EQ7 with Me: Quilt Design
EQ7 with Me: Quilt Design
Item #: B-QUILT
Lesson book for Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7) software. This is the book you’ve asked for! EQ experts show how to design circular quilts, hexagon blocks and quilts, landscapes, t-shirt and photo quilts and MORE. Learn Custom Quilt secrets, and how to design for Accuquilt dies or pre-cuts. Each lesson teaches basic skills you’ll use and reuse in designing your own quilts. Perfect for all EQ7 skill levels.
Although EQ with Me companion books are written for EQ7 PC, they work as well for EQ7 Mac with only a few keystroke differences.
ELECTRIC QUILT 8 IS HERE! The newest version of Electric Quilt software, EQ8, was released in Fall of 2017! Ask for EQ8 at your local quilt shop, or get it now here.
These books are for EQ7 software and are not directly compatible with EQ8 software. EQ8 has been redesigned so the lessons do not translate well to the new version.
I own a previous version of EQ. How do I upgrade to EQ8?If you own EQ7, you can purchase the Upgrade from EQ7 to EQ8.
If you own EQ Mini, you can purchase the Upgrade from EQ Mini to EQ8.
If you own EQ6, you can purchase the Upgrade from EQ6 to EQ8.
If you own EQ5 or earlier, you will need to purchase a new license for EQ8.
Design Tricks from EQ Experts!
These fully illustrated lessons were written by quiltmakers who have mastered features in EQ7 you may never have imagined.
Basic Quilt & Block Design Tricks
Give EQ7 blocks a “make-over,” turning ordinary into extraordinary. Design one-block floral borders to click into place. “Pull” colorful inspiration from a favorite photo to develop fresh color schemes.
Drawing Layouts for Optical Effects
Combining blocks of different sizes? Whether you want “Wow” optical effects or are planning sampler block layouts, this lesson’s for you. Learn to “draw” block spaces in the sizes needed. Then presto! Turn your drawing into a quilt layout and easily set blocks. Bonus: Quickly create new color palettes.
Award Winning Layout in Minutes
Have you admired gorgeous star designs, thinking them beyond your design skill? Think again! Using EQ7, sometimes complex quilts are easier to design than you think. Follow in the footsteps of this quilter as she shows steps she used in designing this award-winning quilt. Then take her inspirational hints as you design on your own.
Designing Circular Quilts
Love shaped quilts? Learn to draw a simple round quilt, octagonal quilt, or get fancy! Transform an EQ7 layout to eliminate those straight edges! Wait, there’s more: learn easy steps for drawing New York Beauty arc-shaped blocks.
Designing Landscape Quilts
The landscape in your imagination is unique. So there’s no “one right way” to design it. We show you possible starting places, whether you draw your entire scene as one block, or build it by combining blocks and motifs. See how experienced designers have done it, and determine which method works best for you.
Creating Instant Blocks & Borders
Make EQ7 do the work! Open new design possibilities by learning to merge 2 blocks together. Make instant borders with a click. Then easily customize them to fit your imagination.
Designing for AccuQuilt Dies & Pre-Cuts
If you use the AccuQuilt GO! Cutter, or “Jelly Roll” fabric pre-cuts, you’ll love this lesson. Learn to design with patches specifically sized to be cut with an AccuQuilt GO! Die cutter. Alternatively, choose pre-cut friendly block designs. And that’s not all: get practice with the versatile Strip Quilt layout.
Panel, T-shirt & Photo Quilts
Conquer Custom Set once and for all! This lesson guides you through making “placement blocks” of different sizes and setting them in Custom Set, using the helpers EQ7 offers – all ready for your photos or t-shirt scans, or fabric panels. Bonus: Get expert tips on scanning, saving, photographing, importing and cropping you’ll use again and again.
Designing with Hexagons
You can do it! This lesson makes it easy to draw intricate hexagon-shaped pieced blocks of all sorts. Then show them off! Set them into a hexagon-shaped quilt. Includes helpful tips on avoiding set-in seams, making your hexagons easily pieceable in diagonal rows.
Tips & Tricks for Working with EQ7
Quick steps for creating scalloped borders, setting stencils quickly and accurately, exporting patterns, designing sashing without cornerstones, making Lone Star quilts and more. These are frequently asked topics so do-able once you know how.
Size 8½” x 11″
Softcover, spiral binding, full-color content
Lesson contributors: Janet Bangs, Judy Best, Jenny Novinsky, Michelle Settle, Jane Turgeon and Barb Vlack.
Design contributors: Linda Broadbent, Dianne Gronfors, Jacquelyn Jacobi, Bea Lee, Janet Spicer Quam, Jean Rhubin, and Liz Waechter.