###

Lessons

Quilt Designing

These lessons will give you tips and tricks for designing different types of quilt layout styles and borders.

quiltvari2

The Symmetry tool is a fast and fun way to achieve various quilt designs by using combinations of rotate and flip on all the blocks of the quilt at once. The symmetries are applied to groups of 4 blocks starting in the upper left corner of the quilt. For the best results, use the Symmetry tool on a horizontal quilt layout (without sashing), and choose…

Block4sewn

Block 4 instructions for the EQ7 Jump Start Series

Block3sewn

Block 3 instructions for the EQ7 Jump Start Series

block2_sewn

Block 2 instructions for the EQ7 Jump Start Series

Learn to draw in EQ7! These lessons cover drawing pieced blocks, applique blocks and quilting stencils! For all skill levels!

block4mini_11

Block 4 Bonus Lesson instructions for the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series

EdPd_st36

Block 4 instructions for the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series

wreathmaker4

Block 3 Bonus Lesson instructions for the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series

APD_st46

Block 3 instructions for the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series

Importing/Exporting

Learn to import images for tracing in EQ7, or to export images to create your own pattern instructions.

al-navas

This is a follow-up to the original article, Exploding Blocks & Quilts for Sewing Patterns. In this article I suggest the use of a FREE program called Inkscape. This tool handles images in ways very similar to Illustrator, but is free! – Al Navas

explode-cover

If you own Adobe Illustrator (or another vector program), you can explode a block or quilt from EQ7 to create your own sewing instructions. This lesson works for both EQ7 Windows and EQ7 Mac. Print the lesson from this page, or download the PDF.

daisy

Carol explains several options for exporting images from EQ7. 

iceceam

Any image can be scanned and imported for tracing. Step-by-step instructions.

EQStitch is an embroidery digitizing plug-in for EQ7. Learn to create your own digitized files right in EQStitch!

SewCalGal-trickortreat

This first tutorial in Quilt Shop Gal’s Seasonal Tutorial for EQStitch users, will be released in two parts. Part 1 will create a witch hat that is a filled design (vs applique’), where you will learn how to import an image, trace your image, set a fill pattern, set colors, create a custom library, export your design to your machine and more! In Part 2…

stitchyoutube

EQStitch guru, Yvonne Menear, has a YouTube Channel of EQStitch video lessons.

QDandStitch

Learn how easy it is to convert any of the Quiltmaker Quilting Designs into stitchable drawings for EQStitch. The drawing is done already, just follow these easy steps and you’ll be on your way!