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Thread: EQ7 and Tumblers

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    EQ7 and Tumblers

    I make a lot of Tumbler quilts for family and babies and I would like to be able design a tumbler quilit in EQ7 to test out different fabric combinations. Does anyone know how I can make a tumbler block...since it isn't square...add it to my library of blocks...and then design a quilt using just tumblers?

    Thanks so much ahead of time for the help I get from this wonderful board. I learn so much just from reading your posts.

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    hmmmm... i don't find tumblers in the layout library. my best suggestion is to contact EQ. however on the website, contact is for technical support. on the blog site, you can send an email. http://doyoueq.com/blog/email-us/
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    Merry: Have tried to fiqure out how to do irregular pieces when their not in the library. No luck. Will be watching this thread for answers. Thank you for asking the question.

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    Start a new project and switch to the quilt screen

    on the "Quilt" drop down menu select "New Quilt" --> "One patch quilt"

    The layout tab of "one patch quilt" will let you change the Patch Style in the pop-up box to anything from hexagons, diamonds, tumblers, etc as well as control height and width of the patch.

    Switching to the layer 1 tab will let you experiment with colorings.

    Hope that helps!

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    ETA: Nevermind what I said below. Look at the reply above this for the answer



    The best I have been able to do is find the "square repeat" in the pattern, and then draw that as a block. Gives a lot of extra seams, and colouring the quilt takes some concentration, but at least you can see what it is going to look like. I did this with a

    To try to be more clear - look at a row of your tumbler blocks. Now, take 2 tumblers side by side, and draw a vertical line through the center of these 2 tumblers. Now you have a square, with a slanted line down the middle (the division between 2 tumblers). If you lay 2 of these squares side by side (I guess you have to flip the second one), you get a full tumbler block in the middle (with a seam down the center) and a half-block on each edge. It's not perfect, but the best I've ever been able to figure out with EQ. It's not too friendly for non-square blocks. Baby blocks/lone star are my other nemesis, although I have mastered that one now.

    Here's a pic - I've outlined the "block" you can draw in EQ. It seems the block is a rectangle, not a square - but I think EQ handles that OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaelynangelfoot View Post
    Start a new project and switch to the quilt screen

    on the "Quilt" drop down menu select "New Quilt" --> "One patch quilt"

    The layout tab of "one patch quilt" will let you change the Patch Style in the pop-up box to anything from hexagons, diamonds, tumblers, etc as well as control height and width of the patch.

    Switching to the layer 1 tab will let you experiment with colorings.

    Hope that helps!
    OMG Kaelyn, I love you!! I've had EQ for years, and never figured this out. I'm heading off to design some quilts I've had in mind for ages!

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    I have had EQ7 for a while now and still am in need of some serious training!

    Thanks for this thread - will try this also. I'm always learning something new from this forum.

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    Kaelyn: Thank you so much! Never would have figured this out.
    Krista: Your solution has applications when trying to fiqure a pattern. Thank you.
    I'll say it again, "This Board is just amazing!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaelynangelfoot View Post
    Start a new project and switch to the quilt screen

    on the "Quilt" drop down menu select "New Quilt" --> "One patch quilt"

    The layout tab of "one patch quilt" will let you change the Patch Style in the pop-up box to anything from hexagons, diamonds, tumblers, etc as well as control height and width of the patch.

    Switching to the layer 1 tab will let you experiment with colorings.

    Hope that helps!
    Thank you, thank you , thank you!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    OMG Kaelyn, I love you!! I've had EQ for years, and never figured this out. I'm heading off to design some quilts I've had in mind for ages!
    ditto from me. i'd thought it strange that it wasn't there somewhere !!
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