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Thread: I have a question for anyone using EQ6

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    Well, Janeen, sounds sorta like the answer about the sewing directions coming out in EQ 6 from the forum.

    They'll just say anything.

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    I got EQ6 for my birthday, hasn't arrived yet. You all had me scared for a minute, because one of the main reasons I asked for it was figuring yardage for a whole quilt. My brains getting to old to figure it on my own anymore.
    When you say it does tell you how to sew a block, do you mean how to piece it together?
    I can hardly wait for it to arrive, hope I won't be disapponted. marie

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    LO and BEHOLD!!

    It DOES PRINT YARDAGE! which shows to go ya that those folks over at info-eq apparently don't know all the info :D

    There it was big as life... and now that I've seen it, I can't believe I didn't see it before.... geez

    another 'oh duh' moment in the annals of time...

    and I feel better now about the $$$ spent on the program...

    but it still BUGS me about the 4 installations and the requirement for internet access to install....

    I don't know about everybody else, but I CAN'T upgrade, upgrade, upgrade, buy buy buy so I have installed most of my programs NUMEROUS times (lots more than 4).....I'd rather upgrade a computer every few years to get faster/better and keep my programs ....

    oh well, live and learn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by marieg
    I got EQ6 for my birthday, hasn't arrived yet. You all had me scared for a minute, because one of the main reasons I asked for it was figuring yardage for a whole quilt. My brains getting to old to figure it on my own anymore.
    When you say it does tell you how to sew a block, do you mean how to piece it together?
    I can hardly wait for it to arrive, hope I won't be disapponted. marie
    I think you may have misunderstood, there are not any sewing or piecing instructions included in the program, sorry :? But you will LOVE having all your yardage figured out for you :D

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    EQ doesn't provide sewing instructions per se, but you can use it to create piecing diagrams.

    when you print the rotary cutting instructions, for example, you'll get what's called a Key Block that shows the placement of the individual patches within the block. if you print templates, you also get one. if you want some hints about the best order in which to sew the patches to each other to assemble the block, print a foundation pattern - even if you don't intend to paper piece the block. the foundation patterns don't provide Key Blocks, but they do break the block down into logical sections you could use as a piecing guide.

    when i need help figuring out the best way to assemble a block, i print all three sets. i use the foundation pattern as my starter guide. i cut paper templates, then group and number them to correspond to the group(s) and piecing order shown in the foundation pattern. then i cut according to the rotary instructions and go.

    if you want to find out whether or not a particular block can be strip-pieced, look for it at one of the free pattern sites, such as mccall's or quilter's cache. even when you're making your block a different size than the one at the site, you can adapt the method(s) to your specific blocks, but use the EQ information for getting the pieces the right size. between what you'll find there, and what you get from EQ itself, you can figure out just about anything. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    1. as far as i know, none of the quilt design softwares include instructions for making the blocks.

    2. EQ6 absolutely does print yardage estimates for each fabric for the whole quilt

    3. i've never participated in the user forum(s) so can't express an opinion. i can tell you, though, that their tech support and customer service folks have always responded to my questions quickly, helpfully, and with respect. they've never treated me as though i was stupid ... (and i assure you a couple of my questions were about as stupid as questions can get. :lol: )

    4. i don't like the mandatory online activation and max number of activations, either. however, although i could be wrong, i think if you had some sort of genuine problem/situation that made it necessary to reinstall the program beyond the standard number of activations, they'd help you do it.
    I am a newbie to EQ6 myself and its my first version... but I agree with you Patrice in the few tutorials I have done, there is a feature it shows you how to find the amount of yardage for the full project. That was one thing I loved about it. I didnt' have to do all the long math to figure it out myself. Having quilted for 15 years and taught quilting for 12, I am comfortable with how various quilts and borders and sewn together. I feel comfortable with looking at the design and figuring out how it is put together.. err well so far LOL... I'm sure one of these days I will design some wild out there design and not know how the sucker is to be assembled LOL

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