There are lots of different styles of One Patch quilts. Each of these types can be edited…meaning the options are pretty endless! (Here is more information on how to edit the patch shapes.)  Also, it is helpful to know how the patches are counted.

Now that you know the basics, let’s get started!

  1. Open EQ8 and click Design a quilt from scratch
  2. Click One Patch
  3. Click LAYOUT
  4. Under NUMBER OF UNITS enter:
  5. Under Patch style enter Hexagons (H)
  6. Under FINISHED SIZE OF UNITS enter 5
  7. Click the DESIGN tab
  8. Click Fabric Tools
  9. Click Paintbrush
    You can color each patch one at a time or you can also try using the Paintbrush Subtools. For example, the Oval Brush PB21 draws oval shapes on the worktable. All the patches your path touches will be colored. That can really speed things up.
  10. Once you have your quilt colored the way that you like it, Click Add to Project Sketchbook . If you haven’t named your project yet, EQ8 will prompt you to do so. (To be saved, your item needs to be in the Sketchbook AND your project needs to be named. Here is more information.)
  11. Have fun experimenting with other patch styles.
  12. Make sure you Add to Project Sketchbook for anything you’d like to save.You can also do some fun things with One Patch quilts and borders.
  13. Click NEW QUILT
  14. Click LAYOUT
  15. Under NUMBER OF UNITS enter:
  16. Under Patch style enter Trapezoid (H)
  17. Under FINISHED SIZE OF UNITS enter:
  18. Click the BORDERS tab
  19. Under Select a border style choose Blocks
  20. Under BORDER SIZE enter (you may need to uncheck “All”):
  21. Under BLOCKS IN BORDER enter:
  22. Click Add
  23. Under Select a border style choose Long Horizontal
  24. Under BORDER SIZE enter:
    Left - 1
    Right - 1
  25. Click Block Worktable
  26. Click Drawing Tools
  27. Click Line
  28. Draw a block similar to what is shown here. The lines can be even, or not. It will be a tree trunk. You don’t need to worry about the size of your block. Once we place it in the quilt EQ will resize it to the size determined by our layout.
  29. Click Add to Project Sketchbook
  30. Click Quilt Worktable
  31. Click DESIGN tab > Block Tools
  32. Click Set Block
  33. Click on the trunk block you drew and place it as shown.
  34. Click Fabric Tools
  35. Click Paintbrush
  36. Recolor the quilt as you would like.
  37. Click Add to Project Sketchbook when you are done.

If you want to post images of your quilt, here is how to export the images.
To post your image click to comment on this post.

Fill in your info and then click Browse.
Go to: Documents\My EQ8\ImagesI can’t wait to see what you’ve done! I hope you enjoyed the lesson!
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