Christmas Countdown

‘Tis the season for Holiday projects! These designs were created by some of our EQ Artists for our EQ Christmas Countdown. There’s even a project from EQ’s very own Dean and Penny!

These project files were design in EQ7, but can be opened in your EQ8 software! After downloading, double-click the downloaded file and it will open in your EQ software. Click the “View Sketchbook” button to find the quilts, blocks and fabrics included in each project!


“We send holiday greetings and wishes for peace and happiness this coming New Year to our EQ users all over the world! We thought we’d say it with “The Shirts,” because these are blocks Dean drew for an early version of EQ so many years ago. We don’t recall seeing anyone actually ever use these blocks, but we love them just the same and think…


A note from Bea: “I wanted to create a big “Jesus” in the middle of a table runner and then added an auto border and found the vine border and thought of the John 15:5 bible verse and added that on layer 2. I kept the colors in red and green Christmas colors.” -Bea Lee


A note from Linda: “Quilters who use Inklingo know that you don’t have to be an expert quilter with advanced skills to sew a stunning  Double Wedding Ring quilt. Print the cutting and stitching lines on fabric with your ordinary Inkjet, rotary cut, and piece by sewing along the printed lines. Christmas Rings can be sewn by hand OR by machine. Some quilters will want…


A note from Patti: “This is a quilt that I designed for this year’s Quilts From 100 Blocks, based on a block that I designed (in EQ of course) for 100 Blocks Volume 9.  I really liked the Christmas Traditions collection by Tracey Sims for Northcott, especially the cardinal border stripe, and this quilt seemed a great way to showcase it.  When I made up…


A note from Toby: “I used a snowman applique design that was in EQ, added the facial features and outlined the snowman to look like I put a running stitch around it. I learned a lot of things while designing this quilt since I had never done anything like it before. I thought putting it in front of the star blocks made it more interesting.…


A note from Lerlene: “With the blocks in this project your designs can be subtle or striking – it all depends on value. Use colors close in value and the effect is subtle. Use high contrast and the quilt sings. You’re the conductor – you choose the instruments and make the music. (I haven’t veered off into another universe – I’m still talking “quilting.”) To…


A note from Sandi: “I’ve always loved the red and white twist look from a candy cane! It reminds me of the excitement of Christmas!  Even more, I love the excitement in a child’s eye when they see a Christmas tree…seemed right to mix the two into a holiday table runner.” -Sandi Blackwell


A note from Karen: “I designed a fun optical illusion, perfect for the holidays! Blink and you see strings of Christmas ornaments, blink again and you see a transparent Attic Window design!” -Karen Combs


A note from Nancy: “I love pairing up two blocks to create a unique quilt. In this amazing design, I combined an original block with a Massachusetts block to create a design with lots of motion and visual interest.” -Nancy


A note from Gail: “Are you as excited as I am for the new episodes of Downton Abbey? As owner of Ladyfingers Sewing Studio in Oley, PA, our new collections of Downton Abbey fabric inspired me to create a fun easy-to-sew table runner to enjoy all season long. I just loved using the fussy cutting feature of EQ7, as well as the ability to rotate…


A note from Marlene: “A paper pieced project to make a great winter tree trivet. Depending upon its intended use, embellish with your personal favorite colors of ornaments, lights or more snow. Put several together for a table runner!” -Marlene Oddie


“This project started out as one of the mystery quilts (9 years – 3 quilts a year – and still going strong).” – Jean Biddick


A Note from Nan: “Sweet Peppermint Treats” are Santa’s favorite at Christmas. These candies are “purrfect” as they are pretty to look at and calorie free! – Nan Baker


A note from Christa: “Modern Trees is a modern update of a very traditional pattern that I designed over 10 years ago. It’s part of a free quilt along tutorial series on my blog. It looks great in solids or holiday prints and and you can “decorate” your trees however you like!” -Christa Watson


A note from Kimberly: “I love to design quilts using two simple blocks to create a complex-looking, dynamic layout when they are set side by side. And what could be easier to stitch than large half-square triangles and modified Friendship Star blocks? I also love the clever secondary pattern which is a result of putting the Friendship Star blocks together. It looks as though the…