Jun. 24, 2015

Marlene Howe’s Tribute Quilt

Marlene Howe was an early EQ user, and sales rep who demonstrated and sold EQ when the company was just starting. She recently created a quilt paying tribute to the many quilt teachers she’s had over the years. She included EQ in this very special quilt and we’re so honored to be a part of it!

Here’s a close-up of her EQ block. We love it!

On the back of the quilt, she included the story of each block/teacher. In her story about Electric Quilt, Marlene writes that she bought her first computer just to be able to use the software.

What a lovely way to document your special quilting memories. A very special thank you to Marlene for allowing us to share this wonderful quilt!

Jun. 23, 2015

Tool Tip Tuesday! – The Print Tool

 Print

Use this tool to display a menu of printing options.

To print any of the following you must first be on the correct worktable, then click the Print button to view the menu:

Quilt image = Quilt worktable
Fabric yardage = Quilt worktable
Block image or pattern = Block worktable
Multiple photos on one page = Any worktable
Photo that’ set on a quilt = Quilt worktable

To print a block pattern, or any other set on the quilt (Quilt worktable):
1. Click the Select tool.
2. Click the Layer the item has been set on.

3. Click the block, text, photo embroidery, or stencil to select it.
4. Click the Print button to display the menu.
5. Click to choose the type of pattern you want to print.

Printing from the Quilt worktable gives you the option to Use size from quilt. This is very beneficial when you are printing a block pattern specific to the quilt you are going to make. Whatever size your layout is set at, is the size the designs will print if you choose this option.

Printing from the Block worktable lets you print your block at any size you want. The default size for blocks printed from the Block worktable is 6.00 inches. Stitching designs can only be printed from the Stitching worktable and should only be printed in the size they were designed.

NOTE: Not every printing option is available for every block. If you choose a block that is not ideal for foundation piecing or rotary cutting, those printing options will not be available. The template option is never disabled for blocks.


• 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 Print Tool) and then print as normal.

Jun. 23, 2015

Quilting Designs 20% off!

Each CD features a beautiful variety of over 500 of the most popular quilting designs and variations from past issues of Quiltmaker, selected for you by the magazine’s staff. Use promo code STENCILS20 to save 20% on Quiltmaker’s Quilting  Designs Series.


Does not require EQ7. Compatible with EQ7 or EQ6.
Discount only applies to Quiltmaker’s Quilting Designs. Offer ends June 24, at 11:59pm EDT. Not valid with any other offers.

Jun. 19, 2015

FLASH SALE: 25% off Feathered Star Collections

Use promo code 25STARS to save 25% on Marsha McCloskey’s Feathered Star block collections for EQ7.

Offer ends June 19, at 11:59pm EDT. Not valid with any other offers.

Jun. 16, 2015

Tool Tip Tuesday! – Clipping Blocks

Clipping Blocks

The selected block can be clipped  either to the center layout’s edge, the quilt edge or blocks can hang over the quilt’s outer border.

Do Not Clip  Let a block hang over the quilt’s outer border by clicking this tool.

 

 

Clip to Border of Quilt  Clip a block at the quilt’s outer border by clicking this tool

 

 

Clip to Center Rectangle of Quilt  Clip a block at the quilt’s center layout edge by clicking this tool.

 

 

 

The Clip tools are found on the Graph Pad.

 

They are useful for clipping blocks on Layer 2, on Layer 3, or in a Custom Set layout. You can choose to clip to the center layout’s edge, the outer border edge, or let blocks hang beyond the border edge. Use the Adjust   tool to select the block you want to clip.

To display or hide the Graph Pad, choose Graph Pad from the VIEW menu. A check mark appears next to the menu item when the Graph Pad is displayed.


• 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! -  Clipping Blocks) and then print as normal.

Jun. 12, 2015

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks are 20% off!

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks series is  ready to be used with  your EQ7!  Download the block collections right into your program! Use promo code JUNE100 to save 20% on Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

Requires EQ7. Discount only applies to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volumes 1-6. Offer ends June 13, at 11:59pm EDT. Not valid with any other offers.

Jun. 08, 2015

Save 20% on BlockBase

Based on Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, BlockBase has virtually every pieced block published from 1836-1970. Over 4300 patterns, ready to print as patterns! Use promo code JUNEBLOCKS to save 20% on BlockBase.

Discount only applies to BlockBase. BlockBase is only available for Windows® operating systems. Click here to learn about using with EQ7 for Mac.

Offer ends June 9, at 11:59pm EDT. Not valid with any other offers.