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BlockBase+ Sew Along: Quilt Link Up

Posted 08-16-2021 by Jenny | Posted in: BlockBase+ BlockBase+ Sew Along 2021 Finished Quilts Sew Alongs

Time to share your BlockBase+ Sew Along Quilts! I can’t wait to see how everyone used the blocks we’ve been making together over the last few months. A big THANK YOU to everyone who sewed along with me! Here’s my sew along quilt, using the eight sew along blocks at the default sizes: Giveaway! [Giveaway is now closed. Mary is the Giveaway Winner!] If you add your BB+ Sew Along Quilt to the link up by Sunday, August 22nd, you’ll be entered in the giveaway! Here are the details: To be eligible to win, your quilt must include all eight blocks from the sew along. You can add as many additional blocks as you’d like, but the quilt top must include all the blocks from the sew along too. Finished quilts and quilt tops (not yet quilted) are both acceptable. Quilt photo must be added to the Quilt Link Up

EQ8 Block Spotlight: White Oak

Posted 08-10-2021 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 we’re using a motif from the Block Library. Motifs work just a little differently than blocks. Motifs do not have a background patch, so they can’t be set on Layer 1 of a standard quilt layout. Visit our Support site for more info on setting motifs in a quilt layout. This month’s block: White Oak Where to find it: 06 Motifs > Leaves Design ideas to get you started For my first quilt, I combined several leaf and acorn motifs into one design: Then I used the WreathMaker on the combined motifs to create this design: The new Wreathmaker design is set on Layer 2 of this wallhanging:

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Barb Vlack

Posted 08-10-2021 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: Barb Vlack! Tell us a bit about yourself Barb! My mother taught me to sew as a child and eventually I taught her to quilt. I’ve been making quilts since the mid-70s and I’ve been

EQ8 Lessons with Lori – Let’s Play with Quilt Design Sizes

Posted 08-06-2021 by Lori | Posted in: EQ8 Lessons with Lori

Do you have a favorite quilt pattern you have designed but want to change the size?  Do you want to turn a throw quilt into a baby quilt?   Or do you need to supersize a twin size quilt  to a queen size quilt?  Here are some  super quick and super simple tips and ideas to resize your designs in a jiffy. Let’s design a throw quilt to use for this practice. Quilt Size Matters Skillset: Beginner Skill Builders: Add and remove blocks Add and remove sashing Add and remove borders Open EQ8. 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 button.  On the Create a new project tab, type in the project name field “Quilt Size Matters”.  Click OK.  The box will close.  Notice the project name Untitled has been replaced with Quilt

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Brett Lewis of Natural Born Quilter

Posted 08-03-2021 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: Brett Lewis! Tell us a bit about yourself Brett! I became interested in quilting after being gifted a beautiful baby quilt in 2016, and signed up for a beginners quilting class. I discovered quilting to

Choose to Be – Winners Announced!

Posted 08-02-2021 by coop | Posted in: Congratulations

EQ users created so many amazing designs using these fabrics! We were so inspired! Check out the beautiful entries we received here! Thanks to all who participated! Winners Four winners were randomly selected! Congratulations to…. Winner 1: Kristi Schmits! “Modern, asymmetrical, and full of happy hearts.” - Kristi Schmits Winner 2: Dawn Stricklin! “I’m a country quilter and all of my quilts are made out of old sheets, curtains, and worn out clothing, so being able to design a quilt using the brand new Choose to Be fabric was exciting. With my patchwork, I always use traditional quilt blocks and quilt on my home sewing machine. As you can tell, there’s nothing fancy about my designs, but I do sure enjoy it and it keeps everybody on the farm warm!” - Dawn Stricklin Winner 3: Patricia Becker! “I really enjoy these monthly challenges and playing around with the different colors and prints.” - Patricia Becker Winner

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Prairie Meadow

Posted 08-01-2021 by coop | Posted in: Contests

This contest is closed. Winner announced here! August’s Fabric of the Month is Prairie Meadow by Brett Lewis of Natural Born Quilter for Northcott Fabrics! This collection is inspired by the vast grasslands and beautiful wildlife of the Great Plains, and will add a rustic feel to any quilt! A bundle of select Prairie Meadow fabrics will be given away to one lucky winner! Submit your EQ design featuring Prairie Meadow below… all instructions and contest details are in this post. Good luck! To enter Design your own, original quilt in EQ using the Prairie Meadow fabrics then submit an image of it by 11:59pm ET on August 31, 2021. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.) Download the free Prairie Meadow fabrics for EQ here. Rules Your EQ Quilt must only use fabrics from the Prairie Meadow collection. One entry per person. (If a second entry is submitted within 24 hours of the original entry, we will accept the more

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