Jun. 03, 2015

Mix & Match to Save!

Add 2 or more of these select products to your cart to save 25%! These EQ add-on products contain amazing quilt projects from some of our favorite designers! Shop now!

Use code: JUNEQUILTS  |  Sale ends: June 4, 2015

Jun. 02, 2015

Tool Tip Tuesday! – The Watch a Video Tool

The Watch a Video Tool

Use this to display a menu of help videos available for EQ7. To play a video click the video title you would like to watch.

The videos are a great place to start if you’re a beginner but they also include information for more seasoned users.

• If you’d like a reminder of this and other tools in EQ7, check out the  Display Dynamic Help tool.
• To print this: Click the title (Tool Tip Tuesday! -  The Watch a Video Tool) and then print as normal.

Jun. 01, 2015

Spring Cleaning Scrap Challenge – Winners Announced!


First, we’d like to thank all the participants in our Spring Cleaning Scrap Challenge! We were overwhelmed with all the talent!

For this reason, we decided to give away not one, not two, but THREE prizes! Click here to see all the entries and challenge details.

Winning Mini Scrap Quilts:

Jerriann Massey
Design: Scrappy

By Jerriann Massey. http://AnnieMcHugs.com I chose: Scrappy 20 x 20.

Louisa Robertson
Design: Scrappier

By Louisa Robertson. http://louquilts.blogspot.ca/2015/05/spring-cleaning-challenge.html Here is my Peekaboo Pinwheels quilt, my version of the Scrappier quilt layout. I had great fun playing with fabrics in Electric Quilt and discovered there were lots of pinwheels hiding in the design.

Karyn Ashley-Smith
Design: Scrappiest

By Karyn Ashley-Smith. https://projectscrapbin.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/spring-cleaning-scrap-challenge-by-eq7/ I chose the scrappiest layout. This was a ton of fun....but oh my....a lot more involved than I originally thought! Love this design....so much you can do with it! I think I'll be making one of my other designs as well!

Honorable Mentions:

Gail Taylor
Design: Scrappiest

By Gail Taylor. What a fun challenge! I chose the Scrappiest 30x30 design and once I found the spool design when I used my EQ7 program I was on a creative roll. I decided to use all my tools for the project - EQ7 for design and cutting requirements, Accuquilt Go! for some of the half sq. triangles (cut them down to 2"x2" squares after sewn), HQ16 to stitch in the ditch and Art and Stitch to design the "thread" design for spools and button design for white triangles, and finally my Pfaff embroidery machine and software to design the various "tools" blocks that alternate with the spools that represent all the tools we quilters use. This is one of the few projects that I've made for myself. I've named it "Love My Spools and Tools" and will hang it in my quilt studio.

Nancy Rowland
Design: Scrappiest

By Nancy Rowland. http://doyoueq.com/blog/2015/05/spring-cleaning-scrap-challenge/ Scrappiest 30x30. A wonderful opportunity to use small pieces of various blacks to offset the solids. Didn't make much dent in my scrap collection, though!

Jill Kofton
Design: Scrappier

By Jill Kofton. I made verston #2, Scrappier 25.5" x 25.5." My past two quilts have used only solids. So, I had a large variety of scraps to choose from. I wanted to do a play off the pinwheel feel while adding a modern twist. This I carried over to the quilt back where I did one page pinwheel in warm and color colors as a single large block on back (not pictured. The piece was bound with an orange/white houndstooth.

Anne Maundrell
Design: Scrappy

By Anne Maundrell. http://www.annemaundrelldesigns.com My version of the scrappy 20 x 20 made with some of my hand dyed fabrics left over from other projects and a bit of batik sarong fabric more than 20 years old. This was fun to do and a great opportunity to practice some free motion quilting too.

Thanks again to all the participants! Stayed tuned to the blog and sign up for our newsletters to find out about future challenges. :)

Winners: Please look for an email from me so we can get your prizes to you!

May. 29, 2015

20% off on EQStitch and add-ons!

EQStitch is an EQ7 plug-in for designing and digitizing embroidery & machine appliqué. Requires EQ7.

The Learning EQStitch book includes EQStitch lessons and is the perfect companion for EQStitch.

String Art Embroidery Designs includes 24 beautiful and airy embroidery designs perfect for accent pillows, framed art and so much more. Requires EQStitch.

Whole Cloth Embroidery Designs includes 21 whole cloth embroidery designs. They were created so they can be made as blocks and then joined together to have the “whole cloth quilt” feel. Requires EQStitch.

Wool Felt Appliqué Designs includes 26 machine appliqué designs ready to be sent to your embroidery machine. Use a dark thread to enhance the edges of the appliqué patches or use a matching thread for a softer look. Requires EQStitch.

Mini Reverse Appliqué Designs includes 20 designs are based on a reverse appliqué technique that is done by hand. Requires EQStitch.

Use code MAYSTITCH at checkout. Offer ends Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid with any other offers.

May. 22, 2015

Spend $25 & get 25% off EQ Boutique Blocks!

EQ Boutique has over 2000 blocks drawn by some of the top designers in the industry. The blocks easily add right into your EQ7! You can even watch a video to see how they are added! You can mix the Boutique blocks with your other EQ7 blocks and get some amazing results!

Boutique blocks are also Mac compatible!

Use code 25MAY25 at checkout. Offer ends Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm EDT. Cart subtotal must be $25 or more for discount to be applied.

May. 19, 2015

Tool Tip Tuesday! – The WreathMaker

  The WreathMaker

Use the Pick  tool to select one or more patches for the Wreath.

Right-click on the worktable and choose WreathMaker…

Specify the number of clusters for the Wreath, from 3 to 20.

Enter a value from 0% to 100% for the spacing of the clusters. Wreaths are automatically centered. A value of 0% represents no spacing. This means the lower center point of the select box rotates around the center point of the design. A value of 100% pushes the clusters as far to the outside edge of the design as possible. This may require the cluster to be made smaller.

Enter a value for resizing the cluster. Note that the maximum value for resize changes based on the size of the original selection. If the original selection is small, the maximum resize is 300%. If the original selection is large, the maximum value will vary.

On the Block worktable, you can access the WreathMaker dialog through BLOCK > WreathMaker, or use the WreathMaker   button on the Precision Bar.

You can make fascinating designs by applying the WreathMaker more than one time.

For a more random design, delete part of the selection between uses of the WreathMaker.

• If you’d like a reminder of this and other tools in EQ7, check out the  Display Dynamic Help tool.
• To print this: Click the title (Tool Tip Tuesday! -  The WreathMaker) and then print as normal.

May. 13, 2015

Dear Jane Software & Book: Save 20%!

Join “Janiacs” from all over the world in re-creating this epic 1863 quilt! Save 20% on the Dear Jane software & book with promo code MAYJANE.

Print the patterns for all 225 block patterns (including the triangle and kite border blocks!). Make the original Dear Jane quilt, or get creative and use the blocks in your own Jane-inspired designs.

Don’t Want to Make the Classic Dear Jane? Make it your own!

Use one of the pre-designed variations, be inspired by the Quilt Gallery, or design from scratch!

Use code MAYJANE at checkout. Offer ends Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 11:59 pm EDT.