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Club EQ – Your First EQ8 Quilts!

Posted 11-01-2017 by Heidi | Posted in: Club EQ

We’ve updated Club EQ! Now you can follow along with a lesson on the challenge! Also, entering is even easier because all you need is an image file. (We won’t be sending out project files anymore so no more worrying about uploading or compressing files.) Here is more info on how to submit your quilt(s)! November Challenge: Your first EQ8 Quilts! We want to see them! What are you making in EQ8?!? Here are some of my first quilts that I made in EQ8. Both are from Quick Quilts! Here is how I did the first one: File > Open a Quick Quilt Project I chose T-Shirt Quilts and clicked OK. I like the first layout so when it opened in Sketchbook I clicked Edit. Now this says it’s for a t-shirt quilt but I want to use photos. So, under the Design Tab, I clicked Photo Tools Then I

EQ8 Top 10: #4 Get Dimensions with a Click of the Mouse!

Posted 10-31-2017 by Sara | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Top 10

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing our top 10 favorite features in EQ8. Subscribe to this blog and follow us on social media (Facebook and Instagram with #EQ8Top10) to see all 10! See the complete list of features on our website. #4 – Get Dimensions with a Click of the Mouse! In previous versions of EQ, there was no easy way to know the dimensions of a block, border block, cornerstone or sashing. To get these dimensions, you would have to select the block on the quilt, then go to Print > Block and view the dimensions from the print dialog. Now, on the Print & Export tab, you simply click on any block space, and the size pops up in a convenient little box. Click on a different space and the box updates with the new block’s dimensions. The images below show this awesome new feature in

EQ8 Top 10: #5 Post Quilt Designs Directly to Facebook!

Posted 10-27-2017 by Sara | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Top 10

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing our top 10 favorite features in EQ8. Subscribe to this blog and follow us on social media (Facebook and Instagram with #EQ8Top10) to see all 10! See the complete list of features on our website. #5 – Post Quilt Designs Directly to Facebook! Let your friends see what you’re working on! EQ8 has a new feature that lets you post your quilt designs directly to your Facebook page. When you have your quilt finished, click Print & Export, then click the Export button on the ribbon. Then click on Facebook. A dialog will appear asking you to login to your Facebook account. Once logged in, there are several options. If you have multiple Facebook Pages, you can choose on which page to post your quilt by clicking the “Posting as” drop-down menu. Check the checkbox to also post your quilt to our

EQ8 Top 10: #6 Quick Quilt Projects for Quilt Labels and T-Shirt Quilts

Posted 10-25-2017 by Sara | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Top 10

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing our top 10 favorite features in EQ8. Subscribe to this blog and follow us on social media (Facebook and Instagram with #EQ8Top10) to see all 10! See the complete list of features on our website. #6 – Quick Quilt Projects for Quilt Labels and T-Shirt Quilts If you owned previous versions of EQ, you may recall the pre-designed Quick Quilt projects available from the Project Helper window. These are theme-based projects that you can start with and edit to make them your own. The EQ8 Quick Quilts have been updated with new projects that will really jump-start your designing! You can find the projects by clicking File > Open Quick Quilt Project. Here are a few of our favorite projects! See the complete list of features on the Electric Quilt website.

EQ8 Top 10: #7 Open library from palette and edit a block to the worktable

Posted 10-20-2017 by Christine | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Top 10

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing our top 10 favorite features in EQ8. Subscribe to this blog and follow us on social media (Facebook and Instagram with #EQ8Top10) to see all 10! See the complete list of features on our website. #7 – Open library from palette and edit a block to the worktable These features are game changers and will save you so much time! Now you can access the libraries RIGHT FROM THE PALETTE using this nifty button: You’ll find this button in the Block Worktable, Quilt Worktable and the Image Worktable.  Easily add blocks, fabrics, threads, photos and embroidery from the libraries directly to your palettes! While you’re in the Block, Layout and Photo Library, you’ll notice a new button called Edit to Worktable. This button will automatically open the selected block, layout or photo directly to its worktable! You can also edit a block

EQ8 Top 10: #8 Hide Patch Outlines in Quilt

Posted 10-16-2017 by Sara | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Top 10

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing our top 10 favorite features in EQ8. Subscribe to this blog and follow us on social media (Facebook and Instagram with #EQ8Top10) to see all 10! See the complete list of features on our website. #8 – Hide Patch Outlines in Quilt In EQ8, we’ve added a button on the main toolbar so you can quickly view your quilt with the patch lines turned off! This makes your quilt come to life with a click of the mouse! To be completely transparent, this isn’t a new feature at all. You could do this in previous versions too! However, many of you may not have known because it was hidden in a menu. Now that the tool has been added, it’s become one of the hottest updates to EQ8! Our beta testers were thrilled when they found this. See the complete list of

EQSTITCH SUNDAY STITCH OCTOBER 2017

Posted 10-15-2017 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQStitch Favorite Posts Sunday Stitch

Sometimes the simplest designs have the highest impact on a quilt.  Consider the modern quilt movement.  Very little print on the fabric and very few design elements on the quilt allow the quilter to showcase the stitches themselves.  Why not make a simple applique a focal point on a rather plain quilt and highlight that applique with some embroidery stitches.  Applying the applique to a whole cloth background as an embroidery element can bring the quilt to life. Click on your EQStitch icon on the desktop to launch the program. Click on the stitch worktable icon. Click on STITCHING>New Design>Machine Applique. Click on the drawing board options icon on the project bar at the top of the screen. In the options box, click on the machine applique setting and select and ‘E’ stitch with the following properties.  Be sure to click on the ‘OK’ in the bottom of the box

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