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Thread: Do you design your quilts? Share your Tips & Tricks with us

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    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
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    Do you design your quilts? If so what tips do you have to share with us?

    Do you use graph paper to sketch out your quilt?

    Do you use EQ computer program to plan your quilt? Is so what # for the version are you using?

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    Senior Member dungeonquilter's Avatar
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    I use EQ.

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    I use graph paper and sketch out. Also a LOT of math. There is much cussing, wailing and gnashing of teeth when I screw up simple equations.

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    what # on EQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dungeonquilter
    I use EQ.

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    I have done a couple on graph paper. One because I was being paid for it. Usually though I have kind of an idea what I want and make up my mind as I go.
    Fortunately for me maths has never been hard. I use to draft clothing patterns years ago. I can look at a quilt and generally work out the pattern. I may change a few things. I do a lot of picture quilts and I Spy quilts for kids.
    I like to make something outside my comfort zone every now and then. Just wish I had more hours in the day. Would get more sewing done if I stayed off the computer. When I leave it turned off I do get some sewing done.

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    I use EQ and graph paper :D:D:D

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    what version # of EQ program are you using???

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    I love graph paper. It kinda gets me mentally prepared to begin.

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    Yes I do design my own patterns I use my lil ole brain. as for tips i dont have any to pass on Yet. well one tip would be, if it is something stuck in yer brain take the extra time and sit down and design it. i.e. drasft it or sketch it.

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    I use EQ7 the most but I have Foundation Factory and several other quilt design programs. I use them all for different type quilts. Usually I'll design a block in one program and import it to EQ7 to design the quilt. Once you learn the programs it's fast and instant changes when you want to change a detail or the whole design.

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