Mar. 03, 2015

Save on Karen K. Stone Products!

Two days to save on Karen K. Stone products! Book includes full patterns for 11 of Karen’s most popular quilts. The EQ7 add-on products include project files and fabric libraries. BONUS! Karen K. Stone MORE Quilts includes Karen’s original patterns in PDF format! View all products now!

Use code: NYBEAUTY | Sale ends: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mar. 02, 2015

EQ7 Mystery Quilt in The Canadian Quilter – Parts 3 & 4 (Plus a chance to win EQ7!)

The Canadian Quilter has recently done  four part series of lessons that started in the Summer 2014 issue. In the lessons you are making a mystery quilt, while learning, of course.
 
Part 1 (Summer 2014) The first installment talks about fabrics – including importing your own fabrics, downloading them from manufacturers websites (Northcott has a button right on their site!) and installing our free fabric downloads, amongst other things.
 
Part 2  (Autumn 2014) covers lots of topics including saving, opening and renaming projects and quilts. The Author, Lauren MacDonald, talks about icons and the different worktables. She also covers saving personal fabric libraries, and more!
 

Part 3 (Winter 2014 – starting on page 54) introduces steps on how to make a layout design with a border  in preparation for the creative block drawn in Part 4.

Now, the Spring 2015 issue is out and it includes Part 4!

The lesson talks mainly about finding and drawing blocks in EQ7. Lauren uses PatchDraw Motif and walks you through the Precision Bar, Snapping Options, the Drawing Board Setup and more. It’s great, especially for beginners.

We hoped you enjoyed the series and we thank Lauren and The Canadian Quilter for providing it!


Also, in the Spring issue The Canadian Quilters’ Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe is having a contest and you can win an EQ7!

Here are their instructions:
1. Become a member of CQA/ACC
2. Like them on Facebook
3. Post on the CQA/ACC Facebook page about why you would like to win a copy of EQ7.

Good luck to everyone!

Feb. 25, 2015

Two Day Add-On Sale

Save 20% on select EQ add-on products!

Use code: MORE20 | Ends: February 26, 2015

Kaleidoscope Collection

Designed by Andrea Bishop
Foundation pieced blocks
CD-ROM for EQ5, EQ6 or EQ7

Installs 500 foundation piecing kaleidoscope blocks to your EQ library. Huge variety of styles: Stars, compasses, pinwheels, flowers, eight-pointed stars and more. Print foundation piecing patterns at any size.

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My Dream House

Designed by Angie Padilla
Appliqué blocks
CD-ROM for EQ5, EQ6 or EQ7

Installs over 450 appliqué pieces to mix and match! You get 15 dolls, 32 quilts, 127 blocks and 282 motifs included within EQ project files and EQ Block Libraries. Great for fused or needle-turn appliqué in any size you prefer.

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Star Power

Designed by Judy Martin
Rotary cuttable blocks
CD-ROM for EQ7

Installs 110 blocks and 61 quilt projects from Judy Martin’s out-of-print book, Knockout Blocks and Sampler Quilts. These spectacular designs can be used as Judy designed them, or changed to make your own.

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Feb. 24, 2015

Tool Tip Tuesday! – The Grid Tool

The Grid Tool

The Grid tool lets you pull out a grid made up of evenly spaced horizontal and vertical lines. This is a fast and easy way to create a four patch or nine patch block. It is also useful to convert the grid lines to guides.

Setting up the Grid

To display the Grid Setup dialog, click on the small red square at the bottom-left corner of the Grid tool.

Enter the number of columns and rows you want for the grid. You can type in the number or click the arrow keys to adjust the number. The maximum number allowed is 10 for both columns and rows.

Click on the block where you want the grid to start. Hold down your mouse button and drag out the grid until it is the size you want.

Remember that the number refers to the number of divisions and not the number of lines being drawn. Do not set both values to 1 because nothing happens when you draw with the tool. Make sure at least one of the values is greater than 1.

Be sure the number of divisions in the grid agrees with the number of snap grid points for the drawing board. For example, you do not want 3 divisions if grid points are set to 11×11.

Feb. 23, 2015

Close to Hampton, Virginia? Come see a demo of EQ7!

Feb. 20, 2015

EQ Staff Fun – Favorite Boutique Collections!

We had so much fun with our last intra-office challenge that we decided to do it again! This time we each choose our favorite My EQ Boutique Block Collection and designed a quilt using the blocks.

Feel free to comment below and tell us what you think! If you’re ever designing in EQ7, snap a quick pic and post it to social media with the hashtag #ShowMeYourScreen.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!


Heidi

Heidi

Crop Circles by Denise Russart

“I am just starting to think about Easter and these blocks (Crop Circles) by Denise Russart seem a little egg-esque. I used Double Circle (8DCB & 6DCB) and her Four Patch Block in an alternating pattern.  The newest Stash has adorable springy fabrics that add some fun scrappiness.” -Heidi


Christine

ChristineAll Aboard by Sindy Rodenmayer

“I have a cousin who just loves trains. When I saw Sindy Rodenmayer’s All Aboard blocks, I thought of him and how much he’d love a train quilt on his bed! I decided to add some embroidered steam (Using EQStitch) for a little texture and to unite the top and bottom of the design.” -Christine


Sara

Sara

Sea Life by Janeen van Niekerk and Sea Life 2 by Janeen van Niekerk

“A friend of mine just had triplets–2 girls and 1 boy. This design is for the little boy, Parker. Although, a quick swap of some fabrics (and the applique name, of course), and the girls, Quinn and Alexa, could have one too! This design uses blocks from the 2 Sea Life collections by Janeen van Niekerk and miscellaneous fabrics.” -Sara


Jenny

JennyDowntown by Erin McMorris

“I’ve loved these building blocks since they first appeared on our site! I pictured them set against a night sky and added some wonky stars blocks to finish the scene. They sky area would be a great place to show off some free motion quilting.” -Jenny

Feb. 20, 2015

Spend $25, Save 25% on Boutique Block Libraries

Get big savings on Boutique products! Spend $25, and save 25% on any of over 100 Boutique block libraries! These library blocks automatically link to your EQ7 library. Use them to design your next quilt, or edit to make them your own!

Use code: 25SAVE25 | Sale ends: Saturday, February 21, 2015