Feb. 11, 2015

Close to Lawton, OK? Come see a demo of EQ7!

Feb. 10, 2015

Tool Tip Tuesday! – The Auto Borders Tool

The Auto Borders Tool

The Set Auto Borders tool allows you to choose predesigned border styles to use in your quilts. There are 13 styles in the Auto Borders palette for you to choose from.

You may not see the Set Auto Borders   tool. If not, here is how to get it:
1. Click the Customize Toolbar    tool in the bottom, right hand corner of your screen.
2. Click Add/Remove Buttons…

3. Choose Set Auto Borders from the list.

To Set Auto Borders on a Quilt:

1. Click the Set Auto Border  tool.

2. Select the style of border from the drop-down list.

3. Click on a border in the palette.

4. Click on the border on your quilt.

5. Click the Borders tab to adjust the size of the border.

Here are a few examples. Click on each one for a larger view.

Each time you click to “try on” an auto border, it is as if you’ve added the blocks to your project and set them into the border yourself. In other words, blocks get added to your Project Sketchbook automatically when using the Auto Borders tool. You can always delete blocks that are unused. To delete multiple blocks at once, use the Sketchbook section of the Block Library dialog.

The Set Auto Borders tool is available on Layer 1 of any type of quilt.

Feb. 09, 2015

Creative Spark: Quiltmaker March/April 2015

Have you seen the new issue of Quiltmaker yet? It features designs from several wonderful EQ users, including EQ Artist Elizabeth Dackson! Elizabeth’s quilt, Light Waves, is also the focus of the EQ7 Creative Spark article for the issue.

Light Waves by Elizabeth Dackson, photo ©Quiltmaker

On page 31 you’ll see how changing the size and proportion of the blocks affects the look of the zigzags. And with EQ7 it’s as easy as typing in a few numbers to see the results!

Check out the companion EQ7 lesson for the article on Quiltmaker’s site: Playing with Block Size & Proportion in EQ7

Feb. 05, 2015

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Feb. 04, 2015

EQ7 Block Challenge Featuring Moda Fabrics – WINNERS!



We are so proud of what our EQ7 users can do! Wow, what incredible submissions we got! Our users are SO talented!

To see all the block submissions, click here.

A big thank you to judges, Rachel and Allison of BasicGrey and Moda Fabrics! And thanks to everyone who participated! We love to see what EQ users can come up with. Stay tuned to our blog for more, upcoming challenges. :)

1st Place:

Kerry @ PennyDog


2nd Place:

LaVonne Dunetts


3rd Place:

Claire Kerr



Winners: Please look for an email from me (ChristineKohler@electricquilt.com) so we can get your EQ products and BasicGrey fabric to you!

Thank you again to everyone who participated, every block was beautiful! Subscribe to our newsletters to hear about the next challenge!

Feb. 03, 2015

Tool Tip Tuesday! – Symmetry Tool

The Symmetry Tool

Use this tool to try out various combinations of rotate and flip on all blocks on the quilt at once.

1. Use the Set Block tool to put blocks in all the spaces of your quilt.

2. Hold the keyboard CTRL key and click on any block on your quilt.

3. Continue to click to see variations. You can click up to 17 variations (the 17th variation is your original setting).

Here are a few samples with a regular Log Cabin block.

Tip: The Symmetry tool is available for all quilt layouts, but works best with Horizontal layout with no sashing. Try 4 blocks across by 4 blocks down. To see any change in your quilt, your blocks must not be the same on all four sides.

The Symmetry tool is only available on Layer 1.

For more variations hold the keyboard ALT key and click on any block on your quilt. Every other block will rotate/flip.

Jan. 30, 2015

EQ7 Block Challenge featuring Moda Fabrics – LINK UP!

Submit your Moda “Fresh Cut” EQ7 Block!


Submission Guidelines:

Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post.

Fill in your info and select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your block).

For a recap of the rules, prizes and steps to submit your block, click here: EQ7 Block Challenge Featuring Moda Fabrics

The link up will close Monday, February 2nd at 9am!

Winners announced Wednesday, February 4th – check back then!

See who won!