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Christine

I love sharing photos of EQ-designed quilts and info about the designer! EQ users are always encouraged to send us photos of their projects so we can show our readers. I also like to follow our EQ Artists and share what they’re currently up to. Whether it’s a new book, free patterns or EQ tutorials, they’ve always got something worth sharing!

Recent Posts by Christine

Chinoiserie Garden Challenge – Winners Announced!

Posted 04-01-2021 by | Posted in: Congratulations  

We’re so impressed by what EQ users did with these fabrics! Check out the creative entries we received here! Thanks to all who participated!

Winners

Two winners were selected by P&B Textiles! Congratulations to….

Winner 1: Scott Woxman

“I like the blue and white with just a pop of color from the butterflies.” – Scott Woxman

And…

Winner 2: Linda Evans

“Black tea is my favorite beverage, hot or cold, year round. These beautiful prints are perfect for a sweet little tea set.” – Linda Evans

Thanks again to all who participated in this challenge. If you’re looking for another chance to win fabric, check out April’s design challenge!

BlockBase+ Top Ten: #1 Available Now!

Posted 03-15-2021 by | Posted in: BB+ Top Ten   BlockBase+   New Products  

Note: Did you hear about the latest EQ8 Update? Be sure to update your EQ8 if you plan to purchase BlockBase+ that way you can use the BlockBase+ blocks in EQ8! Read instructions carefully. (Mac users – this update also fixes macOS Big Sur issues!) We’re breaking down some of the best features of the software! Click here to see all the BB+ Top Ten posts. #1 – BlockBase+ is available now! The wait is over! Our favorite thing about BlockBase+ is that it’s finally here! Shop now > Use BlockBase+ on its own on your Mac and/or PC computer or link it to your EQ8 so you can design quilts with the 4,264 blocks! Check system requirements here > Linking BlockBase+ to your EQ8 If you have the newest version of EQ8, BlockBase+ should automatically appear in your EQ8 Block Library as long as both programs are properly installed and activated. All BlockBase+ blocks

BlockBase+ Top Ten: #2 Exporting SVG Files

Posted 03-13-2021 by | Posted in: BB+ Top Ten   BlockBase+   New Products  

Note: Did you hear about the latest EQ8 Update? Be sure to update your EQ8 if you plan to purchase BlockBase+ that way you can use the BlockBase+ blocks in EQ8! Read instructions carefully. (Mac users – this update also fixes macOS Big Sur issues!) BlockBase+ is available! Buy it now >> We’re breaking down some of the best features of the software! Click here to see all the BB+ Top Ten posts. #2 – Export SVG Files Okay, so you’re either thinking, “Yay! SVG files!!” or… “What are SVG files?!” Let me explain… SVG (scalable vector graphic) is a unique type of image format. This file type is popular among quilters because it can be imported into many different software applications including digital cutting machines, embroidery machines, longarm software, and more. Over the years, we’ve received many requests for this SVG feature, and you’ll find it in BlockBase+! Export SVG Options Export the block at

BlockBase+ Top Ten: #3 Print Rotary Cutting Charts

Posted 03-11-2021 by | Posted in: BB+ Top Ten   BlockBase+   New Products  

Note: Did you hear about the latest EQ8 Update? Be sure to update your EQ8 if you plan to purchase BlockBase+ that way you can use the BlockBase+ blocks in EQ8! Read instructions carefully. (Mac users – this update also fixes macOS Big Sur issues!) BlockBase+ is available! Buy it now >> We’re breaking down some of the best features of the software! Click here to see all the BB+ Top Ten posts. #3 – Print Rotary Cutting Charts Not a fan of foundation piecing and don’t want to use templates? Select a block, click the Print button, then choose Rotary Cutting Chart. And just like that, you can get cutting! You can choose whether you want a Summary View or a Detailed view. The Summary view provides one cutting diagram for all matching patches in the block, with the number of patches for each color listed to the right. The Detailed view provides a separate

BlockBase+ Top Ten: #4 Print Templates

Posted 03-07-2021 by | Posted in: BB+ Top Ten   BlockBase+   New Products  

Note: Did you hear about the latest EQ8 Update? Be sure to update your EQ8 if you plan to purchase BlockBase+ that way you can use the BlockBase+ blocks in EQ8! Read instructions carefully. (Mac users – this update also fixes macOS Big Sur issues!) Click here to see all the BB+ Top Ten posts. #4 – Print Templates Templates are a great print option for patches that can’t be easily rotary-cut (like the one shown below). Select any block, click the Print button, then choose Templates. Read on for ways you can customize your printouts. In just a couple clicks, you have templates in any size! Here’s what a printout looks like: In the print preview, you can move pieces around and rotate them so they fit on fewer pages. You’ll see in the image above, that I have selected one of the patches and my cursor has changed indicating I can click and

BlockBase+ Top Ten: #5 Print Foundation Patterns

Posted 03-05-2021 by | Posted in: BB+ Top Ten   BlockBase+   New Products  

Note: Did you hear about the latest EQ8 Update? Be sure to update your EQ8 if you plan to purchase BlockBase+ that way you can use the BlockBase+ blocks in EQ8! Read instructions carefully. (Mac users – this update also fixes macOS Big Sur issues!) Click here to see all the BB+ Top Ten posts. #5 – Print Foundation Patterns If you’re a foundation piecer, you’re going to love the options for printing foundation patterns for blocks in BlockBase+. Select a block that is foundation pieceable, click the Print button, then choose Foundation Pattern. Not into foundation piecing? No problem… stay tuned for our next post in the countdown. In seconds, you have foundation patterns in any size! Here’s what a printout looks like! There are some great features like the ability to move pieces around and rotate them so they fit on fewer pages, zoom tools, optional 1-inch scale square, and more! Before

BlockBase+ Top Ten: #6 Sample Quilt Layouts

Posted 03-02-2021 by | Posted in: BB+ Top Ten   BlockBase+   New Products  

Note: Did you hear about the latest EQ8 Update? Be sure to update your EQ8 if you plan to purchase BlockBase+ that way you can use the BlockBase+ blocks in EQ8! Read instructions carefully. (Mac users – this update also fixes macOS Big Sur issues!) Click here to see all the BB+ Top Ten posts. #6 – Sample Quilt Layouts If you thought browsing the 4,000+ blocks would be addicting, just wait until you try the quilt layout feature. In one click, you can instantly preview what a block would look like set into a quilt! BlockBase+ gives you 7 quilt layout samples for the block you have selected. Choose any block, then click the Quilt Layout button to preview a design. Oh the inspiration!  Check out the 7 different quilt samples you get for that one block! Plus, I included a few more from different blocks… like I said, this is addicting! You’ll