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Thread: EQ 7 + Design Wizard

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    Senior Member Aubrey'sQuiltingCreations's Avatar
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    EQ 7 + Design Wizard

    I have been asked to do a few custom quilts here and am thinking about ordering the EQ 7. I found on the website allbrands.com its for sale for $169.00 and with the Design Wizard for another 29.99. Both of these together are about the same price as just the EQ 7 in every other place I have seen. For the ones who have these programs what are the pros and cons?? I am quick with learning on computers but have never used a quilting software before.....how long did it take for others to go through the learning curve? I really enjoy the real life design part of quilts and think these programs will make me more efficient. Just would like some opinions before I make the final plunge as money is kind of tight right now. Thanks for all and any input!!

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    Have you used any graphics programs like Photoshop or Photoshop Elements? If so, I think your learning curve will be slightly lower since there are some similarities. I don't understand why they're offering EQ and Design Wizard together. Might be useful for learning the basics on Wizard, then jumping up to EQ7. I love my EQ7. If you're committed to learning and follow the tutorials in the manual you should be OK.

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    Senior Member Aubrey'sQuiltingCreations's Avatar
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    Yes I have used Photoshop somewhat before and Publisher. Would a person even need the Wizard or does the EQ 7 do all of the same things?

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    I have the EQ6 and my neighbor has the Wizard. If you are interested in buying the EQ7, you don't need the Wizard in my opinion. Anyone else has different thoughts?

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    I bought both, but I never use the Wizard anymore. EQ7 does everything that Wizard will do, and more.

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    I have Design Wizard, but I haven't even installed it on my newest computer. It was just too limited for what I wanted to do.

    I LOVE EQ7. Quilt in a Day had it for $134 on sale, but they're apparently either out of stock or the sale has ended.

    I found this one on eBay for $190 - free shipping plus a free add-on or book to go with the software. One of the books they're offering is one that I've tried and it's really fabulous - Applique Drawing. But, there is also a book on how to learn to use the Pieced Drawing tools and many different software add-ons. You might want to check it out: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-Qui...item27c1ad5100

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aubrey'sQuiltingCreations View Post
    Yes I have used Photoshop somewhat before and Publisher. Would a person even need the Wizard or does the EQ 7 do all of the same things?
    If you're on a limited budget go with Wizard. But realize it's very limited in what it can do. If cost isn't a big concern you should go for EQ7. With your graphics background I'll bet you do fine with EQ7.

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