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: Karen Ackva! A bit about Karen! Karen is a small business owner and the friendly face behind easypatchwork – her quilting and training company. She teaches patchwork techniques such as binding & foundation piecing, writes
It’s time for Block 6 in the BlockBase+ Sew Along! Thanks again to everyone who shared their blocks on Friday. If you haven’t added your block to the link up yet, you can do so at any time in the Block 5 Link Up post. Don’t have the BlockBase+ software yet? It’s not too late to join in! Here on the blog, click Categories > Sew Alongs > BlockBase+ Sew Along 2021 to find all the posts and catch up. Find the BlockBase+ software here > Now that we’ve made it through all the print and export options, I can finally show you my favorite new feature in BlockBase+! In this post, we’re going to take a look at the Quilt Layout option in the Block Toolbar. Let’s get started! Double-click the BlockBase+ icon to open the software (close the Getting Started window, if you still see it when you
Block 5 Link Up time! Let’s show off those 1915b blocks! Here’s mine: My block finishes at 9″. And I’ll give you one guess on which printout I used to piece the block. To Link Up Your Photo When you post your photo below, please tell us what size you made the block, which printout you used from BlockBase+, and anything else you’d like to share about the block! Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and then click Browse to include the image of your sewn block. *Please only post a photo of your sewn 1915b block.* Come back to the blog on Monday, June 7th to find out which block we’ll be sewing next!
There were so many beautiful designs submitted for last month’s challenge! Check out the creative entries we received here! Thanks to all who participated! Winner One winner was randomly selected! Congratulations to…. Winner: Susan Ketterer “This is a design I was playing with on graph paper and converted to EQ8. I’ve designed by graph paper for years and have been working on learning EQ8. It’s been a fun process. I love playing with the colors.” - Susan K Thanks again to all who participated in this challenge. If you’re looking for another chance to win fabric, check out June’s design challenge!
June’s Fabric of the Month is Dream by Kristy Lea of Quiet Play for Riley Blake Designs! With so many bright colors and playful patterns, these fabrics will immediately catch your eye! A bundle of select Dream fabrics and other prizes will be given away to two lucky winners! Submit your EQ design featuring Dream below… all instructions and contest details are in this post. Good luck! To enter Design your own, original quilt in EQ using the Dream fabrics then submit an image of it by 11:59pm ET on June 30, 2021. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.) Download the free Dream fabrics for EQ here. Rules Your EQ Quilt must only use fabrics from the Dream 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 wrong
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: Nancy Mahoney! Tell us a bit about yourself Nancy! I have enjoyed making quilts for over 35 years, during which time my beautiful quilts have been featured in over 250 quilt magazines. I have also
This month we’ll be using the Layout Library to design quilts. In this lesson you’ll see how quick it can be to design a twin and queen sized quilt when you start with a pre-designed layout. We’ll also design a king sized quilt and get into a little more detail modifying the layout and adding stencils. Click Libraries > Layout Library Under Layouts by Size click Twin Click 7″ Pieced Vertical Strip Click Edit to Quilt Worktable It will open to the DESIGN tab Click Block Tools > Set Block Click on a block of your choice and click on a patch on the quilt. EQ Default Flying Geese is used in the example. If you’d like a block in every patch, since this is a Vertical Strip layout, hold down the Ctrl/Command key on your keyboard and click in each strip. Click Layer 2 at the bottom of the