Apr. 28, 2015

The Hoopsisters are gearing up for another great Mystery Quilt!

The HoopSisters Mystery Quilt is an online quilt-in-the-hoop block of the month! You will not know what the final quilt looks like until the very end, in Week 6, when you receive the files on how to lay out your blocks.

Sign up begins (this Friday!)  May 1st and ends June 15th. Participants get their first week’s files instantly via download! Then, each week following throughout the month of June HoopSisters will release a new set of files and instructions. Finally in Week 6 the final layout is revealed!

Aubrey Ellerbrock of HoopSisters says, “EQ7 files are included! And they work perfectly with a Mystery Quilt! EQ allows our customers to play with layout options and colors for our Mystery Quilt. Each week they get an EQ file for that specific block! Then, in Week 6 they get the full EQ file that shows the entire layout!”

For more information:

Sign up for Mystery Quilter Alerts

Download the Free Fabric & Thread Key Now & Get Fabric Shopping

Follow the Mystery Quilt Blog

There will also be live webinars the first week of May.


Apr. 27, 2015

Close to Denver, CO? Come see a demo of EQ7!

Apr. 27, 2015

Two Day Book Sale

Save 20% on all books at ElectricQuilt.com! Sale ends Tuesday, April 28th at 11:59pm EDT. Use code LEARN20 at checkout.

Offer only valid on books at ElectricQuilt.com. Use code LEARN20 at checkout. Expires April 28 at 11:59pm EDT.

Apr. 24, 2015

100 Blocks Volume 6 – Now Available!

Collect Volumes 1-6!

Do you collect Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazines? Build up your EQ7 Block Library with these unique and versatile blocks! Download today!

Here’s a quick preview of the blocks in Volume 6!

Apr. 22, 2015

Classic Applique 20% off!

Sale ends Thursday on Classic Applique! Use code “classics” and get 20% off! Click here to see the designs available.

Discount applies only to Classic Applique. Offer ends Thursday, April 23 at 11:59pm EDT. Not valid with any other offers.




Apr. 21, 2015

More EQ Academy Photos!

We found some more great photos from EQ Academy that we wanted to share! Check out our original gallery to see the new pics!

We also wanted to thank Moda, Timeless Treasures and Aurifil for their prize donations for our lecture nights. Our students were overwhelmingly surprised!

Are you interested in attending EQ Academy next year? Sign up for our email list!

Apr. 21, 2015

Tool Tip Tuesday – Add to Sketchbook and View Sketchbook

Add to Sketchbook and View Sketchbook

What is the Sketchbook?

The Sketchbook holds all of the designs for your project in one location for easy access later. Each time you click  Add to Sketchbook the current worktable design of your block, quilt, or image will get copied to the Sketchbook. You may always go back to edit anything in your Sketchbook.

Add to Sketchbook

Use this tool to add the design from the worktable to the Project Sketchbook.

1. Click Add to Sketchbook each time you want to save a new design in the Sketchbook. It can be an image, block or quilt.


View Sketchbook

Use this tool to display the Project Sketchbook.

Designs are added to your sketchbook by collecting them from the Libraries, and by clicking Add to Sketchbook while working on the Quilt, Block or Image worktables.

You can use the Sketchbook to mange your designs. You can delete unwanted designs, sort designs into a new order, document important information using the notecards, and edit designs to the worktable for further manipulation.


REMEMBER:  Saving a project saves the current Sketchbook contents permanently on the hard drive. Nothing in the Sketchbook is saved permanently unless you name a project.

There are 3 ways to name a project.

One way to name a project is when you first open the program, you’ll see this screen (or a similar one if you don’t have EQStitch). Type the name of your project in the blank. Click the OK button.


Another way is to click File > Save.

Then, type in a name for your project and click the Save button.


Or, you can  click the Save  tool.

Type in a name for your project and click the Save button.


So, if you want to save something you need to add it to your sketchbook AND save the project.

Click the View Sketchbook tool to make sure your blocks, quilts and images are in your sketchbook.

Check the upper left hand corner of your screen to make sure you’ve named your project.

• 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 – Add to Sketchbook and View Sketchbook) and then print as normal.