Creating Layouts In EQ8 With Photos

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My first EQ8 tutorial since it came out and it’s longer than even I’d anticipated it was going to be. I really edited out a lot of stuff to get it to an hours length, so I do apologize that it’s lengthy, but you all know I try to give as much info as possible. I’m not one who makes tons of 2 minute videos so you can watch 50 different pages of videos on the same thing or in parts, I like to get it all in the same video, so my video lessons always tend to run long.

This lesson features Creating Custom Layouts in EQ using photos. What I did was download the pictures from the posts of the designers who participated in the row along. I then used those photos to create a layout with sashing. This video lesson takes you thru the entire process from creating the layout, to editing photos, adding photos to EQ, placing the rows, placing sashing, coloring, printing and adds bits and tips along the way. I am not as proficient in EQ8 as I am with EQ7, so there are a few burps, but tried to fix those in the editing of the video by adding text notes to the video.

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Once Upon A Story Show And Tell Day ….

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Once Upon A Story Row AlongIt’s that day of the row along when we showcase the projects made from some of the rows. This is the last day of the row along and it’s always a difficult day for me to write the last post. 

First, and foremost a HUGE thank you to the designers, I can’t do this without your participation and it’s your creative spirit and your willingness to give away a free pattern that always makes this event a success.

To the sponsors, you are just as important, Thank you so much!!! We use your products and your willingness to giveaway products also brings quilters to our sites.

To you our visitors, we do this for you, hopefully you find a blog or two you like, perhaps more, perhaps you even find some blogs to follow. IMHO, one of the best things about quilting on the web today is the men and woman who decide to open a blog and talk about there quilting adventures. Perhaps offer some knowledge or how to’s on performing certain techniques.

Show and Tell’s Featured Projects

Just Let Me Quilt
Words & Stitches
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Ursula Prandtstetter at Tuning My Heart Quilts
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Linda B Creative
Charlie’s Daughter at Bobbin In Quilts
Seams To Be SewCreating Layouts Tutorial

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My Original Row For Once Upon A Story….

As a child I absolutely loved Nancy Drew mysteries. I would beg for each new book at birthdays and Christmas… When I was old enough I would buy them for myself… At one time I could honestly say I owned every single book… can’t say that anymore, but I still own every single book I had from my childhood and into my teen and young adult years.

However, that’s not the design I chose to create since Nancy isn’t really a fairy tale or a nursery rhyme, but the only other book I can recall absolutely loving the story of was… The Jungle Book and this is the design I’ve chosen to do this year. Who amongst us hasn’t seen the Disney movie of this wonderful fairy tale. Even today it is still a favorite to watch.

Part of the fun in picking this story is all the fun you can have creating the design. There are so many ways to go with it and just choosing this part of my pattern was not easy to do. I didn’t just create this pattern but an entire project because I couldn’t stop with just the gorilla…

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Once Upon A Story Day 10…

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Today is the last day for designers to release there patterns. After today, no other patterns will be released. It is possible that on Show and Tell day a pattern or two may popup for a giveaway as we do have some giveaways left still… The big one tho is from C&T Publishing, a whopping $100.00 gift certificate, so you’ll want to be sure and visit for show and tell day next Tuesday to enter that giveaway plus the other few that are left over. Show and Tell day is always a fun day to visit as we see what the different designers did with there patterns or if they created something with the various designer rows.

Todays Featured Designers Are:

Clever Chameleon | Sew Incredibly Crazy | Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Seams To Be Sew

Today’s giveaways will end next Tuesday October 8, 2019

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Finally, My Post For Today Is Ready…

Once Upon A Story Row AlongWoW, can’t believe I came to finish this post this morning and everything I’d written was gone, just disappeared into the nothingness…. so… I’ve had to re-write everything..

We had quite a few issues this morning on the other blogs participating today, please see my other post for those issues that have been fixed.

Now, for the reason I am posting today…. Back when I started going about changes I wanted to make for the row along this year, I had decided to make the size change. I love how it has worked out and am very happy with all of the rows we’ve seen thus far and the rest to come. I had created some layouts and posted them to the designers group for them to mull over. After the theme was chosen, Paula at Mountain Meadow Designs wrote me and asked if she could do some filler rows in addition to her normal row. I said sure… As she was telling me her ideas, I got to thinking that one of her ideas would be wonderful also done in machine embroidery designs. I asked Paula if she minded if I did some of these for those of you with embroidery machine and she was fine with it. Thus, the reason you’ve come to my post today.

Today, my post is all about machine embroidery. If you don’t have an embroidery machine, you won’t find much value in my post and there is no download for you unless you own a sewing machine with an embroidery arm or an embroidery only machine.

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Once Upon A Story Row Along … Day 06

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Today is day 06 of the Once Upon A Story Row Along and we are at the half way point in the row along. I have truly enjoyed all of your comments, your stories, and seeing the progression of how each day just rows on by. 😉

A huge thank you for your kind comments about The Nutcracker row. I’ve enjoyed reading your stories you’ve left in your comments.

Today we have three designers for you all of whom have participated in previous row alongs.

Thursday, 9/19/2019
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting | Cynthia’s Creating Ark | Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Rafflecopter seems to be fixed now and all giveaways seem to be working just fine.

I believe your really going to love today’s patterns from the above designers.

Winners For September 10th are:

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Once Upon A Story… Day 05

Once Upon A Story Row AlongThe other day, I was sending a notice to someone about how they’d won a giveaway. She asked me how come I name the days the way I do for the row along. I said it’s because it’s how the days fall with this event. She thought it was interesting, but odd, and I said, well if I said Day 05 was actually Day 14, wouldn’t you wonder where the other 9 days of the event were? She laughed and said yea I guess I would. I thought it was a funny enough story to let you all in on why I name the days of the event the way that I do.

Today is Day 05 of the Once Upon A Story Row Along, we have 6 days left over the next 3 weeks. Today are another three designers are here to show you some fun rows and hope that you enjoy them. We’d love to see you make something with the rows, I can promise you, I know of no designer wo doesn’t love seeing what people make with there patterns. I know for me, I love seeing what happens to my patterns and what people do with them or how they incorporate them into there projects.

Here is today’s schedule:

Tuesday, 9/17/2019
Barbara Dieges | Miss P Designs USA | Seams To Be Sew
(yes I have a row pattern today, click the link to go to my post)

Go On, Go and Have A Peek… you know you want to…

Our winners for September 5, 2019 are:

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