In EQ7, this library is called the Embroidery Library and the tool used to set the designs on the quilt is called Set Embroidery. In EQStitch, the library name was changed to Embellishment Library so that the designs would not be confused with those created on the Stitching Worktable of EQStitch. Add an Embellishment to your Sketchbook Click LIBRARIES > Embellishment Library. Click the Import button and choose either From Project or From Embroidery Files. Add as many designs as you want to the Sketchbook by clicking to select them.• Use CTRL+click to select multiple files at once. • Use SHIFT+click to select a range of files. • Use CTRL+A to select all the files in that folder. Click Add to Sketchbook. Click Close. Note: You can also import embellishment files from other projects or from .EXP files. While in the Embellishment Library, click Import and make a selection. Choose
We’re so excited to be vending at QuiltCon this year in Savannah, Georgia! If you’re there, be sure to stop at booth #337! Here’s what we’ll have going on… Awesome quilts You’ll love the quilts in our booth because they belong to two super talented EQ users and authors, Amy Friend and Christa Watson. You’ll see Christa’s “Ripples” quilt, Amy’s “Wings” quilt and lots more! Book Signings You’ll have the chance to meet and chat with Christa and Amy on Friday. They’ll be doing signings of their newest books… and selling them too! Christa’s signing: Friday, 12pm – 1pm Amy’s signing: Friday, 1:30pm – 2:30pm EQ Demos Stop in any time to see us demonstrate EQ7 and EQ Mini. Ask questions and take advantage of the one-on-one time you’ll get with an EQ employee. Show savings & Giveaways All the products in our booth will be
EQ Mini Quilt Design software is designed specifically for the beginning quilt designer. With EQ Mini, you can create stunning, gorgeous quilts quickly, in an easy to learn, step by step process. In just a few minutes, you can design a quilt, add fabrics or colors, and print out the image, get free fabric calculations and even templates, foundation piecing or rotary cutting information. If you have been designing quilts with pencil and paper, have a really old version of Electric Quilt and want to get started again, or simply are have a budding interest in Quilt design, then EQ Mini is the software for you. EQ Mini is a scaled down version of EQ 7 quilt design software with a work flow just for BEGINNERS. It introduces you to all of the parts of quilt design in an easy to follow, step by step process. When you have mastered
Click Worktable > Work on Quilt. Click Add/Remove Buttons . Click Set Applique Text if it is unchecked. Click Layer 2. Click the Paintbrush tool. Select a fabric or color for your text. Click the Set Applique Text tool. Choose the font, style and size in the Applique Text box. (This can be changed later.) Hold down your keyboard SHIFT key, then click and drag a box on the quilt. Type your message. Click the Adjust tool. Click the message you just typed. Drag the text by the center to move it. Drag the text by a corner to resize it. Click Add to Sketchbook .We are here to help! If you have questions about this, or anything else please contact tech support.
If you’re looking for some EQ tips, inspiration and incredible quilts, follow Amy Friend (During Quiet Time) and Christa Watson (Christa Quilts). They’ll be posting about their use of EQ7 all year long! We’re so excited to see what they create with EQ7 in 2017! A little background… Amy Friend Amy Friend is a former museum curator who currently spends her days designing patterns, quilting and sewing. She’s been using EQ7 since 2011 and has designed some pretty amazing quilts with it! Amy says: “I love designing paper pieced patterns. EQ7 makes it easy for me to draw my pattern, group and number it, and print my patterns as a PDF with seam allowances around each section. It saves me so much time and frustration leaving me more time for design–which is the part that I really love!” Amy has also authored 2 books: Intentional Piecing: From Fussy Cutting
The ClubEQ challenge this month is to learn how to add a custom color to the Coloring palette. This is a handy tool if you have a definite color in mind. There is an industry standard through Pantone that offers the RGB recipes for most colors you find commercially. The RGB formula is what computers use to generate colors, and it works differently than what we are used to when combining pigments in paints. Computers work with light. Each year Pantone announces the “color of the year,” and you will find a wide variety of items created for decorators, fashion designers, artists, and quilters, among many of those who create using color. The color of the year for 2017 is “Greenery.” It’s a very easy color to use, since it mixes with everything and is so very common in nature. “Greenery” has a special RGB recipe to make it standardized
Sashing can be one of the key features of your quilt. Keep in mind, you can only add sashing to Horizontal, On-point and Variable Point layouts. Start with a quilt on the worktable. Click the Layout tab at the bottom of the worktable. In the Layout palette, use the sliders to change the size of the sashing. Click the Layer 1 tab. You can now add color to your sashing using a coloring tool, or even try different block settings in the sashing using the Set Block tool. Note: To draw your own sash blocks, draw them in a rectangle the size of your sash. To do this, click BLOCK > Drawing Board Setup. Change the size to 12″ x 2″ or whatever size fits your sash. Your newly drawn sash block will appear square in the Sketchbook, but will look perfect when set it into the sash spaces on