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Thread: EQ - Is it worth it? Do you love it?

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    EQ - Is it worth it? Do you love it?

    With many thanks to thepolyparrot who helped me select a design with EQ ... I'm now so very tempted to buy it myself. (Or wait until my son gifts me with it!)

    So, what are the benefits?

    Do what about all the extras?

    Is it like one of those tools that requires you to buy more and more add ons?

    I took a class on the New York Beauty block and the instructor gave us paper piecing bits that she did on EQ. So ... can I paper piece everything?
    Krystyna
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    It really is a great program. I'm teaching my mom how to use it and she reproduced a great quilt from a pattern she had (so she could play with fabrics) the first time! Including making up her own blocks, as they were not in the palette.

    No add-ons necessary unless you want to. I have a couple of the fmq ones, but find that I don't use them very often. You can pretty much get what you need from the internet.

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    I have the EQ6 ... a friend has EQ4. We both think it was well worth it.

    For me it is easier than using colored pencils and graph paper. I can scan in my fabrics or use what I find in EQ to see what the colors I want will look like. I even had programmed in a quilt I was teaching so those beginning quilters could see how changing color does change the quilt.

    You can change a layout from regular to on pointe and more.

    You can figure out what size you want to make and how to go about that.

    Yes, I'd love to update my EQ ... but right now isn't the time for me to do that.

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    I absolutely LOVE my EQ. I don't think I could quilt without it. I have had mine since EQ5 and have not found a need to upgrade. Yes, EQ7 has a few more bells and whistles, but I've been able to do anything I need with EQ5. If price is an issue, look for a used copy of EQ5. Try not to get EQ6 as it is limited to 2 computer installations. You can look at either version as a price saver as you will not have to buy many patterns when you can design your own. And it estimates yardage for you, as well.
    Nancy in western NY

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    So, you can scan your fabrics? Fabulous?
    What about paper piecing?
    Krystyna
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    So, you can scan your fabrics? Fabulous?
    What about paper piecing?
    yes, you can print out the blocks as pp/foundation, rotary, templates.
    Nancy in western NY

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    The most important change in EQ7, for me at least, is the ability to adjust/smooth your fabric scans right in the program. I always forgot to adjust them (or take out the measuring tape lines from on-line copies of fabric).

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    Quote Originally Posted by omaluvs2quilt View Post
    The most important change in EQ7, for me at least, is the ability to adjust/smooth your fabric scans right in the program. I always forgot to adjust them (or take out the measuring tape lines from on-line copies of fabric).
    Wow! That sounds terrific!
    Krystyna
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    I have EQ5,6 and 7 but don't think I will ever upgrade if they come out with another one as what I have will do almost everything I think I will ever need. Love it for figuring out yardage and placing blocks or colors in to see what they will look like.

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    ThePolyParrot tempted me to get it also!

    :-)
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