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Thread: Going Strange with Excitement

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    Senior Member anita211's Avatar
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    My partner (the one that sleeps in his own bed) has made sure that I have about every iteration of EQ there is. I don't much care for it. I have found that it isn't user friendly at all. Maybe I should get EQ for Dummies?

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    Anita... I got the book called EQ6 Simplified... My friend tells me its the "Special Ed" version!! LOL.. works for me!!!

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    Thanks, Aggi,

    I will look into it. At present, I have enough quilts to keep me occupied without making my own patterns!

    Anita

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    I bought the el cheapo program. It is the Design Wizard and was only about $29 . Very simple to work and has a lot of fun fabrics, blocks, and projects. Your can design your own quilts by using the blocks and fabrics provided and then print out the quilt, it's specifics, and it will give you the amount of each fabric to buy and how to do each block by rotory, temple, or foundation methods and print those out too. I've had a lot of fun with it and don't even know what all it can do. :oops: Anyone intimidated by the QE or (like me) don't want to pay that much money the Wizard is the way to go. I've already done several quilts using it and have a bunch I've designed in the file. Each month it gives you another project with several new blocks and fabrics to download and you can put them in the "My Favorite" spots in the program for later use. I've had a blast with it and it is really easy to use. :lol:

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    Senior Member anita211's Avatar
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    Thanks for the information on Design Wizard. I iwll see if I can find it either online (ebay) or amazon. I avoid shopping at real stores any longer because of rude people. (Like those at Michaels.) I recently ordered some fabric from England online and had it in about a week. This was after I screwed up the first order, cancelled it, reordered, and then added to it. Somebody deciphered all my problems and got me the right fabric with the proper charges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lois-nounoe
    I bought the el cheapo program. It is the Design Wizard and was only about $29 . Very simple to work and has a lot of fun fabrics, blocks, and projects. Your can design your own quilts by using the blocks and fabrics provided and then print out the quilt, it's specifics, and it will give you the amount of each fabric to buy and how to do each block by rotory, temple, or foundation methods and print those out too. I've had a lot of fun with it and don't even know what all it can do. :oops: Anyone intimidated by the QE or (like me) don't want to pay that much money the Wizard is the way to go. I've already done several quilts using it and have a bunch I've designed in the file. Each month it gives you another project with several new blocks and fabrics to download and you can put them in the "My Favorite" spots in the program for later use. I've had a blast with it and it is really easy to use. :lol:
    I never heard of that program before.. sounds like a great package and can do quite alot!!! Its fun to be able to design your own quilts!! I'm loving it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anita211
    Thanks for the information on Design Wizard. I iwll see if I can find it either online (ebay) or amazon. I avoid shopping at real stores any longer because of rude people. (Like those at Michaels.) I recently ordered some fabric from England online and had it in about a week. This was after I screwed up the first order, cancelled it, reordered, and then added to it. Somebody deciphered all my problems and got me the right fabric with the proper charges.

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    Go to "quiltdesignwizard.com" and you can order online there. That is also where you go, after installing the CD, to get the monthly projects to download. They also have an archive of all the previous projects for the past few years. If you want to download them all (I did :lol: ) then be prepared for an evening if you have the dail up like I have. It's worth it thought. :wink:

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    I never heard of that program before.. sounds like a great package and can do quite alot!!! Its fun to be able to design your own quilts!! I'm loving it![/quote

    The Design Wizard isn't as complicated as the QE programs but it is a lot cheaper! It will bring up the mattress sizes for the quilt you want to make, set up how many blocks of what size, on point or not, sashing and borders of whatever size you want and a lot of other stuff I haven't even tried yet! You can't do curves or applique but I've gotten close to what I want and you can get a pretty good idea of how your colors should look together. All in all it's a very good program for the price and a LOT of FUN!!! I haven't seen it in stores but I got mine through a catalogue that came to the house. You can get it at the web site and probably through Ebay or Amazon. I have never really gone to those site. One day. :lol:

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    Hi,

    I see it is from the same folks that gives us EQ6... I have broadband and have literally dozens of quilt patterns in folders. However, when I wnat to make a quilt from scratch, I usually turn to my old 'friend' the log cabin. I love log cabins. They are fast, stylish depending on fabrics, stunning, can be quilted or tied with the same effect, and is the first quilt that I actually made. It is still on my bed 17 years later and a lot the worse for wear...

    I don't have as much quilt stuff on my lappy as I do my desktop or work computer. If only the State of MN knew how much stuff people get while they work!

    Okay, supper time.

    Thanks for the info.
    Anita

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    Design Wizard sounds great to me also!!! thanks for the tips.
    G

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