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Design & Discover – Pointed Table Runner

Posted 12-01-2018 by Heidi | Posted in: Design & Discover

Welcome to Design & Discover! You can follow along with a lesson and submit your version of the quilt right on the blog with a link up. If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. Let’s visit each others’ blogs and all get to know each other! Before getting started, keep in mind any of the images can be viewed larger by clicking on them. Also, you don’t have to make the quilts exactly as shown, have fun and make it your own! You don’t have to make all the quilts, feel free to just make the one(s) you are interested in! This month we will be making table runners with pointed ends! For our first quilt click Quilt Worktable > NEW QUILT tab > On-Point. Click the LAYOUT tab. Choose the option on the right for Style. For Number of Blocks enter 3 Horizontal and

Holiday Sunbonnet Sue is Back!

Posted 11-30-2018 by Jenny | Posted in: Downloads EQ News and Press EQ8

If you’ve been with us for a while, you may have noticed that each year around this time, we have a cute little visitor to our site: It’s our friend, Sunbonnet Sue, and she has the very important job of decorating the tree each year! She holds a special place in our hearts here at EQ and we’d like to share her story today. Penny McMorris & Dean Neumann, EQ founders The Sunbonnet Sue animation was created by Dean Neumann, EQ co-founder and programmer. She made her first appearance on our site back in 1996, shortly after our first website was launched. EQ3 was our current version of the software at that time. EQ3 could only export PCX files (PiCture eXchange) for images. Dean made the animation by drawing individual blocks on the Block Worktable for each of the movements. He exported a PCX for each block and then “stitched”

Cute Snowmen!

Posted 11-29-2018 by Heidi | Posted in: EQ Designers Just Because More for EQers

Did you know that EQ Boutique has 120 collections that you can add onto your EQ? Some are block collections and some have quilts already designed! I know it’s a little early for snowmen…but if we actually want to sew these wintery projects we have to get moving! Sindy Rodenmayer has drawn 8 adorable snowmen to play with in EQ. When you purchase the blocks and download them they link right to your EQ! The blocks show up right in your block library! Of course these blocks and can be edited any way you’d like just like all your other EQ blocks. They would be so cute for a table runner, tree skirt, reusable gift bag…so many things! This month’s Design & Discover was about designing tree skirts, so that has been on my mind. Here is a tree skirt using My Flakey Friends. Here is a cute snowman table

LESSONS WITH YVONNE-Applique Christmas Block Quilts

Posted 11-18-2018 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

Christmas evokes all kinds of childhood memories for me.  Some people think of the tree and decorations, some think of presents under the tree, some think of the amazing Christmas meal, but I think of Winter Wonderland.  I love Winter.  I loved being outside in the crisp clear air with the sparkle of snow surrounding me.  I think of ice skating, making snowmen, sledding and tobogganing.  I am 65 years old now and I tried ice skating a little while ago.  It did not go well!  But, I can relive my childhood with a Winter Wonderland quilt theme. Open your EQ8 program.  On the opening page, click either on the ‘design a block from scratch’ or on the ‘block worktable icon’. On the block worktable, under the ‘new block tab’, click on the ‘applique icon’ and then click on the ‘motif icon’. NOTE: A motif is an applique without the

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Double Wheel – 9 Spokes

Posted 11-10-2018 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! Each month we highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want YOU to show us what you can do with the block! Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Double Wheel – 9 Spokes Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > Wheels A few design ideas to get you started I took a modern approach with this first quilt. It’s a simple 4 x4 horizontal layout, but I drew a “blocky” version of the wheel to pair with the original. The wheel block reminded me of wreaths, so I used it in the border of this holiday-inspired quilt. What would you design with the Double Wheel – 9 Spokes block? Post a quilt or two in the comments below. It can be as simple or as complex as you’d like (it just has to use

Design challenge and giveaway with Amy Friend!

Posted 11-01-2018 by Christine | Posted in: Contests EQ Artists EQ Quilt Contest

This contest closes November 30, 2018 at 11:59pm ET. Entries submitted after the closing time will not be eligible.  Winner’s announced here! Have you heard about EQ Artist, Amy Friend’s new fabric line, By Hand?! Here’s a peek: EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway How fun is this?! Design a quilt using Amy’s new fabrics, then WIN THE FABRIC TO MAKE IT! Here are the details: To enter Design a quilt in EQ using the By Hand fabrics and submit an image of it by Nov. 30, 2018. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the end of this post.) Download the free By Hand fabrics for EQ here. Rules Your EQ quilt must use fabrics from Amy’s By Hand collection. (Up to 2 other solid colors may be used if desired.) Your quilt design may not exceed 90” on any side. One entry per person. (If a second entry is

Design & Discover – Tree Skirts (Round Quilts)

Posted 11-01-2018 by Heidi | Posted in: Design & Discover

Welcome to Design & Discover! You can follow along with a lesson and submit your version of the quilt right on the blog with a link up. If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. Let’s visit each others’ blogs and all get to know each other! Before getting started, keep in mind any of the images can be viewed larger by clicking on them. Also, you don’t have to make the blocks or quilts exactly as shown, have fun and make it your own! You also don’t have to make all the quilts, feel free to just make the one(s) you are interested in! This month we will be learning about different methods to make tree skirts, or round(ish) quilts. The first way is super easy! The First Tree Skirt 1. Click Libraries > Block Library 2. Click Contemporary Pieced > Fans and add a

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