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BlockBase+ Sew Along: Block 4 Link Up

Posted 05-21-2021 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 4 BlockBase+ BlockBase+ Sew Along 2021 Sew Alongs

Block 4 Link Up time! Let’s show off those 785.7 blocks! Here’s mine: It was a challenge choosing fabrics for this block while sticking with my blue color scheme! I made my block the default 12″ size and used the rotary cutting chart (for cutting my patches) and the foundation pattern (to piece the block). We have hit the halfway point in the sew along! I thought it would be a good time to post some reminders and share a peek at how I’m planning to use the blocks we’ve been making together. Quick reminders for the rest of the sew along: Eight blocks will posted for the sew along. The quilt that I make will use just those eight blocks. I’ll provide a piecing diagram for my quilt, for anyone who would like to use all the default block sizes and the same layout. If you’d like to make

EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne-Fabric Choices Make A Difference

Posted 05-16-2021 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

The month of May makes me think of Spring flowers and Mother’s Day.  There are some wonderful applique designs built into EQ8 that host a variety of flower shapes in one applique block.  This one block can look so totally different depending on the fabric choices used.  You can try out different fabrics in your designs to see what gives the best overall feel for the quilt block before you even begin shopping for the fabrics or before you begin cutting the fabrics already in your stash. Launch your EQ8 program and name the project May Flowers. Click on the OK at the bottom of the project helper box. At the top of the screen, click on LIBRARIES>Block Library. In the block libraries box, click on the word ‘search>by notecard’. In the search block notecard box, type in the word ‘mother’ and then click on the ‘search at the bottom of

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Star Dahlia

Posted 05-10-2021 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight! 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: Star Dahlia Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Spinning Suns Design ideas to get you started My first quilt uses a layout from the library. This is the first quilt in the Layouts by Style > Special Effects section. I like how I can create fancy layouts using pre-designed options from the library, without the work of building them from scratch on custom set! The quilt below is a vertical strip layout. I alternated Pieced Blocks strips and Half Drop Blocks strips. The majority of the fabrics in the quilt are from the Songbook

BlockBase+ Sew Along: Block 4

Posted 05-10-2021 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 4 BlockBase+ BlockBase+ Sew Along 2021 Sew Alongs

It’s time for Block 4 in the BlockBase+ Sew Along! Thanks again to everyone who shared their blocks on Friday. If you haven’t added your block to the link up yet, you can do so at any time in the Block 3 Link Up post. Don’t have the BlockBase+ software yet? It’s not too late to join in! Here on the blog, click Categories > Sew Alongs > BlockBase+ Sew Along 2021 to find all the posts and catch up. Find the BlockBase+ software here > In this post, we’re going to use the Zoom feature in the Block Toolbar and take a look at the last of our four printing options. Let’s get started! Double-click the BlockBase+ icon to open the software. If you see the Getting Started window, click the Close button. (If you’d like to turn off the tour, check the box next to “Don’t show again”

BlockBase+ Sew Along: Block 3 Link Up

Posted 05-07-2021 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 3 BlockBase+ BlockBase+ Sew Along 2021 Sew Alongs

Time to share our 1638 blocks for the BlockBase+ Sew Along! Here’s mine: My block finishes at 9″ and I used the foundation pattern to make my block. 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! To Link Up Your Photo 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 1638 block.* Come back to the blog on Monday, May 10th to find out which block we’ll be sewing next!

Decostitch Elements – Winner Announced!

Posted 05-03-2021 by coop | Posted in: Congratulations

We were blown away by how many amazing designs were created with these fabrics! Check out the creative entries we received here! Thanks to all who participated! Winner One winner was randomly selected! Congratulations to…. Winner: Annie Rego “My very first challenge. I had a lot of fun using these fabrics.” – Annie Rego Thanks again to all who participated in this challenge. If you’re looking for another chance to win fabric, check out May’s design challenge!

EQ8 Lessons with Lori – Exploring Nine Patch Blocks for Accuquilt GO! Qubes

Posted 05-01-2021 by Lori | Posted in: EQ8 Lessons with Lori

I love how versatile EQ8 Quilt Design software is no matter what kind of quilt you are making or how you want to cut it out.  In this lesson, we are going to explore nine patch blocks that you can cut out with your Accuquilt GO! Cutters using the Qube die sets. Accuquilt GO! Qube dies contain 8 basic die shapes that you can mix and match to make Four Patch blocks in a 2 x 2 grid. However, you can also use those same shapes to make Nine Patch Blocks in a 3 x 3 grid.  Here is how: When you know what size Nine patch block can be created with your Qube, you can easily size your nine patch blocks to match in EQ8. For example, an 8” GO! Qube makes 12” nine patch blocks.  Since the Qube is based upon a four patch block, when we use

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