Mar. 11, 2015

Close to Charlotte, NC? Come see a demo of EQ7!

Mar. 10, 2015

Tool Tip Tuesday! – Display Dynamic Help

Display Dynamic Help

Use this tool to display the window, giving information on using buttons and tools. Since there are so many tools in EQ7, you’ll find that some tools get used much less frequently than others. You may also find that you need a quick reminder as to how a tool works. This help window is intended as that quick reference.

1. Click the Display Dynamic Help button. A yellow panel will display on the right of your screen.

2. Hover the mouse over a tool on a toolbar without clicking. The yellow panel will update with  information about that tool.

3. Move your mouse over any tool on any toolbar to read about that tool.

4. Click the Display Dynamic Help button again to turn off the help panel.

For example, here is some of the information for the Set Photo tool.

Mar. 09, 2015



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Mar. 05, 2015

EQ7 user Carol Steely is featured in McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine!

Carol Steely of FunThreads Designs was recently featured in McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine.

Carol says, “Several times a year I like to shrink my scrap bins by creating quilts that will be donated to charity. Specifically our guild’s Bright Hopes and the online Hands2Help charities. When I dig into my scrap bins I always seem to end up creating rainbow or heart themed quilts. Rainbow colors make such happy quilts and hearts are just a wonderful image.

For this quilt I was playing with the EQ7 wreath maker tool. I’ve posted a wreath maker tutorial on my blog.

photo by McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine

My original idea was to make each heart ring a color wheel. But, I had so much fun auditioning color choices that I ended up going in a totally different direction. I decided to make each block in a different color way instead. Then I tried shifting the center circle color back one block. Wow, it gave the quilt so much character and movement. I’m a very visual person and I love how fast and easy EQ makes the quilt design process.”

The quilt is so happy and fun! Congratulations to Carol for being featured!

Mar. 03, 2015

Save on Karen K. Stone Products!

Two days to save on Karen K. Stone products! Book includes full patterns for 11 of Karen’s most popular quilts. The EQ7 add-on products include project files and fabric libraries. BONUS! Karen K. Stone MORE Quilts includes Karen’s original patterns in PDF format! View all products now!

Use code: NYBEAUTY | Sale ends: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mar. 02, 2015

EQ7 Mystery Quilt in The Canadian Quilter – Parts 3 & 4 (Plus a chance to win EQ7!)

The Canadian Quilter has recently done  four part series of lessons that started in the Summer 2014 issue. In the lessons you are making a mystery quilt, while learning, of course.
Part 1 (Summer 2014) The first installment talks about fabrics – including importing your own fabrics, downloading them from manufacturers websites (Northcott has a button right on their site!) and installing our free fabric downloads, amongst other things.
Part 2  (Autumn 2014) covers lots of topics including saving, opening and renaming projects and quilts. The Author, Lauren MacDonald, talks about icons and the different worktables. She also covers saving personal fabric libraries, and more!

Part 3 (Winter 2014 – starting on page 54) introduces steps on how to make a layout design with a border  in preparation for the creative block drawn in Part 4.

Now, the Spring 2015 issue is out and it includes Part 4!

The lesson talks mainly about finding and drawing blocks in EQ7. Lauren uses PatchDraw Motif and walks you through the Precision Bar, Snapping Options, the Drawing Board Setup and more. It’s great, especially for beginners.

We hoped you enjoyed the series and we thank Lauren and The Canadian Quilter for providing it!

Also, in the Spring issue The Canadian Quilters’ Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe is having a contest and you can win an EQ7!

Here are their instructions:
1. Become a member of CQA/ACC
2. Like them on Facebook
3. Post on the CQA/ACC Facebook page about why you would like to win a copy of EQ7.

Good luck to everyone!

Feb. 25, 2015

Two Day Add-On Sale

Save 20% on select EQ add-on products!

Use code: MORE20 | Ends: February 26, 2015

Kaleidoscope Collection

Designed by Andrea Bishop
Foundation pieced blocks
CD-ROM for EQ5, EQ6 or EQ7

Installs 500 foundation piecing kaleidoscope blocks to your EQ library. Huge variety of styles: Stars, compasses, pinwheels, flowers, eight-pointed stars and more. Print foundation piecing patterns at any size.

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My Dream House

Designed by Angie Padilla
Appliqué blocks
CD-ROM for EQ5, EQ6 or EQ7

Installs over 450 appliqué pieces to mix and match! You get 15 dolls, 32 quilts, 127 blocks and 282 motifs included within EQ project files and EQ Block Libraries. Great for fused or needle-turn appliqué in any size you prefer.

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Star Power

Designed by Judy Martin
Rotary cuttable blocks
CD-ROM for EQ7

Installs 110 blocks and 61 quilt projects from Judy Martin’s out-of-print book, Knockout Blocks and Sampler Quilts. These spectacular designs can be used as Judy designed them, or changed to make your own.

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