EQ7

Find EQ lessons on how to do everything from basic quilt layouts to drawing your own complicated blocks. You’ll be a pro in no time.

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This is a follow-up to the original article, Exploding Blocks & Quilts for Sewing Patterns. In this article I suggest the use of a FREE program called Inkscape. This tool handles images in ways very similar to Illustrator, but is free! – Al Navas

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This first tutorial in Quilt Shop Gal’s Seasonal Tutorial for EQStitch users, will be released in two parts. Part 1 will create a witch hat that is a filled design (vs applique’), where you will learn how to import an image, trace your image, set a fill pattern, set colors, create a custom library, export your design to your machine and more! In Part 2…

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EQStitch guru, Yvonne Menear, has a YouTube Channel of EQStitch video lessons.

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Sew one block. Then quickly preview your finished quilt. Sounds impossible? Try this!

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Marian from Seamstobesew.com shares her video about tips on rotating in EQ7.

explode-cover

If you own Adobe Illustrator (or another vector program), you can explode a block or quilt from EQ7 to create your own sewing instructions. This lesson works for both EQ7 Windows and EQ7 Mac. Print the lesson from this page, or download the PDF.

bird

She shows in details how to design paper piecing patterns based on a picture. “Honestly, EQ7 makes it much easier to design such pattern. It’s just done before you can spell ‘paper piecing’.” – Joanna View the lesson

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Adding a block to a pre-made Quilt Layout.

brush

Lots of information about the Brush Stroke Tool.

border

It’s a little trick tucked inside the User Manual on page 122. It was actually quite easy and fun.

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Draw your own blocks and use them in a quilt.

daisy

Carol explains several options for exporting images from EQ7. 

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Any image can be scanned and imported for tracing. Step-by-step instructions.

lancaster

A video tutorial that shows the steps to make a basic sampler quilt. Great for beginners!

wernerplant

A direct approach for loading and printing a Foundation Piecing Block -for first time EQ7 users. – Advanced EQ/EQ7 users know different ways to load the blocks and could check different options for changing sizes, colors and printing

pig

Lots of practice manipulating nodes.

smilingdaisy

This tutorial shows you how to create and use a guide to design a flower with identical shaped petals. Then turn the flower in to a smiling daisy. Learn to copy and re-size the design to add multiple flowers on one block.

QDandStitch

Learn how easy it is to convert any of the Quiltmaker Quilting Designs into stitchable drawings for EQStitch. The drawing is done already, just follow these easy steps and you’ll be on your way!

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I love quilts with unusual shapes. With EQ7 you have a wonderful tool to create quilts, even with non-square layouts. With this example, I’ll show you how I do it. The EQ Pieced Drawing book by Patti Anderson was a great help to me. If you don’t have it already you should purchase it (see a free preview chapter from the book here). EQ has republished…

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Ready to broaden your EQ7 skills? This lesson accompanies the article, Silver Snowflakes, on page 70 in the Winter January/February 2013 of Modern Quilts Unlimited. Enjoy! Adding gradients of colors in EQ7 Step 1 Click the Paintbrush  Tool Step  2 Click the Color Tab Step  3 Right click on the first color of your choice. The Context menu will appear. Step  4 Click Add Grades. Step …

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