Oct. 21, 2014

Quiltmaker’s Popular 100 Blocks Series on Sale

Oct. 16, 2014

Quilt Transformation Thanks to EQ7!

Elizabeth Phillips of Island Batik recently sent us a great EQ story.

Elizabeth says, “About 7 years ago I took a mystery quilt class. You only needed 3 fabrics. I was fairly new to quilting and really excited about the class. You can imagine my disappointment after making 20 blocks in class when the project was revealed. I almost died because I thought it was it was so plain and so boring.  I had spent all that money on fabric and the class. I must say EQ really came to my rescue. I used the symmetry tool. It’s the same block design, the same number of blocks and the same layout, they are just alternately rotated. This is top of mind with me lately as recently  I have been going through UFOs and finishing them. This project was one of those UFOs. You can see the miraculous transformation.”
Reworked using the Symmetry Tool With Quilting Added

Thanks to Elizabeth for sharing! We are glad EQ could help :)

Oct. 16, 2014

Save 20% on Quilting Designs series! Two days only!

Oct. 14, 2014

Free Pumpkin Project!

One nice thing about EQ7 is trying out different options before deciding on a quilt! Here are 3 EQ versions and a real fabric version of the quilt.

Which is your favorite?

Either way, you can download the EQ7 project here.

If this inspires you to make something, let us know! Email photos to Heidi@electricquilt.com.

Oct. 09, 2014

Inkjet Fabric on Sale Through Saturday

Take your favorite photos and use them in your quilts! EQ Printables Inkjet Fabric is perfect for all kinds of sewing projects, and even quilt labels!

Sale ends Saturday, October 11 at midnight EDT.

The 200 thread count fabric is available in large format sizes and a roll!

Oct. 08, 2014

Turn Blocks into Embroidery!



EQStitch user, Iris Dinter, has taken the block patterns 12 Funny Snowmen by Christiane Wipplinger and turned them into embroidery!


And, there are so many great block add ons for EQ7 that YOU could turn into embroidery, too!


What a great idea!

Oct. 08, 2014

Quilted in Honor Quilt Design Challenge: Winners!

We are happy to announce the winners of the Quilted in Honor Design challenge! To see all the beautiful entries, click here.

Pieced: Susan R. Polan

Judges’ comments: I love the intricacies of the pieced checkerboards in the borders and how they tie the various elements of the quilt together. I’d love to see this quilt made up!

Combination (pieced and appliqué): Jo Moury

Judges’ comments: Fantastic quilt and I especially enjoyed reading your plans for appliquéing and quilting it. The words in the border will be wonderful. I’ll look forward to seeing the “real” quilt in a show some day! It is sure to be a winner. The appliqué eagle is a wonderful tribute.

Because there were no entries for the Appliqué category, we asked the judges to choose their favorite quilt from the remaining entries.
Judges’ Choice: Darlene Gerber

Judges’ comments: Thank you for honoring  the men and women that protect us every day. This was one of my favorite quilts. I love the clean, crisp feel of the quilt and the lovely classic color scheme. The repetition of the same block in a smaller size for the border really turned out beautifully! I love this design as it’s one everyone can do.

A very big THANK YOU to our special guest judges Annie Unrein and Pat Sloan!

Annie-Unrein Pat-Sloan

And a special thank you to Island Batik for working with us on this wonderful design challenge.

Attention all Challenge Entrants!

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all those who entered the challenge. If you entered a quilt in the challenge, please send your EQ7 project file (.pj7) to Christine (christinekohler@electricquilt.com). We will gather all the Quilted in Honor projects and provide them as a free download on DoYouEQ.com.