EQ7 overload


I loaded EQ7 and started looking at it, so much stuff it's
unbelievable. I told my husband I will never sew a quilt again, I will
just sit and design and color blocks. I just looked at the basics.
Have any of you actually designed a quilt and made it. The ladies in
my guild haven't made a quilt they designed. I am amazed at what all
it can do. There is a lot in this program for pictures.To be good at
this program it will take a long time. But, I will have fun trying.
Reply to
She in PA
On Thu, 10 Jun 2010 07:06:00 -0500, She in PA wrote (in article ):
I can't wait to get my EQ7. I have a WH designed in EQ6 that I definitely plan to make, someday. When I get caught up with my other projects. Sigh.
Maureen
Reply to
Maureen Wozniak
I've designed several quilts in EQ6. I love to experiment with the layouts. I haven't downloaded any fabrics, but just use the colors and fabrics already available on the program. What I love, is that as you add sashings, borders, etc, it keeps track of the total size of the quilt, as well as telling you how long each border must be. When I made a pieced border on my Eternal Leaf quilt, it enabled me to adjust the previous border in width, so the pieced border fit exactly. You can see the leaf quilt and the log cabin quilt in my Webshots album....both were done on EQ. Now I just wish I knew what to do with the thread and quilting "layers".
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Alice in PA
I have found that the program is also useful to mock up ideas for client quilts/placemats/table runners/ etc. to send them by email. I have scanned in my possible fabrics for this and played with design options before cutting anything. I keep telling myself that I should quilt-play in EQ before closing the computer instead of playing "Fitz" but I have to get out level 27 first! jennellh
Reply to
Jennifer in Ottawa
You can download fabric collections from EQ for free.
My friend Judy Laquidera
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is a whiz at EQ. She's going to start doing tutorials on her blog. She designs everything in EQ and her borders are unbelievable.
Cindy
Reply to
Teleflora
I've had EQ since EQ4 - and I virtually never cut fabric before having something on the computer in EQ - I love that program and the people who develop it. It's not perfect. But neither am I! I even drafted all the DJ blocks into EQ4 - that was before they put out the DJ program.
Expecting my upgrade to arrive in July sometime if I'm lucky. It's a LONG way to get here ....
Reply to
Tutu Haynes-Smart
Thanks for that link. I need to spend more time there checking out her tips and tutorials. I knew her name sounded familiar....I have her nine-patch extravaganza book!
Reply to
Alice in PA
I'm waiting for my upgrade too all the way Down Under. Our $ exchange rate has been dreadful for the last month, but following encouraging economic news, it has improved significantly this week, so I hope EQ bill my card soon! I have designed and made many quilts started off in EQ6 and like other posters, use it as a tool all the time. Love it.
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Bronnie
Hiya Tutu! With all this World Cup stuff going on, I think of you often. I'll probably get a lot of sewing done while trying to maintain a football-free zone :-) Roberta in D, where the latest fad in auto-related football mania is a pair of side mirror covers in the national colors.
Reply to
Roberta
Yes indeed - we have wall to wall soccer for the next month! Our opening ceremony was pretty cool - but our 1-1 draw against Mexico in the opening game was less than stellar, despite the fact that we are ranked 83(ish) in the world and Mexico are ranked in the mid teens somewhere.
But it is lots of fun to see most of the cars with flags and wing mirror flag covers - I especially like seeing the split nationaty cars with a flag for one country on the left and another country's flag on the right.
Big party here for a month! Good luck to all the contestants!
And to try and keep this on topic - I really, really, really need to finish a baby quilt - the mother just won't wait too much longer!
Reply to
Tutu Haynes-Smart
I hope that your card is billed soon too! My visa bill arrived today and my EQ upgrade was billed on June 2 by Planet Patchwork - hopefully, it will be here in Canada next week. jennellh
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Jennifer in Ottawa
Got an e-mail this morning from EQ Co. saying my card was declined and to please call. So I did, and had her re-run the card while I was on the phone (DH had just put some more money in my account..... SSD had the wrong account number and I am still waiting for the payment that was supposed to have been deposited on the 3rd. sigh) So, card went through, got my invoice by e-mail, and just got home to find a UPS shipping notification that the scheduled delivery is the 17th. And this year our anniversary is on Father's day so it is an early anniversary gift. And I will get to load it on the new laptop too......
Pati, in Phx
Reply to
Pati, in Phx
A fellow guild member and I just designed a quilt for our guild's annual fundraiser using EQ6. The top is more than half done. It really is possible to break away from the computer to sew.
Jane in NE Ohio
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Jane

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