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EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Decostitch Elements

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

April’s Fabric of the Month is Decostitch Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics! This collection of blenders are accented by decorative stitches and include a wide range of colors!

A bundle of select Decostitch Elements will be given away to one lucky winner! Submit your EQ design featuring Decostitch Elements below… all instructions and contest details are in this post. Good luck!


To enter

Design your own, original quilt in EQ using the Decostitch Elements fabrics then submit an image of it by 11:59pm ET on April 30, 2021. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.) Download the free Decostitch Elements fabrics for EQ here.

Rules

  • Your EQ Quilt must only use fabrics from the Decostitch Elements collection.
  • One entry per person. (If a second entry is submitted within 24 hours of the original entry, we will accept the more recent entry. For example, if you submit an incomplete quilt, or the wrong quilt from your sketchbook, you can correct it and submit again within 24 hours.)
  • Participants must use EQ8, EQ7, or EQStitch to design their own, original quilt.
  • Entry must be submitted by 11:59pm ET on April 30, 2021.

Prize

One lucky winner will receive a bundle of Decostitch Elements fabrics!! The winner will be randomly chosen by the Electric Quilt Company. Good luck to all participants, we can’t wait to see your entries!

Note: Entries are welcomed from all. Prize will only be shipped to U.S. and Canada.

How to submit an image of your quilt design from EQ8:

  1. On the Quilt Worktable, click the PRINT & EXPORT tab.
  2. Click Export in the ribbon.
  3. In the palette on the left, click Image.
  4. Type a name for your image, choose PNG or JPG as the file type and click the Save button. (Make sure you know where you’re saving the image on your computer. We recommend saving to your My EQ8 > Images folder.)
  5. We recommend setting the Resolution setting to 150. Quilt and patch lines are optional.
  6. In the comment form below, tell us a little bit about your design. Then click Browse to include the image of your quilt.
  7. Select your quilt, then click Submit Comment.

3D Printing with BlockBase+

Posted 03-24-2021 by | Posted in: BlockBase+   From Our Users   Just Because   New Products  

You may have thought BlockBase+ was great for printing and exporting blocks for sewing…but did 3D printing ever cross your mind?? It did for our friend Mike Shetter! Mike says, “With BlockBase+ and a 3D printer you can make reusable plastic templates for over 4000 blocks in ANY size you need. BlockBase+ can generate SVG files that can be used to create 3D models that can be printed on any 3D printer.” If you’re curious, here’s a summary of Mike’s 3D printing process starting with BlockBase+. Step 1 – BlockBase+ To create the plastic templates, the first step is to export the SVG file for the block from BlockBase+. It’s important to check the Finished Block Size is correct and that a 1″ square in BlockBase+ equals a 1″ square in your 3D software. Step 2 – 3D Software The next step is to open the SVG file in the

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Chinoiserie Garden

Posted 03-01-2021 by | Posted in: Contests  

March’s Fabric of the Month is Chinoiserie Garden by Sandy Lynam Clough for P&B Textiles! This collection includes so many beautiful patterns that will add a touch of elegance to any quilt! Bundles of these new fabrics will be given away based on P&B Textiles’ top picks! Submit your EQ design featuring Chinoiserie Garden below… all instructions and contest details are in this post. Good luck! To enter Design your own, original quilt in EQ using the Chinoiserie Garden fabrics then submit an image of it by 11:59pm ET on March 31, 2021. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.) Download the free Chinoiserie Garden fabrics for EQ here Rules Your EQ Quilt must only use fabrics from the Chinoiserie Garden collection. In addition, one solid color may be used. One entry per person. (If a second entry is submitted within 24 hours of the original entry, we will accept the more recent entry. For example, if