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Creating “Nested” Blocks in EQ7

Posted 11-18-2015 by | Posted in: EQ Software Tips Favorite Posts Just Because

There’s a quick and easy way to create your own nested block designs in EQ7. Once you learn to create these fun designs, you won’t be able to stop! The best candidates for nested blocks are those with large plain squares in the center, like these: We’ll be using the Serendipity feature called Merge Blocks to create these designs. You must have blocks saved in your Sketchbook in order to use the Serendipity tools. Follow the steps below to create your first nested block! Open EQ7 and create a new project called Nested Blocks. Click LIBRARIES > Block Library. Scroll down and click the Variable Stars style on the left (under 01 Classic Pieced). Click on the second block to select it. Click the Add to Sketchbook button. Then click the Close button. Click the Work on Block button . Click BLOCK >Serendipity > Merge Blocks. Because the Variable Star

Week 6 of Marian Pena’s EQ Row-A-Long: Show and Tell!

Posted 10-06-2015 by | Posted in: Downloads EQ Artists EQ Company News EQ Designers EQ Software Tips Favorite Posts From Our Users Just Because More for EQers Related Blogs Row-A-Long

It’s the last week of Marian Pena’s EQ Row-A-Long! Don’t forget you can download the rows and the EQ7 block library HERE. Also, be sure to check out what people have been making in the Flickr group, and the Facebook group is also great for more info and pictures, too!       This week we have Show and Tell! Check out what all these talented quilters have made from these rows! Doris Rice from Quilting Queen Online  Jennifer Ofenstein from Sewhooked Reeze Hanson from Morning Glory Designs Loreen Bogdan from School House Quilts Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt Carla Henton from Creatin In The Sticks Marlene Baerg Oddie from Kissed Quilts Amy Warner from Sew Incredibly Crazy Nancy Myers from Patchwork Breeze Marian Pena from Seams To Be Sew Darlene Quilshop Gal – and she also has another row available as well as a tutorial on creating rows

Make Your Own Coloring Pages with EQ7!

Posted 10-02-2015 by | Posted in: EQ Software Tips Favorite Posts Just Because

Coloring books for adults have become super popular recently. It’s a great way to relax! Did you know that you can easily create your own coloring pages with EQ7? You can make your own coloring pages from both the Block and Quilt Worktables. Grab some blocks from the Block Library that you’d like to color, then edit one of the blocks to the Block Worktable: Click Print > Block. In the Print Block dialog box, type in a size for your coloring block (8″ x 8″ usually works well for 8.5″ x 11″ letter size paper, depending on your printer’s allowable margins). Then, under Printing Style, choose Outline drawing. Click the Preview button to see what your coloring page will look like. And there’s the coloring page! Click the Print button. It’s just as easy from the Quilt Worktable! With the quilt displayed on the worktable: Click Print > Quilt.

Week 5 of Marian Pena’s EQ Row-A-Long! Win an EQ7!

Posted 09-29-2015 by | Posted in: Contests Downloads EQ Designers EQ Software Tips From Our Users More for EQers Related Blogs Row-A-Long

Week 5 of Marian Pena’s Row-A-Long is here! Be sure to check out what people have been making in the Flickr group, and the Facebook group is also great for more info and pictures. Here’s who is posting today: Amy Warner at Sew Incredibly Crazy Darlene at Quilt Shop Gal Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew Loreen Bogdan at Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse Quilts Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg Heidi Kory at the EQ Blog – A Tutorial On Combining Rows Here are the prizes for this week: Therm-o-web – 7 colors of  iCraft® Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets, 1 can of  iCraft® Deco Foil™ Fusible Spray Adhesive, 1 bottle of  iCraft® Deco Foil™ Liquid Adhesive, 1 pack of  iCraft® Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive Sheets, 1 pack of  HeatnBond® Ultra 1 yard pack, 1 pack of  HeatnBond® Lite 1 yard pack, and 1 pack of  StitchnSew™ Interfacing 1 yard pack Fat Quarter

EQ7 Row-A-Long Tutorial: How to Merge Rows

Posted 09-29-2015 by | Posted in: Downloads EQ Designers EQ Software Tips Favorite Posts Just Because More for EQers Related Blogs Row-A-Long

It’s our turn to post for Marian Pena’s Row-A-Long! I have written a tutorial on how to combine rows from different EQ7 projects. So, you can have fun mixing all the rows in EQ7! Also, be sure to check out what people have been making in the Flickr group, and the Facebook group is also great for more info and pictures.  CHECK OUT HOW TO WIN AN EQ7 (and lots of other great prizes)! Sorry the contests are over. First download the EQ7 Row-A-Long Block Library. Put the “EQ Seasons.BLK” file into your My EQ7 > User folder and access them through your My Library. The block library will only be available until 10/31/15 so please make sure you download it beforehand. Now download all the EQ7 project. Sorry the projects are no longer available. Please check the designer’s website’s for more information on the projects/patterns. I found the easiest way

Week 4 of Marian Pena’s Row-A-Long! Free projects, tutorials & prizes!

Posted 09-22-2015 by | Posted in: Downloads EQ Designers EQ Software Tips Favorite Posts From Our Users More for EQers Related Blogs Row-A-Long

Week 4 of Marian Pena’s Row-A-Long is here! Be sure to check out what people have been making in the Flickr group, and the Facebook group is also great for more info and pictures. There are six talented designers posting today! (See the whole schedule here.)         Here’s who is posting today: Nancy Myers at Patchwork Breeze Linda Franz  at LindaFranz.com Carla Henton at Creatin’ in the Sticks Patti Carey at Patti’s Patchwork Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew Here are the prizes for this week: Northcott Fabrics 6-8 yards of fabric in 1 yard lengths Fat Quarter Shop: 1 $25.00 gift certificate. Aurifil: Astuccio (Basic Colors) 50 wt / 4 Large 1422 yd spools Sulky: pack containing 6 spools at 500 yards per spool Cherry Blossom: 1 $25.00 gift certificate. Seams To Be Sew: An extras block pack from Marian’s Fall row –

Week 3 of Marian Pena’s Row-A-Long! Free projects, tutorials and lots of prizes!

Posted 09-15-2015 by | Posted in: Contests Downloads EQ Company News EQ Designers EQ Software Tips From Our Users Just Because More for EQers Related Blogs Row-A-Long

Are you ready for week 3 of Marian Pena’s Row-A-Long? If you haven’t already check out the Flickr group, you can see people’s sewn projects. The Facebook group is pretty active and a great place to chat or ask the designers questions. You can also check out the previous week’s winners on Marian’s site, seamstobesew.com     Here’s who is posting today: Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg Jennifer Ofenstein at Sew Hooked Reeze Hanson at Morning Glory Designs Carol Swift at Just Let Me Quilt Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew (See the whole schedule here.) Here are the prizes for this week: Northcott Fabrics: 6-8 yards of fabric in 1 yard lengths Fat Quarter Shop: 1 $25.00 gift certificate. Aurifil:  Gleeful by Caroline Hulse 50 wt set of 10 – 225 yd spools Craftsy: 1 class of your choice – 3 total classes Nancy’s Notions: 1 $10.00 of

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