Apr. 02, 2009

Every Quilter's Foundation Piecing Reference Tool

Jane Hall was kind enough to send us a copy of her newest book (written with Dixie Haywood), Every Quilter’s Foundation Piecing Reference Tool, just out from C & T. Jane and Dixie, both EQ users, are THE authorities about foundation piecing. Between them they have about 80 years experience quilting, teaching and writing about a gazillion how-to and design quilting books.
Like all good teachers, they set out to teach you more than just how to sew the blocks in their book. Their aim is to show you how to look at any block, so you begin to see for yourself how to divide the block into sections, or perhaps modify it, for quick foundation piecing.
They used blocks from BlockBase and EQ6. This would be a great book for EQers who wanted to learn more about foundation piecing by studying block structure, making it easier to draw original foundation blocks in EQ6, or just make more use of the blocks in the Block Library. Thanks, Jane & Dixie for yet another great book!

Mar. 31, 2009

EQ Printables Quilt

We just HAD to share this adorable quilt made with EQ printable fabrics and the very nice comments that came with it. Beautiful job, Jennifer. This quilt is such a treasure.

“Hi, I used your premium cotton lawn fabric in a memory quilt that I made as a gift for my sister’s baby shower.  I put pictures of her, her husband, and their two daughters in it, along with blocks of bright but girly (all three children are girls) fabrics.  I’d never sewn anything before, and had just recently learned how to use my new sewing machine.  I was able to print all of the pictures I wanted without a single hitch!  It didn’t jam in my printer even once.  The pictures came out looking as sharp as they do when I print them on paper.  I printed them all in black and white, which made them stand out nicely against the brightly colored fabrics all around them.  It sewed up nicely, and feels exactly like all of the fabrics around it.  No rubbery or roughness to it at all.  I completed the quilt, and was very impressed with it myself.  I gave her the quilt this past weekend at her baby shower, and once she unfolded it and realized what it was, she started crying.  She was so impressed with it – as was everyone else at the shower.  I heard many comments from different guests about how perfect and sharp the pictures came out on the fabric.  They couldn’t believe that the fabric had been fed through the printer.  This is the first and only inkjet fabric I’ve used, and based on the results of this quilt, will be the only inkjet fabric I’ll use.  I included 8 -8” square pictures, and 20 – 4” square photos.

Thanks for making such a wonderful, easy-to-use product.”

Jennifer

Mar. 25, 2009

amy butler softwares coming May 15th!

amy butler softwares
22 stylish NEW projects for the home – quilts, pillows, and bags

Now taking pre-orders.
CLICK HERE to read more about amy butler softwares!

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Take a sneak peek at the stylish projects in amy butler softwares!

Mar. 25, 2009

Quilt from Leslie Hagood

Leslie Hagood wrote us about a quilt she recently designed in EQ5. The idea for the quilt was inspired by the Matterhorn Quilt from the book, “Quilts In America”. It’s so interesting to see them both side by side. What a labor intensive quilt to make! Such patience and diligence is involved. Leslie has plans to make the quilt someday soon so we’ll share it with you if we get the chance to see it! Thanks Leslie!

Mar. 24, 2009

Fabric of the Month suggestions

If anyone has fabric of the month suggestions, please send them to penny@electricquilt.com. When we don’t hear what you want, we go with employee picks like purple for Sara Woodward, Erin McMorris fabrics for Penny McMorris, or Andrea’s infamous “Random Farm Animals” episode when she really couldn’t think of what to put on the website.

The fabrics of the month you’d get in 6 months of downloads are less than 10% of the fabrics you’d receive from just one edition of Stash. We’re scanning away here at EQ for the next edition. Look for our twentieth edition of Stash coming in May/June.

Don’t forget to download the new “Black & White & Red” Allover group we just put up on the website.

Mar. 24, 2009

Next Collectors Lesson is Ready

For those of you doing the online EQ5/EQ6 lessons for Kaleidoscope Collection, the next lesson is up and ready! This month we’re drawing alternate blocks.

I hope you have fun!

-Andrea

p.s. I bought my border fabric and batting this weekend for the “mystery side sewing project.” I can’t wait to see/read your reactions once the mystery is revealed. I hope a lot of you have chosen to sew along.

Mar. 23, 2009

EQ Fabric Necklace

Carmi Cimicata emailed us her latest EQ Printable creation… how cool is this necklace!?

“I have had the idea for this necklace rumbling about my head for weeks and decided it was time to just make one. Ever since I saw a fabric bracelet in Sherri Habb’s book I knew that sooner or later I would have something made from fibers too.”

She printed photos on EQ Fabric and then she sewed them to a dozen tiny pockets stuffed with batting. The final product is so eclectic and cool. Visit her website to read about how she made this necklace in more detail.

Thank you for sharing, Carmi!