Jul. 07, 2015

Tool Tip Tuesday! – The Set Photo Tool

  The Set Photo Tool

Use this tool to display the palette of photos you have added to the Sketchbook.

Importing Photo Images

1. Click Libriaries > Photo Library.

2. Click Import > From Image Files. The Import from Image Files dialog box will be displayed.

3. Click the drop-down list next to Files of type. Choose Image Files. Leaving the option on Image Files will display all image types at once.

4. Click the drop-down list next to Look in. Navigate to find the folder containing the photos you wish to import. The image files will display in the dialog box.

5. Click to select the files you want to import. You can multiple-select by holding the SHIFT key on your keyboard and selecting a range of files, or by holding the CTRL key on your keyboard and clicking on the individual files you want to import.

6. Click Open. The photos will be displayed in the Import Results section of the Photo Library.

7. Click to select the photos you want to add to this project, then click Add to Sketchbook.

8. Click Close to close the Library.

To set a photo on Layer 1 of a Horizontal layout
1. Click the Set Photo tool

2. Click directly on a photo in the palette to select it.

3. Click a block space in your quilt. The photo will fill the block space. OR, click, hold and drag the photo from the palette to the quilt. Release the mouse to drop the photo on the quilt.

To set a photo in Custom Set, or Layer 2 or 3

1. Click directly on a photo in the palette to select it.

2. Position your mouse cursor over the quilt.

3. Hold down the keyboard SHIFT key.

4. Click, hold and drag diagonally to form a box on the quilt.

5. Release the mouse. The photo will appear on your quilt.

6. If necessary, use the Adjust tool to adjust photo size and position.

OR, click, hold and drag the photo from the palette to the quilt. Release the mouse to drop the photo on the quilt.

NOTE: When you import an image as fabric it will tile, when you import an image as a photo it will not tile.


• 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 Set Photo Tool) and then print as normal.

Jul. 07, 2015

Bea Lee’s EQ7 Tutorial Tuesdays

Bea Lee is a long time EQ7 user. We have previously featured her on our blog, and she’s also an EQ Artist!

Bea was introduced to quilting in 2004 at a church class, but it took a few years for her to get hooked. Her passion took hold when she started making charity quilts and entering quilt shows. Now, her quilts have been published in numerous magazines and she says, “I couldn’t have done this without EQ!”

She writes EQ7 Tutorials on every other Tuesday, and she has been doing so since 2012. So, there are a lot of lessons to choose from!



How to Modify a Layout From a Magazine
How to Make a Rail Fence Border
How to Download Fabrics into Library
How to Make a Flying Geese Wreath
Making and Saving Custom Blocks
Making Serendipity Blocks
Making a Sampler Quilt
Picture Quilts
Creating Quilt from a Block
Hexie Baby Blocks Fun
Feathered Star Quilt

All those are included and 65 more! Including how to determine is a quilt is fat quarter friendly, making a pattern and numerous lessons involving Accuquilt GO! Dies.

So much helpful information on a wide variety of topics! Go check it out!

Jul. 02, 2015

Perfect Projects for The 4th of July!

We have an assortment of FREE American Flag themed quits! All of these projects are available for EQ7, EQ6 or Quilt Design Wizard! Just click on an image to be able to download the file.

Also, our office will be closed tomorrow, July 3rd, in observation of Independence Day. We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!

Jul. 01, 2015

Fabrics of the Month


July’s free fabric download features a new division of Timeless Treasures Fabrics – Revive. This new division focuses on designs from different eras or movements in history. Based on the Art Deco period, Charleston is the first collection by Revive.

Download Charleston by Revive for your EQ7 now!

We just may have a blog challenge in the works for this collection… stay tuned to the blog for more information! ;-)

Jun. 30, 2015

Tool Tip Tuesday! – The Zoom Tools

The Zoom Tools

Zoom In

Use this tool to magnify a section of the quilt or block.
1. Position the mouse cursor at the top-left of the area you want to magnify.
2. Click, hold and drag to make a box surrounding the area.
3. Release the mouse. The zoomed area will be displayed.

This is especially helpful when drawing a block. Zoom in to make sure the block’s lines are connecting.

Zoom Out

Click this tool to return your view to the previous level of magnification. Continue clicking to zoom out further. If you have zoomed in multiple times, you can click this button multiple times, zooming  out with each click.


Use this tool to redraw the entire screen at the current magnification level. This action does not change the magnification level. It simply “cleans up” your screen of any remnant “screen garbage”.

Fit to Worktable

Click this button when you want to redraw the block or quilt as large as possible on the worktable. You may want to use this if you change the workspace by resizing the window, or by adding or removing the Graph Pad, Precision Bar, Toolbars or the Dynamic Help Window.

• 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 Zoom Tools) and then print as normal.

Jun. 26, 2015

Hundreds of fabrics for just $7.95!

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Are you loving Moda’s new collections?
How about Art Gallery’s spring market releases?
Riley Blake’s new designs?

If you love new fabrics from top manufacturers, download over 1,400 for your EQ7 now!!

Here’s a peek at some of the collections:



Click here to view a list of manufacturers and all collections included.

Purchase this downloadable product for just $7.95 – it installs right into your EQ7! You’ll be designing with HUNDREDS of the newest fabrics in just seconds! Enjoy :)

Jun. 25, 2015

Have you seen Kimberly Einmo’s EQ downloads?

Kimberly Einmo is an author, award-winning quilter, designer, international instructor and quilt judge. She has written five books, many articles, and appeared on television and radio programs. Kimberly also has a signature line of innovative tools and has designed many original quilts and patterns. And, she’s an EQ Artist too!

To find out more about Kimberly, please visit her site: www.kimberlyeinmo.com


The Electric Quilt Company has recently made collections of some of her fantastic projects available for for you to download right into your EQ7! Her quilts are so cute and cheery…and they are all pre-cut friendly!

Based on Kimberly Einmo’s book, Jelly Roll Quilt Magic. This download includes 13 EQ7 projects.

Check out all the quilts included below! (You can click on the image to see it larger)

Based on Kimberly Einmo’s book, Jelly Roll Quilts & More. This download includes 14 EQ7 projects.

You can see all the quilts included below. (Click on the image to see it larger)

Quilt Magic and Quilts and More each contain Kimberly’s original quilt design, along with brand-new variations!  Over 50 quilt designs to choose from in each! Print the patterns as Kimberly designed them to keep the designs pre-cut friendly, or edit them to make your own designs.

Kimberly Einmo’s project downloads require EQ7. They are compatible with Mac and PCs. They will open in EQ7 as an existing project, like shown below.

The quilts are designed and ready for you to make OR for you to edit and play with to create whatever you have in mind!