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

Feb. 18, 2015

See what’s new for EQStitch!

Designer/author/teacher (of our online classes – EQ University and our in person classes – EQ Academy) Yvonne Menear’s latest project is two different library styles. Download them now!

You must have the EQStitch plug-in to install this product. It will not work with EQ7 alone.

Feb. 17, 2015

Tool Tip Tuesday! – The Fussy Cut Tool and The Rotate Fabric Tool

The Fussy Cut Tool

The Fussy Cut tool allows you to move a fabric print around in a patch to better place the print image. This works best using fabrics with large objects, florals and stripes.

   

Using the Fussy Cut Tool:

  1. Click and hold the mouse on the fabric in your quilt or block.
  2. Drag your mouse to make the fabric move in the patch.
  3. When you’ve found the best location for the fabric, release the mouse.
  4. Click Add to Sketchbook to save the quilt and to save the block as a new coloring.

    The Fussy Cut tool is only available on Layers 1 and 2.

The Rotate Fabric Tool

The Rotate Fabric tool allows you to rotate fabric swatches in individual patches of your blocks or quilts. This is especially helpful for striped, pictorial and border prints.

Using the Rotate Fabric Tool:
Click the Rotate Fabric tool to select it.

Choose the Simple option from the palette.

Click on a patch in the quilt.
This simple method rotates the fabric swatch clockwise in 90 degree increments. Four clicks of the mouse will return the fabric to its original orientation.

    

Use Ctrl + click to rotate the fabric in all the matching patches of the quilt. Use Alt + click to rotate the fabric in matching patches of alternating blocks in the quilt.
You may need to use the Fussy Cut   tool to adjust your fabric after you rotate.

The Rotate Fabric tool is only available on Layers 1 and 2.

Information on  Rotating Fabric Using the Advanced Method

Feb. 16, 2015

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Sale ends: February 16, 2015 | Use code: FLASH30

Feb. 13, 2015

We love our EQ retailers!

QuiltShopThe Electric Quilt Company is so grateful for its retailers. We love that customers can pick up their favorite EQ products, or take EQ classes at their local quilt shop.

We reached out to stores all over the world to find out what they love about selling EQ products and promised to feature our favorite responses! After getting so many great replies, we decided to blog about several EQ Retailers:


LittleQuilts

Little Quilts – Marietta, GA

“We have been in business for 16 years and have been selling and teaching about Electric Quilt for all those years. We carry a lot of Electric Quilt products. Love your Printable fabric sheets and they are the only ones that we recommend to our customers. We do our own block of the month programs and use EQ7 and Blockbase for choosing and writing these patterns. We have done a block of the month program every year that we have been in business, starting with the earlier versions of Electric Quilt. We offer classes on the EQ6 and the EQ7 program such as beginner classes and the more advanced classes. One of our employees was a beta tester for the EQ7 before its release. Several of our employees know the EQ7 program and use it to design their own quilts. It would be hard for us to get by without Electric Quilt.”

- Owner, Mary Ellen Von Holt and EQ Teacher, Wanda Hizer


 SewEtcSewing Machines Etcetera – Burlington, Ontario

“We love EQ products because our store likes to encourage all of our quilting customers to take their quilting to another level. EQ7 allows them to create their own quilts and put their imagination to work. We have found that our staff as well as our customers can quickly become addicted! When a customer purchases the EQ7 program we offer instructional classes so they can get started on this wonderful journey.

When doing an EQ7 demo at a recent quilt show we were surprised at the number of quilters who hadn’t heard about this program. We were only too happy to show them what they were missing!”

- Owners, Nick and Erika Kottelenberg


Honorable Mentions:

A Stitch in Time – Franklin, North Carolina

Little Red Quilt House – Medina, Ohio

Courtepointe Claire Inc. – Laval Quebec, Canada

Sager Creek Quilts – Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Ask your favorite quilt shop if they’re an EQ Retailer!