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Big Cat, Little Cats by Susan Hilsenbeck

Posted 08-31-2015 by | Posted in: Favorite Posts From Our Users Just Because Look What I Did

This weekend a new submission popped into our Quilt Gallery that I had to share here on the blog too. Susan Hilsenbeck is a frequent contributor to our gallery. She shared her Big Cat, Little Cats quilt with us and it’s pretty amazing! The blocks are from Janeen van Niekerk’s Silhouette Cats collection and Susan combined them in this interesting study of scale. Click over to Susan’s blog to see how she combined these intricate paper pieced blocks. Have you submitted a design to our Quilt Gallery yet? We’d love to see your EQ designs in fabric! Just use the entry form on the side bar to add your quilt to this inspiring gallery!

Perfect Projects for The 4th of July!

Posted 07-02-2015 by | Posted in: Downloads Just Because More for EQers

We have an assortment of FREE American Flag themed quits! All of these projects are available for EQ7, EQ6 or Quilt Design Wizard! Just click on an image to be able to download the file. Also, our office will be closed tomorrow, July 3rd, in observation of Independence Day. We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!

EQ Staff Fun – Animal Blocks!

Posted 05-05-2015 by | Posted in: Favorite Posts Just Because

We’re back with another staff challenge! This time we all used Boutique Blocks from the Animal category. So much fun to get these blocks into EQ7 and see what you can do with them! Feel free to comment below and tell us what you think! If you’re ever designing in EQ7, snap a quick pic and post it to social media with the hashtag #ShowMeYourScreen. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Heidi Noah’s Ark by Angie Padilla “I wanted to make something with a bit of a folk-art touch. Even though you wouldn’t expect a block collection called Noah’s Ark (by Angie Padilla) to have it, it did! The cows are cute but I love the pigs too! I used the Auto Borders tool to make the borders, so they literally just took a few clicks of my mouse! The gold fabric by Need’l Love makes

Do you know about Club EQ?

Posted 05-01-2015 by | Posted in: Just Because More for EQers

Every month we post a challenge from Barb Vlack. Maybe it’s to create a table runner, or maybe to design a quilt using only two blocks, but the challenges are great and it’s always something different. Our users (YOU!) create quilts and upload them to display on our website. At the end of the month you get all the EQ7 projects from everyone who entered. Club EQ is a great way to practice using EQ7. It helps to sharpen your skills. You can also learn a lot from looking at other people’s projects and seeing how they did things. May’s challenge is to Use the Photo Patchwork Layout. Read more about it (including some instructions)  here. I love Barb’s Photo Patchwork quilts. Did you know you could do this in EQ7? Are YOU up for the challenge?

Happy Pi(e) Day!

Posted 03-14-2015 by | Posted in: Downloads Just Because

Enjoy Pi(e) Day with this cute free EQ7 download! (Requires EQ7)

EQ Staff Fun – Favorite Boutique Collections!

Posted 02-20-2015 by | Posted in: Favorite Posts Just Because New Products

We had so much fun with our last intra-office challenge that we decided to do it again! This time we each choose our favorite My EQ Boutique Block Collection and designed a quilt using the blocks. Feel free to comment below and tell us what you think! If you’re ever designing in EQ7, snap a quick pic and post it to social media with the hashtag #ShowMeYourScreen. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Heidi Crop Circles by Denise Russart “I am just starting to think about Easter and these blocks (Crop Circles) by Denise Russart seem a little egg-esque. I used Double Circle (8DCB & 6DCB) and her Four Patch Block in an alternating pattern.  The newest Stash has adorable springy fabrics that add some fun scrappiness.” -Heidi Christine All Aboard by Sindy Rodenmayer “I have a cousin who just loves trains. When I saw Sindy

EQ Staff Fun – Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 5!

Posted 01-22-2015 by | Posted in: Just Because New Products

We decided to have a little intra-office fun featuring our newest product, Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 5! Check out what each one of us did with the block we chose! Feel free to comment below and tell us what you think! If you’re ever designing in EQ7, snap a quick pic and post it to social media with the hashtag “#ShowMeYourScreen.” We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Sara Block #472 “Galaxy X” by Deborah Johnson “This block was set into a 3 x 3 on-point layout. I love the secondary designs that are produced! The quilt is colored with mostly Riley Blake fabrics from EQ Stash Online – 2014 Download 02!” – Sara Jenny Block #483 “Mia Bella” by Judy Martin “I always love a good star block! I wanted to make a wallhanging size quilt, so the block 36” square. The fabrics are a variety

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