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EQ8 Block Spotlight: Log Cabin 2

Posted 11-10-2021 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: Log Cabin 2 Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Houses Design ideas to get you started I used this house block in the border of my first quilt. My initial thought was to keep it a two-color design, but I couldn’t help but throw the navy blue in there for a little extra pop! I wanted to try something more modern for my second quilt. All the fabrics in this one are from Tula Pink collections. Even though the blocks are in rows, I used a custom set layout so I could space the houses and trees just where I wanted them. It takes a

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Charisma Horton

Posted 11-09-2021 by coop | Posted in: EQ Pearls of Wisdom

The Electric Quilt Company is 30! The Electric Quilt Company’s Story – How It All Began We’re celebrating 30 years! Since the pearl is the traditional symbol for 30 years, we’re sharing EQ Pearls of Wisdom from our friends! See all Pearls of Wisdom posts. We hope you enjoy the tips and tricks you learn along the way and discover some new quilters or catch up with your favorites! Also, we’d love to hear about YOUR journey with EQ so feel free to tell us your story in the comments on any post! A big THANK YOU to all our customers for your support over the years. We’re looking forward to many more!  This week’s featured friend: Charisma Horton! Tell us a bit about yourself! Hi! I am Charisma Horton. I am a wife, mom of 6 adults and animal lover.  I have been a professional longarm quilter for more than 11

Identifying a Block with the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns

Posted 11-08-2021 by Janice | Posted in: BlockBase+ Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns Just Because

“No matter how much we evolve as quilters our foundation will always remain rooted in the traditional building blocks of patchwork. Barbara Brackman’s updated Encyclopedia is an essential primer for anyone who is passionate about quilts, whether you are a collector, a maker, a designer, or a historian.” – Tula Pink, Fabric Designer and Quiltmaker As the holidays approach let’s take a look at a book that is the perfect gift for every quilter and quilt lover, the third edition of Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. The History of Brackman’s Encyclopedia This book is the result of decades of research by quilt historian Barbara Brackman. Barbara initially set out to find the original names of quilt block patterns, but as her research progressed, she realized that task was impossible. The names of different quilt block patterns vary greatly between regions and time periods. Instead, what she created was

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Christa Watson

Posted 11-02-2021 by coop | Posted in: EQ Pearls of Wisdom

The Electric Quilt Company is 30! The Electric Quilt Company’s Story – How It All Began We’re celebrating 30 years! Since the pearl is the traditional symbol for 30 years, we’re sharing EQ Pearls of Wisdom from our friends! See all Pearls of Wisdom posts. We hope you enjoy the tips and tricks you learn along the way and discover some new quilters or catch up with your favorites! Also, we’d love to hear about YOUR journey with EQ so feel free to tell us your story in the comments on any post! A big THANK YOU to all our customers for your support over the years. We’re looking forward to many more!  This week’s featured friend: Christa Watson! Tell us a bit about yourself Christa! I’ve been an avid quilter for over 25 years. Quilting has been my full time job for the last 15 years, and I love traveling the

Color Splash – Winner Announced!

Posted 11-01-2021 by coop | Posted in: Congratulations

If you haven’t looked, go see all the amazing entries we received for October’s design challenge here! Thanks to all who participated, we loved seeing what you designed! Winner One winner was selected randomly! Congratulations to…. Winner: Jan Beckert! These are such bright and wild fabrics!…with the potential to make so many bright and wild quilts! – Jan Beckert Thanks again to all who participated in this challenge. If you’re looking for another chance to win fabric, check out November’s design challenge!

Design & Discover – Designing for Pre-Cuts

Posted 11-01-2021 by Heidi | Posted in: Design & Discover

In this lesson we’ll learn about planning block sizes for pre-cuts including Jelly Rolls, Mini Charm Packs, and Charm Packs. In EQ8, you are always working with finished sizes. When planning your patch/block sizes in EQ8, subtract ½” from the pre-cut size to account for seam allowance. For example, if you want to make a strip quilt using a Jelly Roll (2.5” x 44”), set your strip size to 2” x 43.5”. Here is a lesson about Strip Quilts in general, but let’s make one specifically for pre-cuts. Click Design a quilt from scratch You should be on the NEW QUILT tab, so click Vertical Strip. Click the LAYOUT tab Under STRIP STYLE AND SIZE enter… Width: 2 Length 43.5 Click on the remaining strips and change each width to 2 inches. Check the box for Clone the selected strip and click on a strip to select it Click the Add

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Black, White & Bright

Posted 11-01-2021 by coop | Posted in: Contests

November’s Fabric of the Month is Black, White & Bright by Christa Watson for Benartex! Black, White & Bright is Christa’s new collection featuring 20 prints that are bold, colorful, bright, and modern. They are organized into 10 deep, dark saturated prints along with 10 lighter, brighter airy designs. The rainbow of color includes the perfect amount of black, white, and gray for balance, and these fabulous prints will mix and match any of Christa’s previous lines, too. Many of the designs were inspired by Christa’s modern machine quilting motifs, they are sure to add sparkle to any quilt or sewing project! A bundle of Black, White & Bright fabrics will be given away to two lucky winners! Submit your EQ design featuring Black, White & Bright below… all instructions and contest details are in this post. Good luck! To enter Design your own, original quilt in EQ using the Black, White & Bright fabrics then submit an image of it by 11:59pm

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