EQ8 Lessons for Beginners
EQ8 Lessons for Beginners
Item #: B-8LESSON
Step-by-Step Exercises for Learning EQ8 SoftwareThis step-by-step lesson book is the best starter book for learning EQ8 software. The lessons are easy to follow and cover the basics of each of the three main worktables of EQ8. You will design quilts, draw blocks, import fabric scans, print patterns and calculate yardage estimates.
Even if you’ve owned earlier versions of EQ, this book will introduce new features, while refreshing and energizing your approach to quilt design.
This 128-page fully illustrated color book has a convenient spiral binding that allows pages to rotate 360 degrees and lay flat.
Step-by-Step Exercises for Learning EQ8 Software
Filled with illustrations, you’ll have no trouble following the steps of this lesson book.
Size 8½” x 11″
Softcover, spiral binding, full-color content
Chapter 1 gives an in-depth look at each worktable. Learn how to name projects and see the contents of your Project Sketchbook. Learn to use the Home screen and how to find help.
On the Quilt Worktable
- Select quilt layouts
- Make changes to a layout
- Add, remove and resize borders
- Set blocks and fabrics into the layout
- Use the quilt tools and speed keys
- Print quilts, yardage, foundations and templates
On the Block Worktable
- Learn the rules of EasyDraw for drawing pieced blocks
- Draw new EasyDraw blocks
- Create an applique motif
- Use the PosieMaker tool
- Create a custom library of blocks
- Edit blocks from the library or sketchbook
On the Image Worktable
- Import photos and fabric scans
- Straighten and crop fabric scans
- Apply the correct scale to fabric
- Fussy cut fabric into position within a patch
- Build a custom fabric library
Chapter 2-4 offer 16 short and easy lessons that are just what you need to take you beyond the basics. In this information-packed section you’ll find topics like:
- Understanding layers in EQ
- Creating a custom quilt from a block drawing
- Using pre-designed quick quilts
- Creating blocks with Serendipity
- Drawing blocks with the eight point star grid
- Searching for blocks by category
- Searching for fabrics by color
- Insight on rotary cutting charts in EQ
EQ8 Lessons for Beginners Translations
French Translation Available (Traduction française disponible)
Lise Langevin and Carmen Lefebvre have teamed up to produce printed versions of the EQ8 Leçons pour débutantes and the EQ8 Manuel de référence in French.
Lise and Carmen are quick to point out that they are not translation experts, but they are passionate quilters and therefore very detailed oriented. They have put their hearts into their translations. Lise and Carmen teach EQ8 classes in Canada.
For more information on purchasing the EQ8 Leçons pour débutantes, the EQ8 Manuel de référence, or their classes, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dutch Translation Available
Heleen Pinkster provides workshops, demos and free projects for both EQ7 and EQ8. To order the EQ8 Lessons for Beginners book in Dutch, please contact her directly at Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design.
Which Book to Buy
Which Book to Buy
Which book should I buy?
The EQ8 Lessons for Beginners is the best book for going step-by-step through lessons to learn the ins and outs of the program. The first chapter covers all 3 worktables, and Chapters 2 and 3 get more into different features of the quilt designing and block drawing. Chapter 4 is full of some fun, popular topics in EQ. The book is only 128 pages, so it's easy to go through, and a great way to get started.
The EQ8 Reference Manual has 256 pages and is much more informational, rather than lesson-based. We suggest using this book as a "look up" reference book, rather than working from page 1 to page 256. You have free access to the full Reference Manual as a PDF from the Help menu in your EQ8 software.
The EQ8 Block Library book is simply a catalog of the block designs included in the EQ8 library. This is not a lesson book for learning the software.
The EQ8 Designing Quilts book is a compilation of several chapters written by EQ8 experts. Each chapter features a different quilt design. While the book teaches you to design these specific quilts, the knowledge gained will help when designing your own masterpieces. It is recommended that you work through the blue EQ8 Lessons for Beginners book before moving onto this book.
The EQ8 Designing More Quilts book is similar in style to the first quilt design book (above), but with new content and techniques. It is not necessary to purchase both books, however you will learn even more if you do! Check out each book's product page to see what each offers. Remember! This book isn't just about the finished quilt, but the techniques you learn so you can apply them to your own designs. It is recommended that you work through the blue EQ8 Lessons for Beginners book before moving onto this book.
The EQ8 Drawing Blocks book is for those interested in drawing blocks. You'll learn how to draw both pieced and applique blocks in this step-by-step lesson book by popular EQ educator, Kari Schell. Working through this book will give you the skills you need to draw your own unique block designs.