you have questions about this, or anything else, please contact tech support and

Quick Tip Tuesday! Quick-Quilts

Posted 10-25-2016 by | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

Did you know that EQ7 comes with over 70 quilts already designed? When your program (EQ7 or EQStitch) opens, you will see this screen. Click on the “Start with a quick-quilt project”   You can use the quilt selector arrows to scroll through and see different quilts in the same project. Once you select your project click OK.The Sketchbook will open. Find the quilt you want and click Edit. Now, you can leave the quilt as it is or change anyway you’d like. In the example, there is the original table runner and one in which I recolored and rotated blocks. Have fun with these quick-quilts! If you have questions about this, or anything else, please contact tech support and we will be happy to help!

Quick Tip Tuesday! Diagonal Strip Block

Posted 10-18-2016 by | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

Sometimes it’s tricky to know the width of a vertical strip. Here is one way! 1 Click BLOCK > New Block > EasyDraw. 2 At the top, change the Precision Bar so the numbers are like this: The Graph Paper Cells and Horizontal and Vertical next to them do not matter. What DOES matter is that the Snaps Horizontal and Snaps Vertical are 4 x the 7.5” size = 30 x 30 That allows you to start and stop a line at any ¼” point, which you will need to do. 3 Draw 2 vertical lines, 1” apart, at any point, like this: (You are drawing them vertically, so you can measure the 1” separation) 4 Click the Pick  tool 5 Hold down your keyboard SHIFT key as you click both vertical line, to select them both. 6 Right-click and choose Rotate > rotate by 45 degrees. Your 2 lines

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