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: Sarah Maxwell! Tell us a bit about yourself Sarah! I’m a Marcus Fabrics designer, quilt teacher, author, and pattern designer. Finding ways to create a quilt design that looks complex but is achievable and easy
It’s time for Block 8 in the BlockBase+ Sew Along! We’ve made it to the last block post. Thanks to all who have sewed along with me the last few months! I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know the new BlockBase+ software through this sew along. Don’t have the BlockBase+ software yet? Find the BlockBase+ software here > Here on the blog, click Categories > Sew Alongs > BlockBase+ Sew Along 2021 to find all the sew along posts. The features we go over in this lesson are included in the BlockBase+ update. This is a free update for BB+ owners to add some new features and fix a few bugs. If you have not updated to the newest version of BB+ yet, please visit the Updates page and follow the directions to download and install. Double-click the BlockBase+ icon to open the software (close the Getting Started window, if
Time to share our 2564 blocks for the BlockBase+ Sew Along! Here’s mine: My block finishes at 12″ and I used the foundation printout to make the block. To Link Up Your Photo When you post your photo below, please tell us what size you made the block, which printout you used from BlockBase+, and anything else you’d like to share about the block! Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and then click Browse to include the image of your sewn block. *Please only post a photo of your sewn 2564 block.* Come back to the blog on Monday, July 5 to find out which block we’ll be sewing next!
If you haven’t looked, go see all the cool entries we received for June’s design challenge here! Thanks to all who participated! Winners Two winners were chosen… one by Riley Blake Designs and one by the designer, Kristy Lea. Riley Blake’s Winner: Sarah Chimblo! “This 60″X72″ quilt features the “left and right” and “Washington’s Puzzle” block alternated to create movement. Using two different shades of the pink/red creates shading with the rainbow blocks. I think the light purple/purple and light blue/blue would be good choices too.” - Sarah Chimblo Kristy Lea’s Winner: Claire K.! “I wanted to come up with a design that took advantage of the range of colors in this fabric line.” – Claire K. Thanks again to all who participated in this challenge. If you’re looking for another chance to win fabric, check out July’s design challenge!
This contest is now closed. Winners announced here! July’s Fabric of the Month is Choose to Be by Sarah Maxwell for Marcus Fabrics! Full of bright colors and floral motifs, this collection will instantly put a smile on your face! A bundle of select Choose to Be fabrics will be given away to four lucky winners! Submit your EQ design featuring Choose to Be below… all instructions and contest details are in this post. Good luck! To enter Design your own, original quilt in EQ using the Choose to Be fabrics then submit an image of it by 11:59pm ET on July 31, 2021. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.) Download the free Choose to Be fabrics for EQ here. Note: The Choose to Be collection contains a 62″ x 43½” panel (not included in the download). It is NOT required that you use the panel in your design, but if you’d like to, you can save the panel image below to your computer (right-click on the image and choose
If you want to save certain groups of fabrics to use in multiple projects in EQ8, there are a few ways to do this. For the purposes of the lesson this month, the first step will be to gather all the fabrics you want and add them to your Project Sketchbook. You can also do this a few ways… You can search through the fabrics already in EQ8 and add them to your sketchbook. You can also import your fabric (this includes fabric that you have scanned, taken photos of, or downloaded from websites). If you are getting your fabric this way, be sure to check the scale if necessary. Another way is to import fabrics from other projects. Now that you have your fabrics collected, let’s cover the different ways of saving them. The first (and quickest) way is to change your default fabrics. When you start a new
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: Kerry Goulder! Tell us a bit about yourself Kerry! Hi everyone – My name is Kerry, but some people call me “Kid” (short for “Kid Giddy”). I’ve been sewing since I was little, but I