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EQSTITCH SUNDAY STITCH APRIL 2017

Posted 04-16-2017 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQStitch Favorite Posts Sunday Stitch

Happy Easter everyone!  Safe travels to each of you who are attending the EQAcademy in Ohio this week.  Enjoy your time as you learn the EQ program and get to meet the EQ staff while you are there. I am not a big chocolate eater, but I do like jelly beans.  Let’s draw a woven basket and some heaps of jelly beans for our special treat this week. Open your EQStitch program. Click on the stitch worktable icon and select the embroidery worktable from the stitching menu. Set your drawing board options to be a smooth fill and no outline for the embroidery settings. Be sure to click the OK at the bottom of the box to set the new options. Use the last polygon shape from the fly out selection of  polygon shapes  to draw a basket bottom. Select the ellipse tool and click and drag an oval for

EQ Mini Friday Fun: Block Party – Classic Pieced

Posted 04-14-2017 by Lori | Posted in: EQ Mini EQ Mini Friday Fun with Lori

EQ Mini may be a smaller version of EQ7, but it still comes jam packed with all kinds of blocks, 300 to be exact.  I thought you might like to see what blocks come with the program.  There are so many, this block party will just share the first category of Classic Pieced Blocks. To follow along with me, Open up EQ Mini. Go to Libraries, Block Libraries. If you are considering buying EQ Mini, just come along for the ride as I share the block designs. When you go into the Block Libraries, you will see a long list of different categories of blocks.  This block party will share just the blocks in the first category, 01 Classic Pieced. There are 11 subcategories under the 01 Classic Pieced blocks.  The first one is Antique Mosaics which is displayed above.  Each subcategory has 9 to 12 blocks.  Lets see what creative

Q&A with Dawn Golstab

Posted 04-13-2017 by Christine | Posted in: Q&A

While at QuiltCon in February, we couldn’t help but spend our precious free time wandering through the quilt gallery and admiring all the creative designs! Dawn Golstab was one of several designers who mentioned their use of EQ7 in their quilt description so we reached out to her! If you haven’t already seen her award-winning quilt, scroll down to check it out along with several other quilts she’s designed in EQ. EQ: Hi Dawn! Tell us a bit about yourself. Dawn: I think I have always had a sewing machine in my life.  When I learned to sew, it was all about new outfits!  As I got older my sewing expanded to include home décor, mostly curtains & throw pillows and then pretty dresses for my daughter.  There were periods, of course, where life gets in the way and the sewing machine was neglected, but never abandoned!  About 5 years

Quick Tip Tuesday! Strip Layout with 60 Degree Diamonds

Posted 04-11-2017 by Heidi | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday Uncategorized

The formula below works for diamond borders as well as strips in strip quilts. Click QUILT > New Quilt > Vertical Strip (or Horizontal strip). Click the Layout tab, then click the Add or Delete button until you have the number of strips you want. Under Select strip style: select from the following: Diamonds or Half Drop Diamonds. Under Number of blocks along length: choose the number of diamonds you want along the strip. Under Strip size:follow the formula below to arrive at the width.Divide strip length by number of blocks along length. Divide this result by 1.7320508. (This is the square root of 3). This gives you the strip width. Multiply by 2 to account for the extra diamond across the strip width (for Double Diamonds and Half Drop Diamonds borders only). For example: Strip length: 70” Number of blocks along length: 10 70” divided by 10 = 7

Quick Tip Tuesday! Medallion Quilts!

Posted 04-04-2017 by Heidi | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

Click WORKTABLE > Work on Quilt. Click QUILT > New Quilt > choose Horizontal or On-point. Click the Layout tab. Under Number of blocks, make Horizontal 1 and Vertical 1. Under Finished size of blocks, make the block size you want. Under Finished size of sashing, you can create a small border around the medallion by choosing a sashing size other than 0.00. For Horizontal Layouts, you must also click the check “Include sash border.” Click the Borders tab. You can now create as many borders, in whatever style you would like, to create multiple borders surrounding your central medallion. Click the Layer 1 tab. You can now set blocks, including into the sashing. Note: If you want a center square larger than 48″, click QUILT > Options > click “All Styles” under “Layout Options” > increase the block size allowed. If you want to use square blocks in your

Club EQ – Flying Geese

Posted 04-01-2017 by Heidi | Posted in: Club EQ

April’s Club EQ THE CHALLENGE: Barb Vlack says,“The annual contest theme at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah this year is Flying Geese. Let’s see what we can do with Flying Geese that takes our quilts away from being predictable and ordinary. If you play with the concept (even if you have no desire to make the quilt you design), you may be approaching my favorite pastime – playing with EQ7 as a video game. It’s really fun to try new ideas and look for more inspiration! My two examples have a lot of white negative space in them and offer some non-traditional ways of presenting Flying Geese. They are designed primarily from blocks in the EQ7 block library, though I did design a few of the blocks myself. Take the challenge! See what new and different way you can present Flying Geese!” Find out more about Club EQ! >>>>Download

Quick Tip Tuesday! Lone Star Quilts

Posted 03-28-2017 by Heidi | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

There are a few different options… Using a Lone Star from the Library Click LIBRARIES > Layout Library > Basics by style > Stars. Now scroll through the layouts, toward the end, and you’ll see Lone Star layouts. Click on the one you want. Click Add to Sketchbook . Click Close to close the Library. Click the View Sketchbook button. Click the Quilts section of the Sketchbook. If you have other quilts already in your Sketchbook, scroll through to find the Lone Star layout, and click to select it. Click the Edit button. The Lone Star layout will now be on the worktable. Creating your own Lone Star If you don’t find the Lone Star you want in the Layout Library you can design your own. Click LIBRARIES > Layout Library > Basics by Style > Stars. Click Add to Sketchbook to add the first layout. Click Close to close

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