There is a great website with all kinds of letters you can use. There are over 1000 letters A’s to choose from but they have at least 300 for each letter. Punctuation too! Whitney at Shanty-2-chic.com made this adorable wall hanging with the letters. You could print the letters onto EQ Printable Fabric and incorporate words or letters into a quilt. You could also do all kinds of cute crafts with these letters and EQ Peel & Stick. Here is a project I made for Mother’s Day. I imported all the letters as fabric. (Library > Fabric Library > Import button > from Image Files > select your files > Open > Add to Sketchbook > Close.) Download here. You could even print it out on paper and turn it into a card! If this inspires you to make something, let us know! Email photos to Heidi@electricquilt.com.
Bea Lee is hosting a Blog Hop! I drew some blocks to be included in the hop. Download here. The theme is Appliqued Animals and she also has three sub-themes which are, Summer Animals, Critters and Bugs, and Summer garden “stuff”. Lots of other EQ users are also participating in the hop. Seamstobesew Freemotionbytheriver Sewincrediblycrazy Kissedquilts Funthreads Patchworkbreeze Janesquilting SewCalGal Beaquilter Be sure to check out their blogs and collect the free blocks! You could also win some EQ software! (See the above blogs for details.) Another aspect of the blog hop is trying to learn tips and techniques from other users. So, here is how I drew my blocks. First the shiba inu (Aevi) block…I searched the internet for a picture of a shiba inu. I decided on this one. Open EQ7. Click Block > New Block > PatchDraw Motif. Click the Tracing Image tab at
An easy, sentimental idea is an EQ Printable pillow. Scan, or take a photo, of a ticket or other memento. Perfect for concert tickets, plane tickets, favorite movie stub, honeymoon tickets…anything special you’d like to see everyday. If this inspires you to make something, let us know! Email photos to Heidi@electricquilt.com.
As you may know we recently released EQStitch. Our new Book, EQ with Me: Learning EQStitch is now also available. Here is just a quick glance at what other people (on Etsy) are making with embroidery….and what YOU could do with EQStitch. I drew this swirly tree, somewhat like the gold one above, with EQStitch in just a few moments. Are you thinking of all the projects you could make? If this inspires you to make something, let us know! Email photos to Heidi@electricquilt.com.
Here is a fun and relatively quick project, which would also make a great gift! Print photos out onto EQ Printables, put them in embroidery hoops and embellish with embroidery, buttons, etc. It would be a great way to display old photos, relatives in a baby’s nursery, or you could incorporate the photo hoops into a family tree. If this inspires you to make something, let us know! Email photos to Heidi@electricquilt.com.
Look at this adorable modern baby quilt! It would make an adorable wall-hanging in a nursery and a super sweet keepsake. Here is one I made in EQ7. It’s a horizontal strip quilt with a pieced block strip style. Every line has a different number of blocks and different widths. On Layer 2 I used the Set Applique Text tool to add “a.m.”, “lbs.”, “oz.”, and “in.” onto the quilt top. You can download the EQ7 project here. Once you personalize a quilt you could print it out on EQ Printables and make a pillow, or just print it on paper and frame it. If this inspires you to make something, let us know! Email photos to Heidi@electricquilt.com.