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NEW! Clever Combo Quilts by Kimberly Einmo

Posted 11-16-2016 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ Company News EQ Designers EQ News and Press New Products

We are so excited to tell you about a brand new product! We’ve partnered with Kimberly Einmo again to bring you EQ7 projects from her newest book Clever Combo Quilts! Kimberly is a best-selling author, award-winning quilter, designer, international instructor, quilt judge, and long-time EQ user (and an EQ Artist too!). We’re so happy to be bringing her designs to EQ users in this new add-on for EQ7 and EQStitch! Clever Combo Quilts is Kimberly’s sixth book and will be available this week from American Quilter’s Society. In this new book, Kimberly combines easy-to-sew blocks to create amazing secondary designs. Allowing you to make quilts that are eye-catching, but also fun to sew! This add-on product includes 12 EQ7 project files and two PDFs. There is a project file for each of the original quilts from the book & two BONUS designs from Kimberly. Plus 40 additional quilt variations. That’s

Quick Tip Tuesday! Importing Items from another Project

Posted 11-15-2016 by Heidi | 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

EQStitch Sunday Stitch

Posted 11-15-2016 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQStitch Favorite Posts Sunday Stitch

I have just returned from the Houston International Quilt Festival where is was my pleasure to teach several classe on EQStitch and EQ7.  There were a lot of questions about further educational information for more study especially with the EQStitch software.  I felt these questions would be of interest to people who take my EQStitch classes on line at EQ University so I thought I would answer them here. 1.  Is there a specific order to taking the EQStitch classes at EQUniversity? There are no pre-requisites for these classes but I did write them in an orderly fashion.  You may take them in any order.  Not all the information is repeated from one class to the other.  As you progress through the lessons, more information is added to the information in the first classes.  I suggest you take the classes in the order they were written, but it is entirely

November – Win Timeless Treasures Fabrics!

Posted 11-10-2016 by Christine | Posted in: EQ25

Congratulations to our winner: Debbie Rogowski! This contest is now closed. For one last chance to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway, submit a video here! We’ll be drawing winners for the Grand Prize Giveaway in early December. Stay tuned to the blog! Welcome to the LAST monthly giveaway we’re hosting on our blog this year. Next month, we’ll be giving away the GRAND prizes! (Don’t forget to submit a bonus entry!) November Featured Sponsor: Timeless Treasures! They’ve provided 20 fat quarters of the Dominicana collection by Crafty Gemini!! Contest closes Friday, November 25th at 9am ET. This month’s contest winner will be announced on Monday, November 28th. To enter, answer this question by commenting below: When AND how did you first hear about EQ design software? — Wait, there’s more -  Win an EQ7 on the Timeless Treasures blog! EQ 25th Anniversary blog contests close at 9am ET on the

Quick Tip Tuesday! Deleting Multiple Items

Posted 11-08-2016 by Heidi | 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

EQ Mini Friday Fun: What is EQ Mini and Why do I want it?

Posted 11-04-2016 by Lori | Posted in: EQ Mini EQ Mini Friday Fun with Lori

That is the question posed to me by one of my sit and stitch friends when I told her I was going to be blogging about EQ Mini.  She was not familiar with the software and was not sure what it did.  Maybe you are in that boat, maybe you have heard of Electric Quilt or of quilt design software, but never ventured into that world.  I thought I would start at the beginning and offer my input on the EQ Mini design software.    Do you design your own quilts? Do you scribble on a piece of paper or mark up graph paper with colored pencils?  Or it is all in your head and you try to do the calculations as you go.  Do you use traditional patterns but wished you could see how your fabrics would look all stitched up before you cut into them Electric Quilt Mini

Quick Tip Tuesday! Star Sashing

Posted 11-01-2016 by Heidi | 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

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