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EQ8 Lessons with Lori – Create a Pantograph

Posted 12-31-2019 by Lori | Posted in: EQ8 Lessons with Lori Uncategorized

Many EQ8 Users have longarm or midarm machines that they use to machine quilt their quilt creations.  Sometimes they use a pantograph to create all over quilting designs.  A pantograph is usually a repeating quilting design.  The longarm user follows the line on the paper with a stylus or laser light that is attached to the machine.  Pantograph designs can vary in width with simple to complex designs.  Using the power of Electric Quilt Design Software, you can create your own pantographs to print out and use for your machine quilting. For this lesson, we will use an existing stencil, resize it and clone it to create a pantograph that can be printed out and used with a longarm or midarm machine for machine quilting. Ocean Waves Pantograph Skillset: Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Stencil size: 8″ x 60″ Skill Builders: Draw a stencil Edit a Stencil Open EQ8. Let’s  open the Project.  The project

Everything is on sale!

Posted 12-28-2019 by Heidi | Posted in: EQ Company News EQ Company News EQ News and Press Just Because More for EQers Uncategorized

Here’s how it works… If you got EQ8 for Christmas, this is the perfect time to purchase a book or other add-on. Over 200 products to choose from! Sale ends January 1, 2020…but the sooner you buy the more you save! Today use code COUNTDOWN24 to save 24%!

New to EQ8?

Posted 12-26-2019 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ8

Did you recently get EQ8? Welcome to the EQ family! Or maybe you just want to dive deeper into your EQ8 skills? You came to the right place! We’ve put together a list of resources to help you get started with your new software. A great place to start is built right into your EQ8 software. When you open EQ8 you’ll see the Home screen. Under the big EQ8 logo on the left, click LEARN. Reference Manual and Quick Start Guide On the Learn screen, you’ll see links to our EQ8 learning resources. The Reference Manual and Quick Start Guide are available as PDFs. You can download them by clicking the appropriate links. These downloads can also be found here: EQ8 Documentation The Quick Start Guide has a beginner lesson starting on page 15. It’s a great way to become familiar with EQ8′s tools and controls, plus you’ll design this

Enter to win free enrollment to EQ Academy!

Posted 12-20-2019 by Heidi | Posted in: Classes & Demos Contests EQ Academy EQ Company News EQ Company News EQ8 Just Because More for EQers

CONTEST IS CLOSED! Thanks for participating! Click to see who won! Get your EQ Academy enrollment paid for—up to $360 value! One random winner will be selected and announced on January 10, 2020. See what classes are being offered! THREE WAYS TO ENTER! Enter the contest by commenting on this blog post, on our Facebook post, on our Instagram post, or ALL three places! (You do not need to enter in all three places, but you can if you’d like!) All entries will be tallied together to choose one winner. FOR ENTRY: “Name an EQ8 class topic you would like offered at EQ Academy.” Comment below with your answer (on this blog post). Comment with your answer and tag a friend on our contest Facebook post. Comment with your answer and tag a friend on our contest Instagram post. Contest closes January 9, 2020 at midnight ET. Good luck! Contest

Everything is 20% off! Plus shipping is only $5 to the U.S.!

Posted 12-13-2019 by Heidi | Posted in: EQ Company News EQ News and Press Just Because More for EQers

Yes! Everything is 20% off! Plus $5 shipping for the U.S. States. Use code: SANTASPREE The sale ends Sunday, December 15. December 15th is also the last day we guarantee delivery before Christmas (for the contiguous U.S.)…so just another reason to take advantage of this sale! Over 200 products! Check it out!

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Sunburst and Mills

Posted 12-10-2019 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: Sunburst and Mills Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Lone Stars A few design ideas to get you started It’s December, so I had to do a Christmas quilt, right? I colored the block to accentuate the pinwheels in the corners. The holly and berries motif is set on Layer 2 for the border. My second quilt was created using a Custom Set layout. I offset the blocks so I could set a square-in-a-square block to line up with the flying geese in the corners of the Sunburst block. I used one of my all-time favorite collections, Terrain by Kate Spain, to color the quilt.

Q&A with Nancy Mahoney

Posted 12-07-2019 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Artists Q&A

By now, you’ve probably seen many of Nancy Mahoney’s beautiful quilts in magazines. (If you haven’t, check out some photos we took here.) Her designs are just stunning. Did you know they were all created with Electric Quilt software? (At least the ones dating back to the mid-90s!) Below, Nancy tells us about her first quilt she ever made and how EQ came into play a few years later. First, a little about Nancy: Nancy has enjoyed making quilts for over 35 years, during which time an impressive range of her beautiful quilts have been featured in over 200 quilt magazines. She has also created over 100 quilt patterns for a variety of fabric manufacturers. Nancy has authored 14 books since 2002; her most recent book is Learn to Paper Piece. She has designed 15 fabric collections, including eight 30s reproduction collections. When she’s not designing and making quilts, Nancy

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