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New Stash download!

Posted 10-25-2018 by Christine | Posted in: New Products

A new Stash is here and it’s allllll batiks!! Add 1,100+ new batiks to your EQ Fabric Library! Here’s a peek: Click here to view a complete list of collections included. Don’t forget that you can view each fabric’s notecard to see the designer name and SKU number. The SKU number also prints on the fabric yardage chart too! Select a fabric and view the Notecard Add fabrics to your Sketchbook and use them in your quilts! View fabric and SKU number on the yardage chart! There are 17 Stash downloads to choose from! View them all >>

Happy 1st Birthday EQ8!

Posted 10-23-2018 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Company News

EQ8 was first released on October 23rd, 2017, making today its first birthday! We’re so proud of this software and customers are just loving it. Check out the nice things people are saying: EQ8 user review from Belinda K.: “I absolutely adore my EQ8 and all my add-ons and use it pretty much every single day – so, I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone at The Electric Quilt Company for enhancing my design experience and creating such a quality product – my studio is a happier place because of all of you!! The newsletters, website support, and blog are icing on the cake…” EQ8 user review from Beth E.: “I must congratulate your company on the EQ8 program. I recently upgraded from EQ7, which I found difficult to work with. I almost did not upgrade, assuming I would again have difficulty using the program. I was pleasantly

Printable Fabric Survives Hurricane!

Posted 10-17-2018 by Christine | Posted in: Just Because

Our good friends, Mike and Vicki Shetter of Soft Scrap, LLC, brought this quilt to us and we just had to share its story. You might recognize Mike and Vicki from quilt shows all over the U.S. as they have spent many years travelling the country selling EQ products at shows. They give awesome demonstrations of EQ8 and create so many incredible things with EQ Inkjet Fabric. If you’re going to Houston Quilt Festival, stop by their booth #801! Back to the quilt… Living in New Bern, NC, Mike and Vicki were one of the many people affected by Hurricane Florence in September. See below for some photos of the damage after the SIX-FEET of water had moved out. One of the many things left damaged was a plastic tub containing a quilt. This particular quilt was made in 2007 featuring photos printed on EQ Inkjet Fabric (the 283-thread count “Satin”, to be

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Crossing Branches

Posted 10-10-2018 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: Crossing Branches Where to find it: 04 Classic Applique > Crossing Designs A few design ideas to get you started I was inspired by the greens and teals in the original block–they feel so calming to me. I used those colors as my jumping off point and paired the applique block with a star block from the 01 Classic Pieced > Stars section. For this tablerunner design I added a flower motif to the center of the Crossing Branches block. I love a good pop of color in a black and white quilt! What would you design with the Crossing Branches block? Post a quilt or two

Marcus Brothers Design Challenge

Posted 10-01-2018 by Christine | Posted in: Contests

This contest is now closed. Winners We loved seeing what you came up with using the Ki-Coo Gardens fabric! We are always so amazed to see how talented EQ users are! We had 52 entries and 2 winners were chosen randomly. The two winners are….. Holly Wilson and Debbie Langendorf! Congratulations to both of you! Watch for an email from us today. Marcus Brothers will be shipping your Ki-Coo Gardens fabric bundles soon! Thanks so much to everyone who participated! If you like these challenges, check out our November Design Challenge featuring Amy Friend’s By Hand collection from Benartex!     We’ve got another EQ design challenge for you! This challenge features the Ki-Coo Gardens collection by Laura Berringer for Marcus Brothers! Here’s what the fabrics look like: EQ Design Challenge featuring Ki-Coo Gardens Put your creative hat on and design a quilt in EQ software using these new fabrics! We will

Design & Discover – Drawing Foundation Blocks

Posted 10-01-2018 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! This month we will be learning about drawing foundation blocks. We’ll start with a pretty simple acorn… …then also create one that is more advanced. Let’s get started! 1. Click Block Worktable 2. Click Pieced 3. Click EasyDraw 4. Click the Grid tool 5. Make the grid 5 Columns and 5 Rows 6. Since we’re dealing with a block on a

LESSONS WITH YVONNE–Bargello All The Way

Posted 09-16-2018 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

I absolutely love Bargello Quilts.  I love the colors, the movement, and the ability to create them so very easily in EQ8.  I can choose to use an EQ8 quick quilt layout option or I can design my own strips.  The options to create these are endless.  These designs look complicated but they are so easy to design and stitch that even a beginner can create these beautiful masterpieces. Bargello Quilts are simply, vertical strip quilts.  On each vertical strip, you define the number of blocks and the sizes of the blocks.  You also decide on the number of strips and the width of the strips.  Of course, you can easily insert a strip with no blocks to section off your quilt layout.  The design is entirely up to you. Open your EQ8 program.  On the opening page, click on the Start With A Quick Quilt project icon.  In the Project

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