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Heidi

I started taking quilting classes when I was nine years old! One of my teachers at the time was EQ Margaret. She mentioned the Electric Quilt Company and after I graduated college, I decided to apply. I’ve now been working here for over 12 years! I’m excited to share tips and tricks on the blog as well as interesting magazine articles, and other quilty happenings.

Recent Posts by Heidi

Everything is 20% off! Plus shipping is only $5 to the U.S.!

Posted 12-13-2019 by | Posted in: EQ Company News   EQ News and Press   Just Because   More for EQers  

Yes! Everything is 20% off! Plus $5 shipping for the U.S. States.

Use code: SANTASPREE

The sale ends Sunday, December 15. December 15th is also the last day we guarantee delivery before Christmas (for the contiguous U.S.)…so just another reason to take advantage of this sale!

Over 200 products! Check it out!

Design & Discover – Pointed and Scallop Borders

Posted 12-01-2019 by | Posted in: Design & Discover  

Borders can add so much to a quilt! We’ve covered using the Border tab and Auto Borders but these quilts are a little bit different. These are the two quilts we will be designing in this lesson. If you’d like to skip to the scalloped border go to step #41. Pointed Border Click NEW QUILT > Horizontal > LAYOUT tab Make the NUMBER OF BLOCKS: Horizontal: 1 Vertical: 5 Make the FINISHED SIZE OF BLOCKS Width: 12 Height: 12 Make the FINISHED SIZE OF SASHING Width: 0 Height: 1 Click the BORDERS tab Click the Add button two times or until you have three borders. Click on the first border and make it: Long Horizontal Left: 1 Top: 0 Right: 1 Bottom: 0 Click on the second border and make it: Long Horizontal Left: 2 Top: 0 Right: 2 Bottom: 0 Click on the third border and make it: Long

Everything is on sale!

Posted 11-26-2019 by | Posted in: Just Because   More for EQers  

Use code: 25SITEWIDE   EQ8 is on sale! Get 25% now through December 2nd! This includes all EQ8 upgrades and the Migration Kit!Everything is 25% off!     Over 200 products! Check it out!

Design & Discover – Bargello Quilts

Posted 11-01-2019 by | Posted in: Design & Discover  

Bargello Quilts are easy and fun to make in EQ8! Let’s get started! Click New Quilt > Vertical Strip Click the LAYOUT tab. Change the width of the first strip to 3 inches. Change the strip style to Pieced Blocks. Change the NUMBER OF BLOCKS along length to 15 Click to check the Clone the selected strip box. Click Add until you have 24 strips. The box shows how many strips you have. Experiment with different widths until you get a layout that you like. 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.) Click the DESIGN tab > Fabric Tools > Paintbrush and start coloring your layout. You can also use different subtools of the Paintbrush

Happy Halloween!

Posted 10-31-2019 by | Posted in: Just Because   More for EQers   My EQ Boutique   Uncategorized  

Today we have 30% off all Halloween themed Boutique add-ons! Boutique products install a variety of  blocks to use in your EQ software. Some products include complete quilt project files, too! Make them just like the original or, edit in EQ to make it your own! Available for Mac and Windows. (Download Only) See all sale add-ons >>> Use code: HALLOWEEN One day sale only! Ends today! 10/31/19

Design & Discover – Fabrics and Photos

Posted 10-01-2019 by | Posted in: Design & Discover  

Sometimes it is hard to know if you should import your image as a photo or a fabric. The main difference between the two options is that if you import the image as a fabric, the image will tile. An image imported as a photo will not tile, it will stretch to fit the patch you place it in (on Layer 1).  Here is more information. Here the first patch has an image imported as fabric, and it is tiling. The second patch shows an image imported as a photo and it is stretched. Neither image is the right size for the patch. To fix this you can either change the size of your patch (by clicking the Layout tab), resize the image to fit or crop the image to fit. Here are some more tips and information. In this case I changed the layout to fit the size of

Classic Applique is 20% off!

Posted 09-11-2019 by | Posted in: Just Because   More for EQers  

Our Classic Applique add-ons are 20% off today! Use code APPLIQUE20 to receive the discount! There are three products in the Classic Applique series. Each add-on product features a different time period and style and installs a library of applique blocks to your EQ Block Library. The quick download and installation process will let you start using these blocks to design with and print patterns right away. Each requires EQ8, EQ7, EQStitch or EQ Mini software. Available only as downloads. 1920′s & 1930′s – These charming blocks represent not only a popular revival of quilt interest, but the real birth of the quilt industry and quilt guilds. From World War I on, fabric notion companies, newspapers and magazines increasingly published old block patterns and invented new ones to fan the growing flames of quilt fever. This period’s style favored appliqués of clear pastel fruit and flower colors, often set against