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Thread: Electric Quilt - have you used it?

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    Junior Member Quilter Lois's Avatar
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    I started with EQ5 then upgraded to EQ6. I found that it was fun to design quilts, even made one or two of them. What I did find useful was the section telling how much yardage you would need for the quilt. It breaks it down into colors and that is very handy. However, now, when I am designing a simple quilt, I usually just sketch it out on paper and figure it. For me, the use I receive from it is what I expect. Basically, EQ will give you back what you are willing to put into it. It is fairly easy to learn but time consuming. Lots of little details.

    Frankly, unless you decide to design a lot of applique blocks which is not the easiest thing to do, you would be fine with EQ6 or even EQ5. Good luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter Lois
    Frankly, unless you decide to design a lot of applique blocks which is not the easiest thing to do, you would be fine with EQ6 or even EQ5. Good luck!!
    i've read that EQ6 can only be installed on a limited number of computers. i can install my EQ5 on any number that i want [i've had a lot of computers :) ]

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    I have 5 and upgraded to 7. Sad to say I have not used it not one time after installing it. It is like my other software. I have big plans and want to use it but little time to take a class or even play with it. Where does the time go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter Lois
    Frankly, unless you decide to design a lot of applique blocks which is not the easiest thing to do, you would be fine with EQ6 or even EQ5. Good luck!!
    i've read that EQ6 can only be installed on a limited number of computers. i can install my EQ5 on any number that i want [i've had a lot of computers :) ]
    EQ7 fixes the issues in multiple installs that EQ6 had (or so they say :) ).

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    I started with EQ3 in 1995 and currently have EQ5. I delight with being able to scan fabrics to use in my designs. With EQ5 you can add additional fabrics from their website. It is TERRIFIC if you have a pattern and want to alter the size. May take a little time to learn how to use the program but the instruction manuals are easy to follow. Lots of us use it and they are really great at answering questions. I just designed my first Bargello quilt on EQ5 and was delighted with the final results. You might find a used copy of EQ5 a little bit less expensive. GOOD LUCK !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2
    I started with EQ3 in 1995 and currently have EQ5. I delight with being able to scan fabrics to use in my designs. With EQ5 you can add additional fabrics from their website. It is TERRIFIC if you have a pattern and want to alter the size. May take a little time to learn how to use the program but the instruction manuals are easy to follow. Lots of us use it and they are really great at answering questions. I just designed my first Bargello quilt on EQ5 and was delighted with the final results. You might find a used copy of EQ5 a little bit less expensive. GOOD LUCK !!
    Beautiful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter Lois
    Frankly, unless you decide to design a lot of applique blocks which is not the easiest thing to do, you would be fine with EQ6 or even EQ5. Good luck!!
    i've read that EQ6 can only be installed on a limited number of computers. i can install my EQ5 on any number that i want (i've had a lot of computers :) ]
    Just to clarify - EQ6 came with a total of 4 allowable installs - this included multiple computers, hard drive replacements, etc.
    You could buy additional installs if needed.
    Many people, including myself, hated this system.
    Me especially, as I seem to be afflicted with Chronic Multiple Hard Crive Crash and Failure Syndrome. :roll:

    EQ listened and EQ7 was released with up to 2 allowable concurrent installs, which is a much more realistic and workable scenario.
    The EQ Mothership does periodically check to make you're in compliance. ;-)

    And just as an fyi, EQ5 - well, but you could install that version a gazillion times and you'd be fine.
    No checking back with the EQ Mothership.

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    I use my EQ6 all of the time. It is great for sesigning you own quilt. I use it all of the time to estimate yardage and for templates when appliqueing.

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    I have EQ 5 but don't use it any more as it is not compatible with Windows 7. It was/is a handy program.

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    Moana - I love your Profile picture - I tried to open it and see a big picture of the quilt, but could not. Did you make the quilt? Please show us a bigger picture. It is beautiful!

    Thank you.

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