One of our very smart users, Jodie Witherell, recently emailed us with a great idea. Jodie used Sulky Soluble Stabilizer Fabri-Solvy to get her quilting stencil onto her quilt. Here is what she did: Jodie designed her quilt in EQ7. She used an eagle block from EQ7 as a stencil, simply by putting it on Layer 3 of the quilt. Did you know any block you place on Layer 3 of your quilt will show up as a stencil? (Sometimes it’s better to turn the block into a motif for Layer 2 or 3. To do this you would open the block to the block worktable. Next, Select All > Copy. Then click Block > New Block > PatchDraw Motif > Paste > Add to Sketchbook. It will be on the Motifs tab of the Block palette.) After Jodie had her eagle just the way just wanted it, she
There are so many different inspirations for quilting. Creating a keepsake for someone special is probably at the top of the list. Last August, my oldest son was getting married and, as a parent, you always want to do something special as a wedding gift – create a keepsake. Since I had worked for Electric Quilt for over 20 years, wasn’t the obvious gift a wedding quilt? For an avid quilter, the answer would be an easy yes. For me, well, the answer was not so obvious. Yes, I know how to quilt, but I certainly would not call myself an avid quilter. My inspiration, or should I say, my “feeling of pressure” to make a quilt started in early 2013. I’m in product development here at EQ and was knee-deep in the release of EQStitch in early 2013. All I had time for at that point was to “think”
If you’ve ever called our customer service line, chances are you’ve heard Linda’s friendly voice on the other end of the line. Linda has worked at EQ for several years, but she just recently designed her first quilt in EQ7! “She’s just now using EQ7?!?” you ask…. Well, Linda has a Mac at home so, along with many other people, she’s been patiently waiting for the Mac release of EQ7. And now that she’s had a chance to work with the software a bit, she has a finished quilt to show off. Linda thought she was just sharing her quilt with those of us in the office, but we all loved it so much I wanted to share it on the blog too! Linda designed the quilt to use with a Block of the Month program she did. She followed this tutorial on the blog to import photos of her
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
Have you ever compared the EQ7 libraries to a quilt shop? Or your Sketchbook to your sewing room? Reeze Hanson, EQ7 teacher, inspires you to dust off your EQ7 (or go out and buy one!!) and get designing. Reeze has mastered EQ7 and knows you can too! “I can’t draw a stick person, but I can draw in EQ7!” Check out episode #50 of the Canadian Quilt Talk Podcast with Brandy Lynn, featuring Reeze Hanson as this week’s special guest. Learn about her EQ7 journey, and how to jump back into EQ7! Plus! Check out next Thursday’s anniversary episode for an interview with Electric Quilt!