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EQ8 Lessons with Lori – EQ8 Update Insider Block Worktable

Posted 05-03-2019 by Lori | Posted in: EQ8 Lessons with Lori

Hello!  Have you been following along with the EQ8 Update Insider?  Here is the last insider post of the new EQ8 Updates for the Block Worktable.   As of March, 2019, there is a new free update to EQ8 that is loaded with New Features, Enhancements and Fixes.  If you own EQ8, you can download this update for free! If you missed my previous two posts, check out the General Updates including how to download the update HERE and get the scoop on the Quilt Worktable updates  HERE. Lets explore the Block Worktable Updates. Thicker lines when drawing on the Block Worktable You now have the option to make the drawing segments thicker on the DRAW tab only.  This may help you to see your drawn blocks with more clarity since the lines will be easier to see. To turn thick lines ON, click the gear button on the main toolbar of the Block

Solid-ish Challenge – Winners Announced!

Posted 05-01-2019 by Christine | Posted in: Congratulations Contests

We are blown away by the incredible entries submitted to this contest! (See all entries in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! If you want to jump in on another challenge, one just started here! Winners Two winners were chosen, one that was selected randomly and one that was Kimberly’s favorite! Kimberly says: This was a super tough decision because there were SO MANY clever and beautiful quilt designs from which to choose! I’m honored and thrilled that so many people would take the time to design quilts using the Solid-ish swatches! Kimberly’s Favorite: Mary Spriet Random Winner: Rich Danner Both winners will receive fat quarters of the entire 60-piece collection! Again, you can see all the fabulous entries in the original blog post. Thanks again to all participants! If you’re looking for something else to keep you designing, check out our new design challenge and giveaway featuring Aura, an Art Gallery Fabrics

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Aura

Posted 05-01-2019 by Christine | Posted in: Contests

Contest closes May 31 at 11:59pm ET. Winner announced here. One of our new friends, Mathew Boudreaux (you may know him as Mister Domestic!) has a gorgeous fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics called Aura! We just had to offer it to EQ users as a free download AND host another design challenge! Thanks to our long-time friends at Art Gallery Fabrics for providing and shipping the prize.  How pretty are these?? EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway To Enter Design a quilt in EQ using Aura fabrics and submit an image of it by May 31, 2019. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.) Download the free Aura fabrics for EQ here Rules Your EQ quilt must use fabrics from the Aura collection. Up to 2 solid colors may also be used if desired. One entry per person. (If a second entry is submitted within 24

Design & Discover – Quilt Backs!

Posted 05-01-2019 by Heidi | Posted in: Design & Discover

This month we are playing with the backs of quilts! Follow along with the lesson and create a quilt to submit right on our blog. If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. Let’s visit each others’ blogs and all get to know each other! Let’s get started! This one is fun. I recommend trying out a Horizontal Strip or Vertical Strip Quilt for this. We’ll start off with a quilt from the Quick Quilts. (Did you know about these? They are great for inspiration and a starting off point for labels, Storm at Sea Quilts, T-shirt Quilts, and lots more!) Click Start with a Quick Quilt project Choose the Medallion Quilts project and click OK. Scroll through the Sketchbook until you get to the 5th quilt, as shown below. Click Edit. Recolor the quilt or change a few blocks, if you’d like. As you can

EQ8 Lessons with Lori – EQ8 Insider Update Quilt Worktable

Posted 04-26-2019 by Lori | Posted in: EQ8 Lessons with Lori

Welcome back to the EQ8 Update Insider.  As of March, 2019, there is a new free update to EQ8 that is loaded with New Features, Enhancements and Fixes.  If you own EQ8, you can download this update for free! In this EQ8 Update Insider,  we are going to take a look at some of the Quilt Worktable Updates to the program. Solid Seam Allowance Lines You could always print seam allowance lines with dashed lines.  Now you have the option to print seam allowance as a solid line.  For many folks, this solid line is easier to see on their printers.  Since everyone’s printer is different, see what works best for you. You can find this checkbox option in the Print dialog box for Templates And in the print dialogue box for foundation patterns. Thick Seam Allowance Lines You can also now display thicker seam allowance lines on Template and Foundation printouts. 

EQ8 Lessons with Lori – EQ Update Insider Whats New?

Posted 04-19-2019 by Lori | Posted in: EQ8 Lessons with Lori

            Yay! As of March, 2019, there is a new free update to EQ8 that is loaded with New Features, Enhancements and Fixes.  If you own EQ8, you can download this update for free! I will be sharing several posts with an overview of the changes so you can take advantage of these awesome updates. In this EQ8 Update Insider,  we are going to take a look at some of the General Updates to the program. How do you get the EQ8 update? First, check your current version.  If you don’t have Windows 1.1.0.1 or Mac 3.1.0.1 as of this date, then you need the update.  You can check your version by going to the HOME landing page of EQ8,   Look for Product Details under the logo and you can find the version you have. You can find the download on the following link along

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Butterfly 17

Posted 04-10-2019 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 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: Butterfly 17 Where to find it: 06 Motifs > Butterflies A few design ideas to get you started I was thinking of a baby shower gift for this first design. You can never go wrong with a classic Variable Star quilt, and the butterfly motif adds just a touch of whimsy. I love when I

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