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Design and Sew Along 3 – Lesson Six

Posted 10-11-2020 by Yvonne | Posted in: Design and Sew Along EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts Lesson 6

Welcome to  DESIGN AND SEW ALONG 3- LESSON SIX Lessons with Yvonne.  I hope you have enjoyed the first five lessons of this series.  In this final lesson, we will work with the quilt layout worktable to bring our lesson block designs together to create quilt design options. The name of this class is DESIGN AND SEW ALONG.  I do hope you are stitching some of the designs we have created in our EQ8 program.  I would love to see some of the designs that are sewn. Remember to watch the video at the end of the blog to start with to familiarize yourself with the steps we will be taking during these class written lessons.  A picture is worth a thousand words and visual learning is helpful for any of the classes. Remember to save an image of your favorite quilt from this class to post to the EQ blog page in the comment

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Origami Star

Posted 10-10-2020 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. Whether you’re a brand new EQ8 user or a seasoned pro, come join in the fun! This month’s block: Origami Star Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Five- and Six-Pointed Stars Design ideas to get you started This first quilt is an on-point layout. I made an alternate block to go with the Origami Star by deleting all the lines inside the circle. The stencil was created using the StencilMaker tool on the Block Worktable (you have to choose Applique > Motif as your block style to access this tool). I used the Holliberry collection by Corey Yoder to color my quilt, which you can find in the EQ Stash Online

Design and Sew Along 3 – Lesson Five

Posted 10-04-2020 by Yvonne | Posted in: Design and Sew Along EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts Lesson 5

Welcome to  DESIGN AND SEW ALONG 3- LESSON Five Lessons with Yvonne.  I hope you have enjoyed the first four lessons of this series.  In this lesson, we will explore the Summer months and the holidays of July 4 (USA) July 1 (Canada).    Each set of lessons explores some different tools to use to create the 16-inch blocks we determined to be the size of all the blocks in our continuing lessons. The name of this class is DESIGN AND SEW ALONG.  I do hope you are sewing some of the designs we have created in our EQ8 program.  I would love to see some of the designs that are sewn. Remember to watch the video at the end of the blog to start with to familiarize yourself with the steps we will be taking during these class written lessons.  A picture is worth a thousand words and visual learning is helpful for

Illuminations Challenge – Winners Announced!

Posted 10-01-2020 by Christine | Posted in: Congratulations

As always, we received so many beautiful entries in the Illuminations challenge! (See them in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! Winners There are two winners for this challenge; both selected randomly.  Each will receive a bundle of the Illuminations fabrics – YAY!! Congratulations to….. Donna Royson “Using the 54-40-or fight block as guidance, I designed this quilt but had some challenges with needing the borders to complete the secondary pattern of circles. The block is 12″ containing (9) 4″ units. For the first border, and to complete the circle, I only needed half of the 4″. So, I created two borders with width of 2″ each. The first border is defined as Blocks and I was able to insert the proper blocks to complete the circle. It was quite a challenge but well worth the trouble!”  Judy Knesel “I created about 20 different designs with this fabric

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Good Vibes

Posted 10-01-2020 by Christine | Posted in: Contests

This contest is closed. Winners announced soon! TWO NEW CHANCES TO WIN FABRIC! October’s Fabric of the Month is Good Vibes, by our good friend, Christa Watson for Benartex! Two fat-quarter bundles of these fun fabrics will be given away so submit your EQ design using them! All instructions and contest details are below. Good luck! To enter Design your own, original quilt in EQ using the Good Vibes fabrics then submit an image of it by 11:59pm ET on October 31, 2020. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.) Download the free Good Vibes fabrics for EQ here Rules Your EQ Quilt must only use fabrics from the Good Vibes 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 quilt from your sketchbook, you

Design & Discover – Drawing Specific Stencils

Posted 10-01-2020 by Heidi | Posted in: Design & Discover

Have you ever wanted to draw a stencil for a specific spot on your quilt? Here is a way to do that! Open a previous designed quilt or design one now. Click on the PRINT & EXPORT tab > Export > Image Save as a JPG. After you name the image and click Save, in the JPG options box, let EQ decide the size. IMPORTANT! Write down the size that EQ is saving your image as. You’ll want to make your block size the same size. Click Block Worktable. Click NEW BLOCK > Applique > Motif. In the Precision Bar, change the Block Width and Block Height to the same size your image was (in step 3). Click Tracing Image > Import Image. Select your image. In the Crop box, click OK. Click Drawing Tools. You should now see your quilt in the background of the block. (If not, click the Hide/show image for tracing button on

Design and Sew Along 3 – Lesson Four

Posted 09-27-2020 by Yvonne | Posted in: Design and Sew Along EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts Lesson 4

Welcome to  DESIGN AND SEW ALONG 3- LESSON FOUR Lessons with Yvonne.  I hope you have enjoyed the first three lessons of this series. In this lesson, we will be looking ahead to Springtime.  During Spring we have the holiday of Easter.  You may choose to not celebrate the holiday, celebrate as a religious holiday, or celebrate in the secular retail promotion of the holiday.  The choice will be yours. Remember to watch the video at the end of the blog to start with to familiarize yourself with the steps we will be taking during these classes written lessons.  A picture is worth a thousand words and visual learning is helpful for any of the classes. Remember to save an image of your favorite block from this class to post to the EQ blog page in the comment section.  Please make sure your image you post is indeed from this class.  If you need

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