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EQ8 Block Spotlight: Arrowheads

Posted 07-11-2018 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

Welcome to the next post in the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! Each month we’ll 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: Arrowheads Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Maltese Cross A few design ideas to get you started Here is a simple 3 x 3 on-point layout. I’ve paired the Arrowheads block with another block from the Maltese Cross section called Kaleidoscope Variation. I like the little secondary design in the corners! And here I’ve used it as the focal point of a custom set layout. (I like this one so much, I might actually make it!) What would you design with the Arrowheads block? Post a quilt or two in the comments below. It can be as simple or as complex

EQ8 Lessons with Lori – Shipmates Bench Pillow

Posted 07-09-2018 by Lori | Posted in: EQ8 Lessons with Lori

Ahoy!  It is summer and thoughts turn to heading to the lake or beach and enjoying being outdoors.  This month’s design shows how a simple small quilt design can still be quick and fun.  You don’t always need to design an intricate, detailed pattern.  Sometimes you just want to design a fun themed gift or create some home decor with fun motifs.  The design for this nautical bench pillow fits the bill and it is something you can design and still have time left to get out in the sunshine. Lets get on board! Shipmates Bench Pillow Size: 16″ x 28″ Skill Builders: Clone a strip Add an applique block Print an applique template Lets Begin! Open EQ8. Let’s name the Project.  The project name appears at the top left of the EQ8 Window. Right now the project says Untitled – EQ8. On the left side toolbar, click the New project

Design & Discover: Non-standard layouts without using Custom Set

Posted 07-01-2018 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 the make the quilts exactly as shown, have fun and make it your own! This month we are making quilts from the Layout Library and Quilts from blocks! Two different ways to get “non-standard” layouts. First, we’ll make this quilt. With the Layout Library it’s SO easy! 1. Click Libraries > Layout Library Be sure to browse around Layouts by Size and Layouts by Style. There are a lot of great starting points for quilts available! 2.

Flag-Inspired Projects

Posted 06-14-2018 by Jenny | Posted in: Downloads

It’s Flag Day here in the United States! Celebrate the stars and stripes with one of our favorite flag projects! Please note: You must have EQ8, EQ7, or EQ Mini software to use these project downloads. Folksy Flag Click here to download the EQ project file for Folksy Flag. Modern Memorial Click here to download the EQ project file for Modern Memorial. Independence Day Click here to download the EQ project file for Independence Day. November Honor Click here to download the EQ project file November Honor. American Pride Click here to download the EQ project file American Pride. Independence Day Celebration Click here to download the EQ project file for Independence Day Celebration. Flashy Flag Click here to download the EQ project file for Flashy Flag.

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Chicago Star

Posted 06-11-2018 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

Welcome to the second post in our new series called EQ8 Block Spotlight! Each month we’ll 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! Stretch those design muscles and get creative! This month’s block: Chicago Star Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Stars A few design ideas to get you started For this quilt, I created a new block by editing the Chicago Star block to the Block Worktable. I deleted a few lines and added a few new ones. This made it easy for the crosses to line up between the two alternating blocks: I grabbed a few blocks from the 03 Foundation Pieced > Flowerbed Foundations section and planted some flowers for this design: What would you design with the Chicago Star block? Post a quilt or

EQ Academy – Fall 2018!

Posted 06-04-2018 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Academy

JUST ANNOUNCED: Fall EQ Academy! EQ8 classes for all skill levels! September 6-8 in Perrysburg, Ohio Enrollment opens Wednesday, June 6 at 10am Eastern Time. View all the details >> Below are the classes being offered at the fall session of EQ Academy. Click on a class to view more information.                                                       We’re so excited for our Fall EQ Academy and hope to see you there! If you have any questions, contact us! Read about our Spring EQ Academy here.

Using Borders to Design Quilts & Editing Blocks

Posted 06-01-2018 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 the make the quilt exactly as shown, have fun and make it your own! This month we are going to make an American flag quilt! However, again, feel free to make adjustments if you’d like to make some other type of flag. (You can also download this project here.) 1. Click the Layout tab. 2. Click Horizontal 3. Make your quilt 1 x 1 4. Make you quilt 9 inches x 9 inches 5. Click the Borders

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