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Quick Tip Tuesday! Deleting Multiple Items

Posted 11-08-2016 by Heidi | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

When viewing the Project Sketchbook through the View Sketchbook button, you can only delete one item at a time. To delete multiple items at a time, you must view your Sketchbook items through the Library box. Click LIBRARIES > Fabric Library (or whichever library you want to delete from). Click the blue Sketchbook button on the left of the Library box. This displays all the items in your Sketchbook. Click to select the items you want to delete. • Use CTRL+click to select multiple files at once. • Use SHIFT+click to select a range of files. • Use CTRL+A to select all the files in that folder. Click the Delete button at the bottom of the Library box. A prompt will display asking if you want to delete these items. Click Yes. Click Close on the Library. If you have questions about this, or anything else, please contact tech support

EQ Mini Friday Fun: What is EQ Mini and Why do I want it?

Posted 11-04-2016 by Lori | Posted in: EQ Mini EQ Mini Friday Fun with Lori

That is the question posed to me by one of my sit and stitch friends when I told her I was going to be blogging about EQ Mini.  She was not familiar with the software and was not sure what it did.  Maybe you are in that boat, maybe you have heard of Electric Quilt or of quilt design software, but never ventured into that world.  I thought I would start at the beginning and offer my input on the EQ Mini design software.    Do you design your own quilts? Do you scribble on a piece of paper or mark up graph paper with colored pencils?  Or it is all in your head and you try to do the calculations as you go.  Do you use traditional patterns but wished you could see how your fabrics would look all stitched up before you cut into them Electric Quilt Mini

Quick Tip Tuesday! Star Sashing

Posted 11-01-2016 by Heidi | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

If you have ever come across this library in EQ7 it doesn’t look like much. But, let’s try this. Click Libraries > Block Library > EQ7 Libraries > 10 Sashing > Star Sashing Click Add to Sketchbook to add all of the blocks to your sketchbook. Click the Layout tab at the bottom of the screen Type in 2″ for Sashing Height and Width Click the Layer 1 tab at the bottom of the screen Click the Set Block tool and click on the block you would like. Hold the Ctrl key down on your keyboard  and click in the sashing.   Some blocks (like with the yellow quilt) will need to be rotated. Click the Rotate Block tool and hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard. Other blocks will look better on-point. Have fun experimenting! If you have questions about this, or anything else, please contact tech support and

Quick Tip Tuesday! Quick-Quilts

Posted 10-25-2016 by Heidi | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

Did you know that EQ7 comes with over 70 quilts already designed? When your program (EQ7 or EQStitch) opens, you will see this screen. Click on the “Start with a quick-quilt project”   You can use the quilt selector arrows to scroll through and see different quilts in the same project. Once you select your project click OK.The Sketchbook will open. Find the quilt you want and click Edit. Now, you can leave the quilt as it is or change anyway you’d like. In the example, there is the original table runner and one in which I recolored and rotated blocks. Have fun with these quick-quilts! If you have questions about this, or anything else, please contact tech support and we will be happy to help!

EQStitch Sunday Stitch

Posted 10-23-2016 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQStitch Favorite Posts Sunday Stitch

I am writing my lessons for EQ7/EQStitch classes at the Houston Quilt Festival 2016 now.  I will be heading to Houston on Oct 30 for a week of classes.  I look forward to meeting all you energetic EQ users.   The products produced by the Electric Quilt company just keep getting better and better.  I use them all and link them together to get one of a kind projects. I invite you all to attend some of my classes.  Click on the link below to see some little samples of my works in the short video. Classes_at_Houston_Quilt_Festival_2016

Q&A with Jan Allston

Posted 10-22-2016 by Christine | Posted in: Q&A

EQ user, Jan Allston might have landed one of the coolest jobs in the world. Get this… Jan has been asked to pack her bags (and sewing machine) and board the MV Magellan in January 2017 for a World Cruise! That’s right, a WORLD CRUISE! The adventure starts in London and, well, I’ll let her tell you the rest… Note: I asked Jan to send me a couple photos of quilts she’s designed in EQ so you’ll see those throughout. EQ: Hi Jan! Tell us a bit about yourself? Jan: I’ve been sewing all my life: from making dolls’ clothes as a nipper in Scotland, through making my own dresses as a teenager, making clothes for my two daughters as they grew up, to taking up quilting in 2005 when I retired from my job as Director of Computing at a local secondary school in Eastbourne, Sussex in England where

EQ Mini Friday Fun: Charming Baby Quilt

Posted 10-21-2016 by Lori | Posted in: EQ Mini EQ Mini Friday Fun with Lori

Let the Friday Fun begin!  EQ Mini may be a smaller version of the full blown Electric Quilt software, but it is packed full of versatility and possibilities.  This cute baby quilt is a great example of a simple but stunning design you can make yourself.  This pattern uses a pack of 5 inch charm squares so it is easy to cut out as well.  Each EQ Mini design project I share will include skill builders to help you work with the different components of the EQ Mini Software.  This is a great beginning project for a new EQ Mini user. Charming Baby Quilt Skillset: Beginner Size: 40.5” x 40.5” Skill Builders: Working with horizontal layout Editing a 48” horizontal medallion Working with borders Inserting a border Using a block border Let’s get started designing together! Open EQ Mini.   If it asks you to take a quick tour, click Close.

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