The January/February issue of Quiltmaker is now available. You’ll find the EQ7 Creative Spark article on page 28!

This Creative Spark focuses on the Custom Set layout. Using a custom set quilt layout gives you a “blank canvas” on which you can set blocks of different sizes and shapes. Emily Bailey’s Bear Scraps quilt uses three different block sizes.

Once you have your custom set quilt designed in EQ7, you can easily try out other blocks in the same layout.

Blank custom set layout in EQ7

Auditioning different blocks in the same layout

If you’d like to learn more about Custom Set, here’s a video with an overview of the feature:

You can find the companion EQ7 lesson for the article on Quiltmaker’s site: Designing a Custom Set Quilt in EQ7