EQ with Me: Learning EQStitch
EQ with Me: Learning EQStitch
Author: Yvonne Menear Four-chapter companion for EQStitch software. EQ with Me: Learning EQStitch is the perfect guide for using EQStitch. Yvonne’s straight-forward style makes learning the tools of the Stitching worktable in EQStitch clear and accurate. Discover how to export files for your sewing machine in minutes!This product is a PDF download.
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Yvonne Menear has taught quilting and embroidery since the 1980’s and has been testing and learning EQStitch from its beginning stages of development. Having years of experience with digitizing, she understands how to help beginning embroiderers overcome the hazards of those first attempts at creating custom embroidery designs. You’ll learn from Yvonne’s personal tips on stabilizers, adhesive sprays, thread, needles, sewing machine tension and many other topics applicable for the beginning embroiderer.
Getting to Know the Stitch Worktable and Tools. Familiarize yourself with the Stitching worktable, the drawing board and hoop setup options, and learn the basics about the different stitch types and underlay options.
Creating Designs in EQStitch. Start designing! Use designs from the library, or draw your own! Combine embroidery and machine applique into one design. Learn easy tips for creating quilting designs and check out the text tool. You’ll be monogramming in minutes.
Producing, Managing and Saving Your Work. See your stitching designs on your quilt, then learn about printing options for your digitized files. Also, find out how EQStitch “talks” to your embroidery machine.
Influencing Factors at the Embroidery Machine. New to embroidery? Yvonne dives into all the tips and tricks for stitching out designs. Learn about stabilizers, needles, machine maintenance, threads, tension, puckering, fabric selection and more! This chapter truly has a value of its own.
Size 8½” x 11″
Black & white content
About the Author
Yvonne Menear is an experienced quilter, embroiderer, teacher and author. She is also the most valuable resource for questions regarding EQStitch.
Take online classes from Yvonne at EQ University! Enroll now!
Follow Yvonne on her website or check out her EQStitch Yahoo Group dedicated to the discussions and questions about the program.
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EQStitch will export a Brother (*.PES) file and Pfaff (*.VIP) and (*.VP3) files. So if your machines accept those files formats, then EQStitch should work just fine. You can try a free design (created in EQStitch) to see if your machine is compatible. https://electricquilt.com/online-shop/eqstitch-embroidery-design-software/#tab-Free%20Design
Can i use EQ stitch with either what machine? I have a Pfaff and a Brother with cards to stitch. I don’t know if I can use EQ stitch on this machines. Hope you can help me, thank you very much for your help.
I just finished doing some of my lessons in the new EQ Stitch book and I am so happy I purchased it to go along with the program. I have even learned things about the EQ Quilting part I did not know I had. Thank you so much for such a nice add-on to my quilting program.
After doing the lesson where we designed the embroidery and the quilt, I said I was going to make that quilt.
I wanted to let you know I’m very pleased with the program, I also do digitizing in a program that came with my sewing machine, but this is so much more designed for what I like doing and that’s quilting.
I have Embird, and although not an expert, I can confidently use it. I finally decided to go with EQStitch because I wanted to be able to do some designs quick and dirty. And as far as I see, this fills the bill. I am not expecting to be able to do intricate shading or fancy stitches. I sue most of my embroidery on quilts. The ability to take the quilt stencils from EQ and turn them into embroidable designs quickly sold me!!!! I have had EQ from the beginning. It is how I learned to use the computer. I have the utmost faith in their programs–that they work as advertised. I am chomping at the bit to get going to quilting. I have quite a few pieced tops waiting for me.
Although I have not finished chapter 2 yet, I skipped head to the back of the book to see what was there. The Reference Guide and Index are great. So is the information in chapter 4: Influencing Factors at the Embroidery Machine. This chapter should be read before doing any stitch outs. Obviously a great deal of work went into writing this book. Thank you, Yvonne.
Absolutely wonderful fantastic book. Great lessons. Easy to follow. You done good Thank you so much for taking the time to write this book and to everyone that was involved in the production and distribution.
And an amazing book it is! Congratulations! I’m working through the lessons, just a few each day, starting at the very first one because I’m learning EQ7 as well as EQStitch with no digitizing experience. I need to adsorb a little at a time! As you take me through a tour of the program and it’s capabilities, I’m learning so much. But it’s fun! I’m having so much fun! There’s a great deal of information, but so well done that there’s no frustration or confusion…and I’m a true novice! I’m thrilled , learning, and will be looking forward to your next book, Yvonne!
Got my book this morning and it is everthing I expected and more. I have worked thru the first three lessons but I plan on working thru them again two or three more times. Yvonne, your instructions are so clear and easy to understand. Thank you so much and looking forward to a next book from you whenever.
I cannot tell you how much I have learned from this book already. It is very well organized. the program and the book are an answer to a dream I didn’t even know I had. Well, I knew I wanted to do more machine applique on the embroidery machine then what I have done in the past, I just didn’t think I would ever be able to do it myself. this has opened doors and windows for me to connect my knowledge of eq with the embroidery machine.
I never thought in my life I would be able to find an affordable program and to have it an eq program and to work we in eq and what we know already is really the icing on the cake.
The Learning EQStitch book is a great companion for EQStitch, but it is not intended to be the official manual for the product. User manuals are not usually authored texts, but written by the company that has produced the software. In this case, the Learning EQStitch book was written by a very credible author who has put in hours of time with EQStitch and the book to make learning EQStitch easy and fun.
Why doesn’t the EQ stitch book come with the software? It is presented as a manual, of which there is none packaged with the software.