• Karen K. Stone MORE Quilts CD Released
  • BlockBase Sew Along
  • Free Musical Medley Block Library and EQ7 Project
  • Free Hunter’s Star Projects from Inklingo’s Linda Franz
  • Free Goldener Oktober Project from Christiane Wipplinger
  • Tons of Tutorials from SewCalGal and Other Wonderful EQ Users



New! Karen K. Stone MORE Quilts CD for EQ7 Released!

MORE from Karen K. Stone. This new CD Installs 11 stunning quilts (on no other CD) and 1675 fabrics right into EQ7. PLUS get Karen’s complete original sewing instructions for 10 of these designs on PDFs! Includes these popular (sold-out) patterns: New York Beauty — Indigo A-Go-Go — U.L.S.2 — Summer Star — Enticement — Spinning Stars — McCommas Beauty — Vicious Circles — Delirious — Untitled — and her NEW: Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues. Find out more!

Also available from Karen K. Stone: the original Karen K. Stone Quilts CD and her book, Karen K. Stone Quilts, which shows how to work with color.

Holiday Designs on

Witch Bootique
Frosty Flakes
by Angie Padilla
Creepy Cupcakes
Christmas Row by Row by Sindy Rodenmayer
Halloween Row by Row
All Things Christmas
by Regina Grewe
Thankful Bounty
by Sindy Rodenmayer

But wait…there’s more holiday designs!


BlockBase Sew Along

BlockBase Sew AlongJenny’s Sew Along is in full swing. SO FUN seeing your blocks! Still time to catch up, start sewing and link up your sewn blocks. See the finished blocks, and click the link to read the comments.

Read more about the Sew Along, and get started!

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Precut BonanzaNEW! Precut Bonanza Book by Kimberly Einmo

Longtime-EQer Kimberly Einmo’s 4th book, Precut Bonanza was just published by AQS. This “ultimate guide for using precut fabrics in pieced blocks” features 200 blocks and beautiful sampler quilts to use them in. Kimberly writes: “I honestly couldn’t have done it or designed all those quilts and blocks without using EQ7! Onwards to book #5!” See more on Kimberly’s site.


EQ7 User Manual Now Available in German

Jutta Hufnagel has translated the EQ7 User Manual into German. For more information about this, visit


Cruise to Alaska While Learning EQ7

7-day cruise to Alaska with EQ teacher Mary Ellen Kranz, Sue Spargo, photographer Gregory Case and Rob Appel from June 9-16, 2013. Tempt yourself with more information from Deb Roberts World of Quilts Travel. Prices for the 7 day event, including workshops, begin at only $1149.




Jo Bradfield Wins the Dear Jane Welcome Words Contest

Jo wins our new Judy Martin Star Power CD for her correct answer (“it’s your Jane, dear”) to the question: What are the last 4 words on the Dear Jane Help “Welcome” page. We chose hers from all correct answers.


New Contest

Our new Judy Martin Star Power CD installs quilts and blocks right into EQ7. QUESTION: How many quilt piecing diagrams do you get with Star Power?

Subject line: Star Power
Your Full Name:
Your Email:
Your guess:




Bea Lee’s EQ Tutorial Tuesday

Bea Lee offers an EQ Tutorial every other Tuesday.


Tutorials from SewCalGal’s EQ Blog Hop

SewCalGal organized an EQ Blog Hop with tutorials. In addition to Bea Lee’s tutorials, see these how tos:


Hands-On EQ Classes January 2012 at Road to California

Linda Matteoti’s 2-day workshop, Scan Your Stash & Paper Piece, will be offered twice (January 24-25 and January 26-27, 2013). Learn to scan your fabrics, draw foundation/paper piecing quilt blocks, and lay out your quilt in EQ using your scanned fabrics. The second day you will learn to sew blocks on paper using the patterns you created and printed from EQ.


Other Classes

New! Find a class easily! Search by Zip Code for EQ7 classes!




Check out for an EQ community of fun, free stuff, lessons and tips from the pros!

Fabulous Fabrics

The winner this month is Winter Blues!

Palette of the Month



Download more!

Get free fabric downloads from Andover, Moda and Northcott.


Quilt Gallery

Check out what our users have created! Leave comments for the users!

Quilt Gallery


New at Boutique

New patterns for your FREE software!


Featured Video

Video title: Using Fabric Scans in your EQ7 Project




Free Musical Medley Blocks by Heidi Kory

Heidi drew these just for you!

Download the .BLK file to add these blocks to My Library
Download the .blk file and put the file in My Documents > My EQ7 > Users folder. Then open EQ7, go to Libraries > Block Library > My Library. You will see the Musical Medley library there.

Download the .PJ7 file to get the Quilt Design
Download and save the .PJ7 file to your computer. Double click the file to open it in EQ7. Print and sew the quilt the way Heidi designed it OR make it your own!


Free Hunter’s Star Project from Inklingo’s Linda Franz

Linda’s blogged about her many Hunter’s Star ideas. Download her Hunter’s Star project for EQ5, EQ6 or EQ7. Then play with her ideas.

Download the EQ5 Project file
Download the EQ6 Project file
Download the EQ7 Project file
Click here if you need instructions for downloading a project file.


Searching for Gift Ideas?

Our blog’s Heidi Kory finds “Designs for EQ Printables” ideas all over the Internet to spark your “what to make” ideas.


Free Goldener Oktober Project from Christiane Wipplinger

Christiane offers you this beautiful fall quilt as a download. She designed it using Custom Set, fitting together motifs. Learn how she designed it by downloading her project, then moving blocks with the Adjust tool.

Christiane Wipplinger Quilt

Christiane also designs for My EQ Boutique. Check out her designs.


Links We Love


Regina Grewe’s Free Patterns
Angie Padilla’s EQ7 BOM
Judy Butcher’s Daily Virtual Quilt
Diane Anderson’s Monthly Desktop Calendar
Glynis Thompson’s Patchworkmaniac’s Blog


Coming Next Month…


Barb Vlack’s Homemade Marshmallow recipe returns

More free projects

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