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May – Win FreeSpirit Fabrics!

Posted 05-10-2016 by Christine | Posted in: Contests EQ25

This contest is now closed. Fabric winner: Sandra Bowman! Find out who won the EQ7 on FreeSpirit’s Blog! Thanks for participating! Stay tuned for our next contest featuring Aurifil! View full contest schedule here. Welcome to the fifth of ELEVEN giveaways we’re hosting on our blog this year. Each contest will open on the 10th of every month and feature one of our 25th Anniversary sponsors. May Featured Sponsor: FreeSpirit Fabrics!  They’ve provided FIVE bundles of their True Colors collections featuring Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Tula Pink, Heather Bailey and Joel Dewberry! To enter, answer this question by commenting below: How would you prefer to learn Electric Quilt software?  A.      Online class with full video lessons (no printable lessons) OR B.      Online class with printable step-by-step lessons (no videos)  ***You must choose either A or B. Please do not say both.*** Wait, there’s more! Win an EQ7 on FreeSpirit’s

Quick Tip Tuesday – Superimposing Blocks

Posted 05-10-2016 by Jenny | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

Have you ever participated in one of our Club EQ challenges? There’s still plenty of time to enter the May challenge, Double Wedding Ring Variations. In Barb’s challenge description, she lists “superimposing” the DWR with another block as one of the ways you could create your own variation. Here’s a quick lesson on how to superimpose a block! I’ve added two blocks to my Sketchbook from the Block Library, a double wedding ring block and the block I want to superimpose: Plain Double Wedding Ring from 01 Classic Pieced > Pickles and Rings Maltese Cross from 01 Classic Pieced > Maltese Cross Now follow these steps to copy and paste the Maltese Cross block onto the DWR: Click the View Sketchbook button  and choose the Blocks section of the Sketchbook. Select the Maltese Cross block and click the Edit button. The block will now be on the Block Worktable. Click

Mother’s Day Match Up!

Posted 05-08-2016 by Christine | Posted in: Contests

This contest is now closed. Winner: Kristy! Thanks for playing No one answered 100% correctly, so we had to choose between the people who had the most correct answers. The correct answers are: 1-E, 2-F, 3-D, 4-G, 5-A, 6-C, 7-BHere are all the photos matched up: In honor of Mother’s Day, we thought it would be fun to dig up some old photos of EQ employees and their mothers for a little game.  Below, you’ll see photos of some EQ staff and photos of their moms. Can you match them up?? Leave a comment stating your guess (i.e. 1-A, 2-B, 3-C etc.). Contest ends Friday, May 13th at 9am. We’ll choose 1 random winner out of all correct answers. Have fun! And Happy Mother’s Day! EQ Employees Moms

EQStitch Sunday Stitch #41

Posted 05-08-2016 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQStitch Favorite Posts Sunday Stitch

When using the built in fonts on your computer in EQStitch, the program will see all fonts as patches.  Using the text tool, you can select your font from the font folder and then create a patch to digitize.  But, not all fonts are letters or numbers.  Some fonts are actual pictures.  There are several free font websites you can browse through and find just the right images to use for your designs after down loading them to your font folder on the computer. Open your EQStitch program. Click on the work on stitching worktable at the top of the screen. Click on STITCHING>New Design>Embroidery Click on the patch fill  icon on the properties bar to turn off the patch feature. Click on the drawing board options box on the properties bar at the top of the screen. Click on the embroidery edge settings and set it to no edge

Free project – Triangle Talk

Posted 05-06-2016 by Christine | Posted in: Downloads

We fell in love with the new Denim prints collection by Art Gallery Fabrics so EQ Margaret designed a mini quilt with them in EQ7. Love the irregular side edges of this mini?  Here’s how Margaret suggests doing it: Layer batting, backing right side up, quilt top right side down, in that order. Following the edge of the quilt top, stitch the irregular sides of the quilt through all the layers. Trim the backing and batting to match the quilt top edge. Clip backing at the inside angle. Turn right side out through the open top or bottom end. Press the edges flat. Quilt the three layers together as desired. Bind the top and bottom edges to finish. Free project: Download this project for EQ7 and have fun coloring it your own way! NOTE: This project only includes fabrics used in the quilt. To download additional fabrics from the Denims

Quick Tip Tuesday – Block Colorings

Posted 05-03-2016 by Jenny | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

Each time you color a block and you click the Add to Sketchbook button, EQ7 will save a copy of that coloring to the Sketchbook. To save you from having to scroll through lots and lots of blocks in the Sketchbook, EQ7 will stack up to 10 colorings on the same block. All blocks from the Block Library come with three colorings: line drawing, grayscale, and color Select Colorings When you are working with the Set Block tool on the Quilt Worktable, you can choose which block coloring to set in the quilt two different ways: Use the display arrows at the bottom of the Blocks palette to scroll through the colorings. OR Right-click on the block in the palette and choose Select Coloring. A menu will appear with all of the block colorings. Click on the coloring you’d like to use. The coloring will then be displayed in the

EQStitch Sunday Stitch #40

Posted 05-01-2016 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQStitch Favorite Posts Sunday Stitch

By using the editing tools in the EQStitch program, you can take a basic line drawing shape and edit it to make a more unique shape and have it stitch as a continuous line. Open your EQStitch program. Once the program fully opens, click on the work on stitching worktable icon at the top of the screen.  Click on STITCHING>New Design>Embroidery. Turn off the patch tool if you have it on by clicking on the patch fill icon on the properties bar at the top of the screen.  You can toggle this little switch off and on as necessary.  For this drawing it is best to have the patch icon turned off. Click on the drawing board options box on the properties bar and change the embroidery edge setting to be a running stitch.  Click on the OK in bottom of the box to set the new line property. On

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