Today’s lesson covers adding the older libraries to Electric Quilt.
One of the best parts about Electric Quilt is the Fabric Libraries. Personally, I love them. I love that I can create an inventory of my own fabrics, add them to my projects and know that what Electric Quilt shows me, is that my project will come pretty close to the real thing. This is the sheer power of the software itself.
Today, we are still working in the Main Library for Electric Quilt, I’m going to show you how to add the older files that were offered from the Fabric Of The Month, those are the .FAB files that you can download at DoyouEQ.com.
This lesson also includes adding the Connecting Threads files to Electric Quilt. I show you how to also create your own folder for Fabrics in the Library so you can find Connecting Threads inventory quickly. In case your not aware of it, Connecting Threads is the only store on the internet that I’m aware of that offers fabric libraries of their inventory for you to keep and work with in EQ. It’s really helpful because when you realize you need that fabric, you can head on over the store, put in the notepad info, and find the fabric easily. I personally think this is one of the smartest ways to showcase your fabric inventory to your customers.
I’ve also added a how to continue to add .FAB files after you create new libraries to the same libraries. This process is done differently than creating a new folder each month for new libraries and helps keep you organized in EQ.
This lesson is about 25 minutes, it couldn’t be helped, their is just to much information to share about this part of the software so you know what you need to for installing the libraries and keeping them organized.
What I didn’t include in the video, because quite frankly, I didn’t think of it until I was writing this lesson, is how to find the fabrics once you know you need a fabric.
With Connecting Threads Libraries in particular, it’s very easy.
When your dealing with a specific website to purchase at, using the name is your best option, especially at Connecting Threads, because while you can use the other names, the “numbered” name will take you to the specific collection you are needing to find.
So, open your browser and go to Connecting Threads,
What Happens If It’s Not A Connecting Threads Library?
So, find your fabric, in most cases, the copyright info will be in the notecard also, Looking at the year, will tell you about how old that fabric is. Of course, the older the year, the older the fabric and it won’t be easy to find anything that is really old.
I then head on over Google in my browser (Opening my browser brings me to google automatically), and paste the info I copied into the search bar. You can see the results, not quite what I’m looking for..
The fabric will now be easier to find and hopefully I can find that little extra bit I need, or perhaps buy enough to make a full project.
This ends this weeks lesson on EQ Fabric Libraries,