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Thread: EQ6 or Quilt Design Wizard?

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    HMK
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    I don't think you'd regret getting EQ6 - mine doesn't get used as much as I'd like but it's fantastic and a great "tool" to have when the creative spirit arrives. It's a very easy learning curve, too. Good luck with your decision.

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    [quote=barnbum]
    I wonder if I get this CD if it'll take my quilting time! :?
    at first, you spend so much time playing with it ... putting the ideas into it that have been floating around for years in your imagination ... learning how to do this and that .... you'll difinitely neglect your real UFOs in favor of the virtual ones.

    after a while, they get equal time. and yes ... it's tons of fun. :wink:

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    It sure is :thumbup: I don't regret gettin my EQ a'tall

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    I just recieved my EQ6 for Christmas and I am totally excited by it. I love that you can scan fabric in and also get fabric lines when you are working on a quilt pattern and be able to see the color choices before I cut my fabric out. Best gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    And I think you only get like 200 or so blocks in its library...seems like a lot, but it might be a lot of the same old blocks we've seen over and over.
    You're right Flying V! The EQ6 had over 4000 blocks! :shock: So if I want to use already created stuff that's a better bet. I have books of 100s of blocks already.

    I wonder if I get this CD if it'll take my quilting time! :?

    But it'd sure be fun!! :D
    Well, if it does take up your quilting time I guess you'll just have to show the designs you come up with :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnana
    I just recieved my EQ6 for Christmas and I am totally excited by it. I love that you can scan fabric in and also get fabric lines when you are working on a quilt pattern and be able to see the color choices before I cut my fabric out. Best gift.
    i haven't had much success importing scans of my fabrics. it's so closeup, the fabrics look freakish in eq. i switch to using digitals photos taken fairly closeup. would love some tips on how to scan, though, and get the right results. it's a lot easier to scan. :?

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    I read somewhere that EQ6 had limited times that you can load the program whereas EQ5 does not. You can load it I wouldn't worry too much about that except that I have had my 'puter crash and had to reload everything more than 1 time, then bought a new 'puter, then if I get a laptop...that would be another time...so I would have already used up several times. Does anyone know if this is true and how it works? I'm would like to get a program also and am wondering about all the same things ya'll are.

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    I have Quilt Design Wizaed. I am new to quilting and wanted something to design laptop quilts for the group I belong to , we make quilts for people with cancer. It is a very basic simple program. you can choose blocks from the library or download free projects from the site but then must 'save' these additional blocks to use them again. Same with the fabric, if you download a free project you get sample fabrics BUT it is not automatically added to the program library. Based upon my limited experience, quilting for about 1.5 year, I hit it's limitations quite quickly. You cannot design blocks. You can play with layouts. Under "taylor this layout" you can change the size of a quilt by using the size coordinates at the bottom of the screen...ie..smaller block size or less blocks across.

    It does print out the layout, yardage, templates and very rudimentary rotary cutting designs. I find the rotary cutting layouts hard to follow compared to what you would find in a book..then again I am a beginner. You have to select each block and print out the cutting for it separately. Also you have to figure out how to piece the item.

    The last word...as a beginner I find it useful, with more experience I would go for the EQ5 or 6.

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