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EQ7 Summer Drawing Series: Block 4 Link Up!

Posted 08-31-2013 by | Posted in: Block 4 EQ7 Summer Drawing Sew Alongs

Here we are at the very last block of our summer sew along! If you didn’t see it before, make sure you check out the Block 4 Mini Lesson. It uses the Swath tool, which is a very cool feature new to EQ7 that you do not want to miss! 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! You can link up your Block 4 photo at any time. But for those who link up by Thursday, September 5, 2013, 9

EQ7 Summer Drawing Series: Mid-Month Mini Lesson #4!

Posted 08-15-2013 by | Posted in: Block 4 EQ7 Summer Drawing Sew Alongs

This is a special bonus post for the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series Sew Along! For this mini lesson, we’ll try out a couple of drawing tools on the Appliqué tab that we haven’t used yet in this series. I’ll give you some hints on how to draw this block, but I won’t be writing out step-by-step instructions because I’d like you to give your new drawing skills a workout. Note: Make sure your Precision Bar settings are the same as they were when you drew the Block 4 lesson—on the Appliqué tab make sure all the snap settings and Auto Fill  are turned ON. Click here to download the Mini Lesson PDF file. With the Block 4 design on your worktable, and the Applique tab selected, delete the four appliqué patches using the Pick tool . Click the Bezier Curve tool . Draw a curve that starts at the grid

EQ7 Summer Drawing: Block 4– EasyDraw + PatchDraw

Posted 08-01-2013 by | Posted in: Block 4 EQ7 Summer Drawing Sew Alongs

Welcome to the Block 4 post for the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series! It’s the last block in this drawing+sewing series and I hope you’ve learned a lot about the EQ7 Block Worktable along the way. Block 4 is drawn on the EasyDraw + PatchDraw Block Worktable. This kind of block combines both pieced and appliqué elements. For the pieced layer of the block, EasyDraw tools are used (like Block 1). And for the appliqué layer of the block the Appliqué PatchDraw tools are used (like Block 3). Remember that EasyDraw is like drawing with paper and pencil; we draw lines or curves and EQ7 creates the patches. And with the PatchDraw Appliqué tools we can draw closed or open patches. Closed patches can be filled with fabric or solid colors. Open patches will be treated as thread, and can be colored with the Set Thread tool. You can find more