I Love My Electric Quilt – 10 Tips For Using EQ

Electric Quilt

EQ Do You EQ BlogI’ve said it many times over, I love Electric Quilt. It is the most amazing software, they offer great support and when I really need them, they have always been their for me, including when I needed a replacement cd, because I didn’t have mine to reinstall EQ with. These are really great people that go well beyond what you’d expect for tech support, a helping and always friendly attitude and getting you so you feel comfortable using the software. They have been around now for 25 amazing years. Only the best softwares in the world can boast that kind of record.

I am my usual late self, for some reason, I just had it in my head that the 10th of the month was tomorrow, even said it on my post yesterday, and then last night Quiltshop Gal was sending me the rafflecopter code and letting us know she would not be online today.. Sadly, her site is down, so it’s just Tina and I today doing lessons for you.

Today, I have 10+ tips for using Electric Quilt that will make drawing just a little bit easier.. This is not a short video, it’s just right around 42 minutes long, but it is packed with tips and techniques that will make it well worth watching.

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Using Photos To Create Layouts with Row Patterns In Electric Quilt

October EQ Lesson

October EQ LessonThis lesson is based on the lesson Heidi at Electric Quilt showed us last year. It’s based on the same lesson but is different because it uses photos of rows, with border stripes and panels to show you how to create a simulated layout of what your quilt may look like or the goal to achieve for finishing your quilt.

This lesson was created specifically for the Road Home Row Along, but also in conjunction with my lesson of the month for EQ’s 25th anniversary celebration. Other blogs participating are listed inside the post.

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EQ September Lesson – The Triangle Trick – and a …

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stbs-EQ The Triangle TrickIt’s that time of the month again when I present a new trick, tip, or tutorial to help celebrate Electric Quilts 25th Anniversary. It’s pretty amazing how fast this year has gone by.

This month’s lesson focuses on just a quick tip how you can find out a size you need to cut easily without drawing anything.

As a little note… I am looking for this fabric, would anyone have any they would let me purchase from them, or perhaps your LQS has some. I would like at least 3 yards, but I need about 1 1/2 to finish a current project I am working on. If it weren’t already in my project I would change it to something else, but I thought I had enough and it turns out I don’t have enough fabric.

Island Batik Holiday Poinsettia Metallic GoldThis fabric is Island Batik’s Holiday Poinsettia Metallic Gold

Now here’s the lesson:

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Perfect Pairs – Coffee and Donuts & A EQ Lesson Day!!

Your Guess Is As Good As Mine

Coffee and Donuts 3Today is your lucky day… I not only have for you the newest release for Perfect Pairs, but I also am releasing my newest EQ video.

Yes, Sir-ree… (I don’t think that’s how you spell it, but I’m telling Grammarly to leave it be) it’s the 10th of the month and that means it’s EQ Anniversary Lesson day. A once a month event I am participating in with Quiltshop Gal and several other amazing bloggers on the web who on the 10th of each month release a lesson for Electric Quilt.

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EQ and Deleting In Sketchbook

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stbs-2016-07 EQ LessonIt’s the 10th of July and time for a new lesson in EQ. In my ongoing journey this year to explore and learn more about, Electric Quilt along with celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary  with QuiltShop Gal and learning new techniques with other bloggers who are sharing in the experience, my post today covers a trick I learned quite by accident this past month when I was deleting some blocks from Sketchbook. I am very excited to share it with you today. In a very surprising 10 minutes and 10 seconds, you’ll learn a quicker way to delete items out of sketchbook.. 

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Celebrating Electric Quilt – Adding Text In EQ!!

Adding Text

Adding TextIn my ongoing journey this year to explore and learn more about, Electric Quilt along with celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary  with QuiltShop Gal and learning new techniques, my post today delves into adding text in Electric Quilt. It’s really amazing that we can take the fonts on our computer and literally have Electric Quilt automatically make them into an applique object, just by adding the text to our blocks.

The idea for this lesson came along because Joan Kawano of Moose Stash Quilting and I are doing a Signature Swap Along, where you can participate by making a signature block and swapping it with us. You can find that info here.

Mind you, you do have to place your block or your project on your quilt layout, and text can only be added on Layer 2 of the quilt work table. 

I’ve created the first video today on how to do this, and the second video showing you how to rotate your text.

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Adding Machine Embroidery Designs To Quilt Layouts In EQ7..

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Adding Embroidery To Quilts-smallToday, I have a new tutorial for Electric Quilt, and the 10th lesson, I’ve added this year for EQ, making it now 37 lessons on EQ itself that are now offered here at Seams To Be Sew.

This year, I am participating in a one day event each month with QuiltShop Gal and other bloggers for the day, posting something about EQ, whether it’s a lesson, or something created in EQ, we’re all doing something.

You can find my other EQ lessons here.

Links To references used in the video are:

Learning EQ 7 Facebook Group
Kreative Kiwi
Skeldale House
Embroidery Library

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