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EQ7 Jump Start: Block 1 Link Up!

Posted 05-16-2014 by | Posted in: Block 1 EQ7 Jump Start Sew Alongs

It’s time to show off your first sew along block! It’s always exciting to see everyone’s fabric choices. Here’s my block: I just love this block. Pretty simple to sew, but still a striking design. Plus, there are lots of different options when coloring the block. Here are a few more examples: To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your block). If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. If you wrote a post for this block, please link directly to that post. Let’s visit each others’ blogs and all get to know each other! GIVEAWAY! You can link up your Block 1 photo at any time. But for those who link up by Monday, May

EQ7 Jump Start: Block 1

Posted 05-05-2014 by | Posted in: Block 1 EQ7 Jump Start Sew Alongs

Are you ready to jump in? I am! This is Block 1 of the Jump Start Sew Along. Today we’re going to set up a basic quilt and print the pattern for our first block. Let’s get started! (Want an easy-to-print version of this lesson? Click here to download the Block 1 Lesson PDF file.) Open EQ7. On the Create a new project tab in the Project Helper window, type “Jump Start Sew Along”. Click OK. We’ll work in this same project for the entire sew along. Click the Work on Quilt tool . This is the Quilt Worktable. Take a moment to look around your screen. See the diagram below for the important stuff to know. We’ll set up a basic quilt layout. But don’t worry–you don’t have to make this quilt. We’ll talk more about quilt layouts later in the sew along. On the top menu bar, click

EQ7 Jump Start: A New Sew Along Announcement!

Posted 04-16-2014 by | Posted in: EQ7 Jump Start Favorite Posts Sew Alongs

4 Blocks, Lots of EQ Skills! I’m so excited to announce a new sew along here on the EQ Blog! We’re going to make a fun-to-sew quilt together that will teach us lots of useful EQ7 skills. If you’re an EQ newbie, I hope this sew along jump starts your EQ journey. If you’re a long-time EQ user, you may still learn something new. Plus it’s just fun to sew along with the group! All of the blocks we’ll be working with are based on a nine patch grid. They’ll be fairly simple to sew, but we’re going to learn a lot about EQ7 along the way. Like the sew alongs we’ve done in the past, I’ll start by posting a lesson for the block. You’ll have two weeks to do the lesson and sew the block. Then I’ll post the “Link Up” page where we can all share pictures

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