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Ornaments Using BlockBase+ SVG Files

Posted 12-15-2021 by Jenny | Posted in: BlockBase+ Just Because

You can export SVG files for the 4000+ blocks in BlockBase+, which makes it easy to cut the fabric for your blocks using a digital cutting machine. But it also opens up a world of other crafty possibilities using these blocks! In this post, I’ll walk you through the basic steps of exporting an SVG file that you can use for an ornament. I cut the design from heat transfer vinyl (HTV) and applied it to a blank wood slice ornament from the craft store. For more info on using BlockBase+ SVGs, visit our support site. Find a Block Look for a block in BlockBase+ that you’d like to use for your ornament. I’m using Block 3541 from 20 Wheels > 10 Intersecting Straight Lines. I added the block to my Favorites too (that’s why you see a little heart in the corner of the block). I suggest picking a

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Patti Anderson

Posted 12-14-2021 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: Patti Anderson! Tell us a bit about yourself Patti! I have been sewing since I was a little girl, and I have been quiltmaking for over 30 years. I spent many years making quilted items

EQ8 Lessons with Lori – Hexagon Quilt Layouts Part 2

Posted 12-10-2021 by Lori | Posted in: EQ8 Lessons with Lori

Hello!  Are you ready for more Hexagon quilt layouts?  In this lesson we will look at a couple of ways to add hexagons to a quilt using square and rectangular blocks.  These two layouts are both great ways to highlight your pieced hexagons but a plain one will do too.  If you have not had a chance to follow along on my Hexagon adventure, be sure to check out these previous posts.    Designing Pieced Hexagons    Hexagon Quilt Layouts Part 1 Hexagon Quilt Layouts Part 2 Skillset: Beginner / Advanced Beginner Skill Builders: Create a hexagon quilt layout using square and rectangle blocks Use the Magic of Layer 2 Lets review information about the hexagon shape.   The hexagon shape is a six sided shape whose overall dimensions are not square. The hexagon above is oriented horizontally with the flat sides on the top and bottom. Hexagons are measured by

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Stocking with Polka Dots

Posted 12-10-2021 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’s block: Stocking with Polka Dots Where to find it: 05 Contemporary Applique > Holiday – Christmas Design ideas to get you started There are so many cute Christmas blocks in this section of the library, I couldn’t help but use a bunch of them in my first quilt design! This is a Horizontal Strip layout. I alternated Pieced Blocks strips of varying sizes with narrow Plain strips. The featured Stocking block is in one of the center strips. I also made a few variations of the stocking block by deleting the polka dots and adding some different motifs on the Block Worktable. For my second design, I thought

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Elizabeth Chappell

Posted 12-07-2021 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: Elizabeth Chappell! Tell us a bit about yourself Elizabeth! I am Elizabeth Chappell, the owner of Quilters Candy.  I started quilting 5 years ago and tried a lot of different patterns by different designers.  As

Black, White & Bright – Winners Announced!

Posted 12-03-2021 by Olivia | Posted in: Congratulations

Wow there were so many amazing designs submitted to November’s design challenge! If you haven’t looked, go see all the entries we received here! Thanks to all who participated, we loved seeing what you designed! Winners Two winners were selected by Christa Watson and Benartex! Congratulations to…. Christa’s Choice: Cynthia Concha “Every Christa Watson fabric design I’ve done has had curves. Decided to play with New York Beauty blocks this time. Another lovely collection, Christa!” - Cynthia Concha Christa’s Honorable Mention: Heidi Connell Click here to view the original post and see Heidi’s quilt! Benartex’s Choice: Scott Woxman “I wanted to play off the geometric qualities of the fabric but also replicate the broken glass pattern of the 4 main section prints. Used only solid white as the base fabric and would finish by quilting a strong geometric E2E in black to further link back to the fabrics used.” - Scott Woxman Benartex’s Honorable

EQ8 Lessons with Lori – Hexagon Quilt Layouts Part 1

Posted 12-03-2021 by Lori | Posted in: EQ8 Lessons with Lori

Hello Electric Quilters!  We had so much fun designing pieced hexagons with my last lesson, I decided to share some tips in creating quilt layouts for those hexagons.  Using non-square blocks is sometimes tricky, but there are several methods we can use to create some beautiful quilt layouts.  In this lesson, we will explore the EQ8 one patch tool.  We will be using the hexagon shape and pieced blocks we created from my previous lesson , Designing Pieced Hexagons.  Head on over to that lesson if you have not created them yet. Hexagon One Patch Quilt Skillset: Beginner Skill Builders: Create a hexagon one patch quilt Discover hexagon designs   Lets talk about the hexagon shape first.   The hexagon shape is a six sided shape whose overall dimensions are not square. The hexagon above is oriented horizontally with the flat sides on the top and bottom. Hexagons are measured by their

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