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Happy Halloween!

Posted 10-31-2019 by Heidi | Posted in: Just Because More for EQers My EQ Boutique Uncategorized

Today we have 30% off all Halloween themed Boutique add-ons! Boutique products install a variety of  blocks to use in your EQ software. Some products include complete quilt project files, too! Make them just like the original or, edit in EQ to make it your own! Available for Mac and Windows. (Download Only) See all sale add-ons >>> Use code: HALLOWEEN One day sale only! Ends today! 10/31/19

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Thin Leaf

Posted 10-10-2019 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: Thin Leaf Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > Leaves A few design ideas to get you started This unassuming little block may look a little plain, but I think that means it has tons of potential for creativity! In my two quilts below, I think it’s difficult to pick out the individual block. But both of these designs use only the featured block! For the quilt above, I created two Shrink & Flip versions of the Thin Leaf block using Create Serendipity. These two blocks are simply alternated in a horizontal layout. I could have set the original block in the quilt layout and done

EQ Academy Recap – Fall 2019

Posted 10-01-2019 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Academy

Scroll down for photos! Would you believe we hosted 20 EQ8 classes in just 3 days?! We sure packed a lot of information into a beautiful fall weekend. A special thanks to our amazing teachers who always do such a great job! Thank you to all the students for coming! We hope to see you all back for our Spring EQ Academy starting on Thursday, April 2, 2020! Spring EQ Academy will have beginner classes as always, and intermediate topic-based classes too. We hope to open enrollment in January. Sign up for our e-mails to be notified of enrollment. Spread the word to your EQ friends!! If you’d recommend EQ Academy to other EQ8 users, please leave a review in the comments below so we can share your feedback with others.  A huge thanks to the companies who sent items for the welcome bags and awesome prizes at our Social Night! The

Design & Discover – Fabrics and Photos

Posted 10-01-2019 by Heidi | Posted in: Design & Discover

Sometimes it is hard to know if you should import your image as a photo or a fabric. The main difference between the two options is that if you import the image as a fabric, the image will tile. An image imported as a photo will not tile, it will stretch to fit the patch you place it in (on Layer 1).  Here is more information. Here the first patch has an image imported as fabric, and it is tiling. The second patch shows an image imported as a photo and it is stretched. Neither image is the right size for the patch. To fix this you can either change the size of your patch (by clicking the Layout tab), resize the image to fit or crop the image to fit. Here are some more tips and information. In this case I changed the layout to fit the size of

LESSONS WITH YVONNE–MUST BE AUTUMN

Posted 09-15-2019 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

Fall colors are rich and vibrant. Fall to me means colored leaves, pumpkins, and cooler evenings with bright sunny days.  Looking around outside you can see that every color imaginable is represented in nature.  The colors blend, contrast, and define each other.  Therefore, anything goes!!  I design in fabric prints, solids, and a gradient palette of my own making.  All of this is possible to do in EQ8. When I am designing I may not necessarily be making a pattern to follow. Often, my design is simply a source of visible inspiration.  I can ‘see’ how the quilt will look when completed.  EQ8 is often a place for me to just test out ideas. The easiest way to stir creativity is to begin with an idea and build on that.  Often, I am under a time crunch so I will look in the huge EQ8 library first rather than try

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Diamond Ring

Posted 09-11-2019 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: Diamond Ring Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Kaleidoscopes A few design ideas to get you started Fall is in the air! So I used what I like to call a “harvest palette.” The large square in the middle of this block was calling out for something special, so I set flower motifs on Layer 2 in the space. I also added quilting stencils on Layer 3. For my second design, I wanted to accentuate the star created in the corners where these blocks meet. This is an on-point layout (the second style) with the Number of Blocks set to 2 for both Horizontal and

Classic Applique is 20% off!

Posted 09-11-2019 by Heidi | Posted in: Just Because More for EQers

Our Classic Applique add-ons are 20% off today! Use code APPLIQUE20 to receive the discount! There are three products in the Classic Applique series. Each add-on product features a different time period and style and installs a library of applique blocks to your EQ Block Library. The quick download and installation process will let you start using these blocks to design with and print patterns right away. Each requires EQ8, EQ7, EQStitch or EQ Mini software. Available only as downloads. 1920′s & 1930′s – These charming blocks represent not only a popular revival of quilt interest, but the real birth of the quilt industry and quilt guilds. From World War I on, fabric notion companies, newspapers and magazines increasingly published old block patterns and invented new ones to fan the growing flames of quilt fever. This period’s style favored appliqués of clear pastel fruit and flower colors, often set against

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