Heya, Mystery Quilt For Olympics..

On Point Quilter

On Point QuilterHeya, Did you know that Kari Shell over at On Point Quilter is doing a Mystery Olympics Block Of The Day during the Olympics? I sure didn’t, I’ve been so away from my pc that I didn’t see the announcement in the Facebook group for EQ called Learning EQ 7. I noticed it today and you can still get the first two blocks free, but you gotta act fast, because they will soon only be available for 24 hours only. She’ll have a new part of the quilt each day for you to work on during the Olympics.

Kari is an expert in Electric Quilt and Art and Stitch software. She really knows her stuff when it comes to these two softwares and this mystery quilt will show how to set things up in EQ along with downloadable pdf patterns for those of you who may not have EQ.

So go and grab these cool patterns she is offering and please don’t miss a day of her cool project.

Excuse me for posting on a Saturday, but I thought this was important enough to do so. ūüôā


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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Electric Quilt, Canada Day, The 4th of July..

American and Canadian Moose With Fireworks

American and Canadian Moose With FireworksHappy July Everyone, Happy Canada Day for my fellow Canadians, and for those of you in the USA gearing up for Monday, July 4th, Have a wonderful weekend…

Today is a great day for me, I get to announce that Electric Quilt will be giving us their newest software, EQ Mini for a giveaway item during The Road Home Row Along. If you haven’t heard of it, that’s because it is brand new. I do think it has many of the same features as the older Quilt Design Wizard, but it’s still great software just the same. There are some obvious differences between EQ itself and EQ Mini, namely, Continue reading

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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Electric Quilt How To – Working With Thread In EQ

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Today I am showing you how to work with the threads in Electric Quilt.

It’s Electric Quilts 25th Annivesary this year, and as a special tribute, In conjunction with QuiltShop Gal, I am posting a lesson on the 10th of each month.

I hope you will enjoy this lesson  on what I believe is an underused part of the software.

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Three Years Ago Today…

Seams To Be Sew 2013-04
Seams To Be Sew 2013-04

Seams To Be Sew 2013-04

Three years ago today, I opened my blog. It started with this post. Well, that’s not true.. it actually started with this post and it went from their. At the time, I had just started learning Electric Quilt after having owned it for years and years, and just never doing anything with it. I had already been working on quilting again, prior to that, having to purchase a few supplies I didn’t bring overseas with me, and I definitely didn’t have the fabric storage that I needed for quilting either. It’s all still stored away in San Diego. I was thinking of opening a blog at the time I wrote Bea, but I just hadn’t planned on doing it so quickly, thus, the design of my blog was quite simple. I had no clue how WordPress worked as a blogging platform, and I honestly have to admit, I never even gave Blogger a consideration, not because of anything other than the things I read about on other blogs at the time and issues people had with Blogger. So I tried WordPress and it has been interesting. It’s not that WordPress is difficult to learn, but it is setup quite differently from other platform scripts I have tried in the past. In fact, I still like Joomla better, but, Joomla was never meant to be a blogging script and that’s the difference really.

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