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EQ Software Tips

Ideas and tips for using our software.

What should I do if I need help?

Posted 08-27-2014 by | Posted in: EQ Software Tips Heidi Finds More for EQers

We try to make learning and using our software as easy and enjoyable as we can. That includes offering as much help as possible! We have a help section of our website… There are help, videos and lessons included in EQ7. We have lessons listed on our site including videos and lessons from our users.We also have a youtube channel with more videos. You can search for an EQ class close to you. And, our tech support is happy to help. You can contact them online or call at 419-352-1134. A real person answers the phone! We are here 9-5 EST time Monday through Friday. Don’t hesitate to get help if you need it

Modern Quilts Unlimited Summer Issue

Posted 08-18-2014 by | Posted in: EQ Designers EQ News and Press EQ Software Tips More for EQers Related Blogs

The summer issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited is now available! It’s chocked full of Electric Quilt goodies, designers and information! Patio by Jennifer Schifano Thomas of Curlicue Creations is included. The quilt is so cute! She designed it in EQ7. Jennifer says, “My design process usually starts the old fashioned way, with pencil and paper. After that, I take it to the EQ design program and that’s where my ideas really bloom! Patio started out as just some simple blocks with yellow rectangles. It was ALL yellow in the beginning. I changed the block design, until I was happy with that (I especially like the look this quilt has where the corners of the blocks come together). Then I got to do my favorite part, play with the color! As a child I always wanted to have “all the colors”. All the crayons, all the magic markers, all the paint,

Do you know everything EQ offers?

Posted 07-10-2014 by | Posted in: EQ Software Tips Heidi Finds Just Because More for EQers

Did you know? We offer all this…for free! Over 120 project downloads for EQ7, EQ6 or Quilt Design Wizard. Tons of digital fabric Block patterns (EQ software not required) Free project downloads from users (and elsewhere) Our Sew Alongs are very popular and even when they are over, you are welcome to still do them. Lessons including videos EQ user’s quilts along side the real fabric versions in the Quilt Gallery Club EQ You can search for an EQ class close to you. We have a mailing list where you can sign up to keep up to date on specific topics. We are also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube Our tech support is happy to help. You can contact them online or call at 419-352-1134. A real person answers the phone! (Usually Matt or Penny but sometimes Sara or Jenny.) We are here 9-5 EST time Monday through Friday. We 

Exploding Blocks and Quilts for Patterns

Posted 06-17-2014 by | Posted in: EQ Software Tips Favorite Posts More for EQers

Do you like to make your own patterns? Use EQ7 and a vector program, like Illustrator, to pull apart patches, sashing and borders! Download the PDF lesson!

EQ7 Mystery Quilt in The Canadian Quilter

Posted 05-21-2014 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press EQ Software Tips More for EQers

The Canadian Quilterhas written a great multi-part series, making a Mystery Quilt with EQ7. The first installment talks about fabrics – including importing your own fabrics, downloading them from manufacturers websites (Northcott has a button right on their site!) and installing our free fabric downloads, amongst other things. Lots of nice reviews and comments from EQ users too! We always love seeing that! Lots of good information too. Be sure to check it out!

Electric Quilt in Modern Quilts Unlimited

Posted 04-25-2014 by | Posted in: Downloads EQ News and Press EQ Software Tips Favorite Posts

Check out the Spring 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited. I’ve written an article about making modern floral quilts in EQ7. It talks about photo editing, drawing applique blocks and foundation blocks, photo patchwork quilts, using photos in quilts and more! On the Modern Quilts Unlimited website they have a lesson that accompanies the article. You can also download EQ7 projects that include the blocks and quilts too! Check it out!

EQ Photo Fun Blog Hop

Posted 04-16-2014 by | Posted in: EQ Software Tips More for EQers Related Blogs

Carol Steeley of funthreads.blogspot.com is having a blog hop! The theme is EQ Photo Fun. There are prizes you can win too! Comment on this post then click on Rafflecopter to be entered to win EQ Printable Fabric sheets and Digital Essentials by Gloria Hansen. a Rafflecopter giveaway Here is the line up for the photo fun blog hop. Make sure you check out all these sites! FunThreads – funthreads.blogspot.com Beaquilter – beaquilter.com Seams to be Sew – seamstobesew.com SewCalGal – sewcalgal.blogspot.com Patchwork Breeze – patchworkbreeze.blogspot.com Sew Incredibly Crazy – sewincrediblycrazy.blogspot.com FunThreads – funthreads.blogspot.com Here are some of my examples: I took this photo: And turned it into this: I clicked: Worktable > Work on Image Image > Color > Colorize > change the hue and saturation > Add to Sketchbook We’ve made a quilt like this before. Check it out here. But there are so many other things you

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