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EQ8 Block Spotlight: Six Blades

Posted 09-10-2021 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: Six Blades Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Wheels Design ideas to get you started This first quilt uses a layout from the library, with a few changes. It’s Block Turned Quilt – 3  (Old Maid’s Puzzle) from the Layouts by Style > Block Turned Quilt section. I liked the purple and lime green coloring of the original block, so I used the Randomize > Map to Fabrics option to switch the solid colors to fabrics. Learn more about Randomize on our Support site. For my second quilt, I used a Vertical Strip layout. The strips alternate between Pieced Blocks and Half Drop Blocks style

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Kimberly Einmo

Posted 09-07-2021 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: Kimberly Einmo! Tell us a bit about yourself! I’m passionate about quilts and sharing my joy and enthusiasm for quilting with everyone. I’ve been quilting for 30 years (and sewing garments since I was 7

Prairie Meadow – Winner Announced!

Posted 09-02-2021 by coop | Posted in: Congratulations

EQ users let their creativity shine during this design challenge! There were so many spectacular quilts submitted! Check out all the amazing entries we received here! Thanks to all who participated! Winner One winner was selected by the fabric designer, Brett Lewis! He says, “Wow! What amazing designs for this month’s design challenge. I have gone over them all numerous times and it was so challenging to choose just one.” Congratulations to…. Amanda Riddle “I’ve been wanting to work on a design with a South-West flair and as soon as I saw the colors in this line, I knew it was the perfect chance! I had so much fun with this design. IG: @wanderingstitcher” – Amanda Riddle Thanks again to all who participated in this challenge. If you’re looking for another chance to win fabric, check out September’s design challenge!

Design & Discover – Using Layer 2 to Design Quilts

Posted 09-01-2021 by Heidi | Posted in: Design & Discover

When you think of Layer 2 you may think of using it for applique and motifs, which is correct. However, you can use Layer 2 for elements of your quilt design as well. For example, to design a quilt with a block on-point in the center with blocks around the center. Click Design a quilt from scratch Click On Point Click the DESIGN tab Click Set Block Click on Layer 2 Click on a block and drag in onto the quilt. Click the Adjust tool. Place a check mark next to Preserve aspect ratio while resizing Type in the new size for your block (in the example it is 18 x 18) Enter the Block Rotation degree: 45 Click Center Vertically Click Center Horizontally Click on Layer 1 and place the rest of your blocks as desired. Click on the Fabric Tools and recolor any way you want. Please note:

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Sew Floral

Posted 09-01-2021 by coop | Posted in: Contests

September’s Fabric of the Month is Sew Floral by Timeless Treasures! You’ll instantly fall in love with these beautiful florals and adorable sewing motifs! Plus it includes select fabrics from Kimberly Einmo’s Solid-ish collection! A fat quarter bundle of Sew Floral fabrics will be given away to two lucky winners! Submit your EQ design featuring Sew Floral below… all instructions and contest details are in this post. Good luck! To enter Design your own, original quilt in EQ using the Sew Floral fabrics then submit an image of it by 11:59pm ET on September 30, 2021. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.) Download the free Sew Floral fabrics for EQ here. Rules Your EQ Quilt must only use fabrics from the Sew Floral collection. One entry per person. (If a second entry is submitted within 24 hours of the original entry, we will accept the more recent entry. For example, if you submit an incomplete quilt, or the

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Yvonne Menear

Posted 08-31-2021 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: Yvonne Menear! Tell us a bit about yourself Yvonne! I am a quilter and machine embroiderer. I have been using software to help me with my designing for both quilts and embroidery designs for many

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Geraldine Wilkins

Posted 08-24-2021 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: Geraldine Wilkins! Tell us a bit about yourself! My sisters Lillian and Roberta introduced me to sewing. They sewed their own garments. However, I gravitated to home décor when I purchased my first home. Quilting

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